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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

In Response to Your Comments on the 2DAY FM Brand Name Change.

Thanks for all of your comments regarding the 2DAY FM’s name change article.

One of the great things about Radio Today, is that it provides an open forum for you, its readers to be involved and become part of the conversation and debate articles and issues about the radio industry

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Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 16:00 Category: Brad March

Are These Guys The Next Hamish & Andy?

Following my Podcasting article a few weeks agohere are a couple of guys who are doing great things with podcasts.

 

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Published on Thursday, 11 December 2014 12:00 Category: Brad March

What’s the hold up with the 2DAY FM brand name change?

This week the station that was easily the highest revenue earner in Australia, 2DAYFM, AND is now probably one of the lowest Sydney FM revenue earners, shifted to its new format, music and production. And it sounds pretty good so far.

But no brand name change.

No change to Hit 104.1 as expected.

We know the new line-up is coming next year and it's a strong offering, heading in the right direction.

But no brand name change.

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Published on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 06:00 Category: Brad March

Nova Entertainment | 2014 in review & a peek at 2015

In February this year DMG Radio Australia rebranded to Nova Entertainment, forging its own identity separate to founding company UK’s DMGT.

And along with the new identity, Nova has had a very strong year.

It is now the number 1 metro network by cume, with the highest weekly reach in its history, over 3.3 million listeners, well ahead of its nearest competitor.

 

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Published on Monday, 08 December 2014 06:00 Category: Brad March

Southern Cross Austereo: The Year in Review and The Challenge for 2015

It has been said before, but 2014 wasn't a great year for Southern Cross Austereo.

However there have been some encouraging moves which will put the company in a better position for 2015.

Southern Cross Austereo: The Year in Review and The Challenge for 2015

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Published on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 06:00 Category: Brad March

Quality Content is King!

It’s all about the product! And CEO of the Seven Network Tim Worner knows it. When releasing the networks annual results recently he made a couple of statements. Firstly that Seven will be the TV ratings market leader until 2020. A big statement, but on Sevens recent performance could easily be the case.

Clearly Tim is an executive who understands the importance of content in a product driven business, in this case television.

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Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 06:00 Category: Brad March

He’s Got The Future of Talk Radio in His Hands!

Ben Fordham has had the unenviable task of doing a breakfast show and a drive show at the same time.

One of the hardest working guys in media, 38 year old Ben is leaving Nine’s Today show to concentrate on 2GB’s drive show and is very much the future of talk radio

 

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Published on Friday, 21 November 2014 06:00 Category: Brad March

 

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for Sales Staff based in Cairns. Details.

 

C91.3 Campbelltown has a role for a Sales Manager available. Details.

 

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River 94.9 FM in South East Queensland has a vacancy for a Breakfast Personality. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for a News Editor for 2ST/Power FM in Nowra. Details.

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a Creative Writer based in Melbourne.Details.

 

Nova Entertainment are looking for Announcers for their talent bank at Nova 96.9 in Sydney. Details.

 

 

2BH and HILL FM in Broken Hill are looking for a Production Whiz / Announcer. Details.

 

 

SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer / Music Director for Sea FM in Gosford. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Copywriter/Announcer in the Riverland, SA. Details.

 

Ross Turner is leaving 7HOFM Hobart after 3 years to become CD at HOT91/Zinc on the Sunshine Coast.

Aaron Rich is now on FOX FM Melbourne Mornings for 2015. Aaron has jumped from Nova.

Matty White is moving back to Triple M Sydney to be the Assistant Content Director and Head of NRL Football .

 

Mike Byrne is heading back to Newcastle to be the Group Content Director for SCA’s NX and KO FM..

 

Phil Bradley is the new Group Content Director for SCA in Hobart

 

Tim Wong-See is back at Nova Entertainment doing late nights on Nova nationwide.

Brodie Green has been appointed as Night Imaging Producer for Smallzy’s Surgery.

 

Peter Yiamarelos is heading back to Australia to be the new Content Director of SEAFM and 2GO FM on the Central Coast. 

 

Rod Maldon is heading to New Zealand and joining NZME as Assistant Content Director of ZM nationwide.

Brisbane's Magic 882 Ian Keenan  is making the move from Mornings and will host the Breakfast show on the station.

 

 

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
1.08
3.37%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.880
3.53%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.15
-2.13%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.300
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.790
-0.63%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.38
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.200
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.29
0.78%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
5.67
2.16%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.66
-1.19%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.845
-3.43%