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The Top 10 Most Influential Program Directors in Australian Metro FM Radio

"It's all about the content. Without great, compelling content, radio will lose the battle for the ear of the listener “

The Program Director or Content Director’s role is arguably the most important role in radio stations in competitive markets.

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The Top 50 Most Influential People in Radio in 2015

Previously at Radio Today we compiled the list of the Top 40 Most Influential Men in Radio and prior to that the Top 27 Most Influential Women in Radio

This year we have put them together for the Top 50 Most Influential People in Radio in 2015.

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The Return of Hamish & Andy. They’re Back but What Does it Mean?

Hamish & Andy are returning to Southern Cross Austereo stations 2day, Fox, hit92.9, hit107, hit105 and the regionals this week. In the metro markets that means there’s now a three way ratings battle in drive with Nova’s Kate, Tim and Marty and ARN’s Hughsey and Kate.

Since Hamish & Andy were on air full time* a few years ago they’ve had a highly successful television show on Nine which drew around a million viewers each week.

(* That's if you can call a 2 hour show ‘full time’ as Tony Martin always used to say 2 hours is a show, 3 hours is a shift!)

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Real Live and Relevant radio

Yesterday following the tragic Phil Walsh news, Radio Today received an email from Mike Fitzpatrick Triple M Network Content Director.

Mike said: “Regarding your story on Beats 1. Here’s part of a note I sent to everyone today regarding the Phil Walsh story and how we responded.  

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The B TEAM has arrived at SCA

This week Southern Cross Austereo’s new CEO Grant Blackley commenced in a role that is the most challenging in Australian radio.

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Beats 1. How does it measure up? The Verdict! What does it mean for radio?

Apple have finally launched Beats 1, the first worldwide radio station. To hear it you need to get the new Apple Music App included in iOS 8.4. Beats 1 is a component of Apple Music, Apple’s first on demand, subscription based music service for which they charge $11.99 a month (after a 3 month trial), however after the free trial Beats 1 can still be accessed free.

Unlike music streamers such as Pandora, Spotify and Rdio, Beats 1 is much closer to what we know as ‘traditional’ radio.

It's the newest, biggest radio station in the world that promises to “unite the world through music”.

It’s cleverly positioned as ‘Always on’. So does it live up to the hype?

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Here’s What Your Future in Radio Looks Like!

Be warned, whether you work on air or off air, dual roles and multi-tasking are a reality in radio and will become even more so in the future.

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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 Capital Radio Network have a vacancy for a Producer in Canberra. Details.

 
 
 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Program and Content Director for the North West Coast Tasmania. Details.

 

 

 

Macquarie Radio Network has a vacancy for a Broadcast Technician based in Brisbane. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7HO has a vacancy for a Promotions Manager. Details

 

7XS has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer.  Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for a Creative Writer / On Air Personality based in Port Pirie.Details.

ABC Local Radio are looking for 2 Local Content Managers, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne. Details.

 

4BC in Brisbane has a vacancy for a News Journalist. Details.

 
 
 
 

Geelong Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Journalist/Newsreader on a 12 month contract. Details.

 

 

Macquarie Radio Network has a vacancy for a Promotions Assistant based in Brisbane. Details.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Broadcast Engineer based in Cairns. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

KIIS 1065 has a vacancy for an Operations Assistant / Producer. Details.

Recent Comments

James Bayes, Southern Cross Austereo's head of digital sales & operations, has been poached by a Melbourne mobile startup called Unlockd.

 

 

2XL’s Andrew Page will make his Metro debut next month joining MRN 4BC Newsroom.

 

 

 
 

Garry Dean is new the Creative Director for Nova 93.7.

 

 
 

Fairlie Hamilton is returning to i98 to join Marty Haynes on breakfast. 

 
 

Brian Gallagher is joining the ranks of SCA as Chief Sales Office

 

Dallas Gurney has been appointed to a new Group level role with NZME, focussed on growing commercial branded content, content solutions, PR & communications services for clients.

 
 
 

Sarah Tinsley is joining ARN as their National Legal and Business Affairs Director.

 
 

Sam Bingley, formerly of SCA Melbourne, has joined Crocmedia as Chief Commercial Officer.

Scott Mayman is back in the country and is working on the Sunshine Coast for three weeks in the MIXFM/SEAFM newsroom.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Bianca Dye has left the i98 Breakfast show and “is off to pursue her bucket list and chase some new opportunities”.

