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
14 November 2023 Adelaide is seeing some musical radio chairs too.After two years on ABC Radio Adelaide breakfast with Nikolai Beilharz, it is speculated that Stacey Lee is departing the broadcaster and heading to take Jade Robran‘s afternoon seat on FIVEaa that she vacated a couple of weeks ago.Lee and Beilharz took over ABC breakfast from Ali Clarke… Read More
13 November 2023 There have been stories circulating that Deb Knight, the host of 2GB Afternoons since January 2020, was to be axed. The announcement has come from Nine Radio that Knight will leave the show, but not the network, staying to host Money News in 2024, Mondays to Thursdays from 7-8pm.
13 November 2023 I think Kerry Packer was on to something. Part of Wendy Harmer's brilliance is her incisivity, which the Merriam Webster describes as “penetrating trenchancy”. The ability to “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee”.
13 November 2023 Five months after the Australian Radio Network (ARN) acquired a 14.8% interest in Southern Cross Media Group Limited (SCA) it has been announced today that Seven West Media Limited (SWM) has acquired the same (14.9%) in ARN, making it now a party of five in the ongoing who will take over who radio network saga.
13 November 2023 The 19th annual J Awards have been announced on triple j Breakfast with Bryce & Concetta, celebrating the best in Australian music.There were five categories including the inaugural 2023 J Award for the triple j Australian Live Act of the Year.The winners were:triple j Australian Album of the YearG Flip – DRUMMERUnearthed Artist of the YearMiss… Read More
13 November 2023 The radio industry is today paying tribute to Patrick Smith – a man considered one of the greatest sports journalists Australia has ever produced – following his sudden death at the age of 71.A three-time Walkley Award winner, Smith appeared on Hungry for Sport with Kevin Bartlett on SEN.Their hour of morning banter over twenty… Read More
10 November 2023 Proof that trans-Tasman rivalry is not only on the sporting field arrives this November as Australia and New Zealand mark the introduction of public broadcasting. While not an official race - Kiwis crossed the line two years ahead of their Aussie neighbours.
10 November 2023 2TM and 92.9fm used October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise $7453 for local charity Serendipity Tamworth. Serendipity’s volunteers raise funds for the improvements of local facilities and patient needs associated with breast cancer for women in the New England and North West.
10 November 2023 The ongoing speculative partnerships, separations and mergers between the Australian Radio Network (ARN), Southern Cross Media Group Limited (SCA), Anchorage Capital Partners (ACP) and now regional publishing group Australian Community Media (ACM) is starting to feel a little like watching Neighbours.
10 November 2023 I apologise in advance to those of you seeking to avoid Whamageddon, Mariah or the thought that Christmas is less than 50 days away. Details of a survey of US individuals most likely to listen to a Christmas themed radio station (who ARE these people?) have given a list of the America’s favourite Christmas songs for 2023.
9 November 2023 Bruce Carty PhD, broadcaster and author of Australian Radio History, headed to Canberra recently to a conference of the Australian Sound and Recording Association at the NFSA. There he was presented with an award for his sixty years (and still going) of research.