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Nova News


Nova 919 Adelaide afternoon announcer Jarrod Walsh has moved to the morning shift (9-1pm). In Brisbane, Katie Mattin returns to mornings on Nova 106.9.  She was hosting the 1-4pm weekday program.





Veronica Returns to Drive


After a short break Veronica Milsom is back on the triple j Drive show, Veronica & Lewis, from Monday 23 July. Gen Fricker has been filling in for Veronica on Drive this year. Gen moves back to the lunch time shift replacing Alex 'Dyso' Dyson.





2SER Wins At New York Festival


2SER 107.3 has been announced Silver Radio Winner and Bronze Radio Winner for Just Words at New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards, which recognises the world’s best radio programs. 2SER also received Finalist certificates for its innovative Think programs, Think: Digital Futures, Think: Health and Think: Sustainability. This is the second successive year the Think programs have been honoured at NYF's Radio Awards – in 2017, Think: Health and Think: Digital Futures took out the Gold and Silver Award respectively.





Simon & Simon


Simon Marshall, former champion jockey and Simon O’Donnell, cricket, VFL and racing identity, are the hosts of 1116 SEN’s The Odds Couple show. They are heard on weekends from 8am.




 

Fie Cooper Leaves Mix 94.5


After 8 years as a weekend casual announcer at Perth's Mix 94.5, Fie Cooper has left the station. Fie is also known for her work as an actress and a singer.





Bree Tomasel’s New Drive Role


Bree Tomasel has been announced as a new drive co-host on ZM in New Zealand. Tomasel moved over to NZ at the start of the year and has been filming videos for the station’s social media platforms. Tomasel will be co-hosting with Clint Roberts.





Vale Darren Madigan


Queensland broadcaster Darren Madigan passed away in Far North Queensland on Friday June 15 after a long illness. After a successful career as a rep for the movie the industry, Darren turned his hand to broadcasting. His passion and love for sport led to a successful sports program on Logan Radio 101FM which later moved to the ABC on the Gold Coast.   Full details.





ABC Careers Are Currently ‘On Hold’


The online recruitment system that the ABC use is currently unavailable. On 5 June 2018, PageUp, a company that provides recruitment software services to the ABC, advised that it had experienced a security incident and some personal information held by them may have been compromised. The ABC suspended the use of this service as a precautionary measure. More details.





James Royce Off To FOX/Triple M


Newsreader James Royce. Royce uploaded an image to Twitter and Instagram regarding the move. He shared : “Thanks for everything at Gold1043 and Kiis 1011.  This is where my career was born and reborn, and it’ll always hold a special place in my heart. Can’t wait to get started at Triple Melbourne and FOX.”





Macquarie Media Announces New 6 Year Cricket Deal

Macquarie Media Limited has today announced it has concluded a new six year commercial AM radio broadcast agreement with Cricket Australia, for the coverage of all Men’s International, Women’s International & Men’s BBL in the 2018/2019 to 2023/24 seasons​. Under the new agreement Macquarie Media will broadcast more games on more stations than ever before including the broadcasting of International Women’s Cricket in Australia for the first time on commercial radio. More details.


 

McManus & Maumill Team Up

Two radio legends, (in their own minds) "McManus and Maumill" will host 6PR Saturday night program, as a "two-hander audition"; with a view to eventually being drafted by a radio station somewhere in country Australia. Tony McManus says: "After playing the straight man to dozens of radio hacks for decades; (mostly with total indifference), he can now include irrepressible, Bob Maumill to that list." Industry insiders say, "this is bigger than the recent Trump and Kim Jong Un meeting." However many others commented, "it's well known they're both only in it, for the complimentary movie tickets!"




