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May 2019 Radio News



CBAA Community Radio Awards - Entries Close Soon

The CBAA Community Radio Awards entries will close next Wednesday, 29 May 2019. Winners will be announced at the CBAA Community Radio Awards Gala Dinner on 26 October, part of the CBAA Conference in Melbourne, Victoria. Entrants' Guide for all categories, criteria and information on how to enter.





Roy and H.G. Join Macquarie Sports Radio

Australia’s sports commentary duo Roy and H.G. have a new home on Macquarie Sports Radio. Just Short of a Length with Roy and H.G. will pad up for one of the world’s most hotly anticipated sporting spectacles - the ICC Cricket World Cup.The show premieres on June 1. Full details.




GfK Newcastle Survey 1, 2019

With an increase of 3.7%, 102.9 Triple M rated No 1 in the first Newcastle GfK survey for 2019 with 16.8%.  Next came HIT 106.9 with 12.5%. triple j followed with 11.5% (+2.3). ABCNewcastle had a share of 9.6% (-3.1), 2HD 8% and NEW FM7.5%. Triple M were No 1 in all sessions except evening with 2HD rating No 1. Full details.




New CD at Hit 105

Jack Ball has been appointed Content Director of Hit 105Brisbane and Head of Content Hit Queensland.  




Lachlan Kitchen Now In Dubai

Lachlan Kitchen who left i98 FM Illawarra after almost 15 years at the station has joined Dubai 92 to host the breakfast show.




Vale Paul Mason

Paul Mason passed away May 2nd. He was 89. Up until a few months ago Paul was still doing some voice overs and was on air at North West FM. Along with his wife of 61 years, Elaine, he presented Saturday night’s Stepping Out With Memories until November last year. Mason scripted, hosted and provided the music for programs on stations such as North West FM, Golden Days Radio, INR in Heidelberg, 3CC in Harcourt, WRB in Footscray and 3WBC in Box Hill. His first foray into radio was the ABC’s Sentimental Journey program, which led to program requests from the UK-based broadcaster, BBC.




Heidi Tiltins Move

Heidi Tiltins has left WSFM and joined the smoothfm and Nova newsroom.




Eggo's New Role

Mathew 'Eggo' Eggleston has been appointed to the newly created role of Hit Network National Operations Manager.





New 2NUR Manager

Shane Peak has been appointed Station Manager at 2NUR at the University of Newcastle.




Hot Tomato Changes

At Hot Tomato Gold Coast, Candice Hazeltine (pictured) is moving from doing mornings to become EP for Flan, Emily Jade and Christo.  Olivia Scott who was station floater and Drive Producer is now mornings announcer and Assistant MD. Monique Cremona who was working in promotions is now Producer for Gailey, Mal and Moyra and is heard on weeknights 8 pm till 11 pm.



 
Renee Peterson Back To Melbourne

Renee Peterson has returned to Melbourne after filling in with 90.9 SEA FM on the Gold Coast. She covered for Bella Frizzaand Scotty Couchman on the national Hit Network, regional and provincial.




Finalists announced for
Brian White Journalism Scholarship

Commercial Radio Australia has announced the finalists for the Brian White Scholarship Scholarship, which gives one student the chance to kickstart their journalism career and gain experience in Australia’s biggest radio newsrooms. Five of the 10 finalists are from NSW and four are from Western Australia’s Edith Cowan University. Full story.



Finalists announced for
Brian White Journalism Scholarship

Commercial Radio Australia has announced the finalists for the Brian White Scholarship Scholarship, which gives one student the chance to kickstart their journalism career and gain experience in Australia’s biggest radio newsrooms. Five of the 10 finalists are from NSW and four are from Western Australia’s Edith Cowan University. Full story.




