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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.”