The Studio at SCA recreates classic jingle for SPC
 
The Studio at SCA, Southern Cross Austereo’s creative arm, has launched a newly reimagined jingle for client SPC. The recording is a modern interpretation of the classic SPC Baked Beans & Spaghetti jingle from the 1980’s – originally produced by Mike Brady – and underscores a new radio campaign which positions SPC baked beans & spaghetti as the easy way for Australian families to make mealtime simple again. Video link to the campaign:




Hot Tomato Updates

Brooke Hanson, former Olympic swimmer, is filling in on the Hot Tomato Gold Coast breakfast lineup with Flan & Christo. Emily Jade O'Keefe is currently on maternity leave.

Candice Hazeltine is the new morning announcer on Hot Tomato.  She was formerly breakfast co-host at Chilli FM Launceston.




Real FM Has A Vacancy

Real FM Mudgee drive announcer Christina Samarin is moving on. The station now has an opening for an announcer. See 'Radio Jobs'.




Vale Deb Cameron

Former ABC 702 presenter Deb Cameron has died aged 60 of cancer. She presented Mornings on ABC 702 Sydney for four years, leaving the role in 2011. Prior to that she was the first woman to hold the job of Tokyo correspondent for Fairfax. More details.




Philip Brady Receives OAM

3AW Melbourne presenter Philip Brady has received an OAM in today's Queen's Birthday Honours. He won for service to the broadcast media industry.  In April this year Philip celebrated 60 years in show business. Brady, who turns 79 this week, is the co-host of 3AW's top rating Nightline and Remember When programs with Simon Owens.  Other radio industry winners include David Mann, Scott Levi and Anne Wills.  More details.




Red Symons signs with 3AW

Red Symons has signed on with 3AW. He will appear regularly on Mornings with Neil Mitchell, signing on the dotted line on Friday June 8. He told Page 13 that he was thrilled to be returning to radio. Neil Mitchell offered Symons a job when he appeared on his show last month. Jacinta Parsons and comedian Sami Shah replaced Symons on the ABC breakfast show. (Source: Herald Sun)


   
ARN announces new marketing campaign for breakfast

ARN's cross platform campaign kicks off with the launch of a new TVC featuring Jonesy & Amanda. The campaign launches on Sunday 10 June. See the new TVCs for 101.7 WSFM and Jonesy & Amanda here:




Shepparton Radio Ratings


Hit96.9 was the top rating station in the latest Shepparton Xtra Insights Survey.  They rated 21.6 - despite a 10.6% drop.  Triple M Goulburn Valley was next with 21.4% (+1.2). Next was ABC Shepparton with 10.9 (-4.6). Full details.





ABC Radio Names New Managers

ABC Radio Sydney will be headed from next month by Melanie Withnall, current managing director at Sydney Educational Broadcasting Ltd, which runs 2SER 107.3. Melanie is also vice president of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.   ABC Radio Brisbane will be led by Simon Scoble. He is currently local manager in Darwin. ABC Radio Hobart‘s new manager is Samantha Stayner.  She takes on the role in early July. The one time content director at ABC Radio Melbourne was also a senior producer and also worked in Ballarat and Alice Springs. 





GfK Metro Survey Results 3/18

In the latest GFK Metro survey 3/2018 it was a tie for No 1 in Brisbane with both 97.3 and Nova on a share of 13.0%.  Talk stations 2GB and 3AW continue their reign in Sydney and Melbourne respectively with 12.7% and 14.4%. In Adelaide, Mix 102.3 is the No 1 station with 14.8% with Mix 94.5 in Perth on 14.2%. Full details. 




AFTRS Students Launch 2RS 2018

AFTRS Graduate Diploma of Radio students have launched their second pop-up network of the year. The Ultimate 80s to Now station streams online and on iHeart Radio nationally. https://www.iheart.com/live/2rs-7103/ Curated and produced by the class of 2018, students experience what it’s like to broadcast to a regional area from studios located outside the region. More details.