Dugald Saunders now talking in Parliament

The new state member for Dubbo is no stranger to talking to the region – he’s been doing it for a decade. Former Dubbo ABC Presenter Dugald Saunders (ex-2XL, 3GG, 2UE, 4BC and 2DU) presented his maiden speech last week to the NSW Parliament as he commences his term as the newly elected Member for Dubbo. ABC Western Plains is now looking for the next breakfast personality here




Triple M set to give away their CD Library

Triple M is giving away their 10,000+ CD library to one person. Head of Triple M Content in Queensland, Rex Morris said the library has been the soundtrack to Brisbane for nearly 40 years. He said it may just be the biggest rock library ever given away as a single prize. Full Story




Commercial radio ad revenue in March quarter
 
Commercial radio metropolitan advertising revenue declined by 2.6% to $181.612 million in the March quarter compared to $186.518 million in the same period a year ago, according to data compiled by Deloitte and released today by industry body Commercial Radio Australia. More Details




2GB hand Alan Jones breach of contract notice

A breach of contract notice sent to broadcaster Alan Jones this month is the third Jones has been handed by 2GB management since a $3.7 million defamation case relating to Queensland’s Lockyer Valley floods went against the radio station in September. Macquarie Media CEO Adam Lang has warned Jones that two callers put to air on his breakfast show on April 29 made statements that were potentially in breach of the broadcaster’s existing five-year contract, which is set to expire on June 30. Full story (Courtesy of Daily Telegraph)




Widow of Keith McGowan sues his son,
granddaughter in will dispute

The family of late Melbourne radio legend Keith McGowan is locked in a legal battle over his will. McGowan, 70, died three days before Christmas 2013 after suffering a stroke in his sleep. The veteran 3AW presenter’s wife Angela McGowan, who was gifted his estate, is suing his son from his first marriage, Nathan McGowan, and granddaughter, Jessica McGowan, after they lodged a caveat on her South Yarra home she shared with him. Full story from Herlad-Sun.




Dry July ads named Australia’s best
radio campaign for 2019

A radio campaign by Clemenger BBDO Sydney for Dry July has won the Gold Siren Award for Australia’s best radio campaign at the annual 2019 Siren Awards. The “Ducking Autocorrect” campaign, by creatives Ben Clare and Celia Mortlock, took out the Gold and Silver Awards at an event in Sydney hosted by comedian and Triple M breakfast host Lawrence Mooney. Full story.



 



Matt & Troy Team Up On Nova 100

A day after Matt Tilley made his debut on mornings at Nova 100, he has reunited with former on-air partner Troy Ellis. The pair more than 10 years together on The Matt and Jo Show. The show will still be known as ‘Matt Tilley in the Morning.’ Mel Tracina is now on afternoons replacing Ellis.




Darwin now broadcasting in digital with DAB+
 
Listeners in Darwin can now tune in to commercial radio in digital quality sound, with the official switch on today of permanent digital radio broadcasts on DAB+. Low-powered trial DAB+ services have been on air in Darwin since 2010, but permanent installation and higher power transmissions mean consumers can now access the full benefits of digital radio. Full details.




Alan Jones' Radio Contract Talk, Drags On

Macquarie Media has the option to review rival offers made to Alan Jones as difficult negotiations with the star 2GB presenter drag on. The radio network is in the midst of fraught negotiations with the 78-year-old veteran broadcaster and breakfast host of Sydney radio station 2GB whose employment contract runs until June 30. Full story. (Source: Sydney Morning Herald)




Jeff Sparrow Bids the Breakfasters Farewell

Jeff Sparrow is stepping down from co-hosting Breakfasters at 3RRR Melbourne after three and a half years on air. Jeff’s decided to spend more time focusing on his writing. His final broadcast will be on Friday 10 May. Full story.




Dan Hill New K ROCK CD

Dan Hill is leaving FOX FM and joining Grant Broadcasters' K Rock as their new CD.  He says:  "Can't wait to head down the highway to hang out with my pals at K rock. Bittersweet to be leaving SCA, a company I've spent nearly 13 years with, but so exciting to start fresh leading a great team. Bring it on."




