ARN has announced that Kate Blakeley (pictured) has been promoted to the role of Sydney Agency Sales Director, commencing immediately. Lena Rapley has been appointed to the newly created role of Independent Sales Director – Sydney and Melbourne. Denis Donati has been appointed to the newly created role of Group Sales Manager – Digital across Sydney and Melbourne. Also Shaun Scully has been appointed as Sales Director – Direct Sales.
Michael McLaren has been confirmed as the new host of 2GB Afternoons, commencing in January 2024. McLaren started his radio career at 2GB in 2006 as a program producer. His on-air career kicked off in 2011, first hosting 2GB’s Weekend Overnight program before taking on Australia Overnights Monday-Friday in 2016. In 2023, he fronted 2GB’s number one rating Weekend Mornings program.