Jim Mortimer - SAFM 35 year reunion Part 3

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

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, Jim walked us through the montage of archival audio he put together for the years 1980 – 1984 and 1984-1989.

Before we dive into the next audio montage – years 1990 – 1995, I asked Paul Thompson, what he recalls of the early days of SAFM.

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Jim Mortimer - SAFM 35 year reunion Part 2

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

In Part 1 of this series, Jim walked us through the montage of archival audio he put together for the years 1980 – 1984.

Before we dive into the next audio montage – years 1985 – 1989, I asked Greg Smith, what he recalls of the early days of SAFM.

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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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2BH & Hill FM Broken Hill are looking for a News Reader / Breakfast Co-Host / Announcer Extraordinaire. Details

 
 
 

Satellite Music Australia a division of Macquarie Media has a vacancy for a Content Director based in Sydney. Details

 
 
 
 
 

Capital Radio Network has a vacancy for a Program Director for Snow FM / 2XL.  Details

 
 

ABC Goldfields-Esperance, Kalgoorlie has a vacancy for a Presenter / Producer.  Details

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Junior Creative Writer based in Melbourne.  Details

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast has a vacancy for a Drive Announcer. Details.

 
 
 
 
 

RCS are looking for a Support Person. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast has a vacancy for a Journalist. Details.

 
 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Content Director based in Cairns. .Details.

 

 

 

 
 
 

ARN has a vacancy for a Producer for The Thinkergirls based in Sydney. Details

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Triple J are looking for a Hack Executive Producer. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 

96 FM Perth has a vacancy for a Breakfast Producer. Details.

 
 

SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer in Bunbury. Details

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nova 96.9 has a vacancy for an Integration Project Manager for Drive. Details.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for an Agency Sales Client Executive in Melbourne. Details

 
 
 
 
 
 

91.1 Hot FM has a vacancy for an Announcer / All Rounder. Details.

 
 
 

96 FM Perth has a vacancy for a Casual Announcer. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 

96.5 Wave FM has a vacancy for a Breakfast Show Producer. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recent Comments

Simon Baggs has left the KIIS Network after a three and a half year run, deciding to pull the pin..

 

 

Southern Cross Austereo have appointed Damon Rielly as the new General Manager for hit 105 and Triple M.

 

 
 
 

Alison Geale has been appointed General Manager of SCA Gold Coast replacing Nick Scott. 

 

Matt Newell after a three year tilt On-Air at SCA’s Hit 100.9 in Hobart has left radio for real estate in Hobart,


 

 

 

 

 

Nick Randal has exited Macquarie Media as National Sales Manager

 
 
 
 

Former SCA Chief Digital Officer Vijay Solanki, has been nabbed as the new CEO of IAB.

 

 
 
 
 
 

ACE Radio’s Lauren “Loggy” Temuskos is making the move from Warrnambool to Townsville for HOT FM breakfast.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Nova Entertainment has appointed Michael Graham as Commercial Director for their Brisbane Sales Team.

 

Townsville’s Zinc 100.7 new breakfast team is former Big Brother housemate Jess Hardy joining Vinnie Aston.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Peter Bell is moving from MRN’s 6PR to 702 ABC Breakfast in Perth. 

 
 
 
 
 

Josh Elliot is the new Chief Operating Officer of the Capital Radio Network.

 

 
 
 

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1 I98 23.8 (28.5) WIN
2 Wave FM 16.0 (17.3) GRANT
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Wellington Ratings

 

  NewstalkZB 15.2 (13.5) NZME
  The Breeze 9.3 (12.9) Mediaworks
  The Hits 6.3 (7.6) NZME
  ZM 8.0 (7.8) NZME
  The Sound 7.1 (5.1) Mediaworks
  The Rock 4.8 (6.7) Mediaworks
  The Edge 7.0 (6.5) Mediaworks
  Coast 6.8 (6.3) NZME
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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
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Sydney Ratings

 

 

  2GB 11.6 (11.8) MRN
 ABC 702 9.3 (9.9) ABC
  WSFM 6.2 (6.9) ARN
  TRIPLE M 6.5 (6.0) SCA
 KIIS 1065 8.1(8.1) ARN
 smoothfm 95.3 9.1 (7.7) NE
 Nova 96.9 8.1(7.0)NE
 triple j5.8(6.7) ABC
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Perth Ratings

  Mix 94.5 15.3 (14.5) SCA
  Nova 93.7 13.2 (13.2) NE
  96FM 8.4 (8.6) ARN
  triple j 10.2 (11.0) ABC
 ABC7208.9(9.7)ABC
  hit 929 10.9 (10.2) SCA
  6PR 7.6(7.0)MRN
  6IX 4.3 (3.7) CAP
         
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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
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Melbourne Ratings

 

  3AW 14.8 (16.0) MRN
  ABC 774 10.5 (9.5) ABC
  Gold 7.9 (8.1) ARN
  Triple M 7.9 (8.2) SCA
  Fox FM 9.7 (9.0) SCA
  smooth935 7.2 (7.4) NE
  KIIS 101.1 5.1 (5.7) ARN
 Nova 100 6.1(6.2)NE
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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
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Christchurch Ratings

 

  Newstalk ZB 10.7 (11.7) NZME
  More FM 16.8 (14.3) Mediaworks
  The Breeze 10.2 (10.8) Mediaworks
  The Rock 8.3 (11.0) Mediaworks
  The Edge 7.7 (7.4) Mediaworks
  The Sound 10.8 (9.2) Mediaworks
  The Hits 3.7 (4.3) NZME
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Canberra Ratings

  104.7 17.9 (18.8) SCA
  ABC666 15.9 (15.3) ABC
  Mix 106.3 13.6 (13.9) SCA
  Classic FM 10.0 (8.6) ABC
  triple j 8.2 (8.2) ABC
  2CC 6.8 (6.1) Capital
  2CA 6.0 (5.5) Captial
  Radio National 3.9 (3.6) ABC
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Brisbane Ratings

 

 97.3FM11.7(14.3)ARN
 Nova 106.9 13.7(12.1)NE
 ABC6129.5(10.7) ABC
  4MMM 8.7 (8.7) SCA
 hit105.3 10.1(10.7) SCA
  4KQ 8.5 (8.1) ARN
  TRIPLE J 8.1 (7.1) ABC
  4BC 5.0 (4.8) MRN
 Magic 882 2.7(2.7) MRN
         
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Auckland Ratings

  Newstalk ZB 13.6 (13.7) TRN
  Coast  8.8 (9.4) TRN
  The Edge 6.6 (6.6) Mediaworks
  The Sound 5.7 (5.7) Mediaworks
  The Breeze 7.1 (7.1) Mediaworks
  The Hits 5.7 (4.3) TRN
  ZM 4.7 (4.7) TRN
  Mai FM 6.8 (5.2) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2016 - In Bracket Survey 2/2014

Adelaide Ratings

 

  Mix 102.3 12.6 (11.8) ARN
 Nova 91.9 11.2 (12.0) NE
  FIVEaa 11.6 (10.6) NE
 ABC89111.0(11.4) ABC
  Cruise 8.0 (7.4) ARN
  Triple M 9.3 (10.5) SCA
  hit107 9.1 (9.7) SCA
 triple j 5.4 (6.3) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2016 (GfK)
 

 

CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.23
-0.41%
APN News & Media
APN
4.05
-0.25%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
1.02
-0.97%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
0.920
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.250
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.75
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.935
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.12
-2.62%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.10
-2.67%
Prime Media
PRT
0.305
-1.61%

 
 
 

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