Congratulations Tony & Mick on Martin Molloy's 20th Anniversary Today.

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of one of radio's most successful teams of all time.

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The Growth of Digital Radio! (even the Popemobile has Digital Radio)

even the Pope mobile has Digital Radio!Is digital radio in Australia dead?

Not according to recent figures, in fact far from it. Digital radio is going strong and getting stronger.

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Radio versus Pandora. The Challenge Ahead, The Hype and Some Facts!

There is no doubt that Pandora is the biggest “radio” brand in the world today. That's if you define Pandora as “radio.”

Over 80 million people worldwide can’t be wrong. Pandora is huge. 

But are music streamers like Pandora and Spotify that much of a threat to ‘traditional’ broadcasters?

 

 

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The Hit Network. Is it a Hit or is it a Dud? – Part 3

In Part 3, The Hit Network. Is it a Hit or is it a Dud? – Brad explores further what defines being different. He will again seek perspective from industry experts who have been there and done that, including  Eric Stephens, former ARN Group Marketing Director and Brand & Creative Strategist at True Sydney. 

 

 

 

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The Hit Network. Is it a Hit or is it a Dud? – Part 2

With Part 1 of The Hit Network, Is it a Hit or is it a Dud? -  Brad March explored and defined “What is a Brand”, including nine key points. You can catch up here.

In Part 2, we look at lessons learned from history that are highly relevant to the new Hit and Kiis radio brands…. “It’s the long game”.

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The Hit Network. Is it a Hit or is it a Dud? -Part 1

I recently wrote an article on the rebranding of Brisbane’s B105, “The end of a brand and the end of an era”.  Brisbane’s B105 is now Hit105, Adelaide’s SAFM is now Hit 107, and Perth’s 92.9FM is now Hit 92.9.  In light of the recent ‘Hit’ ratings results in Adelaide, Perth and Sydney, here are a few further thoughts.

In radio it is worth remembering that “the content largely creates the brand”, so any focus on branding alone … misses the point.

What is more important than the brand name is the product, in radio’s case the content – the music, breakfast show, imaging, drive and night shows – i.e., the programming.  That said, a fresh, new brand name in certain extreme circumstances, can act as a focal point for the listener.

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Farewell B105 …… The End of a Brand and the End of an Era.

Recently b105 had its 25th anniversary. I was fortunate to be the Program Director who led the team that launched B105 25 years ago.

In 1990 b105 made radio history when it debuted in the #1 position following the move from 4BK (AM) to b105 (FM).

And now b105 is no more, Southern Cross Austereo has rebranded it as hit105.

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The Top Hot New Talent 2015

Great talent is the lifeblood of the radio industry and it’s that time of year again, when Radio Today looks at who the best up and coming talent in radio are.

Thanks for your emails and suggestions over the past year on who should be included.

Most of 2015’s names have been in radio for only a few years or less, and have what it takes to go a long way.

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Alan Jones: The Power, The Passion, The Performer! - Part 2

Yesterday on Radio Today we brought you Part One of Alan Jones: The Power, The Passion, The Performance.

Brad March talked to Kyle Sandilands, Wendy Harmer and 2GB’s former Program Director David Kidd. View here.

The story continues with insight from legendary Programmer JohnBrennan, Jones v Hadley and what’s Jones really worth?

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Alan Jones: The Power, The Passion, The Performer!

I have to admit I have never been a huge listener to talk radio, and in particular AM talk radio. Not because I don't think its good quality, relevant or worthy but given my years at Austereo and ARN my work and main interest has always been FM radio, with a strong focus on FM breakfast shows and talent.

However, I do admire great radio talent and their work. Talent who put themselves ‘ out there ‘ every day of the week deserve credit.

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Capital Radio Network has a vacancy for a General Manager in Perth..Details.

 

 

RCS are looking for a Radio Automation Support Person.Details.

 

 

C91.3 FM has a vacancy for a Sales Manager.Details.

 

 

91.9 Sea FM are looking for a Music Director / Morning Announcer.Details.

 

 

 

Crocmedia are looking to appoint a NSW Commercial Manager based in Sydney.Details.

