24 November 2023 There were smiles aplenty when a host of high profile guests shared their earliest radio memories, as ABC Radio Sydney celebrated it’s 100th anniversary with a special live broadcast from the New South Wales State Library yesterday morning.ABC Chair Ita Buttrose revealed to host Sarah Macdonald that as a child, she and her brothers would… Read More
23 November 2023 Four companies have won spectrum in the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) 3.4/3.7 GHz bands spectrum allocation process.Of 588 lots available, 574 were allocated to bidders. The allocation realised total revenue to the Commonwealth of $721,766,300.Mobile JV Pty Ltd won 44 lots of spectrum for $128,194,100.NBN Co Pty Ltd won 200 lots of spectrum… Read More
23 November 2023 Birthday celebrations (and one heck of a lot of candles) are in order today, as commercial radio in Australia turns 100.It’s a day to reflect on how far we’ve come as an industry, and consider what lies ahead.Commercial Radio & Audio (CRA) today pays tribute to all those in the industry, past and present, and… Read More
23 November 2023 Sports Entertainment Group Limited (SEG) has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Sports Entertainment Network NZ Limited (SEN NZ) has entered a non-binding agreement with TAB New Zealand (TAB NZ) to acquire SEN NZ’s digital and audio businesses (SENZ Digital & Audio).These include the SENZ brand, app and website and its network of 28 radio… Read More
23 November 2023 NewsCast, News Corp Australia’s on-demand audio division, will launch Breaking Badness this weekend, a six-episode true crime podcast following former homicide detective Gary Jubelin as he goes inside the walls of a maximum security prison.As a cop, Jubelin spent decades locking up murderers, gang leaders and rapists – and he didn’t care what happened to… Read More
22 November 2023 Jason Hawkins and Lauren Phillips with news reader Clint Stanaway emotionally announced their departure at the end of this year from breakfast on KIIS 101.1, with Kyle and Jackie O syndicated their show into Melbourne from 2024.
22 November 2023 ARN have renewed Christian O’Connell’s contract for an additional five years and Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson have inked their deal with the network until the end of 2034. Additionally, The Kyle and Jackie O Show will broadcast live into Melbourne on KIIS 101.1 in 2024
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