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ABC Radio Hobart announces 2019 line-up

The 2019 program year for ABC Radio Hobart sees a fresh voice joining the Drive program. Well Tasmanian journalist Lucy Breaden as the new voice of Drive between 4pm – 6.30pm on weekdays. Full details.

SCA roll out brand new websites

Stations across the entire Hit and Triple M metro and regional markets will now feature this new platform with a focus on audio and personalisation. Users will now have the option to create a log in via or so that their preferences will be saved for their next visit and content can be recommend based on their habits. More details.

2BS Now 2BS 95.1FM

Today (Thursday Dec 13) 2BS Bathurst made the switch to FM.  At 7.45am they became 2BS 95.1 FM when Federal Member, Andrew Gee officially flicked the switch. Launch photos.

Luke James resigning from Hit 92.9

The assistant content director for Perth's Hit 92.9, Luke James, is leaving the station to pursue other opportunities in Sydney. Luke will finish his role on February 1.

 Most Played Advertisements of 2018

AirCheck released the figures today showing Harvey Norman in the top spot with 208,361 ads placed across 53 stations. Nova Entertainment owned Star 104.5 Central Coast aired the most Harvey Norman ads during this time, accounting for 14,052 spots. More Details.

Craig Blair, music historian and former announcer/program manager, has died aged 54 from ulcer related complications. He worked at the Tasmanian Broadcasting Network (7BU-7AD-7SD) in the early '90s. He also worked in Townsville and regional NSW radio. Craig resided in Melbourne and was a passionate Richmond Tigers supporter.

ABC Radio's RN Breakfast accused of Greens Bias

It has been revealed that ABC's RN Breakfast has hosted double the number of interviews with Australian Greens senators this year compared with Labor senators and cross benchers. From last year November up to October, Fran Kelly's program has interviewed 11 Labor senators and 24 Greens senators. The revelations have raised concerns about the “disproportionate” ABC coverage the Greens receive. Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm voiced his concerns “The ABC has given the Greens airtime well in excess of their presence in parliament,” he said. “The ABC are on notice. If they continue to give the Greens disproportionate coverage, it will be undeniable it is deliberate.” - Courtesy of The Australian

Radio Welcomes ACCC Recommendations

Peak industry body Commercial Radio Australia has welcomed recommendations by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission for greater regulatory oversight of Facebook and Google. More Details.

John Burns to Re-Sign

3AW breakfast co-host John Burns is poised to sign a new radio deal. He joined Ross Stevenson as co-host in 2001. Stevenson had rated No 1 from 1990-2000 in breakfast with Dean Banks. Stevenson signed a new long term contract in October 2018.

Triple M Brisbane welcomes Nick Cody
for The Big Breakfast
Nick Cody is joining Marto and Robin Bailey from 5.30am to 9am weekday mornings on Triple M’s The Big Breakfast in 2019. In addition, Triple M Brisbane’s sporting all-rounder Ben ‘Dobbo’ Dobbin will present breaking sports news throughout the show. Full details.

New EP For Kyle and Jackie O

KIIS 1065’s The Kyle & Jackie O Show have announced that Sonia Jahshan has been appointed to the role of Executive Producer.  Sonia has been promoted into the role of Executive Producer after working on The Kyle & Jackie O Show as Senior Producer for the past two years. The Kyle & Jackie O Show today also announces Tom ‘Draco’ Whitaker will join the team as producer and will also be on air for KIIS 1065.

ABC Radio Brisbane's breakfast team gets a shake-up

In a return to traditional morning programming, ABC Radio Brisbane has announced Craig Zonca and Loretta Ryan will host an earlier starting Breakfast show in 2019, with a local current affairs program returning to the morning slot. Current Breakfast co-host Rebecca Levingston will host a morning program from 8:30am to 11:00am. More Details.

Aaron Kearney Returns to ABC 1233

Aaron Kearney returns to ABC 1233 Newcastle in 2019 to host drive.  He is a former breakfast host. Jenny Marchant and Dan Cox will team up to present a new double-header breakfast show.

Max Dudley Back To Brisbane

Max Dudley is heading home to Brisbane in 2019.  He'll be the new EP for Marto, Robin & The Moon Man on breakfast on Triple M. Max has spent four years with the Grill Team in Sydney.

ABC Radio Melbourne announces 2019 line-up

Starting on the 21st of January, Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah will be doing breakfast. Jon Faine will return for the mornings. Myf Warhurst will be doing the midday shift and Richelle Hunt will be heard on weekday afternoons ... Full Details.

