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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Where are the next Great Female Radio Stars?

Where’s the next Wendy, Jackie O, Kate, Amanda, FiFi,  Meshel, Robyn, Chrissie?

There are some outstanding women on air, but there are many, many more men. Why is that?

Where are the next generation of great female talent with experience, real star power, great communicators, the ones that are interesting and have that X Factor. Feisty, assertive, smart, driven woman with something ( a lot ) to say !

Given more than half the population are female, it’s worth asking the question why there aren’t more great female talent on air in radio? Why are there so many more males than females on air? How much of that has to do with Content Directors?

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7HO FM Hobart is looking for a Promotions Manager. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7XS is looking for a Breakfast Announcer. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nova 106.9 is looking for an Activation Specialist. Details.

Gulf News Broadcasting based in Dubai are looking for a Head of Content. Details.

 

 
 

Wave FM has a vacancy for a Workday Personality / Social Media Manager. .Details

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Radio Africa Group is looking for a Content Director. Details.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

ARN has a vacancy for a Broadcast Engineer based in Melbourne. .Details.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Nova have a role for an Integration Project Manager for the national Smallzy's Surgery Evening Show.. Details.

 
 
 
 
 

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Rob McCasker will be the new Breakfast Executive Producer/ Anchor for Jodie & Soda on Mix102.3.

 

After a 29 year career with ABC radio, Peter Riley hosted his final program as the breakfast host on ABC Illawarra.
 

 

 

 
 
 

Damon Wise the GM of both SEA and Heart in Hobart will wrap up with the group on April 7th

Greg Tremain will be joining the Australian Radio Network in the newly created position of Partnerships Director.


 

 

 

 

 

Tom Martin the CD of Adelaide community station Fresh 92.7, has landed the Breakfast EP’s gig for Heidi, Will and Woody at hit929 Perth.

 
 
 
 

After 23 years on-air, Hilary Barry has decided to depart MediaWorks in New Zealand.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Kathy Gramp will be stepping down as Non-Executive Director at the SCA June Board meeting.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Toni Street and Sam Wallace will be the hosts of a new entertainment show on NZME’s The Hits

 

Liam Renton has been announced as the new Promotions Manager of Hot91/Zinc FM on the Sunshine Coast

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Former 4BC News Director Scott Mayman joins the Super Radio Network as the new breakfast presenter on Radio 97 Tweed Heads,

 
 
 
 
 

Nicole Bence is joining NOVA Entertainment as thier new Digital Commercial Director 

 

 
 
 

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Wellington Ratings

  NewstalkZB 14.5 (15.3) NZME
  The Breeze 12.5 (13.7) Mediaworks
  The Hits 9.4   NZME
  ZM 6.7 (11.3) NZME
  The Sound 9.8 (7.5) Mediaworks
  The Rock 6.8 (7.4) Mediaworks
  The Edge 7.5 (6.6) Mediaworks
  Coast 4.9 (5.7) NZME
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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
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Sydney Ratings

 

 

  2GB 12.8 (12.8) MRN
 ABC 702 10.3 (10.3) ABC
  WSFM 6.5 (7.6) ARN
  TRIPLE M 6.1 (6.0) SCA
 KIIS 1065 8.9(7.7) ARN
 smoothfm 95.3 6.9 (7.4) NE
 Nova 96.9 7.1(7.2)NE
 triple j7.0(7.5) ABC
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Perth Ratings

  Mix 94.5 15.0 (150) SCA
  Nova 93.7 13.7 (12.0) NE
  96FM 7.9 (7.7) ARN
  triple j 9.7 (11.3) ABC
 ABC72010.0(9.6)ABC
  hit 929 10.9 (9.8) SCA
  6PR 8.2(7.8)MRN
  6IX 4.3 (4.5) CAP
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5 Triple J 9.9 (9.9) ABC
6New FM8.5(10.0)BOG
7 Classic FM 4.0 (3.) ABC
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Melbourne Ratings

 

  3AW 12.9 (1.3) MRN
  ABC 774 11.1 (10.3) ABC
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  Triple M 6.9 (6.7) SCA
  Fox FM 8.6 (9.7) SCA
  smooth935 6.9 (7.1) NE
  KIIS 101.1 6.4 (6.8) ARN
 Nova 100 6.0(6.8)NE
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Gold Coast Ratings

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3 Sea FM 9.6 (9.5) SCA
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5 triple j 7.8 (9.4) ABC
6 ABC612 5.2 (3.3) ABC
7 Radio National 2.5 (2.3) ABC
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Christchurch Ratings

  Newstalk ZB 15.3 (17.0) NZME
  More FM 14.6 (10.7) Mediaworks
  The Breeze 9.9 (10.2) Mediaworks
  The Rock 8.6 (9.0) Mediaworks
  The Edge 6.9 (6.9) Mediaworks
  The Sound 9.0 (6.0) Mediaworks
  The Hits 3.5 (5.7) NZME
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Canberra Ratings

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  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
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Brisbane Ratings

 

 97.3FM12.1(13.5)ARN
 Nova 106.9 11.0(12.7)NE
 ABC6129.6(12.6) ABC
  4MMM 10.8 (8.4) SCA
 hit105.3 10.3(10.7) SCA
  4KQ 8.2 (8.0) ARN
  TRIPLE J 8.4 (7.3) ABC
  4BC 5.0 (4.6) MRN
 Magic 882 2.8(4.6) MRN
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Auckland Ratings

  Newstalk ZB 13.4 (13.4) TRN
  Coast  7.8 (9.6) TRN
  The Edge 7.7 (78.) Mediaworks
  The Breeze 7.8 (7.0) Mediaworks
  The Hits 5.3 (6.7) TRN
  ZM 4.5 (5.9) TRN
  Mai FM 5.2 (5.2) TRN
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Adelaide Ratings

 

  Mix 102.3 11.4 (13.0) ARN
 Nova 91.9 11.6 (11.2) NE
  FIVEaa 9.6 (10.2) NE
 ABC89112.6(12.4) ABC
  Cruise 7.2 (8.5) ARN
  Triple M 10.2 (8.7) SCA
  hit107 10.1 (8.4) SCA
 triple j 8.1 (6.8) ABC
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CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.17
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.640
0.00%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.815
0.00%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
0.850
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.200
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.43
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.980
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.14
0.00%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.20
0.00%
Prime Media
PRT
0.270
0.00%

 

 
 
 

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