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40 #1's IN A ROW


Nova’s Smallzy’s Surgery has secured its 40th consecutive survey win as Australia’s number one night show (7pm to 10pm) with 10% share and 769,800 listeners* according to the GfK Media Research results released today.

Since Smallzy’s Surgery launched in January 2012, the show has secured the number one spot nationally for 43 out of a possible 53 surveys for all people 10+ and has been the number one night show in Australia for every survey since survey 6, 2013#, with today’s results marking five years straight at number one.

Paul Jackson, NOVA Entertainment’s Group Programme Director said, “Smallzy is one of the world’s best music broadcasters. His reputation within the global music industry and with the artists is second to none. We’re proud to have him at the Nova Network. After five years, we know Smallzy still has his best years in front of him.”

Over the past five years and 40 surveys, highlights have included Ed Sheeran exclusively announcing the launch of his record label in 2015 on Smallzy Surgery, the show’s annual outside broadcast from the ARIA Awards red carpet, hosting Nova’s Red Room Global Tours including Coldplay at Etihad Stadium, Manchester in 2016 and helping Johnny Ruffo and ‘Walk 4 Brain Cancer’ raise over a million dollars for Brain Cancer research and treatment in 2017.

Smallzy has travelled the globe to cover the world’s biggest music events, including Coachella and the Grammy Awards live in the U.S for the fourth consecutive year. He has interviewed some of the biggest artists and hottest celebrities including Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Ryan Reynolds, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez and the Kardashains.

Kent ‘Smallzy’ Small said, “It’s humbling, it’s rare to host the same show for five years on air, let alone for it to be number one for that long. I’m grateful fo

r everyone who has played a part in the show’s success, from the wonderful team at Nova to the artists and record labels, publicists and clients, and most importantly the listeners who tune in every night.”

Smallzy has been with NOVA Entertainment for over ten years and was awarded an ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Award) for Best Music and Entertainment Personality in 2017, the third of his career and has just been nominated for two ACRAs this year including Best Networked Program.

Smallzy also has a strong connection with his audience both on air and on line with a social media audience of 67,000 on Instagram, over 65,000 on Facebook and 207,000 Twitter followers.

Smallzy’s Surgery can be heard from 7pm to 10pm weekdays and Smallzy can be heard as host of the Apple Music Fresh 40 on Saturday nights.

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