Nine, Singleton near $109m radio deal

Negotiations between John Singleton and Nine Entertainment over Macquarie Media are thought to be heating up with the owners of Fairfax Media now believed to be talking numbers. Nine Entertainment says no negotiations have begun to buy the stake in Macquarie Media that Fairfax does not own because it does not officially secure ownership of the newspaper publisher until Friday. But DataRoom understands that talks are already under way, and the offer being made for the owner of Sydney’s 2GB and Melbourne’s 3AW radio stations is $2 per share. More from The Australian.

Bendigo Commercial Radio Survey

The latest Bendigo Xtra Insights survey results were released this morning (December 4). Triple M was the No 1 station (25.7%) followed by Hit 91.9 (21.8%) Full Details.

Ryan Tothill Off To Sydney

Ryan Totill, Hit107 Adelaide Content Director, is moving to Sydney to become the 2Day FM Assistant Content Director. Matthew O’Reilly, Triple M Adelaide Content Director, will combine the role of Hit107 Content Director with his current role at Triple M.

Marcus Paul Joins Super Radio Network

Marcus Paul has joined the Super Radio Network. He hosted his first program on 2HD Newcastle on December 1.

Nine sheds 144 Fairfax jobs after companies merge

Nine Entertainment chief executive Hugh Marks has confirmed that 144 positions will be made redundant as a result of the company's recently approved takeover of Fairfax Media. "We have spoken to, or will speak to, those affected as soon as possible so that all employees have clarity and certainty before we commence operations as a combined business," Mr Marks said. Full story.

AFTRS partners again with SCA
for Graduation Internship Award

The recipient of the 2018 SCA Graduation Internship award has been announced today. For the third year, one talented graduate from the Australian Film Television and Radio School’s flagship Graduate Diploma of Radio course has been selected and will be hosted in a special internship with Southern Cross Austereo (SCA). This year's winner is Katie Fleming. More details.

ABC Radio Off Air

The ABC Brisbane Bald Hills site was off air for over thirty minutes during drive on Wednesday November 28 from 4.45pm to about 5.20pm. Media Spy reports that 612 failed and the generator/s attempted to get on air three times when supply failed but to no avail. 612, RN and News Radio were all out. The on air message via digital and online was to keep listening via those methods, no quick switch over of Classic FM to the 612 program.

Allan Lee Joins SBS

Allan Lee has resigned from Vision Christian Radio and accepted a job offer to join the news team at SBS in Sydney. He will read his last bulletins for Vision on New Year’s Day  and commence at SBS on January 7. Lee has had a number of radio roles including journalist/news Editor at Newstalk ZB New Zealand and Assistant Producer/Director at the BBC.

triple j farewells Brooke Boney and KLP

Brooke Boney has announced that she’ll be wrapping up her time on triple j breakfast at the end of this year. For the past two years, Brooke has been the triple j breakfast’s resident news presenter.  Alice Matthews joins the triple j breakfast team as the new news guru in 2019.  After five years of working at triple j, the station also farewells House Party host and vibe-curator KLP. triple j will announce a new House Party presenter and Double J will announce two new programs in early 2019.

K-rock accused of underpaying staff

K rock Geelong is in mediation involving the Fair Work Ombudsman, after a former employee accused the broadcaster of underpaying him. Jacob O’Brien, who worked for K rock as a casual promotions employee, lodged a complaint with the Fair Work Ombudsman after first seeking to remedy his alleged underpayment directly with K rock’s payroll team and its general manager, Andy Mathers. O’Brien claims he was underpaid a total of $180 over three weekend shifts. Mr Mathers said allegations the radio station had underpaid its employees were “factually incorrect”. (Geelong Advertiser)

Akmal Saleh to leave Central Coast’s 2GO
After a year of doing breakfast radio on Central Coast’s 2GO, co-host Akmal Saleh has confirmed that he will leaving breakfast radio to spend more time with family and pursue further comedic opportunities. 2GO's Content Director Peter Yiamarelos said, "It's been a real pleasure to have Akmal grace our airwaves with Mandy on the Central Coast throughout this year. In 2019 a new voice will be joining the breakfast show, led by returning co-host Mandy Coolen." Mandy and Akmal's last show will wrap up on Friday, 21 December.

Blackers is back for Breakfast!

Forever Classic 6iX is thrilled to announce Perth radio icon Ian ‘Blackers’ Blackley will be back where he belongs taking the 6iX breakfast chair in 2019. Full story.

