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Good to Great

Hosting Breakfast radio, irrespective of market size or format, is a tough gig.

As the on-air figureheads of the radio station the talent obviously carry enormous influence over the success, or otherwise, of the station.

Breakfast is a trade-off. On the positive side the talent, certainly in metropolitan markets, are paid exceptionally well and they enjoy the side benefits that the significant boost to their profile brings.

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Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 06:00 Category: Dan Bradley New

Heritage airplay is not a gender issue


Commercial Radio is often an easy target for criticism; airplay for Australian music, support for new music, dayparting, online streaming royalties.

Some of that criticism is fair, and some is not. The most recent criticism comes courtesy of Tina Arena, who has a new album out (reset).

Arena has stated that the Australian music industry is biased against females who have to work harder than males to achieve success.

Arena has said; "It is very difficult to be a female in the industry in Australia, yes absolutely.

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Published on Sunday, 15 December 2013 08:00 Category: Dan Bradley New

Sydney in 2014. Intriguing.


The news that everyone had expected was confirmed last week with ARN announcing that Kyle & Jackie O will join the soon to be renamed, and reformatted, Mix 106.5.

It is clear from the sizzle reel that 106.5, which appears almost certain to be called KIIS, will be a CHR/Pop station occupying a frontal position with 2Day and Nova 96.9.

It’s a powerful move, and one that will be likely to change the landscape of Sydney FM radio.

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Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 06:00 Category: Dan Bradley New

Radio Companies: ASX update

It is the time of the year when publicly listed companies release their financial reports to the market, and importantly for those of us who have a couple of shares, they reveal their final dividend. 

There are a number of companies listed on the ASX for whom radio is their core business, or is a significant part of their business, and we have had a look at how each is performing on the market, and outlined the dividends available.

I should note that this article is not intended to be, and should not be taken as, any recommendation to invest or otherwise in the respective companies. 

Firstly to the companies for whom radio is the core of their business; Southern Cross Media (SCA), Macquarie Radio and Pacific Star.

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Published on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 06:00 Category: Dan Bradley New

Reines criticism unfair

Ros Reines (pictured) has written a piece in the Daily Telegraph criticising female (FM) radio hosts for being 'ditzy' and not 'raising the level of debate'.

Reines has focused primarily on Sophie Monk following her fill-in role for Fifi Box on the Today Network and saying that Monk's departure has now meant FM radio content has intellectually skyrocketed.

In part Reines has said;

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Published on Monday, 24 June 2013 09:00 Category: Dan Bradley New

Is The Voice the best way to get airplay


Commercial Radio has always been an easy target for criticism over support for new Australian artists.

It is cyclical. At various points in the cycle the criticism has a slightly different focus. 

In the 90’s, the common criticism was that radio was too focused on playing new music by heritage artists, such as Jimmy Barnes (pictured) and that new artists simply couldn’t get a look in.

In the early 2000’s it went the other way. 

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Published on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 08:50 Category: Dan Bradley New

John Laws you are a disgrace


John Laws won’t read this. Even if he did he wouldn’t care.

And that’s fine.

Because he is John Laws and he obviously knows best.

At 2SM he clearly runs the show. He calls the shots. He sets the agenda for his show. He is the final arbiter of what is, or isn’t, suitable content. He's the boss.

He is also a disgrace.

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Published on Saturday, 23 March 2013 08:00 Category: Dan Bradley New

Wanna be a Rock Star?

There is a book that I have read numerous times in the past year or so, and have talked up to many people. It is an absolute ripper.

The book is called 'Brand Like a Rock Star', and is written by a Canadian called Steve Jones.

Last week Steve sent out the below email called 'The Rock Star Business Manifesto', which I will make a couple of comments on.

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Published on Saturday, 16 February 2013 21:42 Category: Dan Bradley New

Situational Ethics

Ethics are only genuine if they are consistent.

The problem is that, by definition, ethics can’t be applied on a situational basis. You either believe in something or you don’t.

People are lining up to attack Mel Greig, Michael Christian and Southern Cross Austereo over this weeks prank call.

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Published on Saturday, 08 December 2012 18:32 Category: Dan Bradley New

It's not a 100% game

Successful brands know that they are not in the 100% game. They know that they do not need everyone to be passionate about them, in fact it's critical that they don't try and achieve that outcome.

However, successful brands know that it is vital that people feel 'something’ about them. That people disliking your brand is something to be welcomed, as long as you have a core of people who are passionate supporters or consumers of it.

This means you stand for something. That you have an 'est'. It is invisibility, and ambivalence, that brands must avoid.

