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There isn’t room for 3 CHR’s in Sydney…. Something has got to give in the mother of all radio battles!

The 3 way CHR / Top 40 battle in Sydney can’t last forever. Only two stations will survive. The battle between 2day, Kiis and Nova for the hit music position has been underway now for 9 months since Kyle & Jackie defected and ARN re-branded Mix to Kiis.

Kiis having the most powerful, strongest and “heritage” breakfast show in the market will continue to do well.

The real contest is between 2day v Nova. We can probably expect further changes both on air and off air following next week's Survey 6 ratings result.

 

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Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 06:00 Category: Brad March

Clear Channel radio is no more!

In one of the most significant moves in worldwide radio, Clear Channel, until recently 50% owners of the Australian Radio Network, have announced that they have rebranded to iHeartMedia.

 

This is a clear message from Clear Channel that this is where they see the future of their radio / content business.

 

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Published on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:30 Category: Brad March

Is this the end of Radio as we know it? Or is it just no longer a zero sum game?

Do online platforms like Pandora and Spotify mean the death of radio as we know it?

It would seem not, and as the saying goes “the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

 

 

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Published on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 16:30 Category: Brad March

Fitzy & Wippa, Can They Go From Good to Great?

I like Fitzy & Wippa. Their breakfast show on Nova is good. They are great guys.

They work hard, and are considered ‘ good blokes ‘ by most in the radio industry. 

So why is their Sydney breakfast show only rating 5.8%?

 

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Published on Friday, 05 September 2014 06:00 Category: Brad March

Which of the big radio groups is really performing the best. We compare apples to apples.

What you produce out of your actions(results), will always speak louder than words.

And this week two of the countries biggest radio groups released their profit results.

ARN released half yearly and SCM released full year.

Nova Entertainment, being a privately owned company ( ie not publicly listed and trading on the ASX ) ,does not have to disclose it's results.

 

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Published on Friday, 22 August 2014 07:00 Category: Brad March

Who is Australia's Best Breakfast Personality?

There are some outstanding breakfast personalities on radio – Amanda Keller, Eddie McGuire, Kyle Sandilands, Fi Fi Box, Fitzy (congrats on 10 years), Jackie O, Alan Jones, Mick Molloy, Chrissie Swan, Mart Sheargold, Matty Johns, Robyn Bailey and countless others. 

But when, (we) radio types step outside the box (or the radio), we find there are other sources of entertainment, information and personalities first thing in the morning.

Radio competes with the entire media landscape offering at breakfast time – online, TV, newspapers etc.  Personalities, of course, are critical to radio. Especially at breakfast.

Researcher Mark Kassof recently published a summary of findings on the importance of personalities on radio. It showed how much difference personalities made. 47% of all respondents said they make it a lot better to listen to. Another 39%, said a little better. That’s a total of 86% say that personalities, make the radio better. And the same goes for TV, especially breakfast TV shows.

So, who is the best breakfast personality in Australia…. ( drum roll please)

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Published on Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:00 Category: Brad March

Tears of a clown – Thanks for the memories Robin Williams

Like everyone in the entire world I was shocked and saddened to hear the news about Robin Williams.

Every single one of us have a favourite movie or memory of Robin who had an extraordinary life and career. He was not only a successful movie star but one of the world's very best stand-up comics.

 

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Published on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 16:00 Category: Brad March

Who will you be working for in the future ?

The future of radio companies like Southern Cross Media, Australian Radio Network and Nova Entertainment is now in the hands of media owners. The proposed media law changes will change radio ownership in Australia significantly.

 

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Published on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 08:00 Category: Brad March

What can Breakfast Talent learn from the City2Surf ?

After a few years watching from the sidelines, this year it was time again to have another go at the City2Surf. 

This years City2Surf in Sydney attracted more than 80,000 participants. They ran, jogged and walked the 14 km’s from Sydney's Hyde Park, finishing at Bondi Beach. 

City2Surf is the largest run of its kind in the world,  it's a "fun run" as well as a race for professional athletes.

So what can breakfast talent learn from the City2Surf?

 

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Published on Monday, 11 August 2014 11:00 Category: Brad March

What would happen if Seven acquired Fairfax Radio ? Is Kerry stoking the Fairfax fires ?

This week Seven Chairman Kerry Stokes said it was possible that it would acquire a radio network.

Television and radio assets have always been considered a potent combination because of cost and sales synergies and cross promotion opportunities.  Many US, UK and Europeon media groups own both.

Stokes said “I don’t know if we will, it’s up to (Seven chief executive) Mr Worner, but it’s possible.”  

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Published on Thursday, 07 August 2014 07:00 Category: Brad March

 

Power 98.1 and 2NM in the Hunter Valley are looking for a Production Guru / Drive Announcer. Details.

 

ARN has a vacancy for a Creative Writer based in Brisbane.Details.

 

2UE has a vacancy for a Journalist. Details.

 

Nova Entertainment are looking for Casual Announcers for Nova 96.9 Sydney. Details.

 

The Barefoot Investor has a vacancy for a Head of Content based in Melbourne. Details.

