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Dayle Richardson Signs Off
2NM Muswellbrook breakfast announcer Dayle ‘Richo’ Richardson has hosted his final program. He shared on Facebook: “Final brekky show. Final day in radio. It's a weird feeling but onward and upward they say. To all in the Hunter - thank you for letting me join you each day while on air. You guys out there is the REAL reason we get into radio You rock. And hope to see you all around the traps soon. Richo out!”
AFTRS FM Now Live
The third pop-up radio station for 2016 Graduate Diploma of Radio students at the Australian Film Television and Radio School
is live. AFTRS Program Leader Radio Lisa Sweeney
says this year’s students are already in high demand from industry. You can hear the broadcast and check out their amazing digital and social content here: http://aftrsfm.aftrs.edu.au/ More details.
Anthony Tilli Moving On
Anthony Tilli, Radio West Merredin breakfast announcer, has announced that this will be his last week in radio. He says: “Carolyn & I will be moving to Perth to start a new chapter in our lives. We want to thank the people of Merredin & the Central Wheatbelt towns for your love, patience, support & encouragement. It's been 3 of the best years of our lives.”
Tony Delroy FInal Week
It's the final week of hosting ABC radio's Nightlife for Tony Delroy. On Wednesday and Friday nights he will replay some of his favourite interviews from the past 26 years. Dominic Knight will take the reins of the show over next Monday, in temporary capacity until a permanent replacement for Tony is announced.
Coodabeens Champions Celebrate 1000 Shows
The Coodabeen Champions 1000th show will be heard on 774 ABC radio Melbourne and ABC Local Radio Victoria this Saturday 3 September. The Coodabeen Champions - Jeff Richardson, Ian Cover, Greg Champion and Billy Baxter have been on Melbourne radio since they debuted in 1981 on community radio 3RRR and has twice moved to 3AW. After an initial stint with ABC Local Radio Victoria in 1988, they returned to the station in 2003 and have been on air every Saturday night during the AFL Footy season since.
Radio Stops For No Honeymoon
When Craig Pittman
decided to attend Sean Craig Murphy’s Australian Radio School
, he had no idea it would lead to it interrupting his honeymoon. Craig will be packing boxes instead of sipping marguerites, and heading back to SA, after securing a new role as the 5MU
and Power FM
Production Co-ordinator and station floater. Full story.
Finalists Announced For 2016 Radio Awards
The finalists in the 28th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards
(ACRAs) have been announced with the hotly contested Best On Air Team FM (Metro) finalists including five-time winners Kyle Sandilands
and Jackie Henderson, (The Kyle and Jackie O Show, KIIS 1065
, Sydney) up against three-time winners Hamish Blake
and Andy Lee
(The Hamish & Andy Show, SCA
Hit Network). Also competing for the title are Jonesy and Amanda - WSFM, Kate, Tim & Marty
- Nova Network,
Fifi & Dave- Fox FM
Melbourne) and Chrissie, Sam & Browny - Nova 100
Melbourne). Full list.
Jacob Cummings Joins SEA FM
91.9 SEA FM
Sunshine Coast has appointed Jacob Cummings
as the latest member of the on-air team. Jacob is replacing Joe Groth
who is moving to the SCA Gold Coast hub as daytime network announcer after 18 month with SEA FM Sunshine Coast. Full details.
ARN Appoints New Sydney Agency Sales Director
ARN has appointed Angus Leech to the role of Sydney Agency Sales Director. This appointment is an internal promotion for Angus, who joined ARN as Group Sales Manager in 2014. The appointment to the role is effective immediately.
New Canberra FM GM
Craig Wagstaff has been appointed as the new General Manager for Hit104.7 and Mix 106.3 in Canberra. Craig began his career as an Account Manager at Canberra FM. He later went on to work in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates but has now returned home. Craig joins Canberra FM on 29 August replacing former GM Eoghan O’Byrne who has moved to the University of Canberra to work as a director and in marketing and communications.
Mike E & Emma Celebrate 5 Years
The Edge 96.ONE’s brekky duo Mike E & Emma have notched up five years on air together. To celebrate the occasion they threw a party at The Broadway Crown for their biggest fans.
Sacha Barbour Joins ARN
Sacha Barbour has joined the ARN Sydney newsroom as a journalist and weekend news presenter. She formerly worked at Star 104.5 Central Coast as breafast newsreader.
AIR NEWS Up For Sale?
There have been a few rumours that AIR News
could be on the market. Jocks’ Journal
spoke to owner Artie Stevens
who sid: “Are those rumours still floating around? We aren’t being sold .. but like any other company - always happy to talk to prospective buyers for a chat. They can always call me or email me.” email@example.com
Louise Higgins Leaves NOVA
NOVA Entertainment Chief Operating Officer Louise Higgins is leaving the company. She's been the COO since November 2010. Group Sales Director, Peter Charlton, will take on the additional role of Acting COO until further notice.
GfK Metro Radio Ratings
The latest GfK
metro radio ratings were released today. Talk stations 3AW
(14.4%) and 2GB
(12.2) continue their dominance in Melbourne and Sydney. MIX 102.3
was the top rating station in Adelaide with 14.5 and Perth's MIX 94.5
was again No 1 with 14.4. Nova 106.
