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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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!

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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 is 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!

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Where are the next Great Female Radio Stars?

Where’s the next Wendy Harmer, Jackie O, Kate Langbroek, Amanda Keller, FiFi Box,  Meshel Laurie, Robin Bailey, Chrissie Swan?

I was talking to a very experienced talent manager the other day. They commented on the lack of great female radio talent coming up through the ranks.

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SCA has a vacancy for a Tactics and Promotions Manager in Cairns. Details

 
 

Universal Music has a vacancy for a PR and Media Manager.  Details

 
 
 
 
 

Nova 91.9 has a vacancy for a Direct Client Executive. Details.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Creative Writer based in Albury. Details.

 
 
 

SCA has a vacancy for a Commercial Producer based in Albury. Details.

 

 

 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Campaign Implementation Specialist in Melbourne.  .Details

 

 

 

 
 
 

Hot Tomato is looking for a Content Director. Details.

 
 

 SCA has a vacancy for an Account Manager in Coffs Harbour. .Details.

 

 

Riverland Radio has a vacancy for a Network Production Manager. Details.

 
 
 

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Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Campaign Implementation Manager in Sydney. Details.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Chilli FM has a vacancy for an Announcer. Details.

 

 

 
 

7HOFM has a vacancy for a Personality / Music Director. Details

 

 
 
 
 

EON Broadcasters has a vacancy for an Account Manager.  Details.

 

 

 

Macquarie Media has a vacancy for a Content Solutions Manager based in Sydney. Details.

 
 
 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Creative Projects Manager on a 3 month contract. Details.

 

 

 
 
 

Recent Comments

Michael Price has resigned as Content Director for Bundaberg Broadcasters' Hitz 939 and 4BU.

 

Michael “Whitto” Whittington and Ash Blucher are Star FM Riverina’s new Breakfast team..

 

 

 
 
 

SEA and Gold FM CD Andrew Very will continue at the Gold Coast Media Centre, now as Assistant Content Director/Music Director of Gold FM. .

Bianca Dye is doing Drive solo on 92.5 Gold FM on the Gold Coast..


 

 

 

 

 

David Rymer CD of Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast has pulled the pin and is heading up the road to be the CD of Triple M Brisbane.

 
 
 

Brad Guy is departing Star FM Gippsland Breakfast.

 

 
 
 
 

Kaycee Bould has joined Nims for the new Mixx FM breakfast show "The Daily Grind" for the ACE Network. Kaycee comes from sister station TRFM.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Emma Freedman has jumped from reading News to Nights. Emma has joined Angus O’Loughlin as new Co-Host of SCA’s new Hit 30 brand nationwide.

Jules Lund is moving Off-Air and into a new strategic role with SCA.

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Ned & Josh  have made the move West, to be the new network breakfast team for HOT FM WA.

 
 
 
 
 

Triple M Brisbane CD Corey Kay will be leaving and will become the Gold Coast Content Director of both Sea FM and Gold FM for SCA

 

 
 

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2 Wave FM 16.0 (17.3) GRANT
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  • IRIS Research

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
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey  8/2015

 

Perth Ratings

  Mix 94.5 15.0 (15.2) SCA
  Nova 93.7 12.0 (11.9) NE
  96FM 7.7 (8.0) ARN
  triple j 11.3 (11.3) ABC
 ABC7209.6(9.0)ABC
  hit 929 9.8 (9.7) SCA
  6PR 7.8(8.7)MRN
  6IX 4.5 (4.5) CAP
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2015
  • 96FM now owned by ARN / 6PR owned by MRN
 

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 13.4 (14.5) MRN
  ABC 774 10.3 (9.8) ABC
  Gold 8.2 (8.3) ARN
  Triple M 6.7 (7.5) SCA
  Fox FM 9.7 (9.4) SCA
  smooth935 7.1 (8.1) NE
  KIIS 101.1 6.8 (5.9) ARN
 Nova 100 6.8(7.0)NE
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2015
  • Mix101.1 now KIIS 101.1 

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 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
  • 10+ share, 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
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Brisbane Ratings

 

 97.3FM13.5(13.8)ARN
 Nova 106.9 12.7(11.3)NE
 ABC61212.6(11.3) ABC
  4MMM 8.4 (9.1) SCA
 hit105.3 10.7(10.9) SCA
  4KQ 8.0 (8.0) ARN
  TRIPLE J 7.3 (6.6) ABC
  4BC 4.6 (5.3) MRN
 Magic 882 4.6(5.3) MRN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2015
  • B105 now hit105.3

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
  • 10+ share, Survey 2/2014

Adelaide Ratings

 

  Mix 102.3 13.0 (14.7) ARN
 Nova 91.9 11.2 (10.1) NE
  FIVEaa 10.2 (9.9) NE
 ABC89112.4(10.2) ABC
  Cruise 8.5 (8.7) ARN
  Triple M 8.7 (9.1) SCA
  hit107 8.4 (8.4) SCA
 triple j 5.8 (7.2) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2015 (GfK)
  • hit107 on-air Oct 2014, was SAFM
CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.10
-0.90%
APN News & Media
APN
0.530
-0.93%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.840
-1.18%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
0.850
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.200
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.40
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
1.04
-2.34%
Seven West Media
SWM
0.820
-1.20%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.42
-5.02%
Prime Media
PRT
0.485
4.30%

 
 

 

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