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Bushfire Research shows ABC Radio highly trusted and saves lives

Wednesday 03 June, 2020

As the Bushfire Royal Commission continues, the ABC has released independent research that shows Australians turned to the national broadcaster in record numbers during the recent bushfire crisis.

The research shows that the ABC was the most trusted information source during the fires and that lives were saved as a result of people acting on information the ABC provided.

Who listens to the radio over summer?

Thursday 20 February, 2020

GfK Radio Insights (formerly AudienScope) is a national online survey of behaviour, providing context and additional perspective to the Australian radio ratings. The research is released quarterly and involves 5,000 respondents per year.

While the radio ratings provide data on "who" is listening to "what", Radio Insights looks at the reasons "why" by delving deeper into listening behaviour.

Radio Insights Report 1 - Summer Listening

World Radio Day 2020 letter

Thursday 13 February, 2020

Almost every Australian has a climate change story to tell from this summer holiday.

Fires, smoke, power outages and now floods.

We are used to the cycle of natural disasters in Australia, but this summer has been different. This is the year that the effects of climate change disasters came to the cities.

Smoke obscured the Harbour Bridge and the banks of the Yarra River. Eerie red suns shone over Brisbane and Adelaide. Power outages were felt in many cities. Now floods have finally put out the fires, but have also swept away cars and trees.

WSFM's Pure Gold Live will benefit WIRES and BlazeAid

Friday 07 February, 2020

WSFM, Empire Touring, and West HQ are bringing Pure Gold Live home to Western Sydney this Friday.

Heroes Gold sells out in 3 days

Thursday 06 February, 2020

Listeners to The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Gold104.3 have rallied to buy out 650 cases of Heroes Gold beer to raise funds for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
The beer will be brewed exclusively by Gold and Hawkers for the appeal, and was to be distributed in Dan Murphy, BWS stores and in pubs across Melbourne from Monday 17 February, but pre-orders have snapped up the first round of brewing in just 3 days.

Nine Radio talk stations support bushfire recovery

Thursday 30 January, 2020
In his return to radio this week, 2GB's Alan Jones visited the bushfire affected areas of of the NSW South Coast to see first hand the dmaage done and the recovery effort that will be needed.

"I have no idea how you manage," Jones said to locals after touring the affected area, getting hugs of thanks from the people he was speaking to.

In a powerful first show for 2020 Jones talked to politicians and affected locals, championing the need for continued support the the victims.

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.


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