Hit100.9 Hobart welcomes Sean Brown
 
Sean Brown has returned to his hometown as Mornings Announcer and Music Director for Hobart’s Hit100.9. Originally born in Hobart and growing up in Tasmania, Sean made the move to Sydney in 2017 to attend AFTRS. Whilst studying, Sean began his radio career producing digital content with Kyle and Jackie O then moved onto casual on-air work across the ARN. Most recently, Sean was the host on Magic 931’s breakfast show in South Australia and now has scored a spot on the radio station he grew up listening to.




Steph's New ARN Gig

Steph Halamantaris is the new daytime announcer on ARN's digital radio station 'Chemist Warehouse Remix'. Steph has been a casual weekend announcer with KIIS 1011 for the past couple of years.




ARN Appoints Corey Layton to New Role
 
ARN has announced Corey Layton has been appointed to the newly created role of Commercial Product and Audio Partnerships Director. Corey will be part of ARN’s National Commercial Leadership Team. He will lead the National Client Solutions Team and also be responsible for driving ARN’s audio growth strategy, including expanding ARN’s podcast offering.This appointment marks a return to ARN for Corey, who started his career on-air at ARN station formerly known as TT FM.




Virginia Trioli confirmed as Jon Faine's replacement

The ABC has confirmed News Breakfast presenter Virginia Trioli will replace Melbourne radio presenter Jon Faine when the veteran broadcaster retires later this year. Faine, who has been the morning’s presenter at ABC Radio Melbourne for 23 years, announced in January he would be hanging up the headphones at the end of the year.Trioli has hosted ABC News Breakfast since 2008. She has recently filled in for Faine as well as for Tony Jones on ABC TV’s Q&A. Her shift to radio would mean a brief - but nonetheless welcome - sleep-in, after just over a decade of 3am starts. (Source: The Age)

April 2019 Radio News



GfK Metro Survey 2, 2019

In the latest GfK metro survey, talk stations 2GB (14.5%) and 3AW (15.2%) were once again the top rating stations respectively in Sydney and Melbourne. No 1 station in Brisbane was Nova 106.9 (12.4%), in Adelaide it was Mix 102.3 (13.9%) and in Perth Mix 94.5 (15.4%). Full details.




2019 GfK Metro DAB+ Ratings Survey 2

The top rating DAB+ stations in survey 2 were: Edge Digital (Sydney), Double J (Melbourne), Coles Radio (Brisbane), The '90s iHeart Radio (Adelaide) and Oldskool Hits (Perth).  Full Details




Cale Porter Leaves Nova and joins Mix 102.3

Nova 91.9 Adelaide announcer Cale Porter has left Nova.  He had been with the network almost seven years. He has joined MIx 102.3 and has been covering Workdays for the past few weeks.





Vale Wayne Gregson

Wayne Gregson passed away on Saturday morning 27th April. Gregson, aged 64, died of cancer. Wayne was a co-host of the Wake Up Call with Bruce Lees on Gold 98.3 & AM 1071 Central Victoria. Wayne also worked with 3BO and was a Walkley Award Winning writer, editor and reporter for the Bendigo Advertiser and The Herald-Sun. He also served as a local councillor. (A tribute and Wayne and Bruce's audio of last radio show.)




Entries now open for 2019 CBAA Community Radio Awards

Community radio’s national awards are now open for entries, giving broadcasters the opportunity to receive recognition across 30+ categories in 2019. The CBAA’s Chief Executive Officer Jon Bisset says the CBAA Community Radio Awards offer an inspiring snapshot of the achievements of stations with programs, initiatives or practices that have increased their capability and improved the services offered to their communities. Entries for the awards are open to CBAA member stations and their representatives until Wednesday, 29 May 2019. For more information and to enter, head to www.cbaa.org.au/awards




The Late Show With Kevin Hillier

RSN Racing & Sport (927) Melbourne has a new program beginning on Monday April 29.  The Late Show with Kevin Hillier will be heard 11pm Monday night till 2am - four nights/mornings a week. Hillier will highlight all the key live racing from home and abroad and will be joined by Rohan Connolly and Megan Hustwaite. He told JJ : "The idea is to have some fun and do some good radio. Will be quite a few surprises in store as well but plenty of sport, music, food, drink and Melbourne talk."




