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Coast Announces New Drive Host

Coast Announces New Drive Host

9 September 2016 Coast is excited to announce Jason Reeves as the station’s new network drive host for 2017.

Coast Content Director Raylene Ramsay says she is thrilled about the appointment. “It’s fantastic to have Jason join the team to regenerate the afternoon drive show. As a 40-year-old father of two young boys, Jason will bring an energetic and fresh perspective to the daily drive home. He’s a great fit for Coast and I know he will resonate with our audience.”

Reeves has enjoyed a long association with NZME Radio and is excited to be joining such an iconic brand.

“I have so much respect for Coast and its hosts Brian Kelly, Lorna Subritzky and Rick Morin, it is a station much loved by Kiwis nationwide so to be appointed as the new drive host is a real buzz. The opportunity to join such an accomplished team on a brand going places was too good to turn down.”

Reeves will join recently announced high profile Coast ambassadors, Jude Dobson, Allyson Gofton and Brett McGregor in leading Coast’s new look and feel.

Coast targets a 40+ demographic with superstar hits from the world’s biggest artists alongside incredible money can’t buy experiences for its listeners.

Murray Lindsay leaves NZME after 29 years of service.


About New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME)

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME Limited) has unified through placing its publishing, radio, digital assets under one overarching banner. NZME is one of New Zealand’s leading media and entertainment businesses with its brands connecting with over 3 million kiwis.^ Whether reading, listening, watching or engaging with NZME brands, they can get the content they want - where and when they want it. NZME is listed on the NZX Main Board with a foreign exempt listing on the ASX.

NZME publishes New Zealand’s number one daily newspaper The New Zealand Herald, number one Sunday newspaper The Herald on Sunday, The Northern Advocate, Rotorua Daily Post, Bay of Plenty Times, Hawke’s Bay Today and Wanganui Chronicle plus 23 community titles throughout the country.#

NZME Radio is one of New Zealand’s leading radio advertising solutions delivered across strong radio and online brands. NZME has over 1.8 million listeners. ^ Based on the independent commercial radio station survey conducted by GfK, NZME is number one for News (Newstalk ZB) and Sport (Radio Sport)*. Other networks are ZM, Hauraki, Flava, The Hits, Coast and Mix, and in total they operate more than 130 stations in New Zealand. With iHeartRadio’s483,000 registered users , and over 642,700 app downloads, NZME’s proposition is unique in the digital space.


^Nielsen CMI, fused database: February 2016 (based on population 10 years +). Based on unduplicated weekly reach of NZME newspapers, radio stations, and monthly domestic unique audience of NZME’s digital channels.

#Nielsen CMI Fused Q4 14 – Q3 15, January 2016. AP10

Includes Humm FM and WTV’s radio stations; Chinese Radio AM936 and FM 99.4 Chinese Voice

*GfK Radio Audience Measurement, Commercial Radio Stations, Total New Zealand 1/2016, All 10+, Mon-Sun 12mn-12mn, Share % & Cume.

iHeartMedia, August 2016

Google Play/iTunes, August 2016

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