Stephen Cenatiempo and Lee Bevington depart SCA
Triple M Australia By Night host Stephen Cenatiempo and SCA Fraser Coast content director Lee Bevington are departing Southern Cross Austereo amid news that the network has made up to 90 roles redundant.
Cenatiempo ends his time at the network having been at the helm of Triple M’s award-winning national Nights program since 2018. SCA has confirmed to Radio Today that neither Australia By Night nor Cenatiempo will return in 2020.
Australia By Night was awarded Best Networked Program (Provincial) at the 2019 ACRAs.
“…just a short note to let you know that the program has wrapped up for 2019,” reads a post on the show’s official Facebook page.
“From Stephen, Chloe and the team, thanks for your support throughout the year – we hope you’ve had as much fun as we have. Bye for Now.”
Another casualty of recent redundancies is Hit and Triple M Fraser Coast content director and announcer Lee Bevington.
SCA also confirmed that Bevington will no longer be at the station next year. He began his current role just eight months ago, having previously worked in programming and on-air capacities at Sunshine Coast Broadcasters, Grant Broadcasters and ARN.
After news broke of mass redundancies at Southern Cross Austereo yesterday, the company’s shares dropped 3.68%.
“The entire advertising and media sector is operating in a challenging and difficult market and Southern Cross Austereo has and is being equally affected,” a spokesperson told Radio Today.
“Management, with the support of the board, have conducted a comprehensive review of our workforce structure to provide an effective and efficient organisation for now and into the future.
“These proposed changes will impact some of our people. These decisions have not been taken lightly and we are committed to supporting our people as we work through this process.”