Davis to lead i98FM

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on
Tia Davis (photo credit: Radioinfo)Tia Davis has been selected as the new station manager of WIN Radio’s i98FM in Wollongong.

The move underlined Davis‘ dedication to WIN Radio for most of the past 18 years.

She joined i98FM’s Road Crew in 2004 but moved up to become promotions manager, leaving to take up an integration project manager position in NOVA Entertainment for a few months in 2014. 
She subsequently returned to her promotions manager role at i98FM not long after, then was promoted to i98FM and Campbelltown 91.3FM’s group promotions and marketing manager.

“Her remarkable achievements in promoting and developing the i98FM brand reflects Tia’s enormous talent, superior performance and sheer passion. She is the hardest-working member of the team and a natural leader who cares about her colleagues. For those reasons, she enjoys the unanimous respect and affection of the team,” said WIN Radio general manager Phil Giblin.

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