 

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C91.3 FM has a vacancy for a Sales Executive. Details.

 

 

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for Sales Staff in Cairns  Details.

 

Omny has a vacancy for an Operations Manager based in Melbourne Details.

 

 

 

 

 

ARN has a vacancy for a Senior Account Manager based in Melbourne. Details.

 

 

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Rachel McLarnon is now Music Director & Morning Announcer at NX FM in Newcastle.

 

Troy ‘Chooky’ Deighton heads up a new department for Grant Broadcasters as their Digital and New Media Manage

Helen Nash has been appoitned new Non-Executive Director to the SCA board.

Jonathan Brown is joining Meshel & Tommy every Monday throughout the AFL season.

 

 

Steve Hirst is returning to Hot91 and Zinc96 as their new GM

 

Sam Thompson is the new Content Director for GOLD104.3 Melbourne

Sophie Hallwright joins Today’s hit network Shazam Top 20 as Executive Producer.

Cat Lynch is joining Amos Gill on breakfast for hit107.

 

2UE's Angela Catterns is the latest casualty of the merging of Macquarie Radio and Fairfax Radio

 
 

Alexandra Spurway is joining hit 104.1 2DayFM’s The Dan & Maz Show as the Senior Producer.
 

 

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2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
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Central Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
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Gold Coast Advertisers

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Melbourne Advertisers

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2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
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Newcastle Advertisers

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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

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

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

1 2GB 13.0 (12.1) MRN
2ABC 7029.5(8.5)ABC
3KIIS 10658.7(8.6) ARN
4WSFM 7.9(8.9)ARN
5Nova 96.9 7.6(7.5)NE
6smoothfm 95.3 7.3(6.6)NE
7triple j6.5(6.5) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 14.9 (13.8) SCA
296FM11.5(10.2)ARN
3 Nova 93.711.4 (12.6) NE
4ABC72010.3(9.6)ABC
5triple j 9.0(11.0) ABC
6 6PR 8.4(7.3)Fairfax
792.9 6.4(8.2) SCA
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015
  • 96FM now owned by ARN

Newcastle Ratings

1 KOFM 15.3 (15.3) SCA
2 ABC1233 11.9 (11.1) ABC
3NXFM 11.6(9.7) SCA
4New FM10.0(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+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 3/2014

 

Melbourne Ratings

1 3AW 13.6 (12.8) Fairfax
2 ABC 774 10.7 (10.0) ABC
3 Fox FM 7.6 (8.5) SCA
4 Triple M 7.4 (6.8) SCA
5Nova 100 7.3(7.8)NE
6smoothfm 91.5 7.2(7.4)NE
7 KIIS 101.1 7.1 (6.3) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015
  • Mix101.1 now KIIS 101.1 

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+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 3/2014

 

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

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) NE
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

Canberra Ratings

  104.7   (17.0) SCA
  Mix 106.3   (15.1) SCA
  ABC666   (17.4) ABC
  triple j   (8.1) ABC
  Classic FM   (9.9) ABC
  Radio National   (4.0) ABC
  2CC   (6.3) Capital
  2CA   (5.6) Capital
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

 

Brisbane Ratings

197.3FM14.6(12.3)ARN
2Nova 106.9 10.8(13.5)NE
3ABC61210.7(8.5) ABC
4triple j 9.4(9.0) ABC
5B105 9.3(9.7) SCA
6Triple M 8.7(8.8) SCA
7 4KQ 8.6 (7.1) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

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

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+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • * Xtra Research/ ** Nielsen 

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 13.8 (15.5) ARN
2ABC89112.5(10.0) ABC
3Nova 91.911.3(11.2)NE
4FIVEaa 10.4(11.4)NE
5Triple M 9.7(10.8)NE
6Cruise 13239.2(8.1)ARN
7triple j8.3(6.6) ABC
8hit1075.9(8.1) SCA
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015 (GfK)
  • hit107 on-air Oct 2014, was SAFM
CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.06
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.940
0.00%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
1.07
0.00%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
1.17
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.285
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.25
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.210
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.37
0.00%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
7.50
0.00%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.34
0.00%
Prime Media
PRT
0.860
0.00%

 

 

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