Kevin Bartlett parts ways with SEN Melbourne

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Pacific Star Network, owners of SEN Melbourne, has announced it has parted ways with Drive host Kevin Bartlett.

PSN and Crocmedia boss Craig Hutchison confirmed that the station reached a mutual agreement earlier this year that Bartlett and co-host John Rothfield would not return to Drive in 2020.

Their final show was to be on the eve of the AFL Grand Final, but Bartlett decided to resign earlier.

“KB has been an extraordinary part of the station’s history and was one of many who pushed through the early years to help drive SEN to the audience it has today,” Hutchison said.

“We respect his decision to call time early and thank him on behalf of all listeners for his energy and commitment to the station over the journey.

“We wish he and Denise every success in the future and thank them for their long and significant contribution.”

Bartlett told Herald Sun that he left because he’s been concerned about the direction of the station.

“I really enjoyed the old SEN and it’s fair to say I haven’t enjoyed the new SEN,’’ Bartlett said.

“I’m going to do other things, I don’t know what I’m going to do, I’m just having a break.”

PSN said it will announce a new drive show shortly.

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John Ballantine
10 Jul 2019 - 2:53 am

Macquarie Sports Radio 1278.

JASON ANDREW TOPPIN
10 Jul 2019 - 5:51 am

KEVIN BARTLETT ILL END UP AT MACQUARIE SPORTS RADIO EIOTHER ALONGSIDRE DAVID MORROW & MAT THOMPON FROM 10AM TIL 1PM OR FRIM 9AM TIL 12PM IN MELBIURNE EITHER WAY MACQUARUE SPORS RADIO WILL SIGN HIM IN NO TIME AT ALL MACQIARUE SPORTS RADIO NEED HIM KB IS A CLASS ACT.

Tom Bueller
10 Jul 2019 - 1:08 pm

SEN has gone from owning a niche AFL audience thanks to a line up of experts to trying to be everything to every sports fan…. and delivering a generally average product.

Basketball fans, for example, don’t need Gary Lyon or Waitley talking NBA when they can tune in to actual expert podcasts like Woj, Simmons or Lowe.

It’s an outdated approach.

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