Profile or Performance? What really counts in Metro Radio?

Radio Today asked a panel of metro programming experts the question: “In cap cities would you rather have someone with a high profile, with little or no on air experience on Breakfas,t or someone who is experienced on air, sounds great and had no profile“.

Generally, the feedback was that CD’s would take great On-Air performance over profile, but both is best. Here are some thoughts from the experts.

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The Top New Talent 2016

Talent can be described as natural aptitude, skill, brilliance, cleverness, artistry, flair and expertise.

Its that time of year again, when Radio Today looks around at the best new talent on radio and this year’s names all have those qualities.

In collaboration and consultation with metro and regional Group CD’s and Content Directors, Brad March has put together the Top New Talent of 2016.

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Meshel Laurie talks about her Campaign for sex abuse victims.

Meshel Laurie is co-host of ARN's KIIS Melbourne breakfast show has never been one to shy away from tackling the difficult subjects. Meshel is the organiser behind the GoFundMe campaign to raise money to send Ballarat child sex abuse survivors to Rome to see Cardinal Pell give evidence at the commission - Brad March talked to Meshel about the campaign.

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Andrew Denton talks Podcasting with Brad March

Andrew Denton’s ground-breaking podcast series Better Off Dead launches this week. It’s been more than a decade since he was on breakfast radio with Amanda Keller on Triple M Sydney, and his foray into podcasting sees Andrew tackle the serious and sensitive subject of euthanasia.

It was more than a year in the making. Andrew spoke to Brad March about the series.

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The Top Programming Moves and Shakeups of 2015...The Year That Was

As the 2015 ratings year comes to an end, looking back it’s been a big year of programming and talent moves on FM. Some moves will affect next year, and some have had strong impact on ratings and revenue already. Moves that raise the bar and change the game. 

The majority of significant moves from ARN and SCA, with only a couple from Nova Entertainment. Most are from SCA, a result of change at the top.

So here’s to changing the game, raising the bar, transitional change, greater traction, proactivity, outside the box thinking, taking it to the next level, upsizing, downsizing, captains calls, greater synergies, less paralysis by analysis, more continuous improvement, strategic initiative, runs on the board and to moving forward!

Here are some of the major moves that have already, will, or should make a difference! 

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Bring in the new blood but … experience counts.

Firstly congratulations to Matt Anderson, 2Day FM’s new Content Director. Matt comes from New Zealand and was previously Hit Network Content Director and prior to that Assistant Content Director for Youth Brands at NZME, which included the Flava and ZM Networks. 

We wish Matt all the best in what is the most important programming role at SCA and also the biggest programming challenge in Australian radio.

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The Value of Podcasting for Radio Talent

Ryan Jon, breakfast announcer from SCA’s Hot FM WA has a podcast series called ‘From The Internet’.

The rapidly growing medium of podcasting which is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance is well suited to developing radio talent and for those who wish to perform work that may not be suited to their current on air roles.

Podcasting is the ultimate in audio self-distribution.

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How will Rove go on 2Day FM in 2016? Here’s the Verdict.

The Rove move is a strong one by new Southern Cross Austereo’s CEO Grant Blackley – advertisers will like it, the share market liked it, but will the listeners like it? I think they will.

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Brisbane's 97.3. Australia's most successful station?

As Bob Peters of Global Media Analysis reported 97.3 in Brisbane has achieved an impressive financial performance.

The station, a joint venture between the Australian Radio Network and Nova Entertainment, is also a great product and ratings success story.

97.3 is operated by ARN and launched in September 2001 after a decade of ratings dominance by B105, which had recorded outstanding ratings since launch in 1990. By 2010 that had changed with 97.3 scoring equal #1 with Austereo’s B105 . 

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The Top 10 Women On Air in Metro FM Radio 2015.

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water”, Eleanor Roosevelt

There are some outstanding women on air in Australian metro radio. Most are on breakfast, some on drive.

These are the great communicators, women with real star power who are interesting, feisty, smart, assertive, driven and have something to say.

The Top 10 Women is based on market size, longevity, ratings success, uniqueness, star power and they are currently on air full time on FM radio.

Here they are the Top 10 Women On Air in Metro FM Radio.

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2BH & Hill FM Broken Hill are looking for a News Reader / Breakfast Co-Host / Announcer Extraordinaire. Details

 
 
 

Satellite Music Australia a division of Macquarie Media has a vacancy for a Content Director based in Sydney. Details

 
 
 
 
 

Capital Radio Network has a vacancy for a Program Director for Snow FM / 2XL.  Details

 
 

ABC Goldfields-Esperance, Kalgoorlie has a vacancy for a Presenter / Producer.  Details

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Junior Creative Writer based in Melbourne.  Details

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RCS are looking for a Support Person. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast has a vacancy for a Journalist. Details.

 
 

Team Isuzu D-Max has a vacancy for Media & Marketing Manager / Presenter... radio presenter experience valued. Details

 

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Content Director based in Cairns. .Details.

 

 

 

 
 
 

ARN has a vacancy for a Producer for The Thinkergirls based in Sydney. Details

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Triple J are looking for a Hack Executive Producer. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 

96 FM Perth has a vacancy for a Breakfast Producer. Details.

 
 

SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer in Bunbury. Details

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nova 96.9 has a vacancy for an Integration Project Manager for Drive. Details.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for an Agency Sales Client Executive in Melbourne. Details

 
 
 
 
 
 

96 FM Perth has a vacancy for a Casual Announcer. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recent Comments

Simon Baggs has left the KIIS Network after a three and a half year run, deciding to pull the pin..

