16 June, 2015

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) say Mark Richardson, co-host of the Crowd Goes Wild Breakfast will leave Radio Sport at the end of August.

NZME Radio’s General Manager – Talk, Dallas Gurney says whilst Mark has been terrific, Radio Sport will not be renewing his contract.

“Mark’s a great guy and he’s been part of the Radio Sport team over many years. We wish him well.

“We are 100% committed to Andrew Mulligan and the Crowd Goes Wild brand. Andrew is an absolute star and we are working through some exciting and fresh options that will take the show and Radio Sport to the next level. As you can imagine it is a highly sought after role with the success and following the show has.”

The show has drawn an extra 10,000 listeners (10+ cumulative audience) in the most recent independent survey results commissioned by NZME and a number of independent radio stations.

Gurney thanked Richardson for his work on Radio Sport.



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About New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME)

NZME is New Zealand Media and Entertainment. It brings together New Zealand’s leading radio, publishing, digital and e-commerce brands that were once known under APN New Zealand, TRN and GrabOne. NZME has over 30 websites and an extensive national digital audience reach of over 1.9million* people every month.   

NZME Publishing houses New Zealand’s number one daily newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, The Herald on Sunday and 30 regional and community titles throughout the country. NZME produces New Idea, Girlfriend and That’s Life magazines.

NZME Radio is New Zealand’s market leader for radio advertising solutions delivered across strong radio and online brands. Based on the independent commercial radio station survey conducted by TNS, NZME operate the number one national network, Newstalk ZB and have three of the top five networks with the most listeners – Newstalk ZB, The Hits and Coast. Other networks are ZM, Hauraki, Flava and Radio Sport, in total they operates more than 130 stations in New Zealand. NZME also has an all-in-one digital radio service iHeartRadio, which is one of the leading, all-in-one digital service in the United States. NZME is 100% owned by APN News and Media.



*Source: Nielsen CMI Fused Q1 14 – Q4 14 March