Tim Blackwell, Nova Network announcer and music broadcast journalist, celebrates 20 years with NOVA Entertainment on Friday 17 September. Tim Blackwell said, “20 years with the same company on paper sounds a little dull, I get that! But during my time I’ve had so many different roles, worked in just about every state in Australia, headed overseas for interviews and had a ball the whole time… still waiting for that gold watch though?”
SCA Chief Content Officer, Dave Cameron, has announced the appointment of former ABC executive, Melanie Withnall to the newly created position of Head of News and Information.
Triton Digital’s Australian Podcast Ranker provides insight into the Top 100 Podcasts as well as the Top 10 Publishers in Australia from 1 August through 31 August, 2021. The top three podcasts in both the Top 100 Ranker and Top 100 All-Australian Ranker are Hamish & Andy (LiSTNR – SCA), Casefile True Crime (Audioboom) and Life Uncut with Brittany Hockley and Laura Byrne (ARN/iHeartMedia).
Australian metropolitan radio ratings will undergo a major evolution in response to the rapid digitisation of audio consumption in Australia, with live streaming data to be integrated into a new multimillion dollar hybrid measurement system. The Radio360 system will see the industry transition from paper surveys to the majority use of e-diaries and integrate live streaming data to provide more information on the size and profile of audiences listening across digital platforms.
Daniel Brewer is on the move. He tweets: “After spending 5 odd years in Bendigo, 5 years prior in Mildura, it’s time to move on. No set date yet, but moving to Bundaberg to take up breakfast at 4BU.”
Brisbane’s 4BC has announced a further expansion of local content with Sofie Formica to present a new afternoon program.Formica will host 4BC Afternoons, Monday to Friday, 11am to 3pm, from October 4.
2.9 Triple M is the home of AFL and is thrilled to be welcoming the 2021 Toyota AFL Grand Final to Perth. As a broadcast partner of the AFL, 92.9 Triple M is throwing its full support behind the 2021 Grand Final with a stable of legendary commentators, including a local call by AFL legend Dennis Cometti, and free, live coverage from the first bounce to the nail-biting finish.
Central Coast’s 107.7 Triple M has announced Justin Coombes-Pearce will be joining the line up as Workday Announcer and Operations Assistant.
Super Radio network station 2LM Lismore turns 85 on 21 September 2021. The station is seeking former announcers/staff to record a birthday message or to share a memory.
Megan Alexander has replaced Jade Leeder as one of the hosts of NEW FM’s Breakfast Show in Newcastle.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Talent manager and industry veteran Glenn Wheatley is looking for a buyer for its two Queensland stations 91.9 Sea FM and 92.7 Mix FM, a deal which could mark an end of an era for a company name with a 41-year history.
The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) has unveiled its latest listener numbers showing 31% ofall radio listeners tune into community radio. The survey also revealed that 93%, or 4,697, 000 of these listeners highly valued the services they received from community radio.
TAFE NSW graduate Pat Sunderland has landed a position as Breakfast radio...