The Board of RSN ihas announced the appointment of highly respected broadcaster Andrew Bensley to the position of Program Director.
Mr Bensley, who will commence duties in September 2022, has enjoyed a decorated career in media spanning more than 40 years, the majority of that working in radio.
After commencing his career at 4VL in Charleville, Mr Bensley returned to his home state of Victoria where he worked at racing broadcasters 3DB and 3UZ, the predecessors to RSN.
Following the best part of a decade as a sports reporter with Channel 9, he spent two decades working with SKY Racing and SKY Sports Radio. He joins RSN from radio station SEN.
RSN Chairman, John Stewart, said: “The RSN Board is thrilled to announce the appointment of Andrew Bensley as Program Director.
“Andrew brings an exceptional CV as a racing broadcaster and a deep affinity for radio to this integral role. His wealth of experience and relationships across Victoria’s three racing codes will be tremendous assets for Andrew and the station.
“RSN is committed to delivering an informative and engaging broadcast centred on Victorian racing and Andrew will be pivotal in shaping and managing our programs and content into the future.”
Mr Bensley said: “From a young age racing and radio have been my two great passions, so I’m thrilled to be given this opportunity to play such an important role at RSN – the radio signal I grew up listening to.
“As the official radio broadcaster for all three codes of racing, RSN is pivotal to the Victorian racing industry and I’m looking forward to utilising my experience to help shape and grow the way the three codes are showcased and promoted on RSN.”
Mr Bensley’s appointment comes following this month’s announcement that Bernard Saundry will commence as RSN Chief Executive on 11 July 2022.