 

 Power 98.1 and 2NM in the Hunter Valley are looking for a Promotions Coordinator / Announcer. Details.

 

 

97.3 Coast FM and 6MM in Mandurah have a vacancy for their Talent Bank.Details.

 

2EC and Power FM in Bega are looking for a Radio Journalist. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

102.9 FM Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast has a vacancy for a Breakfast Show Executive Producer. (Maternity Leave Contract) Details.

 

96FM in Perth has a vacancy for an Executive Breakfast Producer. Details.

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a News Journalist - Part Time based in Sydney. Details.

 

 

SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer at Hot FM Townsville. Details.

 

RCS has a vacancy for a Managing Director based in ChristChurch. Details.

 

96.5 Wave FM has a vacancy for a Breakfast Show Producer in Wollongong. Details.

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a Direct Sales Account Manager based in Perth.  Details

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer based in Albury. Details.

 

 

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91.9 Fresh FM has a vacancy for a Station Manager based in Gladstone. Details.

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for an Agency Sales Co-Ordinator at 3AW Melbourne. Details.

 

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

 

ARN has a vacancy for a Campaign Coordinator based in Brisbane.Details.

 

Beth Krapljanov has landed  her first full-time job in radio at Spirit FM in Broome. Beth recently attended Central Institute of Technology in Perth.

 

Brendan Egan has moved and been promoted to a new role with Grant Broadcasters as a Network Producer in their Hub operations. 

 

Kenny Williams has joined the team at Hitz 939 Bundaberg as Music Director and Drive Announcer.

 

Jodie Williams is set to join Triple Z in Lismore, NSW.

Catherine Sligar is leaving her post at Radio Release® after a nine month stint as Release Coordinator.

 

Cheryl Lardner has moved to Melbourne and joined ARN as Sales Manager of Mix 101.1.

Josh Olek is on the move from Snow FM Jindabyne to do nights and production at Wave FM in Wollongong.

Andrew ‘Dunks’ Dunkerley is returning to the position of Program Director with Snow FM and 2XL.

 

Peter Samios is taking up a position as content director at Star FM Dubbo. He was with 2SM in production.

 

 

Lee Stamps has joined KRock Geelong as their new Drive Announcer and Music Director.

 

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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 15.0 (17.1)* SCA
2 Hot Tomato 13.9 (12.3)* HT
3 Sea FM 8.8 (10.9)* SCA
4 triple j 7.6 (8.0)* ABC
5 ABC 91.7 FM 6.6 (5.6)* ABC
6 ABC612 4.2 (4.7)* ABC
7 4RN 2.7 (3.0)* ABC
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2014
  • * previous survey

 

Brisbane Ratings

1 97.3FM 13.8 (15.3) ARN
2 Nova 106.9 11.7 (11.6) NovaEnt
3 ABC612 10.8 (9.2) ABC
4 B105 9.4 (10.1) SCA
5 Triple M 9.1 (9.3) SCA
6 4KQ 8.0 (7.3) ARN
7 triple j 7.5 (7,2) ABC
8 Magic882 5.0 (5.2) Fairfax
9 4BC 4.4 (4.9) Fairfax
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2014
  • GfK

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 14.2 (15.1) SCA
2 Nova 93.7 12.4 (11.8) NovaEnt
3 96FM 10.7 (11.1) Fairfax
4 triple j 10.3 (9.7) ABC
5 6PR 10.2 (9.0) Fairfax
6 ABC720 10.0 (10.6) ABC
7 92.9 8.0 (9,3) SCA
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2014
  • 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 (16.1)* SCA
2 ABC1233 11.1 (12.0)* ABC
3 triple j 10.8 (11.2)* ABC
4 2HD 10.3 (8.8)* BOG
5 NXFM 9.7 (10.3)* SCA
6 New FM 9.3 (8.4)* BOG
7 Classic FM 4.7 (5.1)* ABC
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2014
  • * GfK  Survey 1/2014

 

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 15.9 (16.3) ARN
2 FIVEaa 11.4 (10.6) NovaEnt
3 ABC891 10.9 (10.8) ABC
4 Nova 91.9 10.4 (10.8) NovaEnt
5 Triple M 9.2 (9.1) SCA
6 Cruise 1323 8.7 (8.5) ARN
7 SAFM 8.0 (6.8) SCA
8 triple j 7.1 (7.6) SCA
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2014
  • GfK

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 

Melbourne Ratings

3AW 13.9 (12.8) Fairfax
ABC 774 11.7 (13.1) ABC
Fox FM 7.8 (7,2) SCA
Triple M 7.6 (7.6) SCA
Gold 7.2 (7.6) ARN
Nova 100 6.8 (6.7) NovaEnt
smoothfm 91.5 6.6 (6.7) NovaEnt
Mix 101.1 6.2 (7.1) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2014 (GfK)

CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.02
0.99%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.795
-0.62%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.14
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.280
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.825
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.45
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.250
-1.96%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.68
1.51%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
6.84
-1.30%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.14
0.94%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.940
0.00%