Nova Network

Nova 106.9 sounded the best in its first few years IMO, from 2005-2009, when it was rating in the 18s in Brisbane. Whippy did a great job as music director and announcer. When DAB+ launched in 2009 they removed a lot of the oldskool 90s dance and urban tracks, to move more mainstream and ratings started to go backwards, however they seem to be doing alright now - near or at the top- in a much more competitive landscape than back then.

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When you stream Nova online, you always get a native ad played before you are connected. It’s very annoying if your connection drops out because you have to hear the native ad again before it reconnects.

Even worse, now they are playing native ads over the top of the regular ads. Even more annoying, this week when Nova goes off to a long ad break they are playing the same two ads over and over and over and over again during that ad break when you normally would hear eight different ads. They really want to piss off listeners, don’t they?

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Thursday 21 July -

Urzila Carlson filling in for Chrissie Swan on Nova 100 breakfast today, Chrissie filmed the grand final of The Masked Singer in Sydney yesterday afternoon.

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A bit of a role swap!

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Kate Richie will also be off today and tomorrow filming Australia’s Got Talent. Will their two shows go head to head?

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Awkward that it’s the show Ursula is no longer part of.

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How is it awkward? Urzila chose to leave and then Chrissie joined the show.

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It’s ironic.

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I think AGT will go head to head with The Amazing Race Australia.

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According to the Herald Sun, Sam Pang is out of contract with Nova at the end of the year.

Apparently Sam says he is only on air from 7am-9am, Monday to Thursday. I’m not sure if he’s joking, but Nova listeners, is the late start and getting Fridays off true?

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While I haven’t listened to the show in years, I do remember him starting at 7am like 4 years ago so it doesn’t surprise me if he is still starting late. Not sure about Fridays

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Pretty sure it’s true as he isn’t in the podcast until roughly half way through each day.

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I think Dave O’Neil does Friday.

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Front bar on (usually) Thursday nights would make Friday morning challenging.

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Yes this is correct. Chrissy and Browny do the first part of the show with Deano and without Sam. And he hasn’t worked Fridays in the 3 years I’ve been listening.

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Correct. Doesn’t seem to effect the ratings.

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Doesn’t enhance the ratings either.

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Olympia Valance was guest co-host on Nova 100 breakfast today (August 18) as Chrissie Swan is not well. Olympia appeared from 7am to 9am while Sam appeared in the first hour of the show as well.
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(from Instagram page of Chrissie, Sam and Browny)

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Kate Ritchie has been absent of late and Ricki-Lee has been filling in. Is Kate about to announce she is leaving?

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I didn’t hear them give any reason for her absence this time but I suspect she has been sick again. I missed start of the first day Rikki came in but they did say she was asked to come in at very short notice.

Kate had a birthday last weekend and on social media she said “not happy birthday” so maybe she was either sick or dealing with something personal.

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