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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.
10 September 2021 On Monday The Australian published a story by media writer Sophie Elsworth under the headline “ABC discusses News Corp and Murdoch 1700 times in just 30 days.” However, when ABC journalist Jamie Travers obtained the raw media monitoring data from the IPA, it showed a very different story to Elsworth’s. There were nowhere near 1700 unique relevant mentions of “News Corp” or “Murdoch” on ABC platforms during the 30 days. In fact, the real number was probably less than 10% of that figure.
9 September 2021 The winners of the 2021 Art Music Awards have been announced, including some of Australia’s finest established and emerging artists excelling in their fields, and with women composers, experimentalists, sound artists and improvisers leading the way. Presented annually by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre (AMC), the Art Music Awards acknowledge the achievements of composers, performers and educators in the genres of contemporary classical music, jazz, improvisation, sound art and experimental music.
7 September 2021 As more presenters are shifted or axed, I fear we may lose the shows that we counted on to learn the latest local news sooner than we thought. Successive BBC managements seem to have regarded their local stations as foundlings, a responsibility they would prefer to be without. Big decisions are made about them from afar. Budgets cut and cut again. The result? Many hours are now shared with other BBC locals stations.
7 September 2021 Veteran NZ broadcaster Peter Williams is to retire from Magic Talk radio. The 67-year-old Magic Talk Mornings host has stepped down, saying he wants to “enjoy a life with fewer commitments”.Williams started out in broadcasting at Radio Otago, now More FM, in Dunedin in 1972. He was hired by TVNZ in 1979, and went on to commentate and report for a number of years before joining the 1 News team full-time as Breakfast newsreader.
6 September 2021 The radio network backed by talent manager and industry veteran Glenn Wheatley is looking for a buyer for its two Queensland stations, a deal which could mark an end of an era for a company name with a 41-year history. Industry sources familiar with the plans, who spoke anonymously because talks are confidential, said Mr Wheatley and Oceania Partners are preparing to commence a formal process to sell the two radio stations – 91.9 Sea FM and 92.7 Mix FM – on the Sunshine Coast.
4 September 2021 Kyle Sandilands has blasted a 'manufactured' news story that falsely claimed he'd sparked outrage with his 'abhorrent' comments about Paralympians.News Corp's newspapers and websites ran several stories on Thursday calling for Sandilands to be fired for his supposedly offensive remarks about the games.Sandilands says, “I said all these things, but I wasn't negative towards the contest. I just said I saw some stuff and was shocked... it was quite the eye-opener,' he explained.“They make the article sound like I'm very anti anyone with a handicap.”