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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

Nova Entertainment CEO Cathy O’Connor Receives High Honour in Sydney

Cathy O’Connor was the only radio CEO to be honoured as an industry ‘mover and shaker’ recently by entrepreneur, media buyer, philanthropist and humanitarian, advertising legend Harold Mitchell.

Mitchell was invited to curate a set of portraits of media ‘icons’ at the renowned Sydney restaurant Machiavelli, famous for its media and ad industry patronage and a favourite eating place for politicians. Not surprisingly given its patronage, the restaurant has been known as ‘Sydney's corridors of power’ for years.

Harold Mitchell said of Cathy “She is an incredible executive, tough and hard but also soft and compassionate when it’s appropriate. We’ve spent a great 20 years working together, she is an amazing Australian business woman. I have great respect for her”

 

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Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:30 Category: Brad March

Who is the 2014 Programmer of the Year?

With a month of ratings left for 2014, it's worth looking back at the ratings year that was.

Looking at programming performance it has clearly been the year of ARN and its Head of Programming Duncan Campbell.

Duncan has had a year which could only be described as exceptional. His stations performances have left competitors in their wake.

 

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Published on Monday, 17 November 2014 06:00 Category: Brad March

 

Nova 96.9 in Sydney has a vacancy for an Integration and Marketing Manager.Details.

 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Network Nights Imaging Producer based in Sydney. Details.

 

 

 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Breakfast Personality for Mix 104.9 in Darwin. Details.

 

Australia's Hottest Country Networks are looking for a Radio Gun based in Bundaberg. Details.

 

2GB has a vacancy for a Broadcast Tecnician.Details.

 

2GB has a vacancy for a Senior Network Support Engineer. Details.

 

5RM/Magic 931 FM in Berri has a vacancy for a Creative Production Manager. Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer for 103.5 HOT FM Cairns. Details

 

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

 

 

SCA are looking for a General Manager in Albany  Details.

 

NZME has a vacancy for a News Reader working across their music brands in Auckland.Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for an Agency Sales Manager based in Sydney. Details.

 

Star 104.5 Central Coast are looking for an Announcer/Music Director. Details.

 

NZME in New Zealand has a vacancy for a Head of Digital Editorial. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Program/Content Manager in Bundaberg. Details.

 

Star 104.5 Central Coast have a role for a Workday Announcer/Operations Person. Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Radio Journalist for B105 Breakfast. Details.

 

Hot Tomato are looking for Announcers to join their Talent Bank. Details.

 

Star FM on the Central Coast has a vacancy for a Production Manager. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nova Entertainment are looking for a National Implementation Manager in Sydney. Details.

 

ARN has a vacancy for a Producer for KIIS 1065 Breakfast in Sydney. Details.

 

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Grant Broadcasters are looking for talent for their Talent Bank - Digital & New Media. Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Anchor in Shepparton. Details.

 

Mickey Maher has been appointed the Head of Content – SCA Regional Radio.

 

Tommy Jackett from Star FM Shepparton's  Tommy & Stace Breakfast show is departing the show December 19. 

 

Nova Entertainment’s Chief Operating Officer, Lou Higgins is heading to Melbourne to manage both NOVA 100 and Smooth FM for 2015.

 

Greg "Hinksy" Hinks, from Brisbane’s 973 is heading to Adelaide to be part of the Mix 102.3 breakfast team in 2015.

Jason “Labby” Hawkins leaves Brisbane’s B105 for New Zealand for network on drive on ZM.

 

Tim Cox returns to Brisbane in 2015. Tim left 612 ABC's Drive program in August to head home to Tassie. He will present weekends on the station.

 

92.9 Perth' Ross Wallman will be joining Breakfast line-up for 2015 with SEA FM on the Gold Coast..

Music programmer Bill Riner will be taking a redundancy and leaving the ABC.

 

Kathleen Jessop from AFTRS secures her first radio gig at WAVE FM as afternoon journalist and newsreader.

Sarah Maree Cameron joins Nova 100 weekday line-up on afternoons for 2015.

 

Adelaide Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Puratap Puratap Pty Ltd
4. Digital Radio Plus Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. HQ Complex Newmarket Hotel

Brisbane Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. Queensland's Renewal Program Dept Of The Premier & Cabinet (Queensland Govt)
5. Digital Radio Plus Commercial Radio Australia Ltd

Central Coast Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. The Good Guys The Good Guys Discount Warehouses (Aust) Pty Ltd
4. Ettalong Diggers Ettalong Diggers
5. BJ Howes Metaland BJ Howes Pty Ltd

Gold Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Inspirations Paint Inspirations Paint Store (Holdings) Ltd
4. Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft Pty Ltd
5. Griffith University Griffith University

Melbourne Advertisers

1. Bertocchi Bertocchi Smallgoods Pty Ltd
2. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
3. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
4. Digital Radio Plus Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)

Newcastle Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Joyce Mayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
4. Nobby Kitchens Nobby Kitchens
5. Horton's Furniture One Horton's Furniture One

Perth Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Universal Seafoods Unitrade International Pty Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. Water Corporation Government Of Western Australia
5. Digital Radio Plus Commercial Radio Australia Ltd

Sydney Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Peter's Of Kensington Peter's Of Kensington
4. Digital Radio Plus Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Paul's Warehouse Paul's Retail Pty Ltd

 

The Gifted Man

The Gifted Man

Flowers for Everyone

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

1Nova 106.9 13.512.9)NovaEnt
2 97.3FM 12.3 (13.0) ARN
3B105 9.7(9.0) SCA
4Triple M 8.8(8.7) SCA
5triple 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 93.712.6 (13.5) NovaEnt
3triple j 11.0(10.4) ABC
496FM 10.2(9.4)Fairfax
5ABC720 9.6(9.6) ABC
692.9 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
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+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, GfK Survey 3/2014

 

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 15.5 (14.6) ARN
2FIVEaa 11.411.2)NovaEnt
3Nova 91.9 11.2(11.8)NovaEnt
4ABC891 10.0(11.3) ABC
6hit1078.1(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 

Melbourne Ratings

1 3AW 12.8 (12.2) Fairfax
2 ABC 774 10.0 (11.6) ABC
3 Fox FM 8.5 (8.5) SCA
4Gold 8.0(7.2) ARN
5Nova 100 7.8(7.8)NovaEnt
6smoothfm 91.5 7.4(7.2)NovaEnt
7Triple M6.8(6.7) SCA
8 Mix101.1 6.3 (6.0) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2014 (GfK)

CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.04
0.00%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.805
0.00%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.26
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.340
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.740
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.38
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.215
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.38
0.00%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
5.31
0.00%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.86
0.00%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.895
0.00%