Gary Roberts leaving the radio industry after 50 years

• For the past 16 years Gary Roberts has been GM of Nova Perth

Nova Perth MD Gary Roberts

Nova Entertainment today announced that Gary Roberts, managing director of Nova 93.7 Perth, has tendered his resignation effective from 2 July. Roberts let staff know of his intention this morning.

With nearly 50 years’ experience in broadcast media, including 16 years as managing director for Nova 93.7, Roberts has made a major contribution to Nova Entertainment and the radio industry.

Before joining Nova 93.7, to launch the iconic Nova radio station in 2002, Gary held long-term positions as managing director at Austereo’s Mix 94.5 and 92.9fm in Perth. He also served on the CRA board for eight years, three of them as chair of Commercial Radio Australia between 1998 and 2000.

Cathy O’Connor, Nova Entertainment CEO, said, “It is hard to sum up Gary’s contribution to both Nova Entertainment and the radio industry in a single sentence. Gary has been an industry icon and a tireless leader for our very successful Perth team. We sincerely thank him for his contribution over many, many years.”

Commenting on his decision to depart, Roberts aid: “It is with sadness that after 16 years, I am leaving an incredible team and station. I am so proud to have been part of building Nova 93.7 from the ground up. We’ve put together a world-class team, both on and off air, and created a high performing business that continues to deliver record ratings and revenue. After 50 years in the radio industry, for me, it’s time for a change.”

Jamie Martinovich, Nova 93.7 Perth sales director, will take on the additional interim role of acting general manager until a decision is made about Roberts’ replacement.

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