Radio Today

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

The Benefits of Finding the Right Mentor in Radio

During my 16 years at Austereo, I had the benefit of several great mentors and advisors.  One in particular was Greg Smith, who is now one of the Directors of Radio Today, and is a former Group Program Director of Austereo.

 

During my time at Austereo and, later, at the Australian Radio Network, I in turn had the chance to mentor and advise some great talent and executives.

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Published on Thursday, 24 July 2014 06:00 Category: Brad March

Brad March talks to the Founder of Omny.

Personalised radio platforms are now starting to provide more than just music . They are starting to provide a deeper range of content including talent based shows and information as they attempt to replicate some of broadcast radio’s strengths. Australian based Omny is one of those.  

They call it "personalized radio that listens to you". 

I talked with Ed Hooper
 Co founder and CEO of Omny. 

 

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Published on Thursday, 17 July 2014 06:00 Category: Brad March

Being Gay In The Big Wide World Of Radio !

 

Since the news on the weekend that Ian Thorpe has now publicly stated that he is gay, it got me thinking about what its like being gay as a public figure, in radio, media, sport or any other industry for that matter.

The reaction to the ‘ news ‘ was generally positive and supportive. There was a lot of ‘ who cares ‘ and its not really relevant in this day and age.

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Published on Monday, 14 July 2014 13:30 Category: Brad March

Time for change at 2Day FM now!

 

SCA programmers have done a good job with 2Day, and under extraordinary circumstances.
 
But 2Day's problem is strategy - not execution.
 
"Whomever is calling the shots strategically at SCA needs a re-think"

 

Ratings

2Day FM's further decline in ratings to 4.2% overall, and Breakfast to 3%, is a strong sign that Southern Cross Austereo will make further changes at 2Day FM sooner rather than later.

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Published on Thursday, 10 July 2014 06:00 Category: Brad March

 

SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer in Mt Gambier. Details.

 

The Capital Radio Network has a vacancy for a News Director based in Canberra. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters have a role for a Sales Manager at Mix 104.9 & Hot 100 in Darwin.  Details.

 

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

 

96.5 Wave FM has a vacancy for an On-Air Personality/Image Producer in Wollongong. Details.

 

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

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a Weekend News Journalist based in Sydney. Details.

 

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

 

Scotty McLaren is the new CD for Grant Broadcasters Hot 100 and MIX 104.9 in Darwin.

 

Paul Bartlett is now GM at Grant Broadcasters at Launceston’s LAFM and Chilli FM

 

Channel 7’s Paul Burt joins 4BC.

 

Michael Moffee Moffett is the new PD at 2ST/POWER FM/ Hot Country 

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

 

Gemma Fordham (formerly O’Neill) has been appointed TRN Chief Content Officer.

 

Dean Buchanan  has been appointed as Managing Director of TRN New Zealand.

 

Mike Crothers from SCA is set to join the ranks at RCS Australia as their new General Manager.

 

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

 

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
1.08
-2.70%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.890
-0.56%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.12
4.17%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.290
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.740
-2.63%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.44
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.260
-1.89%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.91
-3.53%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
7.64
1.46%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.03
-3.33%
Prime Media Group
PRT
1.03
0.00%