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Radio still the world’s most widely consumed media: CRA takes the message to Canberra

Wednesday 12 February, 2020

On the eve of World Radio Day, Commercial Radio Australia has just finished hosting an event at Parliament House Canberra to focus political attention on the industry’s agenda for 2020 and the vital role of local radio in the community.

Triple M breakfast presenter Lawrence Mooney and Federal Communications Minister Paul Fletcher (pictured right) addressed the event, which was attended by industry leaders, MPs and Senators.

I’m in witness protection after criticising the Podcast Ranker: Daily Podcast’s Josh Janssen

Wednesday 29 January, 2020
On the Daily Talkshow podcast this week, Josh Janssen has criticised subscribers to the Australian Podcast Ranker for gaming the system.

After examining the way the ranker works, and criticising it for being limited to a select few broadcasters (see our earlier article about how it operates) Janssen says he has worked out how publishers are gaming the system to maximise their position in the ranking by releasing multiple versions of the same show

It's just the two of us with no token man: Natalie Peters and Erin Molan win an #ACRAs2019

Thursday 24 October, 2019
Natalie Peters and Erin Molan won the ACRA for the Best On Air Team in AM Radio last weekend.

It was a pivotal moment in Australian talk radio history. No female duo has ever won that award before.

“It’s incredible to think about it like that,” Natalie Peters told Steve Ahern just after winning the ACRA.

“We just get in the studio and talk, it wasn’t really until tonight that someone pointed out that there had never been a female duo…

How to win #ACRAs2019 for comedy: Be smart, don't complain about the new goal posts, just be funny

Tuesday 22 October, 2019
"It's all about the team you're with. As a comedian you need great support to keep the ball in the air,"  Lawrence Mooney told radioinfo after winning his ACRA.
 
While chatting to Steve Ahern on the winners' backstage red carpet just after receiving his award, he shared some insights into breakfast radio comedy.
 
After working in Brisbane for SCA and also previously in Melbourne, Moonman was able to compare the cities with Sydney, where he now hosts breakfast on Triple M.

Jonesy & Amanda crowned Best FM Team: FULL WINNERS LIST #ACRAs2019

Saturday 19 October, 2019
WSFM breakfast hosts Jonesy and Amanda have won the Best FM Metro On-Air Team category at the 31st Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

The pair, who have been on air together for 14 years, previously won the coveted award in 2012 and 2014.



The #ACRAs2019 winners speeches

Saturday 19 October, 2019
As usual, we'/ve captured the thank you speeches from the winners just after they receive their awards.

Doug Mulray inducted into Commercial Radio Hall of Fame #ACRAs2019

Saturday 19 October, 2019

Radio royalty and icon of Australian broadcasting, Doug Mulray, was inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame at the 31st annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

Mulray was recognised for his outstanding achievements and unique contribution to the Australian radio industry at the gala event in Brisbane in front of nearly 1000 guests.

Going up to the #ACRAs2019

Saturday 19 October, 2019

Tonight is the big night for Australia's commercial radio industry as stars on and off the mic are recognised for their achivements in 2019.

Hundreds of guests will ascend the escalators of the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane to recognise the award winners at this year's gala black tie dinner.
 

Tips from the world’s most creative radio stations: Wade Kingsley #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019

The world’s most creative radio staions do 5 things better according to Wade Kingsley at one of the afternoon sessions at Radio Alive.

Here is his list, and his tips to make your station more creative.

1. They are more inventive.

They can make somethign out of nothing. Those with the fewer resources are often the most creative because they are more hungry. Take the resource and money component out of the equasion and just begin with a good idea and good storytelling. To be more creative, work with less, not more.

Face recognition, voice control and more: The Datafication Project #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019

Douglas Nicol, leader of the Datification project at The Works, discussed in-depth research about how Aussies are using voice interfaces and what marketers have to do to reach them in an afternoon session at Radio Alive 2019.

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