Radio Today

The Top Hot New Talent 2015

Great talent is the lifeblood of the radio industry and it’s that time of year again, when Radio Today looks at who the best up and coming talent in radio are.

Thanks for your emails and suggestions over the past year on who should be included.

Most of 2015’s names have been in radio for only a few years or less, and have what it takes to go a long way.

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Published on Monday, 02 March 2015 06:00 Category: Brad March

Alan Jones: The Power, The Passion, The Performer! - Part 2

Yesterday on Radio Today we brought you Part One of Alan Jones: The Power, The Passion, The Performance.

Brad March talked to Kyle Sandilands, Wendy Harmer and 2GB’s former Program Director David Kidd. View here.

The story continues with insight from legendary Programmer John Brennan, Jones v Hadley and what’s Jones really worth?

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Published on Friday, 20 February 2015 06:00 Category: Brad March

Alan Jones: The Power, The Passion, The Performer!

I have to admit I have never been a huge listener to talk radio, and in particular AM talk radio. Not because I don't think its good quality, relevant or worthy but given my years at Austereo and ARN my work and main interest has always been FM radio, with a strong focus on FM breakfast shows and talent.

However, I do admire great radio talent and their work. Talent who put themselves ‘ out there ‘ every day of the week deserve credit.

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Published on Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:00 Category: Brad March

Here's How Much Your Listeners Think About You, Your Show and Your Radio Station – Not Much!

Anyone working in the radio industry is so close to the action that they usually can’t see the forest for the trees. Radio people can at times tend to be too inwardly focused and can fall into the trap of thinking all anyone in the world thinks about is radio.

And that is a long way from the truth. They don't care that much!

So it’s not easy for you, your show or your station to cut through.

You would be surprised just how little the average person really knows or cares about any of those things.

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Published on Friday, 13 February 2015 11:30 Category: Brad March

Will My Name Be First, Will I Have The Best Car Park, Now Lets Talk About Chemistry and Content.

The big question everyone in radio is asking is “Can ARN repeat the success of Kiis in Sydney with the re-launch of Kiis Melbourne”?

 

 

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Published on Monday, 09 February 2015 06:00 Category: Brad March

The New Kids on the Block Dan & Maz -The Verdict!

Firstly, it has to be said that there was never going to be an easy, ready-made talent solution to replace Kyle and Jackie O on 2day.

After last years failed 2day breakfast lineup, Dan & Maz have started 2015 and they've started off well.

 

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Published on Tuesday, 03 February 2015 06:00 Category: Brad March

Why Hughesy and Kate will do well on Drive

The Australian Radio Network's latest masterstroke, Hughsey and Kate on national drive will do well.

In my view they will rate extremely well across all markets.

Whilst there will be strong competition from the formidable Kate, Tim and Marty on the Nova network, Hughsey and Kate will benefit from being a new offering in the market.

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Published on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 06:00 Category: Brad March

What can radio learn from Uber?

Uber has taken the public transport sector by storm and it's captured the hearts and minds of passengers worldwide, including here in Australia.

So what’s Uber done that can offer lessons for the radio industry?

 

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Published on Thursday, 15 January 2015 06:00 Category: Brad March

What would a Fairfax and Macquarie Radio merger actually look like? Is your job at risk?

There are strong rumours circulating around the radio industry that finally Fairfax radio and Macquarie radio will merge, with speculation that a deal will be done by Christmas and completed in the New Year.

The Fairfax owned Financial Review has reported that the merger will take place.

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Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 12:00 Category: Brad March

Will Chrissie Swan go to Smooth?

It would certainly be something Nova Entertainment executives have considered. In fact, they may have already had discussions with Chrissie’s management.

Chrissie is one of the top testing talents in Melbourne, and also researches extremely well around the rest of the country. As well as having considerable radio experience, she did a great job on TV’s The Circle and Can of Worms

 

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Published on Friday, 19 December 2014 06:00 Category: Brad March

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Universal Music Group are looking for a Head of Radio - Australian Artists based in Sydney.Details.

 

Nova 96.9 Sydney are looking for a Music Director. Details.

 

 

Radio Release has a vacancy for a Release Coordinator based in Melbourne. Details.

 

ARN Melbourne has a vacancy for a Journalist. Details.

 

Hope 103.2 Sydney are looking for On-Air Talent. Details.

 

ARN Brisbane has a role available for a Campaign Specialist. Details.

 

Brendan Englebrecht is now the the Albury Content Director/Hub Operations Manager for SCA.

After 32 years at 2ST, Graham French is retiring from the newsroom at the station.

 

Michael Price has signed on as Content Director for Hitz 93.9 and 4BU in Bundaberg with Grant Broadcasters. 

 

Simon Takla has joined Star FM Shepparton on breakfast with Stacey June. Simon was 2014 AFTRS graduat

 

Gill Stewart has resigned as General Manager of The Radio Bureau in New Zealand. 

Brad Wood has joined SEA FM on the Central Coast On-Air in afternoons. He was Social Media producer at FOX FM.

Tricia Duffield has been appointed as News Director of Grant Broadcasters 2ST & Power FM.

Max Dudley is leaving hit107 Adelaide as EP of the Amos & Dani show. From March 2, he will be in Sydney as Producer of The Grill Team on Triple M.

