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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
, 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
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
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
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
on a share of 13.0%. Talk stations 2GB
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
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
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.
25 Year Anniversary of Cliff Reeve
SCA Regional WA has celebrated 25 years of Cliff Reeve broadcasting with the company. He starting his career in Rockhampton moving to Gladstone, onto Kalgoorlie, Bridgetown and then to Bunbury.
RTI FM Live Broadcast, May 30 – June 3
A new commercial radio station is set to hit the airwaves in Melbourne this week with eight of Australia’s fresh new talent. As the last group set to graduate before the doors close for good on the Radio Training Institute,
they will be bringing a new energy to the city with RTI FM The Sound of Melbourne. More details.
Kinderling Kids Radio Joins ARN
ARN has announced Kinderling Kids Radio will be available across the company’s DAB+ digital spectrum and iHeartRadio platform from July 1. Kinderling is Australia’s most popular kids’ radio station, playing music and shows created especially for parents and children up to the age of seven.
Gavin Flanagan Back
Gavin Flanagan has been appointed General Manager of Tamworth Radio Development 2TM - ONEFM. Gavin was previously the General Manager in Tamworth from 2006 until 2011. In recent times he's been working as the SCA General Sales Manager at Coffs Harbour.
Brian White Scholarship for Radio Journalism Winner
Charles Sturt University student, Kamin Gock
was announced today as the winner of the Brian White Scholarship awarded by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA). More Details.
Xtra Insights Radio Ratings Mackay - Survey 1
The first Xtra Insights Mackay radio ratings were released today May 29. Hit
is the No 1 station at 22.8%, with Triple M
closely behind at 22.1%. Full Details.
Vale Don 'Mad Dog' Dwyer
Well known Geelong radio identity Don "Mad Dog" Dwyer
has died. He suffered a stroke a couple of days ago and passed away in the early hours of Monday morning. Don started his career at 2AY i
n 1966. He went on to work for 3YB, 3DB, OCN
Melbourne, and then had a long run with 3GL
) until his retirement about 18 months ago. Don also ran a radio school. (Photo courtesy: Sue Stark ) Read Krock/BAY FM tribute
Shala Off To 96.9
Josiah Shala, Nova 96.9 Sydney panel operator, is leaving Fitzy & Wippa's breakfast show to join the on air team at Goulburn Valley's HIT 96.9. He will be joined by Elly Chaney – a former panel operator from Perth .
ABC's New Drive Producer
Isabel Roe is the new producer for Drive with Steve Austin and Maria Hatzakis on ABC Radio Brisbane. She was a reporter and video journalist for ABC News in southern Queensland
Nova Adelaide GM Exits
Neil O'Reilly, Nova Entertainment Adelaide GM, will leave Nova at the end of June. Current FIVEaa Program Director Craig Munn is now the station manager FIVEaa and current sales director, Katie Bridges has been appointed to a new role of commercial director and market lead.
No Explanation for Red Symons Sacking at ABC
In an interview with Neil Mitchell
, Red Symons
reveals about his controversial departure from the ABC
. He stated that he no longer listens to the station that was his home for 15 years. Symons told Mitchell he had never been offered an explanation for the decision to dump him. “It’s very clear in the commercial environment what the objectives are and what the measure is, but at the ABC it’s intellectual, of some sort,” he said. Symons said he suspected cost-cutting was also a factor in his departure. Full Story.
2Day FM Staff Refuse to Work with Em Rusciano
Staff are leaving 2DayFM's breakfast show with some refusing to work with co-host Em Rusciano. Revelations of tensions on the breakfast show, also hosted by Ed Kavalee and Grant Denyer, come just days after Rusciano launched an expletive-filled tirade. It’s understood one of Rusciano’s co-hosts did not speak to her off-air throughout yesterday’s three-hour show. Courtesy of the Daily Telegraph.
'Cogho' Pops Up On Sydney Radio ... By Accident
Bendigo brekky announcer popped up on Kyle and Jackie O's
brekky show with Andy Lee
by accident. Hear the audio
(about 90 seconds in).
Footy Fight Caught On Live Radio
Former Crow and Adelaide radio star Stephen Rowe’s
argument with Crows media chief Ian Shuttleworth
at the back of the FIVEaa broadcast box at Adelaide Oval during the Crows’ win over Western Bulldogs was picked up by live microphones. Full story.
Random Radio News
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 Matt
before 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.