Aaron Kearney's Final ABC Program

Long-time ABC broadcaster and sports commentator Aaron Kearney finished up his ABC 1233 Newcastle program on Friday April 26. Kearney has spent 15 years broadcasting from the studios in Newcastle West. Full story.




Nine Sale of Regional Titles Imminent Paving Way
for Macquarie Deal

Nine Entertainment Co is expected to complete the sale of 170 regional and community newspapers over the next week in a move that could clear the way for a deal with radio network Macquarie Media. This would include buying ad-man John Singleton's shares in the radio group, which owns AM radio stations such as Melbourne's 3AW and Sydney's 2GB known for presenters Alan Jones and Ray Hadley. Mr Singleton previously described it as "inevitable" he would sell his 32.4 per cent stake. (Source: Sydney Morning Herald)




Pete Brandtman Back Behind The Mic

Pete Brandtman can once again be heard on 2ST Nowra. He continues in his role as station copywriter but also can now be heard 12-2pm weekdays. Pete was last on air on a regular basis two years ago.




Hot Tomato No 1 in GfK Gold Coast Tweed Survey

New Grant Broadcasters station Hot Tomato rated No 1 in the first 2019 GfK Gold Coast Tweed survey with a share of 15.4% (+0.1). They were followed by SCA stations Gold FM with 14.8 % (+0.7) and SEA FM with 11.1% (+0.4). Local ABC station had a share of 5.0 (+1.1). Hot Tomato was No 1 in breakfast, drive and evening (+6.3%). Gold rated No 1 in morning and afternoon. Full results.




Ugly Phil Off To UK

Triple M afternoon and My Generation host Ugly Phil is heading back to the UK. Triple M head of content Mike Fitzpatrick announced he woud take on a 'top secret project'.  His replacement will be announced soon.



Greg Burns Leaves Nova And Returns Home

NOVA Entertainment morning host Greg Burns is returning home to the UK to head a weekend show on Bauer’s Hits Radio. Burns, who had formerly worked in the UK began with the Nova Network in 2016. He had been hosting a syndicated Mornings show across the Nova Network, but in June 2018, Brisbane and Adelaide returned to local programming.




Bevington's Back!

Lee Bevington has been appointed Content Director at Hit 101.9/Triple M Fraser Coast. He commences Tuesday May 7. Bevington was formerly Music Director/Morning Announcer at Hot 91.1 Sunshine Coast in 2016 before taking a break from radio.




Finalists and Host Announced for Siren Awards
 
Finalists for the best radio ad for 2019 have been announced with 11 of Australia’s leading agencies vying for the coveted Gold Siren to be awarded next month.The winning ad will be announced at the Siren Awards to be held on 9 May at The Rawson in Sydney, hosted by stand-up comedian, breakfast radio star and TV personality Lawrence Mooney. Full story.




Hit 104.7 No 1 in Canberra Ratings

In the first GfK Canberra Survey for 2019, HIT 104.7 rated No 1 with a share of 17.8% (+3.5). Next came sister station MIX 106.3 with 17.0% (+2.7) and then ABC Canberra with 12.1% (-3.2).  2CC had a share of 4.8% (+0.5) with 2CA on 4.6% (-2.0). Hit 104.7 were No 1 in breakfast. Hit 104.7 were No 1 in morning, afternoon and drive. ABC No 1 in evening.  Full results.




Daniel Pizarro Joins 2CC

Daniel Pizarro is the new Producer for 2CC Canberra's Drive program 'Canberra Live'. He has previously worked with the Australian Traffic Network, Super Radio Network, North-East Broadcasters, BLU FM & Network Ten. Daniel told Jocks' Journal: "I'm very excited to be in Canberra as the Federal Election campaign gets underway!"




