Gavin Miller to finish at GOLD 104.3 at the end of the year
GOLD 104.3’s Drive host, Gavin Miller, won’t return to the station next year.
The station’s content director, Sue Carter, noted Miller’s cross-city achievements over the past 30 years.
“After 30 years on-air full time, enjoying success in major markets around the country including Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and most recently clocking up a decade on Drive in Melbourne at GOLD 104.3, Gavin’s let us know 2021 will be his last year with us,” she said.
Miller, meanwhile, said it felt like the right time to do things differently.
“I’m extremely grateful to ARN for being my radio home for the last decade, through four Breakfast shows, three content directors, and one Huggy,” he said.
“It’s been a tonne of fun, and an absolute honour to be a participant in GOLD 104.3’s success, but now feels like the right time for me to move on and do things differently.
“Since well before I started at ARN, I have imagined myself making a portable living, freeing me up to travel extensively whilst creating content I am passionate about. That’s what I’ll be doing from 2022 onwards, and I’m super excited about it.”
In a previous interview with Radio Today, Miller revealed where his passion for radio began.
“I was one of those nerdy kids, who used to record pretend radio shows on cassette. Thankfully, those tapes have long since disappeared, as I’m quite sure they’d give me serious ‘douche chills’ if I heard any of them now,” he said.
He officially started in radio in 1988 at 2BS in Bathurst, but has since worked everywhere from Cairns to Perth.
In the most recent radio ratings, GOLD was the #1 FM station in both the Afternoon and Drive slots. Afternoons are measured from 12pm to 4pm, while Drive is 4pm to 7pm. Miller is on air from 3pm to 6pm.
In the Afternoon slot, GOLD had 13.7%, actually on par with overall leader, AM’s 3AW.
In Drive, it had 10.4%, making it #1 in FM, but behind 3AW’s 15.3% and the ABC’s 12.6%.
ARN did not reveal who would be taking over Miller’s on-air slot.