Alan Jones and Kyle Sandilands are examples of brands who understand that they are not in the 100% game.

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Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 06:00 Category: Dan Bradley New

 

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

 

ARN has a vacancy for a Creative Writer based in Sydney. Details.

 

4BC and Magic 882 in Brisbane has a vacancy for a News Journalist. Details.

 

 

Fresh 92.7 in Adelaide has a vacancy for an Integration Events Manager. Details.

 

4 People Media in Melbourne are looking for a National Sales Account Executive. Details.

 

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

 

98five Sonshine FM has a vacancy for a Content Director based in Perth. Details.

 

SAFM Adelaide is looking for a Breakfast Anchor. Details.

 

6IX has a vacancy for an Audio Producer. .Details.

 

Crocmedia has a vacancy for a Commercial Director. Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer / Promotions Assistant in Port Macquarie. Details.

 

 

 

Former MCM Head Simon Joyce as joined 'Brand New Media' overseeing Australia & New Zealand.

 

Mike Crothers from SCA is set to join the ranks at RCS Australia as their new General Manager.

 

Dean Buchanan  has been appointed as Managing Director of TRN New Zealand.

 

Scotty McLaren is the new CD for Grant Broadcasters Hot 100 and MIX 104.9 in Darwin.

 

 

Colin Taylor is set to become the new General Manager of Grant Broadcasters 7HO Hobart.

 

4BU and Hitz939 have welcomed Natasha Dean Jones as their new Journalist and Presenter,

 

SCA CFO Peter Lewis has resigned from his post after one month with the company.

 

Heidi Roberts is the new Assistant Breakfast Producer at 92.9 Perth.

 

Gemma Fordham (formerly O’Neill) has been appointed TRN Chief Content Officer.

 

 

Group CEO of Mediaworks, Sussan Turner, has resigned.

 

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 17.1* (15.1)** SCA
2 Hot Tomato 12.3* (13.4)** HT
3 Sea FM 10.9* (14.5)** SCA
4 triple j 8.0* (9.1)** ABC
5 ABC 91.7 FM 5.6* (5.3)** ABC
6 ABC612 4.7* (3.9)** ABC
7 4RN 3.0* (2.8)** ABC
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • * GfK / ** Nielsen

 

Brisbane Ratings

1 97.3FM 15.3 (13.9) ARN
2 Nova 106.9 11.6 (12.8) NovaEnt
3 B105 10.1 (10.6) SCA
4 Triple M 9.3 (8.6) SCA
5 ABC612 9.2 (9.2) ABC
6 4KQ 7.3 (6.8) ARN
7 triple j 7.2 (8.0) ABC
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2014
  • GfK

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 15.1 (14.5) SCA
2 Nova 93.7 11.8 (11.4) NovaEnt
3 96FM 11.1 (10.6) Fairfax
4 ABC720 10.6 (11.0) ABC
5 triple j 9.7 (11.7) ABC
6 92.9 9.3 (8.5) SCA
7 6PR 9.0 (7.9) Fairfax
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2014
  • 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 16.1* (18.7)** SCA
2 ABC1233 12.0* (10.2)** ABC
3 triple j 11.2* (10.7)** ABC
4 NXFM 10.3* (16.7)** SCA
5 2HD 8.8* (9.9)** BOG
6 New FM 8.4* (9.9)** BOG
7 Classic FM 5.1* (3.0)** ABC
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • * GfK / ** Nielsen

 

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 16.3 (16.7) ARN
=2 Nova 91.9 10.8 (11.7) NovaEnt
=2 ABC891 10.8 (10.7) ABC
3 FIVEaa 10.6 (11.3) NovaEnt
4 Triple M 9.1 (9.4) SCA
5 Cruise 1323 8.5 (7.9) ARN
6 triple j 7.6 (6.8) SCA
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2014
  • GfK

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 ABC 774 13.1 (12.3) ABC
2 3AW 12.8 (12.5) Fairfax
=3 Gold 7.6 (8.8) ARN
=3 Triple M 7.6 (6.9) SCA
4 Fox FM 7.2 (6.9) SCA
5 Mix 101.1 7.1 (7.1) ARN
=6 Nova 100 6.7 (6.9) NovaEnt
=6 smoothfm 91.5 6.7 (6.9) NovaEnt
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2014 (GfK)

CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.19
-1.65%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.855
-0.58%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.13
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.310
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.770
-2.53%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.50
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.290
1.75%
Seven West Media
SWM
2.00
-2.44%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
7.59
-1.68%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.16
0.47%
Prime Media Group
PRT
1.01
-0.98%