SCOOP: WSFM content director Scott Muller has left the building

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In what feels like one of the biggest weeks of radio roulette, Radio Today can reveal that WSFM Sydney content director Scott Muller is out.

Australian Radio Network confirmed Muller’s departure with Radio Today on Thursday.

His next destination is not yet known and no replacement has been confirmed, but ARN did provide a statement teasing updates on its content team could be “weeks” away.

“Scott Muller’s fixed-term contract as WSFM’scontent director has come to an end and he will leave the business.

“ARN thank Scott for his contribution to the station and for his achievements over the past two years. We’ll share more details about the WSFM content team in the coming weeks.”

Muller, a widely respected programming consultant and talent coach, joined WSFM in January 2018 and appeared on Radio Today’s 40 Most Influential People in Australian Radio in 2019 in July.

During his career, Muller led Nova 96.9 to #1 in Sydney and delivered Capital Radio London its first significant growth in a decade.

He replaced Charlie Fox at the Pure Gold station, who spent over a decade steering the ship to many victories with Brendan Jones and Amanda Keller on Breakfast before Muller’s arrival.

The network announced today that it has axed the Bianca, Mike & Bob show on 97.3FM Brisbane, with Gallagher and Bianca Dye to remain with ARN in another capacity.

“At the end of the day, I understand that change is part of working in this industry and while I will miss the breakfast show I’m looking forward what lies ahead for me at ARN in 2020,” Dye told Radio Today.

The show’s executive producer, Liam Renton, was also shown the door.

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WSFM fan
5 Dec 2019 - 3:19 pm

Sad news for Scott. He was great!

Insider
5 Dec 2019 - 3:20 pm

Looks like ARN are clearing the decks !!! More to come…..

Rob
5 Dec 2019 - 4:29 pm

Is it just me, but it seems all those being let go are stalwarts of the industry who have resume’s to dream of.

Why would Scott be let got when WS have solidified their spot in the market, just doesn’t make any logical sense.

S. McDonald
5 Dec 2019 - 5:02 pm

Doesn’t anyone actually fact check before they make statements here. WS 9.5 two years ago , now 7.6 ! Is that what you call solidify

Rob
6 Dec 2019 - 10:28 am

Yeah, they’ve carved out their audience just as Smooth have.

Looking at the demos (40-54) in their targets from last survey : Smooth 10.7, WS 10.3 – cumes are: Smooth 222, WS 215.

They’re running number 2 in their target demo, I call that solidified

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