KOFM (Triple M) No 1 in Newcastle Survey

In the latest Newcastle survey, once again KOFM (now Triple M) rated No 1 with 13.1%.  ABC 1233 came 2nd with 12.7%, then Hit 106.9 with 12.1% followed by NEW FM with 8.7%.  Full details.

Brisbane-based duo goes prime time on the Hit network
Brisbane-based duo Those Two Girls will present breakfast across the Hit Network nationally from December 2, for two weeks!  Lise Carlaw and Sarah Wills, get to set their alarms a teeny bit later when they host the National Breakfast Show across all Hit stations Australia during December. Full details.

Triple M Breakfast Executive Producer
says ‘goodbye’ to 4am starts
Scott Menz, Executive Producer of Triple M Brisbane’s The Big Breakfast with Marto, Robin & The Moonman, has accepted a new role as Music Director with the station. Menz, who has been the Breakfast EP for three years and is currently the Assistant Content Director (ACD), will retain his ACD duties as well as working inside the new Triple M network music hub, providing his expertise to the network.   Menz wraps up his duties with The Big Breakfast at the end of the year and the recruitment for his replacement begins immediately. Triple M Brisbane’s previous Music Director, Ben Wood, recently moved south to take on a new gig as Operations Manager at Triple M Melbourne.

Paul Bevan Is Retiring

ABC Newcastle drive announcer Paul Bevan is retiring.  He's announced on Twitter: "I’m sad and excited to tell you I’m retiring from weekday broadcasting on ABC Newcastle at the end of this year." More details.

Footy’s indigenous radio service on brink of collapse

Footy’s prized indigenous radio service is in on the brink of collapse because of a lack of league funding. AFL Indigenous Broadcasting, which beams matches into Australia’s most remote communities via the National Indigenous Radio Service, has been seeking urgent financial assistance from league headquarters for more than two years. It is likely to fold after 20 seasons if funds are not secured before Round 1 next year. Full story. (Courtesy of Herald Sun)

Logan's 101FM Hits 30-year Milestone

Logan radio has hit a milestone with its easy-listening music community station chalking up a 30-year anniversary. Radio Logan Incorporated was granted its licence in September 1988 with the start of permanent transmission on November 18, 1988. Station manager Terry Blacker said before 1984, Logan residents had no voice of their own. Full story. (Courtesy of Courier Mail)

Triple M Bundaberg open the doors to brand new studios
Two years in the making, Friday, 16 November saw the Grand Opening of the newly renovated 93.1 Triple M Bundy studios and office space. The renovation brings two state-of-the-art studios to the Bundaberg region allowing the 93.1 Triple M Bundy team to broadcast live and local for the first time ever. SCA Bundaberg’s General Manager, Nicholas Purdie said: “The last 12 months have been an amazing journey and now we are finally here. It’s great to be live, local and ready to rock Bundy! We would like to thank everyone who have worked tirelessly to create this beautiful creative hub here in Bundaberg.” Pictures.

Hot Tomato Sold To Grant Broadcasters

Facebook's 'Radio Green Room' is reporting that Gold Coast station Hot Tomato has been sold to Grant Broadcasters. This has been confirmed on Facebook by Hot Tomato CEO Graham Miles. The top rating station (last survey) was started and owned by Hans and Jaan (John Torv).

Sarah Hurwood Joins TRFM/Gold FM

Sarah Hurwood has been appointed Promotions Team Leader/Administration Assistant for TR FM and Gold 1242/98.3FM in Traralgon. She was formerly at 3GG working in Promotions and Star FM in Warragul as a Sales Executive.

Townsville Survey 2018

In today's Xtra Insights survey Triple M rated No 1 with 23.7% Next came hit 103.1 with 17.5% followed by Star 106.3 with a share of 13.1%.  Full details.

Nine ‘very interested’ in
Macquarie Media talent opportunities

Nine CEO Hugh Marks believes there will be a number of opportunities for the broadcaster and Macquarie Media, arguing there are more similarities between Nine and the radio broadcaster than the Fairfax Media mastheads. At the annual general meeting, Marks said Nine would operate as a “very interested majority shareholder” in Macquarie Media, should its merger go through with Fairfax Media. Full story. (Courtesy of Mumbrella).

Alan Jones dodges surgery and targets broadcast return

The Daily Telegraph reports: "Alan Jones sat up with a cup of tea in hospital yesterday and promised his listeners he would be back on air on Monday. The doctors have decided to medicate not operate,” the 2GB host told The Daily Telegraph as he recovered from crippling back pain in St Vincent’s Hospital. “I am hoping to be out of here at the weekend and back to the happy farm, in the ­studio, on Monday.” (Photo - Justin Lloyd).

