Profile of a Pro Voice Over: Jane Ubrien


I met Jane Ubrien back in Canberra when she was a copywriter and I was the cart boy.

Jane took her creative radio craziness from the pen, to the studio microphone which has enabled her to develop into one of this country’s finest female voice talents.

Another example of how radio breeds amazing talent.

Jane explains her journey and gives every budding Voice Over some great success tips.

Read more...

If you are going to get better, you have to push yourself. If you push yourself, you are going to fall.

If you are not falling, you’re not pushing. Falling is part of getting better.

Read more...

Customer service wins every time

Recently I was away in a regional town staying in a local motel. There was nothing out of the ordinary and special about this motel until the day I went to check out.

That was when I was confronted with one of the best personalised customer service ideas I’d ever encountered.

 

 

Read more...

Young Guns - The next Era of Radio production is here

The next Era of Radio production is here.

For many years I have been giving props and endeavouring to highlight talented people within the radio production fraternity.

In 2008 I set up a not-for-profit blog called RadioPromoTips.com, specifically to help connect and encourage more communication within the audio leadership group.

Read more...

When life hands you lemon winners…

I have an incredible amount of respect for David Post. For many years, he has inspired me with his audio editing creativity.

Postie, is the Senior audio pro and breakfast producer for Jonesy & Amanda at WSFM.

He writes:

“Just a bit of fun. When life hands you lemon winners… make some Peter Sumner lemonade! Our voice guy is terrific :o)”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Some of the best radio ads you'll ever hear

In 2008, I made a decision that I would use my influence and connections within the industry to better connect and promote the creative and production people.

My hope was that I could help to showcase the amazing people and work we do in radio (particularly production) and ensure the growth and training process was available for the future.

In simple terms, I wanted to help people share their work and ideas as this is still one of the most beneficial ways we all learn and are inspired to excel.

Read more...

ATTENTION CONTENT PEOPLE

Some very fine professional promo voice over people are now available to record promos and sweepers for your station.

So when you need that one-line grab for a last-minute new music intro, promo tag, news credit, station tactic campaign, or FULL station re-brand…

Be sure to include one of the Voices Today pros below in your casting decision.

Read more...

Tim Lee on how he got to where he is today


Tim: I’m excited about this …

Daryl: Great, so let’s hear the Tim Lee radio history to present day story …

Tim: I started at 92.9 in Perth. They were running a competition called ‘search for the radio star’. I submitted a tape and it was to go on air with Orion Kelsal. And I got down from hundreds, to the final three. I lost that competition but because I entered and I became known to the staff I started working in the Street Team. I went from Street Team to promotions to show production to panelling to floater to weekends to doing their weekly OB at the Sunday Session. Then I got the night show in Perth which was local, and then they networked Lowie’s Hot 30 and I lost my job. Then I thought, ‘bugger it’, I’m gonna make it big over East. 

Read more...

The Power of Sound (pt 3)


This week we have been sharing audio from some of the top Australian radio imaging professionals.

Part 1 included Matt Nikolic (FOX), Leah Stanistreet (KIIS), Matt Dower (Nova 100), Martin Kubitzky (ARN Adelaide) and Jeff Nielsen (Hot Tomato) HERE.

Part 2 included David Konsky (2Day), Ben Ryan (Nova 106.9), Mark Brewer (NXFM), Dennis Guthrie (Gold FM), Chris Davis (2Day Breakfast) and Danny O'Grady (Hamish & Andy) HERE.

The final instalment is below. Enjoy !!

Read more...

The Power of Sound (pt 2)


On Monday we put up some audio from some of the top Australian radio imaging professionals.

Listen to the work from Matt Nikolic (FOX), Leah Stanistreet (KIIS), Matt Dower (Nova 100), Martin Kubitzky (ARN Adelaide) and Jeff Nielsen (Hot Tomato) HERE.

Part 2 is below. Enjoy !!

Read more...

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

 

 

SCA are looking for a Network On Air Announcer/ Producer based in Townsville.Details.

 

 

 

.

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

 

 

SCA are looking for a Breakfast Announcer for HOT FM Central Queensland.  Details.

 

 

ARN has a vacancy for an Account Director based in MelbourneDetails.

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for a Sales Executive in Darwin for Hot 100 and Mix 104.9.  Details.

Hope 103.2 Sydney have a role for a Breakfast co-host. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for a Program and Content Director for 7AD, 7BU and Sea FM based on the North West Coast of Tasmania.  Details.

KIIS Melbourne has a vacancy for a Drive Image Producer. Details.

 

 

ARN are looking for Account Managers based In CanberraDetails.

 

Recent Comments

Rob Kidd is moving from 4CC Gladstone to Zinc FM Mackay.

Toni Pipicelli has joined Foxtel as Group Program Manager for Smooth and Max.

Dan King, formerly of Nova, SCA and MCM, will join Foxtel in May as Sound Designer for Fox 8 and Arena.

 

"Dangerous” Dave Williams is moving to be anchor of The Rush Hour with James Brayshaw & Billy Brownless on Triple M Melbourne.

Beth Rep is moving from Zinc FM Mackay to Zinc Cairns.

Waleed Aly has rejoined Radio National to host a new program called 'The Minefield'

Jake Chapman has moved from Hot Tomato Gold Coast to Rebel FM.

 

Stephanie Hobbs is moving from SCA Townsville to the ARN Melbourne newsroom replacing Kiara Parker.

 
 

Most Read (Last 60 Days)

Adelaide Advertisers

1. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
2. The Hospital Research Foundation Home Lottery The Hospital Research Foundation
3. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
4. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Puratap Puratap Pty Ltd

Brisbane Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
4. Sportsbet.com.au Sportsbet 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. Dan Murphy's Woolworths Ltd
4. Outdoor Elegance Outdoor Elegance
5. Australian Labor Party Australian Labor Party

Gold Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Cricks Tweed Crick Auto Group
4. Kool Kids Early Learning Centres Kool Kids Early Learning Centres
5. Dan Murphy's Woolworths Ltd

Melbourne Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
4. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
5. The Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery The Royal Melbourne Hospital Foundation

Newcastle Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Joyce Mayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
4. Schnitzel Boss Schnitzel Boss
5. Nobby Kitchens Nobby Kitchens

Perth Advertisers

1. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
4. FOXTEL FOXTEL Management Pty Ltd
5. Forty Winks Forty Winks Franchising Pty Ltd

Sydney Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Mortgage House Mortgage House Of Australia
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Brydens Brydens

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

 

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

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 

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

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

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

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+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2014

 

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

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

 

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

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 

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

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
CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.14
-0.87%
APN News & Media
APN
0.975
-3.47%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.935
-2.09%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
1.10
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.285
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.34
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.210
-6.67%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.40
-1.75%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
7.12
-0.84%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.06
-1.90%
Prime Media
PRT
0.845
-3.43%

Most Commented (All Time)