Air News is pleased to announce that we are in the process of selling the news business.
If all goes to plan then come the 1st July AIR News will be owned and operated as AIR News Media by Terry Daniel of Coffs Harbour. For all involved there will be no apparent change, the news service will operate exactly as it does currently, with all the same presenters and same services.
Current Owner Artie Stevens will be staying with the business as News Director and covering weekday breakfast news until, at this stage, 30th June 2020. A retirement date line drawn in the sand. Stevens says "this is the best arrangement that can be had for our clients and listeners across the country, and provides an excellent succession plan."
He says "Terry has a long history of involvement with Australian radio and I'm pleased to be passing the baton to someone with similar ideas to mine".
"It maintains the standards we have set, and continues the quality team we have on board."
Terry Daniel said “it is a pleasure to be purchasing a well established and comprehensive news service that Artie Stevens has developed over the years. The staff are a team of professional journalists who take pride in delivering a consistent news and sport service."
The Daniel brothers (Terry, Richard and Glenn) have been involved in the radio industry since leaving school and are still involved in the industry today. Glenn currently at Smooth FM, Sydney and Richard working in media throughout South East Asia, will act as consultants to Air News. Terry has worked in commercial radio including starting Radio 2CS Coffs Harbour as PD and Breakfast Announcer in 1985. He is currently the owner of Discovery Apps and Online Radio 2DD. Terry is looking forward to working with Artie in adding new features to Air News and maintaining the great service used by many community and a number of Commercial stations throughout Australia.”