Tony Aldridge appointed as Content Director

ARN has announced the appointment of Tony Aldridge as Content Director for Melbourne’s KIIS 101.1.Tony joined ARN in 2018 as Content Director for Mix 102.3 and Cruise 1323 in Adelaide, where he built on previous success for the station including the city’s #1 breakfast show hosted by Jodie & Soda. Tony will work shaping the content strategy for KIIS and take on all operational responsibility for the station alongside KIIS 101.1 Assistant Content Director Daniel Bozykowski, and with focus on both the breakfast show and national drive show.



 

Nova Delivers A New Sound In Mornings 
 
The Nova Network is making changes across Melbourne and Sydney in workdays, from Monday 29 April. Chrissie, Sam & Browny in Melbourne will continue with Matt Tilley from 9am while Sydney listeners will be able to hear Kent ‘Smallzy’ Small following Fitzy & Wippa. Matt Tilley will make his return to Melbourne on Nova 100. Complementing Matt during the workday, Troy Ellis will move to the new time of 12pm to 4pm in the afternoon. Full story.




Bill Caralis makes power play for Alan Jones

Super Radio network owner Bill Caralis rarely shows his hand but this month he made a call from his Tweed Head office and put out a feeler for Alan Jones. Caralis, radio sources have confirmed, reached out to soon-to-be-out-of-contract 2GB breakfast star Alan Jones two weeks ago in the hope of enticing Jones to make the jump to his 2SM Super Network, the largest privately owned radio network in the country. Since 2011 John Laws has hosted a morning show on Caralis’s 2SM. (Source news.com.au)


 

New Senior Producers for Hit 105's Breakfast Show

Two new Senior Producers have been appointed for hit105’s Breakfast Show, Stav, Abby & Matt. Lead Senior Producer will be Siobhain McDonnell who has been in Dublin, producing Breakfast radio, for the past five years. Toni Kipa, will also join Siobhain as producer. Kipa, who was most recently with Hot Tomato Breakfast show on the Gold Coast. They will replace Executive Producer Abi Benaud, who moves to 2DayFM as Executive Producer of Grant, Ed & Ash and Producer Kaz Simpson will be taking some time away from radio.




Close Survey Result In Mandurah

In the latest 2019 Xtra Insights Mandurah survey, 97.3 Coast FM was the top rating station with 21.5% (last survey 34.0) with sister station 91.7 The Wave experiencing a huge increase and are now 21% (last survey 5.5%). In third place is Hit 92.9 with 7.1% (were 5.1).  Full details.




RCS Double Celebration

The company may be celebrating its 40th birthday, but RCS is demonstrating that it is still at the forefront of broadcast innovation. At the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, RCS received a Future Best of Show Award, presented by Radio World, for the revolutionary new "Zetta Cloud". Full story.




Gary Roberts Managing Director of 96 FM

ARN’s 96FM announced Gary Roberts in the newly created position of Managing Director - Perth, providing leadership and management across commercial, content and operations for 96FM. The move marks a return to 96FM for Gary, who launched the station as Programme Director in 1980 and continued as General Manager for twelve years. More Details.




ABC Radio Updated Branding

ABC Radio has commenced roll out of updated branding of its 44 Regional bureaux. The refreshed branding can be heard across broadcast platforms as well as seen across social media, apps, websites and third-party platforms. Audiences are increasingly accessing content via digital platforms, and a consistent identity across broadcast, online and mobile will allow audience to identify us quickly, easily and intuitively on the device of their choice. The Regional bureaux brand refresh follows the ABC’s Capital City local Radio brand update, rolled out two years ago. Full details.




1377 SEN+ To Rebrand As 1377 WINX+

To celebrate Australia’s favourite super horse Winx’s anticipated final race on Saturday, 1377 SEN+ will be rebranded 1377 Winx+ for a special whole-day takeover at The Championships Day 2 - Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse. Full details.




Chiara Kemp joins Central Coast’s 107.7 2GO
 
Chiara Kemp has been appointed producer of 107.7 2GO’s Breakfast with Mandy & Rob Palmer, commencing on Monday, 8 April. Chiara comes from Melbourne where she has been working at various community radio stations over the past six years.




