8 November 2023 ARN’s Star 102.7 was up just slightly (0.4 to 27.0) for all audiences 10+ in the latest Xtra Insights Survey of Cairns, but with SCA’s Hit 103.5 dropping 1.8 to 17.4 the gap between first and second is now nearly 10 points. 99.5 Triple M was up 1.0 to 14.8 to close the gap in third.
8 November 2023 I attended Amplifying Local News, Disaster Preparedness and Making Engaging Current Affairs sessions at last week’s Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) conference. They were all informative and exceptional, with the underlying message being how important, and at times essential, community radio news is to regional and underrepresented areas and groups of Australia.
8 November 2023 Broadcaster Derryn Hinch has broken the mould and released his first book of short stories.Many are based on true events and real characters encountered during his 60 years of journalism.Hinch calls the stories ‘faction,’ as he draws on real-life experiences as a police reporter and top-rating radio host.
7 November 2023 Today marks the end of an era, with legendary Melbourne newsreader John Bowden hanging up the headphones after a radio career spanning 50 years.And those of us who’ve been fortunate enough to work with John over the journey know that radio news will certainly not be the same without him in it.John’s last few decades… Read More
6 November 2023 The Australian Radio Network (ARN) has been named an Inclusive Employer for 2023-2024 by the prestigious Diversity Council Australia (DCA), recognising and accrediting the company's commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace.
6 November 2023 Five years ago, the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) offered a Graduate Diploma in Radio which you could attend full and part time and only face to face. That diploma has shifted to include podcasting and now allows those who live regionally, perhaps have full time work, or young children, or limits around accessibility, the ability to still immerse themselves in radio, audio and sound production. People like Myoung Jae Yi.
4 November 2023 The 2023 Community Radio Awards were announced at a gala dinner held at the Adelaide Oval to wrap up the annual three day Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) conference. The Tony Staley Award for Excellence in Community Broadcasting went to NT station 8CCC with Benjamin Erin also winning the Station Leadership Award. 3CR's Dr Juliet Fox won the Michael Law Award.
3 November 2023 You may’ve already been reading our earlier story about the return of Radio Santa on DAB+ in Australia.It seems radio stations across the United States have already begun the switch from their regular music format to holiday carols.For the most part, stations are reverting to more traditional songs this year with the Christmas carols from… Read More
3 November 2023 The year should be ending on a high note for 4BC’s Bill McDonald who’s taken over the 9am to 12n slot.Instead, Gary Hardgrave is filling in for Bill who sadly lost his wife to Cancer.“Gary Hardgrave here in the chair this morning for Bill McDonald. Look, I have some sad news to share with 4BC… Read More
3 November 2023 In this feature interview, you’ll learn more about Dales Whyte.He’s a broadcast veteran as well as working outside of the industry.Dales has worked all sorts of jobs within radio. From on-air to copy, even management roles to help others.Q: Dales, Where is home for you? Born and bred or just really happy there?A: Home for… Read More
3 November 2023 SCA has announced its regional Breakfast show lineup for 2024 across the Hit and Triple M Networks with new shows and new announcers.SCA Chief Content Officer Dave Cameron says the regional Breakfast show line up for next year on the Hit Network will focus on the super show strategy, with Triple M continuing to double-down… Read More
3 November 2023 ABC Radio Canberra is welcoming a much-loved voice back to the Canberra airwaves, with Ross Solly returning to host the Drive program in 2024.Already a familiar voice to the audience as ABC Radio Canberra’s former Breakfast host of nine years, Ross says he’s delighted to be returning to the weekday lineup.“I’m super excited to get… Read More
2 November 2023 The technology might have changed, but the heart of radio has not.That’s according to Spencer Howson, who says there’s still nothing quite like the connection and companionship that live and local radio provides.The high-profile Queensland radio host opens up about the changes and challenges within the industry in the first episode of Australian Broadcast Radio:… Read More
3 November 2023 Andrew ‘Jars’ Jarman – one of radio’s great characters – today celebrates 21 years on air at Triple M Adelaide.To mark the milestone, his co-hosts Bernie Vince and Greg Blewett are looking back on Jars’ incredible radio career with a special montage of his biggest moments over the years.Jars has had many roles at Triple… Read More
2 November 2023 Ghostly ghouls rose from their graves on Halloween – all for a good cause.MIXX FM Colac hosted an epic Halloween event which raised more than $1,000 for Let’s Talk Colac which is a local mental health support organisation.The station transformed its entire building into a Halloween wonderland.Studios became the scariest rooms in town, the sales… Read More
2 November 2023 Radio Station KDKA turns 103 today and is considered by historians as the world’s first commercial station.Founded by Harry P David, KDKA went to air for the first time on November 2, 1920 with its first program broadcasting the Presidential Election results.The station describes itself as “A Pioneer Broadcasting Station of the World”Its transmission is… Read More