9 was the top station in Brisbane with 14.4. Full details.
Seb Joins Power FM Ballarat
is leaving Power FM
in the Hunter Valley and returning to Victoria to work at Power FM Ballarat. Seb has been with the station 2 years heading the Power Brekkie team with a couple of co-hosts during his time. He’s also run the station’s Production department. (Picture: Seb
and the kids). More details.
RTI FM Is Back
the student-run pop-up station, returns to the airwaves this week featuring the freshest industry-ready radio talent poised to hit the Australian market. Managed by the Advanced Radio students from Melbourne’s Radio Training Institute,
RTI FM brings you nine personalities across four shows. The the full RTI FM Program Guide and Personality bios are available online at https://rtifmau.wordpress.com
All Girl Lineup On ABC Brisbane
On 612 ABC Brisbane it was an all female line up on Monday. Terri Begley (pictured) was filling in for Spencer Howson on breakfast. She was followed by Kelly Higgins-Devine, then Kat Davidson, Emma Griffiths and then on evening Sarah Howells. Station Content Director is Vanessa Wiltshire.
John Solander Departs 6PR
On Friday August 19, John Solvander worked his final dayat 6PR. He says: “My 15 years with the station has flown by and I'm leaving with many fond memories of my time at 169 Hay St. I also leave with confidence in radio's continuing strength and relevance - not only in the wider media landscape, but also in the daily lives of our listeners. It's an industry I've loved and one I'll continue to take a keen interest in. Thanks very much for your support and no doubt I will cross paths with many of you in the future.”John takes on a new venture with local company Media Stable.
Keith McCarten Joins Flood Active
5MU drive announcer Keith McCarten has left the station to take up a position with Flood Active providing traffic and lifestyle reports for the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast,Townsville and Gladstone. Keith will work from his home and save himself just under 1,000ks per week travelling from his home in Adelaide to Murray Bridge!
Jono Coleman’s Possible New Radio Gig
Jono Coleman and his former Jono and Dano producer Clint Dreiberg are discussing the possibility of Jono co-hosting ‘Breakfast in Dublin’ on Ireland's Radio NOVA 100. Matt’s co-host Dee is pregnant and about to go on maternity leave. Jono Coleman guested a few weeks ago and the listeners loved the chemistry of Matt and Dee and Jono. It’s possible that Jono may co-host the show from Nova 969 which is next door to Network Ten (where Jono works at Studio 10).
2CH Sale Would Create 2GB-2UE Macquarie Synergy Format
reports: “A major experiment in radio programming is about to be unleashed on Sydney’s grown-up listeners and if it works it is likely to be extended to Melbourne and Brisbane. Macquarie Media is about to launch a new format on its Sydney heritage news and talk station 2UE
. " Full story.
Tony Moclair On Overnights
Tony Moclair has been appointed as the new host of Australia Overnight on 3AW and 2UE.
Vale Bob Ackery
Former Brisbane radio personality Bob Ackery
has died. He is best known for his time at 4BH.
He joined the station in the early 1970s and became the drive time announcer before moving into breakfast, later taking on the role of Programme Manager and eventually General Manager in the late 80s. In his early days he worked for 2VM
Moree. He also served as manager of Macsat based at 2CA
in Canberra. In his later years he worked for Black and White cabs in Brisbane. (Picture from 2007 4BH Reunion.) More details.
Bowie Departs The Cruze
Jac Bowie has resigned from her role on The Cruze with Jac Bowie, an afternoon drive show, on Mix 104.9 FM Darwin. Jac was also the Online Content Manager for Mix 104.9 and Hot 100.
Hamish & Andy to headline National Radio Conference
and Andy Lee,
Southern Cross Austereo’s Hit Network national drive team will headline this year’s National Radio Conference in Melbourne. Appearing for the first time at the annual industry conference, the session moderated by their executive producer Sam Cavanagh,
will see Hamish and Andy
answer questions about their career in radio, talk about their unique approach to content creation, discuss working in a creative team and reveal what it takes to stay at the top of their game. Full story.
Gregg Easton Accepts Full Time Role
After several months in the dual roles of Assistant Content Director/ Morning Show Host, Gregg Easton has accepted the offer from Grant Broadcasters to become 2EC & Power FM Bega Bay’s Content Director.
Random Radio News
Who’s Your Favourite Guest Host?
Over the past two weeks, Hitz 939
Bundaberg has been running a competition with a different guest co-host on the show for each of the 10 days while regular host Tracey
has been away. Hitz breakfast host Bryce
said 'it was a great experience, kind of like coaching a footy team that had never seen a ball before. If you ever have a co-host away, I definitely recommend having a bit of fun with this'. More details.
Aquira Is Acquired
The Perth based North Metropolitan TAFE
students are now graduating with the latest in RCS
training. NMT’s college station Boom Radio
already trains and operates with RCS Zetta, GSelector and Zetta News and the addition of Aquira now ensures a complete RCS suite experience. Head of Radio,
Phillip Vinciullo said: “The addition of Aquira to our suite of RCS products ensures our students are the most equipped in radio software knowledge across the nation.” More details.