Commercial Radio Reaches Parents

Almost 2.3 million parents tune into commercial radio across 5 major metropolitan markets each week. 35% of parent listeners don't read newspapers in an average week. Parent listeners spend 12 hrs 36 mins listening to commercial radio each week.  Nearly 1 in 4 parent listeners don't watch commercial TV in an average day. More details.




RIch Howells Appointed
National Digital Commercial Director

Rich Howells has been appointed as ARN's National Digital Commercial Director as part of a restructure of its National Commercial Leadership Team.  He joins ARN from Amobee where he was Group Operations Director APAC.  Rich will commence his role at ARN’s Melbourne office on April 8.




Local to lead SCA in North Queensland
 
Townsville local Cassandra Cazzulino has been appointed General Manager of Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) in the North Queensland capital. The announcement was made today by Damon Rielly, SCA Executive General Manager - Queensland and will see Ms Cazzulino leading the operations of Townsville’s two leading stations in Hit103.1FM and Triple M 102.3FM, as well as SCA’s Channel 9 sales affiliation.Ms Cazzulino will commence on Monday 29th April.



Toni Tenaglia Joins Gold 104

ARN has announced the return of Toni Tenaglia for a new on-air role. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, the former announcer, programmer and MD has a new gig on Gold FM. Toni will be joining the station as the Afternoons announcer. Toni’s new role on Afternoons at Gold104.3 will kick off on April 29.





Ray Hadley faces fresh bullying allegations

Several former staff at radio station 2GB have come forward with fresh allegations of bullying against high-profile broadcaster Ray Hadley. Former colleagues describe Hadley as a man prone to fits of rage who would threaten, bully and intimidate them in the workplace. Full story.   (Source abc.net.au)



Commercial digital radio services switch on in Hobart

Commercial radio is now broadcasting on DAB+ digital radio in Hobart, offering listeners better sound quality and more choice, with three new DAB+ commercial stations now on air – KIX Country, Easy Hits and Triple M Classic Rock.   More Info





Wagga Wagga Radio Survey 2019

Riverina's Hit 93.1 is No 1 in the latest Wagga Wagga survey with a share of 31.8% (last survey 32.4).  Next came Riverina's 1152 Triple M with 17.4% (17.3) and then ABC Local with 13.1% (14.3).  Full details.




Vale Bruce Rogerson

Bruce Rogerson, father of former Grant Broadcasters Group PD and longtime JJ columnist David Rogerson, has died in Sydney. Bruce Rogerson’s radio career began at 2PK Parkes in 1949. He also worked at 2GN, 2BS then 2NZ, daily on the breakfast, lunch, and early evening children’s program and Sunday morning. After studying overseas Bruce returned to Australia in 1955 to 2UE in sales and production and later as Sales Manager, winning several awards. In 1972 Bruce introduced 2CH Good Music. He was also responsible for the establishment of the Radio Marketing Bureau in 1978. Bruce was inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame in 2002. His funeral will be held on Thursday 10am at St Andrews Anglican Church, Rocky Point Road, Sans Souci. A full tribute will be featured in the next edition of Jocks' Journal.




Lachlan Kitchen Leaves i98
 
Lachlan Kitchen is leaving i98 FM Illawarra after almost 15 years at the station. The radio presenter and former Content Director announced the news on Instagram. He says he’d turned down the offer of a contract extension.




Katelynn Starr joins Gold 92.5 as Breakfast Producer
 
Gold Coast’s Gold 92.5 will welcome Katelynn Starr as the new Breakfast Producer for Bridge & Spida, on Monday April 8. Katelynn comes to the Gold Coast from 4KQ in Brisbane where she has gained experience in a variety of roles from the street team to brand activations and most recently producing.




Vale Craig Allen

Craig Allen, a pioneer in the narrowcasting industry, has sadly passed away.  He died on Thursday March 28. Craig had been operating LPON radio services for many years including a group of Classic Hits FM stations in NSW.  Allen, who lived in Glenmore Park, NSW, had only signed up as a subscriber to Jocks' Journal in 2018. We'd like to express our sincere sympathy and condolences to his family.

