1029 Hot Tomato announces replacement for departing content director

• Whippy started in radio in his hometown of Newcastle

Brendon “Whippy” Dangar is returning to the Gold Coast as content director of 1029 Hot Tomato. His appointment comes after former content director Dan Bradley’s recent move to re-join Southern Cross Austereo’s Triple M brand.

Whippy started in radio in his hometown of Newcastle, then went onto Brisbane with the third stop being on the Gold Coast back in the early 2000s. Whippy has held key roles on and off the air in a number of metropolitan markets and worked at all three cap city networks including roles of assistant content director at Nova 106.9 in Brisbane and content director at KIIS 101.1 in Melbourne.

Hot Tomato general manager Graham Miles said, “We are very pleased to welcome Whippy to the role. He has already worked with some of our people and we know his skills and experience are a good fit and will be a great benefit to the station.”

Whippy said, “I’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to come back and Hot Tomato’s always a station I’ve have my eye on, so I can’t wait.”

Grant Broadcasters’ chief operating officer Rick Lenarcic said, “There was no shortage of strong candidates for the role but for some strange reason the team picked Whippy? Looking forward to welcoming Whippy to not only the Hot Tomato team but also the Grant Broadcasters family.”

Grant Broadcasters acquired Hot Tomato late in 2018.

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