Paul Jackson talks Nova, smoothfm and signing Ben & Liam [podcast]
Four out of five ain’t bad.
Nova Entertainment’s chief programming and marketing officer, Paul Jackson, spoke with TMN after Survey 7 results were released on Tuesday (November 12).
The network – which includes the Nova and smooth streams – claimed the #1 FM station in every market, except Melbourne, in the latest radio ratings.
Nova even toppled Mix 102.3 in Adelaide, where outgoing triple j Breakfast duo Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton will call home in 2020.
Ben & Liam increased their breakfast share in Sydney to become one of triple j’s most successful breakfast lineups.
Harvey and Stapleton finished on 5.5% of People 10+ this week, up 1.3% on Survey 6. They started their hosting run in 2016 with 5.3% in Sydney.
Jackson says Melbourne will be his top priority between now and year’s end, with music a major focus in the always-on battle for market share.