3MBS Appoints New General Manager

Helen Henry, 1st February 2016

The Board of fine music community radio station 3MBS has announced Leone Knight as its next General Manager.

Ms Knight has worked in national and international media, entertainment and arts companies such as the ABC, Animal Logic, Channel 9, Roadshow Entertainment and Sausage Software.

She has won numerous awards for business management, media production and direction.

While many of her roles have been in general management and executive production, she has also worked as a reporter for ABC radio, producing and presenting live to air programs, including documentaries, news and podcasts.

Ms Knight’s media experience also includes TV, film, interactive and social media and cultural events. She has a Bachelor of Communication, is a graduate of the Australian Film TV and Radio School and is currently completing her Master of Management.

3MBS Chairman Thilo Troschke said the Board was delighted to welcome Ms Knight to the General Manager’s position.

“Leone is a highly credentialed media, entertainment, and arts administrator with strong business and relationship management experience and we are pleased to have her as our next General Manager.

“Leone’s leadership, strategic and project planning and delivery experience will be invaluable as 3MBS embarks upon an upgrade of its technology and further develops the business to be sustainable within the dynamic media environment that we operate in,” said Mr Troschke.

Reflecting on her appointment, Ms Knight said:

“This is a very exciting opportunity for me. Having been raised in a family of multigenerational musicians, I understand the power and passion of fine music”.

“I’m honoured and excited to have been appointed to lead 3MBS, Melbourne’s only fine music community radio station. The station has a proud forty-year history of delivering classical and jazz music to its many devoted listeners and I look forward to contributing to and continuing the vital role that fine music and the arts play in the fabric of the community’s social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing”.

Ms Knight will officially start in the position on 29 February 2016 and replaces outgoing General Manager Anne Frankenberg who is leaving to take up a role with the Australian National Academy of Music. The Board acknowledges the excellent work done by Anne over the past three and a half years.

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