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MEDIA RELEASE 2014

Monday, 14 April, 2014

MARK BUNTING JOINS THE BREEZE

Waikato broadcaster Mark Bunting will be moving from The Radio Network to The Breeze after signing with MediaWorks Radio, owners of The Edge, The Rock, More FM, RadioLIVE, The Sound, The Breeze, George FM and Mai FM. He will host the Waikato Breeze Breakfast show.

Programme Director for The Breeze, Ian Avery says: “Mark is an extraordinarily talented broadcaster with an equally extraordinary track record of ratings success and awards success. We`re delighted to welcome Mark to The Breeze family.

“The Breeze just had its best survey result ever, with a national cume now of over 315,000, James Daniels had a stellar debut in Christchurch, and I’m sure Mark will have a similar impact in the important Waikato market.”

Mark ‘Bunty’ Bunting is a widely respected broadcaster. He has hosted top-rating local and national radio shows and been recognised with nine NZ Radio Awards; his current Breakfast show has won Best NZ Regional Breakfast five times, and he has been named NZ's Best Non-Breakfast Music Personality – Metropolitan. Bunting is passionate about the Waikato, and the feeling is mutual; his current show was the #1 local breakfast show in the Waikato last year, with a 10.3% market share.*

The Breeze recorded its best national listenership ever in last week’s TNS New Zealand radio survey, with 315,300 listeners tuning in each week to its network of local radio stations.#

Mark Bunting will take up his new role once his commitments to The Radio Network have been fulfilled.

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2014 MEDIA RELEASES

MediaWorks Radio has increased its dominance of the national radio market with one of the company’s strongest ever performances in a radio survey. more

Bryan Bruce’s documentary Mind the Gap has won a Gold Medal at this year’s New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, announced in Las Vegas a few hours ago. more

Wednesday, 09 April, 2014

MEDIAWORKS ANNOUNCES THE EDGE TV

MediaWorks announced today that, in a market first, top-rating radio brand The Edge will become a true multi-platform entertainment brand, launching its own television channel this year. more

Jono and Ben at Ten fans can now enjoy their favourite TV pranksters five days a week with Ben Boyce joining Jono Pryor to co-host of THE ROCK Drive. The new Drive show starts late April. more

MediaWorks Radio has appointed Wendy Palmer as Chief Executive of the Radio business, which includes national radio brands The Edge, The Rock, MORE FM, Kiwi FM, RadioLIVE, LiveSPORT, The Sound, The Breeze, George FM, and Mai FM. more

New Zealanders own more smartphones and tablets, are doing more of their shopping online, and social media usage has increased. more

From Monday, Clarke Gayford will return to George FM as one half of the new George FM Breakfast show. more

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