Random Radio News
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
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.