Auckland’s 95BFM has announced the resignation of Hugh Sundae, who will step down as General Manager at the beginning of March. Caitlin McIlhagga who is currently Administration Assistant, having had various roles at the student radio station over six years, will move up into the GM role.
“Becoming General Manager of the station I was raised on is an honour and a privilege, but also a huge responsibility,” she says. “Safeguarding independent media like BFM is no easy task – but the goal will always be to ensure the kids listening to the BFM Kids’ Show now can grow up to be involved in the next 20 years of the B too.”
In addition to her BFM experience, McIlhagga has recently finished a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws at the University of Auckland, achieved while also working at a small accounting practice specialising in company compliance and reporting obligations.
Sundae describes the last three years as a tightrope walk balancing old and new. His departure also brings change to bFM’s programming which he has overseen since late 2016. Sarah Thomson, currently the producer of the Mikey Havoc Breakfast Show, will take over as PD on a three-month secondment.