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Brisbane media combine forces to raise funds for the Bushfire crisis

Thursday 23 January, 2020

The major players in Brisbane’s media landscape will put aside any work rivalries and come together to raise money for Australia’s bushfire crisis.
 
Nova 106.9 has joined forces with News Corp, Nine, QMS and TLA to host an industry fundraiser tonight, Thursday 23 January 2020, with all proceeds going to Australian Red Cross.
 

Fresh help for bushfire businesses

Monday 20 January, 2020

South Australia’s community radio station, Fresh 92.7 is teaming up with ‘Showcase SA’ and Glam Adelaide and reaching out to businesses disrupted by the bushfires to the tune of over $300,000.

The station plans to support the whole region throughout the whole of 2020 and is offering free sponsorship packages to small business owners in the wake of the devastating fires in recent weeks.

2019 Radio Revenue down as bushfires impact December quarter

Monday 20 January, 2020

Advertising revenue for metropolitan commercial radio stations fell by 6.1% over the 2019 calendar year to $760.799 million, compared to the record high of $810.322 million achieved in 2018, according to data compiled by Deloitte and released today Commercial Radio Australia.
 

2SER's 'pop up' bushfire breakfast program looks for answers

Monday 20 January, 2020

In the midst of an unprecedented bushfire emergency a ‘pop up’ breakfast radio show is presenting rolling coverage and analysis naming and shaming climate denialists.
 
The month-long show, hosted by Tim Brunero on 2SER 107.3FM, will give Sydneysiders essential emergency information on who to blame for the smoky crisis engulfing the city.
 

Australian generosity during the bushfires is the ABC focus for Australia Day

Monday 20 January, 2020

The ABC will focus on the communities most affected by the ongoing bushfires as part of its 2020 Australia Day coverage.
 
The ABC will broaden its Australia Day coverage this year to include stories from the regions that have been impacted by bushfires.  Emergency broadcasting, however, will remain at the core of its service for those communities still under threat from bushfires.   
 

Broadcasting during fires and emergencies

Wednesday 15 January, 2020

The weather has eased a little, giving bushfire fighters a much needed reprieve, but the fire season is still not over and local radio stations continue to do what they can to keep their communities informed.

Over the past ten years, Steve Ahern’s company AMT has worked on disaster and emergency response plans for Australian and International government agencies and disaster relief organisations such as the Red Cross to develop and deliver training for those facing emergencies. He shares some insights and guidelines.

 

Bushfires affecting 80 community stations around Australia

Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Nearly 80 community radio stations are broadcasting in fire affected areas of Australia.

With around 450 stations in the sector, community broadcasters are represented in most larger towns in Australia. Many of them are staffed by small handfuls of volunteers who keep the station on air in normal circumstances, but during the current bush fire situation, many of those stations are facing severe pressure on their people and resources.

Lizzo performs live for Fox FM

Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Superstar Lizzo performed live for the Hit Network’s Fox FM last night to 300 lucky and thrilled listeners at Republica St Kilda.
 
Hosted by Ash London, Lizzo performed her hits Cuz I Love You, Juice, Truth Hurts, Good as Hell and Boys.
 
Lizzo shared her sadness at the bushfires devasting Australia right now but her admiration for the people and their generosity and spirit at such a terrible time.
 
Last night’s event also raised money for the Zoo’s Victoria Bushfire Relief Fund.

Jess Eva and Abes Audio offer help for those caught in the fire zone

Wednesday 08 January, 2020
Triple M Sydney’s Jess Eva and her partner Norm want to help out those people and wildlife effected by the recent bushfires.
 
So they have announced that they will cosmetically renovate a kitchen to the highest bidder – with 100% of proceeds to go directly to the NSW RFS.
 
Auction closes 5pm AEST January 20th. Winner announced January 21st. Bids are to be placed in the comments section of the Norm and Jess Instagram page

Fires hit ABC Radio's Batemans Bay transmitter

Tuesday 07 January, 2020

In an example of radio industry cooperation during adversity, commercial network Grant Broadcasters is working with the ABC on the South Coast of NSW to keep transmissions on air during the fires in that area.

As fires raged through the area last week, the ABC’s Mt Wandera transmission site at Bateman's Bay was disabled by flames (see pictures below) and is expected to take some time to repair.

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