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Australian True Crime Podcast

Marks 100th Episode


Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb will mark 100 episodes on May 9. The milestone will feature a special in-depth episode and

some live events in Melbourne in June. Australian True Crime (ATC) launched in March 2017. Full story.




Radio stays strong as Podcast listening and Smart Speaker use grows


Radio has retained its place as the most used audio platform, while awareness and use of podcasts has increased steadily over the past year, and ownership of smart speakers has doubled, according to the findings of the 2019 Infinite Dial Australia Study released today. The comprehensive study of audio and digital media behaviour by global firm Edison Research found that 83% of Australians are now aware of podcasts, up from 78% a year ago. Full story.




Podcasts have overtaken the popularity of music streaming playlists


Australians are listening more to podcasts than to streaming playlists, confirms a new report. UK-based MIDIA Research’s State of the Streaming Nation used Australian data as well as that from the US, UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Japan and Sweden. 18% of music streamers listen to podcasts, while only 15% use curated playlists. Full story.





Murri Country radio marks 25 years on air


Australia's first Indigenous radio station in a capital city is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Brisbane's 98.9 FM, which was originally known as 4AAA, has carved an important place within the Indigenous community and Australia's media landscape.It was Australia's first dedicated country music station and a platform for Indigenous activism. An exhibition called "I Heard it on the Radio" marks the 25 year milestone.





Tony Gordon Dedication Ceremony


Friends of the late Tony Gordon are invited to a dedication ceremony to be held on Saturday 25th May. A park and a memorial to Tony has been donated by Lend Lease, the developers of Yarrabilba, the site of Tony’s fatal aeroplane crash. It starts at 10 am at the corner of Kurgan Lane and Garragulll Drive, Yarrabilba.  Drinks will follow at Logan Village Hotel (not catered. RSVP: Jacqui Cowley (Gordon) - jacqui.cowley@bigpond.com More details.





2KM-2MC Staff Reunion


A 2KM-2MC Staff Reunion will be held on September 20 2019 in Kempsey. Organiser Ian Wright from 5MU/POWER FM started his radio career with 2KM in 1971 and has promoted the event through Facebook. Staff can register to attend the Reunion via the Facebook link  or by emailing Ian at ianshome@iinet.net.au

The Facebook page is packed with photos, stories, comment and audio as a lead up to the September event.





Our radio stars are living the dream

on the property market


If the homes of Sydney’s top radio stars are anything to go by, then they certainly are making a very decent living from just their voice. With the likes of Alan Jones, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O taking home around $5 million a year, some of Sydney’s radio presenters are seriously cashed up. Full story.





Jon & Kate's Excellent American Adventure


After the success of their 2018 promotion “Jon and Kate’s Excellent UK Adventure”, the ACE Radio Network is giving away another massive prize this May on their network breakfast program The Morning Rush. Breakfast hosts Jon and Kate will be travelling to the USA with Trafalgar, broadcasting a week’s worth of shows and checking out all that San Francisco and Northern California have to offer." Full details.




Radio Goulburn Proposes FM Switch


The plan, currently before the Australian Media Communications Authority (ACMA), would see the station change from the 1368 AM frequency to 107.7FM. ACMA chair Nerida O'Loughlin said FM radio provided improved audio quality for listeners in regional areas and could be more cost-effective to operate than AM radio. Courtesy of Goulburn Post - Full Story





Air Heads – The Podcast


If you are looking to get into the Radio Industry then you may want to consider downloading “Air Heads – The Podcast” available through Apple podcast, Spotify or head to www.leroybrownradio.com This is a Podcast designed to give people a snap shot into the journey you will take securing your first job in the radio industry. So far in Season 1, Leroy Brown has have talked to Al Shield (Triple M – Gold Coast), Hayden Miller (Bay FM – Geelong), Anthony Maroon (Triple M - Sydney) and Jaban Ryan (2Day – Sydney) just to name a few. Full details.