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22 September 2021 Phil Valentine, a prominent Tennessee rightwing talk radio host, had released a song called Vaxman, an anti-Covid vaccination ditty based on the Beatles track Taxman. Marc Bernier, a host in Daytona Beach, Florida, had declared himself “Mr Anti-Vax”. Dick Farrel, also from Florida, urged his listeners not to get vaccinated, and Jimmy DeYoung asked on air whether the vaccine could be a “form of government control of the people”. All four men died in August of coronavirus. A fifth conservative radio host, Bob Enyart, died on 13 September, weeks after he told his listeners to boycott vaccines that were “immorally developed”.
22 September 2021 Broadcasting entrepreneur and philanthropist Allan Slaight, who built and sold a media empire and helped bring satellite radio and the NBA to Canada, died peacefully at home in Toronto on Sunday (Sept. 19). He was 90.
16 September 2021 With limits on how many people they can perform live shows for, Castlameine Theatre Company members are preparing to take to the airwaves. The company will premiere the first episode of its four-part production of Shakespeare's The Tempest on MainFM on September 22.
15 September 2021 Larry Elder, a conservative radio host and lawyer, rapidly emerged as the most serious challenger in California's recall election with a message that Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom botched his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
15 September 2021 In New Zealand, The Edge radio station's latest competition has ruffled a few unvaccinated feathers. The "Vaxcation" competition is prompting listeners to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and then enter for the chance to win a trip to Rarotonga.
14 September 2021 Jackie 'O' Henderson has revealed her ex-husband Lee is still struggling after he suffered an adverse reaction to his second Pfizer jab. 'He's not good at all, actually,' Jackie, 46, told her co-host Kyle Sandilands on Tuesday's Kyle And Jackie O Show.
13 September 2021 Australia’s radio ratings system is finally set to emerge from the cave and embrace the modern era with the introduction of a small digital sampling of listeners from early 2022, initially to be used alongside the paper notebook system that has been in place since 1947.
13 September 2021 Every week The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age asks key figures across corporate media, business, sport, federal politics, radio, television and culture to answer a series of questions about their life, careers, hobbies and news habits. This week’s conversation is with Sammy J, comedian and host of ABC Melbourne’s breakfast radio show and host of the Sammy J Snack Pack podcast.
13 September 2021 Steve Bedwell has revealed that he is battling early onset dementia. The former Triple M radio star shared the news in a Facebook post writing “I can no longer read my own handwriting, and I can't remember conversations or events, even day-to-day.”
11 September 2021 Osher Günsberg has talked openly about his mental health struggles and how he was a changed person when he was on 'heavy drugs'. The Bachelor host spoke about the difficult time with his old radio co-hosts, Matty Acton, Abby Coleman and Stav Davidson, as his SBS documentary on suicide in Australia, titled Osher Günsberg: A Matter of Life and Death, airs later this month.
11 September 2021 On-air personality Jo Lynch has hung up the headphones on a 21-year career in radio to turn her hand to selling houses. While Ms Lynch’s has worked for stations around the world, she was more recently the voice of Triple M Brisbane’s afternoon show, before making a move to the Gold Coast where she worked part time for the station at 92.5. Recently Ms Lynch, who is a mum to two boys, joined the ranks of real estate agency LJ Hooker, in its Coolangatta-Tweed office, with the foray into a new profession marking her return to full-time work.