The Craig Bruce Interview - Part 2

We have the last word from Craig Bruce on his close to 30 years with Southern Cross Austereo. In part 2 Craig talks about how he got into programming in the first place and he talks about how he has championed the new breed of talent.  “Every once in a while you strike gold and from the moment that happens you do everything you can to keep the band together”, said Craig

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The Craig Bruce Interview - Part 1

When Craig Bruce resigned as Group CD, it brought to a close almost 30 years with Southern Cross Austereo. Radio Today’s Brad March sat down with Craig to get the last word on his time with the group.

“What’s more important ? How you play the game or winning?”

The Craig Bruce Interview. Been There Done That with Brad March.

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The Top 20 Metro FM Drive Shows of All Time

Since FM radio began in Australia in 1980 there have been some brilliant drive shows. And there are now more than ever.

Whilst not as critical to overall ratings as the all important Breakfast show, they provide entertainment and comedy for the mostly mobile/in car listening audience each weekday afternoon.

Many former great breakfast show hosts have ended up on drive. Most of these drive shows are, or were, national although some ran in local markets only.

The shows listed include some of this countries finest radio and comedy talent.

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Can smooth really be the #1 FM in Melbourne and Sydney?

Nova Entertainments smooth is one of the most successful radio brands and formats of the last few years. Launched in Australia in 2012, it has been an outstanding success.

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The Top 10 Most Influential Program Directors in Australian Metro FM Radio

"It's all about the content. Without great, compelling content, radio will lose the battle for the ear of the listener “

The Program Director or Content Director’s role is arguably the most important role in radio stations in competitive markets.

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The Top 50 Most Influential People in Radio in 2015

Previously at Radio Today we compiled the list of the Top 40 Most Influential Men in Radio and prior to that the Top 27 Most Influential Women in Radio

This year we have put them together for the Top 50 Most Influential People in Radio in 2015.

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The Return of Hamish & Andy. They’re Back but What Does it Mean?

Hamish & Andy are returning to Southern Cross Austereo stations 2day, Fox, hit92.9, hit107, hit105 and the regionals this week. In the metro markets that means there’s now a three way ratings battle in drive with Nova’s Kate, Tim and Marty and ARN’s Hughsey and Kate.

Since Hamish & Andy were on air full time* a few years ago they’ve had a highly successful television show on Nine which drew around a million viewers each week.

(* That's if you can call a 2 hour show ‘full time’ as Tony Martin always used to say 2 hours is a show, 3 hours is a shift!)

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Real Live and Relevant radio

Yesterday following the tragic Phil Walsh news, Radio Today received an email from Mike Fitzpatrick Triple M Network Content Director.

Mike said: “Regarding your story on Beats 1. Here’s part of a note I sent to everyone today regarding the Phil Walsh story and how we responded.  

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The B TEAM has arrived at SCA

This week Southern Cross Austereo’s new CEO Grant Blackley commenced in a role that is the most challenging in Australian radio.

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Beats 1. How does it measure up? The Verdict! What does it mean for radio?

Apple have finally launched Beats 1, the first worldwide radio station. To hear it you need to get the new Apple Music App included in iOS 8.4. Beats 1 is a component of Apple Music, Apple’s first on demand, subscription based music service for which they charge $11.99 a month (after a 3 month trial), however after the free trial Beats 1 can still be accessed free.

Unlike music streamers such as Pandora, Spotify and Rdio, Beats 1 is much closer to what we know as ‘traditional’ radio.

It's the newest, biggest radio station in the world that promises to “unite the world through music”.

It’s cleverly positioned as ‘Always on’. So does it live up to the hype?

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SCA has a vacancy for a Commercial Scheduler in Sydney. Details

 

 

7HO FM are looking for a Sales Manager. Details.

 
 
 
 

SCA are looking for an Assistant Content Director in Albury across Star FM and The River. Details.

 
 

2Day FM Sydney has a vacancy for a Breakfast Imaging Producer.. Details.

 

6PR has a vacancy for a Casual Producer. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Client Manager on the Sunshine Coast. Details.

 

 

2ST and 94.9 Power FM are looking for a Program and Content Director.Details.

 

 

Tasmanian Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Producer based in Launceston. Details.

 
 
 
 

SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer in Rockhampton. Details

 
 
 
 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Journalist and Breakfast Co-Host in the Riverland of SA. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

6PR is looking for a Casual Journalist. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

2Day FM is looking for an Announcer / Operations Support.  Details.

 
 

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Wayne McClean has been appointed Content Manager/Music Director for 96FM. Wayne will head up the content team at the station.

 

 

Tommy Jackett joins the Melbourne digital team as the Digital Content Producer 

 

 

 
 
 

Geoff Watts at 96FM is moving into a new position as Content and Marketing Specialist.

 

 
 

Perth radio legend Gary Shannon has joined  6IX.

 
 

Alison Donnellan is heading to Triple M Brisbane as their new Operations Manager.

 

Creina Chapmanis joining SCA as Head of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications.

 

 
 
 

Rabbit is making the move to the Central Coast and will be joining Star 104.5’s breakfast show with Craig and Mandy.

 
 
 

96FM Content Director Brad McNally’s position has been made redundant. ARN confirmed his departure after close to a five year stint.

After close to 30 years with the company and five years in charge of Australia’s largest commercial radio group, Craig Bruce has departed Southern Cross Austereo as Group Content Directo

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Oscar Gordon is the new Executive Digital Content Producer for both KIIS 1065 / KIIS 101.1. 