 
 
 
 

Amy Moon has been appointed General Manager at Joy 94.


 

 
 
 

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Adelaide Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. The Hot Plate Nine Network (PBL Media)
4. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. The Great Australian Spelling Bee Network Ten Pty Ltd

Brisbane Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. The Hot Plate Nine Network (PBL Media)
3. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
4. The Great Australian Spelling Bee Network Ten Pty Ltd
5. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd

Central Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Ettalong Diggers Ettalong Beach War Memorial Club Ltd
4. Never Let A Mate Walk Home Drunk Campaign Pedestrian Council Of Australia Ltd
5. Harvey World Travel Jetset Travelworld Ltd

Gold Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Gold Coast Airport Queensland Airports Ltd
4. The Hot Plate Nine Network (PBL Media)
5. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd

Melbourne Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. The Great Australian Spelling Bee Network Ten Pty Ltd
3. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
4. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
5. Chemist Warehouse Chemist Warehouse

Newcastle Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Vodafone Vodafone Pty Ltd
4. Nobby Kitchens Nobby Kitchens
5. Climax Suspension Climax Suspension

Perth Advertisers

1. The Hot Plate Nine Network (PBL Media)
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. The Great Australian Spelling Bee Network Ten Pty Ltd
4. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Chemist Warehouse Chemist Warehouse

Sydney Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Paul's Warehouse Paul's Retail Pty Ltd
3. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
4. Bing Lee Bing Lee Electrics Pty Ltd
5. The Great Australian Spelling Bee Network Ten Pty Ltd

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 12.8 (11.9) MRN
2ABC 702 8.6 (8.0) ABC
3 WSFM 8.2 (8.5) ARN
4 TRIPLE M 7.9 (7.2) SCA
5KIIS 1065 7.6(8.9) ARN
6smoothfm 95.3 7.2 (7.6) NE
7Nova 96.9 6.9(6.8)NE
8triple j6.3(6.5) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2015

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 14.3 (13.5) SCA
2 Nova 93.7 12.5 (11.3) NE
3 96FM 10.5 (10/9) ARN
4 triple j 10.3 (12.0) ABC
5ABC72010.1(9.8)ABC
6 hit 929 7.8 (7.2) SCA
7 6PR 6.9(7.2)MRN
8 6IX 6.4 (6.0) CAP
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2015
  • 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

 

1 3AW 12.1 (13.7) MRN
2 ABC 774 10.9 (11.5) ABC
3 Gold 8.7 (7.9) ARN
4 Triple M 8.6 (7.9) SCA
5 Fox FM 7.7 (6.9) SCA
6 smooth935 7.5 (7.4) NE
7 KIIS 101.1 7.3 (6.2) ARN
8Nova 100 6.3(6.3)NE
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2015
  • 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 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

Canberra Ratings

  104.7 18.8 (18.5) SCA
  ABC666 15.3 (15.3) ABC
  Mix 106.3 13.9 (11.6) SCA
  Classic FM 8.6 (9.3) ABC
  triple j 8.2 (8.5) ABC
  2CC 6.1 (6.0) Capital
  2CA 5.5 (7.0) Captial
  Radio National 3.6 (3.0) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2015

 

Brisbane Ratings

 

197.3FM14.0(13.7)ARN
2Nova 106.9 13.2(12.3NE
3ABC61210.0(10.8) ABC
4 4MMM 9.8 (9.1) SCA
5hit105.3 8.3(8.0) SCA
5 4KQ 8.3 (7.7) ARN
6 TRIPLE J 7.8 (7.8) ABC
7 4BC 5.0 (4.9) MRN
84BC 4.5(5.0 MRN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2015
  • B105 now hit105.3

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

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 14.0 (14.3) ARN
2Nova 91.9 12.5 (12.4) NE
3 FIVEaa 12.0 (12.0) NE
4ABC89110.9(12.3) ABC
5 Cruise 10.4 (8.8) ARN
6 Triple M 8.8 (8.5) SCA
7triple j 7.6 (8.7) ABC
8hit1076.7(6.0) SCA
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2015 (GfK)
  • hit107 on-air Oct 2014, was SAFM
CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
0.960
1.05%
APN News & Media
APN
0.740
4.23%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.895
5.29%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
1.05
-4.55%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.300
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.22
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.220
2.33%
Seven West Media
SWM
0.905
0.56%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.52
0.00%
Prime Media
PRT
0.650
-1.52%

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