Southern Cross Austereo launches dedicated talent development unit Hubble

‘Hubble is set to revolutionise the way we discover, develop and deploy talent’

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has this week launched its own dedicated talent development unit to be known as Hubble.

Hubble is designed to discover the next generation of audio personalities, invite new talent into the company and create more opportunities than ever before across radio, podcasting and digital properties.

“Hubble is set to revolutionise the way we discover, develop and deploy talent for our networks,” said Grant Blackley CEO of SCA.

“We are excited to pioneer a new approach to the discovery and development of future audio and radio personalities, provide an increased number of opportunities to talent, and create exciting new content for our listeners,” Blackley said.

Guy Dobson, chief content officer SCA, commented: “We know there are many talented people right across Australia, eager to break into this increasingly competitive industry, and we are thrilled to be able to provide a foot in the door with Hubble.

“Entertainment is a fast-paced landscape and it can be difficult to discover and keep track of who’s out there, and then align talent with audiences. This system will change all that.”

After 12 months in development, Hubble has created its own world-first internal software platform, designed to database talent and track development.

Hubble’s first success story sees promising duo Lewis Spears and Luke Kidgell hosting soon on Sunday nights on Melbourne’s Fox FM. Nurtured through SCA’s new talent development initiative, the stand-up comics made their debut into radio on Triple M Modern Digital with their daily show Luke & Lewis, and are now moving onto bigger audiences.

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