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Daily COVID-19 bulletins for Victorian Ethnic Communities

Thursday 10 September, 2020

Seven Victorian ethnic communities will receive daily news bulletins regarding COVID-19, in their own language, broadcast on their local community radio station from next week.
 
As Victoria continues to struggle with Covid, the state government has provided funding to the National Ethnic Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC) to deliver reliable information in different languages in response to the coronavirus pandemic’s ‘second wave’ to ensure official announcements including health warnings and updates are accessible.
 

SEN Melbourne has another COVID 19 scare

Tuesday 08 September, 2020

The Herald Sun is reporting (subscription required) that Melbourne’s Crocmedia offices, which include the SEN radio studio, have had a COVID-19 scare.
 
According to the Herald Sun, a SEN employee last week tested positive and all the staff at the company’s Southbank offices were ordered to get urgent testing.

Regional Radio spend in August continues to improve: SMI

Wednesday 02 September, 2020

Australia’s media industry continues to rebuild following the huge COVID-19 pandemic hit, reporting the second consecutive month of lower declines with a 28.4% fall in national marketer advertising expenditure in July.

Redundancies, job cutbacks: There’s more to say after R U OK?

Tuesday 01 September, 2020

Kim Borrowdale is a communications specialist who lends her expertise to socially conscious organisations, many of these in the mental health and suicide prevention sector.

Jackie O's life is f***ed

Wednesday 26 August, 2020
Jackie O will have to serve a double dose of COVID quarantine before she can go home, opening the Kyle & Jackie O Show by telling Kyle, "...my life is F***ed.'

Already serving 14-days of quarantine In Melbourne because of an outbreak of the disease on the set of the Masked Singer, she revealed today that once her quarantine is finished in the southern capital, she will have to serve another 14 days when she arrives in Sydney.

Hughsey and Jackie O test negative for COVID 19

Monday 24 August, 2020
Both Dave Hughes and Jackie O have revealed that they have tested negative for COVID-19 after a dancer on The Masked Singer contracted the disease.

There are now seven cases connected to the show's Melbourne production location according to Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services which has meant that Triple M's Eddie McGuire has also been unable to begin recording new episodes of Millionaire Hotseat at the same studio location.


Melbourne community rallies to donate care packs for frontline health workers

Friday 07 August, 2020
Last week, a Melbourne nurse called Ebony contacted GOLD 104.3’s The Christian O’Connell Show  asking for his help to get a small supply of Powerade.
 

The Australian media industry has just had its worst year ever: SMI

Monday 03 August, 2020

Australia’s media industry has suffered through its worst year in living memory, with the COVID-19 pandemic inflicting a further blow to a market already weakened by a series of natural disasters to pull the market back 14.7% in the 2019/20 financial year.

But according to the Standard Media Index, the only good news is that the worst is over, with the decline in June ad spend the lowest since March and stronger forward booking data clearly showing the market has begun to rebuild.

The COVID impact on top Anglo markets is 28.2%: SMI

Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Media advertising markets in the Australian, US, NZ, UK and Canadian are averaging a 28.2% decline in advertising expenditure in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Standard Media Index.
 
SMI, which collects and publishes media Agency payment ad spend data, based the analysis on its collection of advertising payment data from its multinational and independent media Agency partners in the US, UK, Australian, NZ and Canadian markets from the start of the pandemic in March to the end of May.
 

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