After 23 years with the ABC, Colin Denovan is leaving after taking a redundancy

 

Alison Donnellan has been appointed Assistant Content Director at SCA's Albury Hub.

 

Adelaide Advertisers

1. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Puratap Puratap Pty Ltd
4. Ford Ford Motor Company Of Australia Ltd
5. Phil Hoffmann Travel Phil Hoffmann Travel

Brisbane Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
4. Pfizer Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd
5. Ford Ford Motor Company Of Australia Ltd

Central Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. beyondblue Anxiety & Depression Awareness (ADA) Beyond Blue Ltd
4. Central Coast Holden Central Coast Holden
5. Ettalong Diggers Ettalong Diggers

Gold Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Inspirations Paint Inspirations Paint Store (Holdings) Ltd
4. iSelect Gold Coast Titans iSelect Gold Coast Titans
5. Kool Kids Early Learning Centres Kool Kids Early Learning Centres

Melbourne Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. Ford Ford Motor Company Of Australia Ltd
5. McDonald's Big Mac McDonald's Australia Ltd

Newcastle Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Joyce Mayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
4. Finance Ezi Finance Ezi Pty Ltd
5. Schnitzel Boss Schnitzel Boss

Perth Advertisers

1. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Ford Ford Motor Company Of Australia Ltd
4. Perth HIA Home Show Exhibitions & Events Australia Pty Ltd
5. Telstra Thanks Telstra Corporation Ltd

Sydney Advertisers

1. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Brydens Brydens
4. Bing Lee Bing Lee Electrics Pty Ltd
5. Masterton Homes Masterton Homes Pty Ltd

 

Canberra Ratings

1 104.7 17.3 (17.5) SCA
2 Mix 106.3 16.8 (15.9) SCA
3 ABC666 16.4 (15.6) ABC
4 triple j 10.0 (10.3) ABC
5 Classic FM 8.2 (10.2) ABC
6 Radio National 7.6 (6.9) ABC
7 2CC 7.0 (6.6) Capital
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2014
  • GFK

Gold Coast Ratings

1 Gold FM 14.3 (15.0)* SCA
2 Hot Tomato 14.1 (13.9)* HT
3 Sea FM 9.5 (8.8)* SCA
4 triple j 9.4 (7.6)* ABC
5 ABC 91.7 FM 6.7 (6.6)* ABC
6 ABC612 3.3 (4.2)* ABC
7 ABC FM 2.9 (2.2)* ABC
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, Survey 3/2014
  • * previous survey

 

Brisbane Ratings

1 Nova 106.9 13.5 12.9) NovaEnt
2 97.3FM 12.3 (13.0) ARN
3 B105 9.7 (9.0) SCA
4 Triple M 8.8 (8.7) SCA
5 triple j 9.0 (8.0) ABC
6 ABC612 8.5 (9,4) ABC
7 4KQ 7.1 (7.5) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2014 (GfK)

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 13.8 (14.5) SCA
2 Nova 93.7 12.6 (13.5) NovaEnt
3 triple j 11.0 (10.4) ABC
4 96FM 10.2 (9.4) Fairfax
5 ABC720 9.6 (9.6) ABC
6 92.9 8.2 (8.4) SCA
7 6PR 7.3 (8.5) Fairfax
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2014 (GfK)

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

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
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2014

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

Newcastle Ratings

1 KOFM 15.3 (15.3)* SCA
2 ABC1233 11.9 (11.1)* ABC
3 NXFM 11.6 (9.7)* SCA
4 New FM 10.0 (9.3)* BOG
5 triple j 9.9 (10.8)* ABC
6 2HD 9.8 (10.3)* BOG
7 Classic FM 3.9 (4.7)* ABC
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, GfK Survey 3/2014

 

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 15.5 (14.6) ARN
2 FIVEaa 11.4 11.2) NovaEnt
3 Nova 91.9 11.2 (11.8) NovaEnt
4 ABC891 10.0 (11.3) ABC
6 hit107 8.1 (8.3) SCA
7 Cruise 1323 8.1 (7.6) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2014 (GfK)
  • hit107 on-air Oct 20, was SAFM

Wollongong Ratings

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

Central Coast Ratings

1 Sea FM 17.7 (12.4) SCA
2 2GO FM 13.2 (17.5) SCA
3 Star 104.5 11.4 (14.3) NovaEnt
4 ABC 92.5 10.7 (9.9) ABC
5 2GB 9.8 (8.9) MRN
6 Triple J 5.8 (5.2) ABC
7 WSFM 2.8 (0.7) ARN
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2012
  • Nielsen Media Research

Albury Ratings

1 Star FM 22.9* (22.7)** SCA
2 The River 20.7* (27.0)** SCA
3 2AY 16.6* (11.9)** ACE
4 ABC Local Radio 14.0* (11.2)** ABC
5 Triple J 9.9* (4.2)** ABC
6 Radio National 2.2* (1.6)** ABC
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • * Xtra Research/ ** Nielsen 

Company Stock ID Price Change
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.10
0.46%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.930
-3.12%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
0.965
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.320
3.23%
APN News & Media
APN
0.970
0.52%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.25
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.230
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.62
9.12%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
7.34
4.56%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.10
2.44%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.860
0.00%