21 November 2023 You want the local shop to keep the percentage of bananas they are required to sell but pay more directly back to you. The local shop is not happy with this, and counteroffers that perhaps they’ll petition to get rid of the quota and buy your bananas less often or import them cheaper instead. Or sell only three fruits from now on, and no bananas. Or get rid of fruit from the supermarket altogether. This analogy is what is happening at present between the Australian music and radio industries.
22 November 2023 ‘Miracle’ is a term that gets bandied around a lot these days, but the Beaconsfield mine rescue back in 2006 would have to come pretty close.Clinton Maynard remembers that day better than most, because he was there.Covering the mine collapse for Sydney’s 2UE, Maynard (pictured above) spent a fortnight in Tasmania’s north east, basically living… Read More
21 November 2023 New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) will pair former KIIS 101.1 radio presenter Polly ‘PJ’ Harding and Kiwi television personality Matty McLean for a new Drive show on The Hits in 2024.Harding hosted ZM’s drive show with Jason Hawkins, before both moving to Melbourne to cohost the KIIS’s breakfast show until June 2021. McLean is… Read More
21 November 2023 ABC Radio Australia’s transmission footprint has now expanded to include the town of Gizo in Western Province of the Solomon Islands. The launch of the FM service is a key deliverable for ABC International Services under the Federal Government’s enhanced funding for ABC services across the Indo-Pacific.
21 November 2023 Jon Blake has departed FIVEaa with his details being removed from the Nova station’s website. Blake hosted The Jon Blake Show between 7pm to 8pm weeknights and had also done a daily segment called Behind Closed Doors for the past seven years which would feature satirical impersonations of FIVEaa presenters. FIVEaa breakfast presenters David Penberthy… Read More
20 November 2023 After more than two decades on Cairns’ Star 102.7 Dave Warner has decided to pull up stumps. The recent Xtra Insight survey of the area saw Dave & co-host Inkie well on top in breakfast.Warner literally stumbled on a job at Star during a Cairns holiday and has become a huge advocate for the local… Read More
17 November 2023 Australia has qualified for the men's ODI Cricket World Cup Final. I thought I'd share with those of you who are also planning a late Sunday night (Monday morning) your Australian radio listening options as we try to defeat India, in India.
17 November 2023 Little has changed on the Gold Coast at first glance for GfK Survey 3. Hot Tomato is still number one and first in breakfast for Galey and Emily Jade. 92.5 Triple M was still second. The two SCA stations, Triple M and Sea FM, saw their audiences drop from 14.0 to 12.8 and 11.1 to 9.4 respectively and now Sea FM sits fourth behind triple j.
17 November 2023 Gina Jeffreys loves to laugh. Every single day. Preferably until she’s got tears running down her face.And the chemistry she shares with her Star104.5 Breakfast co-host Dave ‘Rabbit’ Rabbetts enables her to do just that.As we prepare to celebrate 100 years of commercial radio in Australia, today we chat to the multi-award winning country singer… Read More
15 November 2023 It was during his primary school days that Gareth Thomson first had an inkling that a broadcasting career might be on the cards for him.“My friends and I made up a fake TV station,” he chuckles. “That’s when I knew there was a certain inevitability to it.”Today, as a graduate student at Australian Film Television… Read More
15 November 2023 It’s business as usual on this month’s Australian Podcast Ranker, the 50th released by Commercial Radio and Audio (CRA). LiSTNR’s Hamish and Andy was No 1 for a record 22nd time. Mamamia and Mia Freedman’s No Filter was the only new entry in the top 10, up four places to 9th. Hamish and Andy had nearly a million listeners and Casefile True Crime (2nd) had the most (2,377,637) downloads.
15 November 2023 Mix 106.3's Nigel Johnson has been given his own DAB+ called Nige!, where he can play what he likes with a promise of no commercials or James Reyne. Amplify Canberra have reassured listeners that this move doesn't mean he's leaving the breakfast show he hosts with Kristen Henry, it's just more Nige, more often.
15 November 2023 For almost as long as commercial radio has been operating in Australia, women have been working in it.Now, as the industry prepares to celebrate 100 years, today we speak to one of the trailblazers – Muriel Cooper, the first woman to become No. 1 on a prime-time radio talk show.Muriel never set out to be… Read More