Jim Mortimer - SAFM 35 year reunion Part 1

In September last year, a collection of some of the finest people and Australian radio minds celebrated the 35 year anniversary of SAFM as reported on Radio Today here

From all reports, the stories, the friendships, the crazy and creative antics, and the SAFM radio history flowed that night in September ... as it respectfully should have.

One story to emerge out of the evening was that a very clever and methodical production man had spent the best part of 2 decades collaborating air-checks and audio memorabilia and had painstakingly sorted through the boxes of archive tapes to produce a 3 part audio history of the station.

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It’s beginning to sound a lot like ...

Well the festive season is well and truly upon us. It’s that traditional time where your production rooms endeavour to have some creative fun with their sleigh SFX and Santa ho ho ho’s ...

Maybe the following audio mixes will inspire you to create something Festive to finish off 2015.

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Meet Chris Rieger – Grant Broadcasting Geelong.

 

Australia has an abundance of very talented radio professionals. None of us doubt that.

The skill diversity and experience of radio people is none more prevalent than in many of the regional towns and hubs across Australia.

Today we highlight Chris Rieger, senior creative writer at Grant Broadcasting in Geelong. Chris’s career and experience is wide and deep and in this short interview we the chance to learn more about Chris and hear some great wisdom from one very experienced writer and voice artist.

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Bob Peter's: Tour Of Duty

Bob Peters is one of the true gentlemen in our industry. His ‘tour of duty’ is not only impressive; it is confirmation of a very talented media broadcaster.

For me, Bob is one of the few people I wish I had worked with earlier in my career. His generosity, great attitude, and magnificent vocal pipes have been my pleasure to record, edit and re-flangelate in many promos and commercials in recent times.

It was a few years ago when I discovered Bob’s personal health battle that my respect and admiration for this man increased dramatically.

After recently reading a local newspaper story on Bob, I reached out and asked him politely if he would share some of his story with us.

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The many voices of Jane Ubrien

Jane Ubrien is undoubtedly one of Australia’s finest female voice over artists of the modern day. ‘Artist’ ... in the true sense of the word. She is an actor, an impersonator, a brand ambassador, a customer service agent (she is unbelievable to work with in a studio full of clients) and she is an entrepreneurial business woman.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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)”

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Matt Dyktynski is joining Mix94.5's Clairsy & Kymba on breakfast.

 

Damon Wise the GM of both SEA and Heart in Hobart will wrap up with the group on April 7th

Greg Tremain will be joining the Australian Radio Network in the newly created position of Partnerships Director.


 

 

 

 

 

Rod Tiley signed off for the final time at 6PR Perth, after a radio career spanning four decades..

 
 
 

After 47 years and 14 years alone at the helm of  720 ABC Perth Breakfast, Eoin Cameron has retired

 

 
 
 
 
 

Toni Street and Sam Wallace will be the hosts of a new entertainment show on NZME’s The Hits

 

Liam Renton has been announced as the new Promotions Manager of Hot91/Zinc FM on the Sunshine Coast

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Marcus Paul has resigned from Canberra talk station 2CC.

 

 
 
 

 

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SXL
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APN
0.620
1.64%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.795
1.92%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
0.850
6.25%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.200
0.00%
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OCP
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0.00%
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0.00%
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