 

 

Southern Cross Austereo have appointed Damon Rielly as the new General Manager for hit 105 and Triple M.

 

 
 
 

Alison Geale has been appointed General Manager of SCA Gold Coast replacing Nick Scott. 

 

Matt Newell after a three year tilt On-Air at SCA’s Hit 100.9 in Hobart has left radio for real estate in Hobart,


 

 

 

 

 

Nick Randal has exited Macquarie Media as National Sales Manager

 
 
 
 

Former SCA Chief Digital Officer Vijay Solanki, has been nabbed as the new CEO of IAB.

 

 
 
 
 
 

ACE Radio’s Lauren “Loggy” Temuskos is making the move from Warrnambool to Townsville for HOT FM breakfast.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Nova Entertainment has appointed Michael Graham as Commercial Director for their Brisbane Sales Team.

 

Townsville’s Zinc 100.7 new breakfast team is former Big Brother housemate Jess Hardy joining Vinnie Aston.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Peter Bell is moving from MRN’s 6PR to 702 ABC Breakfast in Perth. 

 
 
 
 
 

Josh Elliot is the new Chief Operating Officer of the Capital Radio Network.

 

 
 
 

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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

 

  NewstalkZB 15.2 (13.5) NZME
  The Breeze 9.3 (12.9) Mediaworks
  The Hits 6.3 (7.6) NZME
  ZM 8.0 (7.8) NZME
  The Sound 7.1 (5.1) Mediaworks
  The Rock 4.8 (6.7) Mediaworks
  The Edge 7.0 (6.5) Mediaworks
  Coast 6.8 (6.3) NZME
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2016 (Brackeys Survey 2/2015)

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
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015
  • Xtra Research

Sydney Ratings

 

 

  2GB 11.6 (11.8) MRN
 ABC 702 9.3 (9.9) ABC
  WSFM 6.2 (6.9) ARN
  TRIPLE M 6.5 (6.0) SCA
 KIIS 1065 8.1(8.1) ARN
 smoothfm 95.3 9.1 (7.7) NE
 Nova 96.9 8.1(7.0)NE
 triple j5.8(6.7) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey  4/2016

 

Perth Ratings

  Mix 94.5 15.3 (14.5) SCA
  Nova 93.7 13.2 (13.2) NE
  96FM 8.4 (8.6) ARN
  triple j 10.2 (11.0) ABC
 ABC7208.9(9.7)ABC
  hit 929 10.9 (10.2) SCA
  6PR 7.6(7.0)MRN
  6IX 4.3 (3.7) CAP
         
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2016
 
 

 

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
  • 10+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

 

Melbourne Ratings

 

  3AW 14.8 (16.0) MRN
  ABC 774 10.5 (9.5) ABC
  Gold 7.9 (8.1) ARN
  Triple M 7.9 (8.2) SCA
  Fox FM 9.7 (9.0) SCA
  smooth935 7.2 (7.4) NE
  KIIS 101.1 5.1 (5.7) ARN
 Nova 100 6.1(6.2)NE
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2016
 

 

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
  • 10+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

 

Christchurch Ratings

 

  Newstalk ZB 10.7 (11.7) NZME
  More FM 16.8 (14.3) Mediaworks
  The Breeze 10.2 (10.8) Mediaworks
  The Rock 8.3 (11.0) Mediaworks
  The Edge 7.7 (7.4) Mediaworks
  The Sound 10.8 (9.2) Mediaworks
  The Hits 3.7 (4.3) NZME
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2016 (Brackets Survey 2/2014)

Canberra Ratings

  104.7 17.9 (18.8) SCA
  ABC666 15.9 (15.3) ABC
  Mix 106.3 13.6 (13.9) SCA
  Classic FM 10.0 (8.6) ABC
  triple j 8.2 (8.2) ABC
  2CC 6.8 (6.1) Capital
  2CA 6.0 (5.5) Captial
  Radio National 3.9 (3.6) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 3/2015

 

Brisbane Ratings

 

 97.3FM11.7(14.3)ARN
 Nova 106.9 13.7(12.1)NE
 ABC6129.5(10.7) ABC
  4MMM 8.7 (8.7) SCA
 hit105.3 10.1(10.7) SCA
  4KQ 8.5 (8.1) ARN
  TRIPLE J 8.1 (7.1) ABC
  4BC 5.0 (4.8) MRN
 Magic 882 2.7(2.7) MRN
         
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2016
 
 

 

Auckland Ratings

  Newstalk ZB 13.6 (13.7) TRN
  Coast  8.8 (9.4) TRN
  The Edge 6.6 (6.6) Mediaworks
  The Sound 5.7 (5.7) Mediaworks
  The Breeze 7.1 (7.1) Mediaworks
  The Hits 5.7 (4.3) TRN
  ZM 4.7 (4.7) TRN
  Mai FM 6.8 (5.2) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2016 - In Bracket Survey 2/2014

Adelaide Ratings

 

  Mix 102.3 12.6 (11.8) ARN
 Nova 91.9 11.2 (12.0) NE
  FIVEaa 11.6 (10.6) NE
 ABC89111.0(11.4) ABC
  Cruise 8.0 (7.4) ARN
  Triple M 9.3 (10.5) SCA
  hit107 9.1 (9.7) SCA
 triple j 5.4 (6.3) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2016 (GfK)
 

 

CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.22
0.83%
APN News & Media
APN
4.01
-0.74%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
1.00
-1.96%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
0.920
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.250
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.75
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.995
1.53%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.04
-4.57%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.07
-2.73%
Prime Media
PRT
0.300
0.00%

 
 
 

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