Tanya Simpson exits Nova after 25 years in radio: “What a blast”

“Although it hurts a little, my heart is overflowing with love and gratitude for every person who has made this journey SO amazing. “

After a quarter of a century working in radio, Tanya Simpson is taking a break. She announced this week she is stepping down from her role at Nova Entertainment where she has been brand partnerships director. The industry won’t quite be the same without her!

Tanya Simpson told Mediaweek: “After 16 amazing fun-filled years with Nova Entertainment, living my dream job every day, I’m excited/sad/ready (and 937 other emotions) to leave behind my stand up desk, cluttered office and brilliantly inspiring people…to find a new passion.

“The best person to make friends at work with is the head of publicity.” Simpson with Nova’s Jane Elliott

“Although it hurts a little, my heart is overflowing with love and gratitude for every person who has made this journey SO amazing. My passionate and hardworking promotions & marketing teams, event partners, on air talent and work buddies…so many of these I now also call friends.

“I am super excited about my new life which begins on Saturday, 9 February…but first, a few years of sleep to catch up on, some freelance work and then a short hike of 790kms along the Camino Trail in Spain.

“What a blast it’s been. I’ve loved (almost) every single minute. Thank you to everyone who supported me along the way.”

Tanya with Nova’s Jonathan Brown

Tony Thomas, Nova Entertainment’s chief marketing officer said this week: “Tanya has had an extraordinary career with Nova Entertainment. Over her 16 years with the business she was worked across two markets (Perth and Melbourne), five stations and worked alongside multiple on air teams. Her role has extended across so many functions within Nova that I don’t think there is a single person in our company who hasn’t experienced her work ethic, her positivity, social conscience and most of her kindness.

“She has a passion for not only our business but the radio industry as a whole and her first thoughts are always the welfare of her team. She will leave a legacy that includes an incredible team, who she has coached and seen promoted through the ranks, as well as relationships she has formed within the business and with partners and clients. We wish her well with the next exciting stage of her life.”

Prior to her time with Nova, Simpson worked with the Australian Radio Network in Melbourne and Adelaide.

Top Photo: Simpson with Nova’s 100’s Ben McMillan and Sam Pang

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