Gary Roberts resigns after 16 years as MD of Nova 93.7 and a near 50 year career in radio



NOVA Entertainment today announced that Gary Roberts, Managing Director of Nova 93.7 Perth, has tendered his resignation effective from 2 July.

With nearly 50 years’ experience in broadcast media, including 16 years as Managing Director for Nova 93.7, Roberts has made an outstanding contribution to NOVA Entertainment and the radio industry.

Before joining Nova 93.7, to launch the iconic Nova radio station in 2002, Roberts held long term positions as Managing Director at Austereo’s Mix 94.5 and 92.9fm in Perth. He also served on the CRA Board for eight years, three of which as Chair of Commercial Radio Australia between 1998 to 2000.

Cathy O’Connor, NOVA Entertainment CEO said, “It is hard to sum up Gary’s contribution to both NOVA Entertainment and the radio industry in a single sentence.  Gary has been an industry icon and a tireless leader for our very successful Perth team. We sincerely thank him for his contribution over many, many years.”

“It is with sadness that after 16 years, I am leaving an incredible team and station,” said Roberts. “I am so proud to have been part of building Nova 93.7 from the ground up. We’ve put together a world class team, both on and off air, and created a high performing business that continues to deliver record ratings and revenue. After 50 years in the radio industry, for me, it’s time for a change.”

Jamie Martinovich, Nova 93.7 Sales Director, will take on the additional interim role of Acting General Manager until further notice.