Macka In Mackay

Max FM Taree Brekky announcer 'Macka' - host of 'Macka In The Morning' is joining Star 101.9 Mackay.

Alan Jones off the air indefinitely

2GB breakfast announcer Alan Jones has been taken to hospital with severe back pain. He will remain off air until the problem is resolved. Jones missed his regular 2GB and 4BC breakfast show on Monday and again on Tuesday. Chris Smith who is is filling in says: "His doctors are working to establish exactly what the problem is. The end result is he'll be back as soon as he can but we're not sure exactly when that will be."

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Radio Caller Snoring Midway Through On-Air Brexit Debate

A caller to BBC 5's Radio program had waited on line for 35 minutes to talk to the radio hosts about the UK's pending separation from the European Union. However when it was time for the caller to express his views, the radio hosts heard nothing but snoring on the phone line.

Car crash delays radio station major prize milestone

Radio 97's Breakfast announcer, Scott Mayan, was unable to announce the station's biggest cash-win on record due to a car crash. Fortunately it was not a serious accident. 'Scotty' was back on the air a day later than expected, presenting the radio station's milestone. Full Story

Russell Tate Denies Alan Jones Stories

Macquarie Media chairman Russell Tate has told The Australian that claims that management wants to get rid of Alan Jones are “rubbish”.  He admits that contract talks with Jones have stalled until such time as the merger between Nine and Macquarie owners Fairfax has been finalised. He has criticised an opinion piece in the SMH paper about Jones’ employment, which claimed management “wanted him gone”. “We have not started our discussions with Alan,” said Tate. “Anyone with any brains would not finalise a key talent contract like Alan Jones until the major shareholder (of Macquarie Media) is known."

Mel Greig: The radio industry
has a culture problem

Mel Greig has responded to the news that sacked KIIS FM radio presenter, John Caldwell, is taking the ARN to court over allegations he was bullied and discriminated against for being gay. She told Yahoo! Lifestyle: "Each time the radio industry is surrounded by controversy the same question is asked, ‘does it have a culture problem?’ and the answer is 'yes'. You won’t find many radio announcers that will speak out about it because they’re either in the industry still or don’t want to black mark themselves for future roles." Full story.

Stav, Abby & Matt's $10,000 Cashnado

Brisbane experienced unseasonably lucrative weather thanks to Hit105’s Stav jumping out of a plane and throwing cash. HIT105’s Stav Davidson made it rain cash down on greater Brisbane on Saturday November 3! The brekkie host jumped out of a perfectly good plane at 11am, and released $10,000 to the sky!   Full details.

Jackie O Splits From Husband

Jackie “O” Henderson has announced she has split from husband Lee, but the pair will remain “best friends”. The KIIS FM radio host told the Daily Telegraph she and her photographer ex would stay close as they co-parent their daughter Catalina, 7, also known as Kitty. “After 18 years together, we have made the decision to separate,” said the Kyle and Jackie O show star. “We do so amicably, sharing many incredible memories and remaining best friends."  This was her second marriage.  The first marriage was to 'Ugly' Phil O'Neil. More details.

Triple M's Allan for Breakfast Conquers the Cape

Coming off the back off Allan’s Parmi Army, Allan Aldworth, Triple M Bunbury announcer, took on the famous Cape to cape Track! This spectacular Cape to Cape Track runs for 135km’s along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, between the lighthouses of Cape Naturalist and Cape Leeuwin. Full story.

The barbarians are not at the gate;

they’re in the building'

In the months before managing director Michelle Guthrie was sacked, the ABC was at war with itself. Then, all hell broke loose. Full story courtesy of Sydney Morning Herald.

SEN Radio building site brings in almost $30m

The Reject Shop co-founder Ronald Hall has made a whopping profit after selling the SEN Radio building supersite in inner Melbourne to local developers for almost $30 million. The 3025-square metre L-shaped site at the eastern end of Swan Street in Richmond will make way for a mixed-use retail and residential development in one of Melbourne's emerging apartment hotspots.

Man who inspired 'Good Morning, Vietnam' film has died

Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, has died. He was 79. During his service as a US Air Force sergeant in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966, Cronauer opened his Armed Forces Radio show with the phrase, "Goooooood morning, Vietnam!" Full story.

Community radio is growing the music industry

What makes Melbourne’s music scene so productive and alive is the combination of musicians, live music venues, and community radio writes Maddy MacFarlane. Full story.