Monday to Friday: 6am – 9am

Scott Frappell

Mon - Fri from 10:30am - 3pm

Still wrapping his head around the fact the beach is only 10 minutes away, Scott’s taken the plunge from Western Sydney living, to some time on the MidCoast, and now landing in Newy!

Bringing with him uneven hoodie drawstrings & an expansive souvenir spoon collection, he’s full of stories about his travels and fussy eating habits, always with a pun or joke to keep you smiling.

When he’s not on-air, catch Scott exploring the hidden gems of Newcastle, pretending to go to the gym, or in a really deep Tiktok hole!

Catch Scott weekdays while you work.

Steven Jones

Buckingham Correspondent

A sports and music fanatic, born in Perth, Steven now calls Newy home.

Still missing his mums cooking, feel free to send Steven any easy recipes you know; or alternatively buy shares in the nearest Chinese restaurant to get rich QUICK!

A real armchair expert, call Steven up if you ever need a very, VERY average athlete to fill in for your social sporting teams. He’s sure to bring laughs from the bench and the most eclectic playlist for all your warm-up needs.

Let Steven get you through the workday by playing Newcastle’s Best Music from 10:30am right after 105 Minutes Commercial Free!

Joel Gosper

Monday to Friday: 3pm - 7pm

NEWFM’s 100% Live and Local Drive Home offers a perfect blend of entertainment and information, providing a refreshing break for listeners on their way home after a tough day at work.

From interviews with local personalities to up-to-the-minute information on breaking news, traffic updates, weather forecasts and Newcastle’s Best Music; the live and local drive show is an essential part of the day for many listeners across the Newcastle & the Hunter region.

With its engaging format, the 100% Live and Local Drive Home is a true reflection of the community with regular segments from our 100% Local News Team, Joel’s Friday Live and locals you know and love lending us their weekly footy tips. Joel also throws the lines and our social channels open for listeners opinions on a variety of topics.

If there’s a hold up on the M1, major storm approaching or Mt Sugarloaf has run out of sugar you will hear about it on 105.3 NEWFM.

The last truly local and interactive Drive radio program that cannot be found anywhere else in Newcastle … Making this the only way to drive home!

Kyle & Jackie O

Monday to Friday: 7pm – 8pm

The Kyle & Jackie O Show is Australia’s biggest radio show.

On-air together for over 20 years, Kyle & Jackie O serve up the world’s biggest stars, celebrity goss with O News, epic stunts, huge giveaways and heartfelt givebacks.

Kyle & Jackie O’s Hour of Power can be heard from 7pm weeknights on Newcastle’s 105.3 NEWFM … oh and expect the unexpected.

NEWFM's Homegrown with Rox

Mon - Fri from 11pm & Sunday from 10pm

ROX aka Paul Rothapfel is a Newcastle born self confessed cheeky bugger, husband of one and father of four (Claw’d, Sunny, Cookie and Millie) furry ruggies.

He’s a professional musician/performer who has been fortunate enough to travel the world for the past three decades residing in Spain, Chile, Peurto Rico, USA and the South Pacific performing on stage in theatres, cruise ships, pubs and bars across Australia, New Zealand, USA, South America, Mexico, Italy, France, Spain, Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Russia and private shows in London UK.

His main instrument is piano/keys and voice.

Rox has supported Australian and international acts inclusive of Diesel, Daryl Braithwaite, Thirsty Merc, Gang Gajang, The Radiators, Ross Wilson, Lisa Hunt and Leo Sayer.

You can hear Rox hosting NEWFM’s Homegrown weeknights from 11pm and Homegrown Unplugged from 10pm Sunday nights when he is joined live in studio by a local artist.

Jackson Brunner

Hollywood Reporter

Jackson is a born and bred Novocastrian. Throughout his school years, his teachers often said that he talked too much in class, and he promised them he would one day turn that into a career. He went on to study a Bachelor of Communication at the University of Newcastle, where he graduated in 2015 and went on to nab his dream job at NEWFM.

Outside of work Jackson continues to pursue his passions in photography and when at home in Newcastle you can find him most mornings snapping the sunrise on Merewether Beach.

Jackson filled a life long dream and moved to Los Angeles in August 2022 and with his wealth of knowledge of everything Kardashian and Real House Wives it was only natural he walked the red carpet for NEWFM!

Hear him with The NOVOS to get the latest direct from Hollywood!


Born and Bred in Sydney and after spending time in regional NSW in Parkes & Tamworth JT has called the Hunter home for the past 6 years and loves all it has to offer.

When JT’s not on air he can be found spending time with his 5 kids, binge-watching Criminal Minds, Supporting the Mighty Parramatta Eels … or hiding out somewhere spooning a Jar of Nutella (Yes, we know it’s bad).

JT play’s Newcastle’s Best Music on The Weekend and occasionally filling in across the Workday.

Kelly Glover


Kelly Glover is a native Novocastrian who has racked up 20 years in media.

She’s interviewed celebrities on the red carpet in Hollywood, worked as a tour guide across Europe, and went viral with her dating after weight loss article.

Kelly started at NEW FM in 2010 hosting the Love Song Dedication show and is happy to be back home.

When she’s not playing Newcastle’s Best Music, Kelly makes the most of our spectacular lifestyle and loves time at the beach and lake.

Mark Pitman


Mark is a radio, comedy and music nut! When he’s not on air he’s either playing drums or performing stand up comedy.

Also a massive sports fan, you can find Mark surfing year round and also snowboarding when he gets the chance as well.

A proud Father of 3, Mark enjoys spending time with his family at the beach or skate park and watching kid’s movies with popcorn every weekend.

Mel Sargeant

Mel ‘Sarge’ Sargeant is a Mum of two little girls Summer and Lilly. She loves Newcastle and working at NEW FM. She’s been in radio for ten years working Australia wide but she loves Newcastle so much she chose to stop here. She also heads up NHM-I Got It From My Mumma Podcast with Bec Tansey and NHM Newcastle Hunter Mummas Mum’s lifestyle website.

She’s also well-known MC and supporter of charities The Cancer Council, SIDS and Kids, HAR and more.

You can catch Sarge playing Newcastle’s Best Music on NEWFM Weekends and special events!