WSFM Sydney appoints Scott Muller as content director

Scott Muller will join WSFM Sydney in the role of content director, ARN announced this morning.

He replaces long-standing content director Charlie Fox, whose departure was announced just before Christmas.

Muller has been consulting for the past nine years

Fox had been content director for WSFM Sydney for 12 years.

Muller joins the company after nine years of consulting as a director of MBOS Consulting Group, a media management and consulting firm.

At the same time, Muller has been director of RadioToday.

Muller was also previously Austereo Radio Group’s program director and production director. He has also worked as program director for Nova FM Sydney before later becoming program director for Capital Radio London between 2006 and 2007.

On his LinkedIn, Muller said he “turned around” Capital FM, leading it out of a seven-year decline. Paul Jackson, Nova’s group programme director, became group programme director of Capital FM and XFM shortly after Muller’s exit.

Muller said of his appointment: “I am really looking forward to joining ARN and WSFM. Jonesy & Amanda are one of Sydney’s favourite breakfast shows and along with Mike on Mornings, Steve on Afternoons, Jason on Drive, and the whole WSFM team I know it’s going to be a huge and successful 2018 for the station.”

At the time of Fox’s departure, it was also announced Ron E Sparks, veteran morning announcer, would leave the company.

Mike Hammond and Steve Fitton will join the WSFM team as morning and afternoon announcers respectively.

Hammond has more than 20 years experience across radio and television and has hosted a number of radio shows including The Rock 40 Countdown. He has also been host of Good Morning Australia for Ten, and co-host of Gladiators on the Seven Network.

Like Hammond, Fitton also brings more than two decades of radio experience to ARN, working across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

Fitton was a long-standing radio announcer for ARN’s 96FM in Perth, but was axed after a series of Facebook rants made in relation to former Perth 96FM content director, Brad McNally. McNally was later axed from his role in 2015.

The former Austereo and Nova Entertainment – then Dmg – radio host later returned to his home town of Taree, where he has been running his own coffee business.

Jason Staveley will continue his role as music director and drive announcer on WSFM.

ARN’s national content director, Duncan Campbell, said he was excited to welcome the three men to the team.

“They bring a wealth of experience but also a fresh dynamic to the station, which is key to our strategy to re-energise ARN and position WSFM and the whole network for even greater success in 2018 and beyond. Scott has great plans to continue to grow on the success of WSFM and I know the whole team will join me in welcoming him.”


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