 
 
 
 

Nathan Soulsby has re-joined Nova Entertainment as their new Music and Commercial Partnerships Manager.


 

 

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Wollongong Ratings

1 I98 23.8 (28.5) WIN
2 Wave FM 16.0 (17.3) GRANT
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • IRIS Research

Wellington Ratings

1 NewstalkZB 15.3 (10.5) TRN
2 The Breeze 13.7 (14.6) Mediaworks
3 ZM 11.3 (12.4) TRN
4 The Sound 7.5 (7.1) Mediaworks
5 The Rock 7.4 (8.3) Mediaworks
6 The Edge 6.6 (8.3) Mediaworks
7 Coast 5.7 (4.6) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2014

Warrnambool Ratings

1 Coast FM 37.7 - Ace
2 3YB 21.7 - Ace
3 triple j 7.3 - ABC
4 ABC Local Radio 4.0 - ABC
5 ABC Radio Nat. 2.5 - ABC
6 Classic FM 1.5 - ABC
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  • Xtra Research

Sydney Ratings

 

  2GB 13.2 (12.8) MRN
 ABC 702 7.9 (8.6) ABC
  WSFM 7.6 (8.2) ARN
  TRIPLE M 6.5 (7.9) SCA
 KIIS 1065 7.2(7.6) ARN
 smoothfm 95.3 8.2 (7.2) NE
 Nova 96.9 6.6(6.9)NE
 triple j7.0(6.3) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2015

Perth Ratings

  Mix 94.5 14.2 (14.3) SCA
  Nova 93.7 11.7 (11.3) NE
  96FM 10.2 (10/9) ARN
  triple j 10.2 (12.0) ABC
 ABC72010.2(9.8)ABC
  hit 929 9.9 (7.2) SCA
  6PR 8.4(7.2)MRN
  6IX 4.6 (6.0) CAP
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Newcastle Ratings

1 KOFM 1563 (15.3) SCA
2 ABC1233 13.6 (11.9) ABC
3NXFM 10.7(11.6) SCA
4 2HD 10.4 (9.8) BOG
5 Triple J 9.9 (9.9) ABC
6New FM8.5(10.0)BOG
7 Classic FM 4.0 (3.) ABC
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Melbourne Ratings

 

  3AW 12.6 (12.1) MRN
  ABC 774 10.2 (10.9) ABC
  Gold 8.4 (8.7) ARN
  Triple M 8.5 (8.6) SCA
  Fox FM 8.3 (7.7) SCA
  smooth935 6.4 (7.5) NE
  KIIS 101.1 7.2 (7.3) ARN
 Nova 100 6.1(6.3)NE
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  • Mix101.1 now KIIS 101.1 

Gold Coast Ratings

1 Hot Tomato 14.2 (14.1) HT
2 Gold FM 11.9 (14.3) SCA
3 Sea FM 9.6 (9.5) SCA
4 ABC 91.7FM 7.9 (6.7) ABC
5 triple j 7.8 (9.4) ABC
6 ABC612 5.2 (3.3) ABC
7 Radio National 2.5 (2.3) ABC
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Christchurch Ratings

1 Newstalk ZB 17.0 (16.1) TRN
2 More FM 10.7 (11.8) Mediaworks
3 The Breeze 10.2 (8.8) Mediaworks
4 The Rock 9.0 (10.3) Mediaworks
5 The Edge 6.9 (6.5) Mediaworks
6 The Sound 6.0 (6.4) Mediaworks
7 Classic Hits 5.7 (5.7) TRN
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Canberra Ratings

  104.7 18.8 (18.5) SCA
  ABC666 15.3 (15.3) ABC
  Mix 106.3 13.9 (11.6) SCA
  Classic FM 8.6 (9.3) ABC
  triple j 8.2 (8.5) ABC
  2CC 6.1 (6.0) Capital
  2CA 5.5 (7.0) Captial
  Radio National 3.6 (3.0) ABC
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Brisbane Ratings

 

 97.3FM13.3(14.0)ARN
 Nova 106.9 12.5(13.2)NE
 ABC6128.6(10.0) ABC
  4MMM 9.4 (9.8) SCA
 hit105.3 8.6(8.3) SCA
  4KQ 8.4 (8.3) ARN
  TRIPLE J 8.9 (7.8) ABC
  4BC 5.7 (5.0) MRN
 Magic 882 4.9(5.0) MRN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2015
  • B105 now hit105.3

Auckland Ratings

1 Newstalk ZB 13.4 (13.0) TRN
2 Coast  9.6 (8.1) TRN
3 The Edge 7.8 (6.0) Mediaworks
4 The Breeze 7.0 (6.5) Mediaworks
5 Classic Hits 6.7 (5.9) TRN
6 ZM 5.9 (5.6) TRN
7 Mai FM 5.2 (4.3) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2014

Adelaide Ratings

  Mix 102.3 14.5 (14.0) ARN
 Nova 91.9 11.7 (12.5) NE
  FIVEaa 11.7 (12.0) NE
 ABC89110.1(10.9) ABC
  Cruise 9.7 (10.4) ARN
  Triple M 9.1 (8.8) SCA
  hit107 7.8 (6.7) SCA
 triple j 7.5 (7.6) ABC
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CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
0.910
%
APN News & Media
APN
0.490
%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.830
%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
1.14
%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.280
%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.16
%
Ten Network
TEN
0.185
%
Seven West Media
SWM
0.815
%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.62
%
Prime Media
PRT
0.680
%

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