DAB + Survey 3, 2018


The latest DAB+ survey figures were released today (Jun 5).  In Sydney, Edge Digital was a clear winner in Sydney.  Coles Radio rated No 1 DAB station in Melbourne and Brisbane.  It was a tie for No 1 in Adelaide with The ‘80s heart Radio and The ‘90s heart radio with an equal share.  In Perth, the No 1 digital station was Smooth. Full Details





Terry Hansen Leaving 97.3FM Breakfast


97.3FM Brisbane breakfast co-host Terry Hansen has announced on air that he will be leaving the breakfast show due to health reasons. He said that he'd made the decision after consulting a doctor.  He had put on 20 kilograms in the last few years and it had also been a tough time for his family. Hansen says he had suffered from constant fatigue for the past 3-4 years and on medical advice he has decided to step away from the breakfast show in the coming weeks.





Erin & Ray

Erin La Macchia has returned from maternity leave and has joined Ray Kington as co host on Drive at Hope 103.2 Sydney.  This is a change for Ray as he has hosted drive for the last 10 years solo.




Sky Sports Off To Brisbane

Sky Sports Radio heard in Sydney and throughout NSW loves to capture every moment in Australian racing. This Saturday they’ll be broadcasting from Doomben race course in Brisbane on Friday and Saturday in preparation for Queensland’s biggest raceday - The Stradbroke Handicap. Pictured Ron Dufficy (left), Glenn Munsie TAB (middle) and Andrew Bensley (also Sky Racing 1, Foxtel Ch 526) will interview trainers and jockeys not only about Doomben but racing at Randwick. Recently the Racing HQ team also joined in the Mark Hughes Foundation weekend donning the famous Beanie for Brain Cancer.


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Could this be Gippsland’s Luckiest Family?


On June 16, TR FM and Gold 1242 culminated 60 days of promotional activity with the final draw for their 50K Countdown Promotion. The winner was a Richard from Bairnsdale.  And would you believe just over 12 months ago, his wife was the major winner of the TR FM and Gold 1242 Promotion for The Car or The Cash! Full details.




Famous Voices of the Tweed


Radio 97, which first aired in Murwillumbah in 1936 before moving to Tweed Heads in 1984, has been a source of local news, talkback and music for nearly 80 years. Broadcasting over several channels from Mullumbimby to the Gold Coast, two of the station's most recognisable voices are that of presenters Scott Mayman and Leon Delaney. Full story.





Ceduna Community Radio

looks for more presenters


Ceduna Community Radio 5CCR FM 94.5 is hoping for more people to come on board to help it grow further.Station secretary and sponsorship officer Yvonne Kloeden (pictured) said the station had about 11 presenters at the moment but hoped to get up to about 20 to put the station in a good position. More details.




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.



HIT105 Re-boots Black Thunder ‘Dream Team’

Twenty years ago, HIT105 (then B105) unleashed four humming, powerfully branded and super cool 4x4’s onto the Brisbane streets. From Friday May 11, HIT105 listeners can register to become the coolest people in town – Black Thunder Pilots! Applicants must audition with Stav, Abby and Mattbefore being handed their Official Black Thunder Pilot’s Licence and hitting the streets. More details.




It’s time to call time on stupid radio pranks


Claire Sutherland writes: "Is there anything lazier or lamer than a radio "gotcha" prank? You know the ones, where a person is led to believe something - and has no reason not to believe it - before being exposed as a gullible fool by a gloating presenter."  Full story.





Geelong Takes It To A Whole New Level


83 Moorabool Street in Geelong has been home to K rock and bay 93.9 for nearly 30 years and will remain that way for many years to come after an incredible studio and office build was complete on April 13. Full story






Exhibition: 80 Years of ABC Radio Hobart


Celebrate 80 years of Hobart’s most listened to radio station, ABC Radio Hobart, with an interactive exhibition at the Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens. The Director of Regional and Local, Michael Mason said, “the story of ABC Radio Hobart is the story of Hobart itself over the past 80 years.  The station has been there for every milestone in the city’s history since we began broadcasting just prior to the start of the second World War."  More details.


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