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Basil Zenpilus leaves 6PR as Seven West Media detains him

Zenpilas and co-host Mills have performed well on radio ratings since defeating ABC in a major early morning time slot in late 2017 for the first time in 16 years.

The momentum peaked in mid-2019, and the two were ranked second in the overall breakfast rating for the first time since 1984.

Radio 6PR content manager Emily White said there are several candidates to replace Zenpilus in a high-profile job.

“Buzz ends at the end of the year and departs with our best wishes,” she said.

“We are considering many options for the breakfast show, which is shaped as an exciting 2021 6PR.”

However, Zempiras is not defeated by Perth’s radio waves.Media industry sources said WAtoday On Wednesday he was told to return to Southern Cross Austereo next year, where he first worked on private radio as a co-host of the 92.9 FM breakfast program in 2008 until he departed for 6PR in 2014.

According to sources, Zenpilus didn’t want to guess WAtoday About the Future of His Radio-In the past few weeks, he has agreed to join the Mix 94.5 breakfast team, now hosted by Clairsy, Matt and Kimba.

Seven West Media does not own SCA, but does make significant commercial spending on the network.

Knowing if his bid to become Lord Mayor was successful after the City of Perth council elections on Saturday, Zempiras is also a sports presenter on weekdays at 6 pm on Channel Seven in Western Australia. Olympics and AFL.

Former WAFL soccer player confirmed on air in August that he will leave 6PR breakfast After a mutual agreement with Tom Malone, Managing Director of Nine Radio, he will show if he has successfully bid for the Mayor of Perth.

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“My own personal view is [talkback radio and Lord Mayor roles] I was able to go with him, but even if I succeed, I absolutely respect the decision that Tom and management feel unsuccessful. “

Southern Cross Ostereo refused to comment on whether Zenpilus will line up on the station in 2021, but SCA’s chief content officer Dave Cameron is in the process of making a “exciting” change to Mix 94.5 during Media Week at the end of last month. Said that.

“We will soon discuss some exciting news about the Perth market,” Cameron said.

Seven West Media has been contacted for comment.

David writes about WA today’s sports and lifestyle.

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