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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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Power FM and 3BA in Ballarat has a vacancy for a Creative Director. Details.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Hitz FM in Bundaberg are looking for a Breakfast Announcer. Details.

 

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

 

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

 

Sea FM Gold Coast are looking for a Music Director/Announcer.  Details

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Patricia Karvelas is joining ABC RN as the new presenter on drive for the network.

 

Oscar Gordon has moved from SCA to ARN. He is now Senior Digital Content Producer for Kyle & Jackie O / KIIS 1065.

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

 

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

Tim Lee is heading to 2DAY FM. He will be covering Drive in Sydney only until Hamish & Andy surface later in the year.

 

Pete Curulli is returning to radio on mix94.5 Perth to present drive with Lisa Shaw.

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

 

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

 

Rod Maldon is heading to New Zealand and joining NZME as Assistant Content Director of ZM nationwide.

Adelaide Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Westfield Westfield Group
4. HQ Complex Newmarket Hotel
5. Puratap Puratap Pty Ltd

Brisbane Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. Digital Radio Plus Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Woolworths Woolworths 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. Singo's Wholesale Meats Singo's Wholesale Meats

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. Nelson Bay Cinemas Nelson Bay Cinemas
4. Joyce Mayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
5. Freedom Homes Freedom Homes Pty Ltd

Perth Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Universal Seafoods Unitrade International Pty Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. IGA Metcash Trading Ltd
5. Keturah Day Spa Keturah Day Spa

Sydney Advertisers

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

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The Gifted Man

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
1.09
1.88%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.837
-0.89%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.35
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.340
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.777
-0.32%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.38
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.213
1.19%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.36
0.18%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
5.58
-3.13%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.86
-0.53%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.905
0.56%