Radio Today

Local versus Networking

Greg Smith is an inductee into the Australian Radio Hall of Fame, and a Director of Radio Today. 

One of the biggest changes to radio in the last decade or so has been the growth of networked programs from Sydney & Melbourne.           

For the regional markets this has been both a blessing & a curse.

On the plus side this has brought stars & celebrities into the smaller markets at a reasonable cost. Also for management it’s one less program to worry about. 

On the downside some markets have felt a backlash & a loss of revenue from local advertisers. Local advertisers love live reads & interaction with the talent. In a lot of cases it was too hard for the talent to deal with so many stations.             

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Published on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:00 Category: Greg Smith

How to Win the Ratings - The Breakfast Show Blueprint - Part 12

Greg Smith is a Director of Radio Today.

In this series of articles we have explored the key ingredients of a top rating breakfast show.

I’ve enlisted the help of prominent programmers & researchers, people much smarter than me, to tell you how to win the ratings in radio’s most important daypart.

You can read part 1 with Jon Coleman, part 2 with Todd Wallace, part 3 with Randy Lane, part 4 with Brad March, part 5 with Rad Messick, part 6 with Dave Charles, part 7 with Mark Ramsey part 8 with Tracy Johnson  part 9 with John Parikhal  part 10 with Steve Reynolds and part 11 with Tom Watson.

Today with our final in the series,  we learn about what makes great Breakfast radio from Valerie Geller 

 

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Published on Monday, 04 August 2014 06:00 Category: Greg Smith

How to Win the Ratings - The Breakfast Show Blueprint - Part 11

Greg Smith is a Director of Radio Today.

In this series of articles I wanted to explore the key ingredients of a top rating breakfast show.

I’ve enlisted the help of prominent programmers & researchers, people much smarter than me, to tell you how to win the ratings in radio’s most important daypart.

You can read part 1 with Jon Coleman, part 2 with Todd Wallace, part 3 with Randy Lane, part 4 with Brad March, part 5 with Rad Messick, part 6 with Dave Charles, part 7 with Mark Ramsey part 8 with Tracy Johnson  part 9 with John Parikhal and part 10 with Steve Reynolds.

Today we learn about what makes great Breakfast radio from Tom Watson (pictured).

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Published on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 06:00 Category: Greg Smith

How to Win the Ratings - The Breakfast Show Blueprint - Part 10

Greg Smith is a Director of Radio Today.

In this series of articles I wanted to explore the key ingredients of a top rating breakfast show.

I’ve enlisted the help of prominent programmers & researchers, people much smarter than me, to tell you how to win the ratings in radio’s most important daypart.

You can read part 1 with Jon Coleman, part 2 with Todd Wallace, part 3 with Randy Lane, part 4 with Brad March, part 5 with Rad Messick, part 6 with Dave Charles, part 7 with Mark Ramsey part 8 with Tracy Johnson and part 9 with John Parikhal.

Today we learn about what making great Breakfast radio from Steve Reynolds (pictured).

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Published on Friday, 04 July 2014 09:00 Category: Greg Smith

How to Win the Ratings - The Breakfast Show Blueprint - Part 9

Greg Smith is a Director of Radio Today.

In this series of articles I wanted to explore the key ingredients of a top rating breakfast show.

I’ve enlisted the help of prominent programmers & researchers, people much smarter than me, to tell you how to win the ratings in radio’s most important daypart.

You can read part 1 with Jon Coleman, part 2 with Todd Wallace, part 3 with Randy Lane, part 4 with Brad March, part 5 with Rad Messick, part 6 with Dave Charles, part 7 with Mark Ramsey and part 8 with Tracy Johnson.

Today we learn about what makes up the best radio shows from John Parikhal (left), a media consultant and author who has enviable radio and TV experience.

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Published on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 06:00 Category: Greg Smith

How to Win the Ratings - The Breakfast Show Blueprint - Part 8

Greg Smith is a Director of Radio Today.

In this series of articles I wanted to explore the key ingredients of a top rating breakfast show.

I’ve enlisted the help of prominent programmers & researchers, people much smarter than me, to tell you how to win the ratings in radio’s most important daypart.

You can read part 1 with Jon Coleman, part 2 with Todd Wallace, part 3 with Randy Lane, part 4 with Brad March, part 5 with Rad Messick, part 6 with Dave Charles and part 7 with Mark Ramsey.

Today we learn about the traits of great on air talent from Tracy Johnson (pictured), the President of the Tracy Johnson Media Group.

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Published on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 06:00 Category: Greg Smith

How to Win the Ratings - The Breakfast Show Blueprint - Part 7

Greg Smith is a Director of Radio Today.

In this series of articles I wanted to explore the key ingredients of a top rating breakfast show.

I’ve enlisted the help of prominent programmers & researchers, people much smarter than me, to tell you how to win the ratings in radio’s most important daypart.

You can read part 1 with Jon Coleman, part 2 with Todd Wallace, part 3 with Randy Lane, part 4 with Brad March, part 5 with Rad Messick and part 6 with Dave Charles.

Today we get career advice for on air talent from Mark Ramsey (right), the President of Mark Ramsey Media LLC.

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Published on Friday, 06 June 2014 06:00 Category: Greg Smith

How to Win the Ratings - The Breakfast Show Blueprint - Part 6

Greg Smith is a Director of Radio Today.

In this series of articles I wanted to explore the key ingredients of a top rating breakfast show.

I’ve enlisted the help of prominent programmers & researchers, people much smarter than me, to tell you how to win the ratings in radio’s most important daypart.

You can read part 1 with Jon Coleman, part 2 with Todd Wallace, part 3 with Randy Lane, part 4 with Brad March and part 5 with Rad Messick.

Today we get insights from Dave Charles (left) - President of MRI-Media RESULTS International who shares his secrets of breakfast radio.

Today we get insights from Rad Messick (left) - Regional Programming Manager at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. - See more at: http://www.radiotoday.com.au/articles/greg-smith/4697-how-to-win-the-ratings-the-breakfast-show-blueprint-part-5.html#sthash.xmoZo0ct.dpuf
Today we get insights from Rad Messick (left) - Regional Programming Manager at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. - See more at: http://www.radiotoday.com.au/articles/greg-smith/4697-how-to-win-the-ratings-the-breakfast-show-blueprint-part-5.html#sthash.xmoZo0ct.dpuf
Today we get insights from Rad Messick (left) - Regional Programming Manager at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. - See more at: http://www.radiotoday.com.au/articles/greg-smith/4697-how-to-win-the-ratings-the-breakfast-show-blueprint-part-5.html#sthash.xmoZo0ct.dpuf

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Published on Monday, 26 May 2014 06:00 Category: Greg Smith

How to Win the Ratings - The Breakfast Show Blueprint - Part 5


Greg Smith is a Director of Radio Today.

In this series of articles I wanted to explore the key ingredients of a top rating breakfast show.

I’ve enlisted the help of prominent programmers & researchers, people much smarter than me, to tell you how to win the ratings in radio’s most important daypart.

You can read part 1 with Jon Coleman, part 2 with Todd Wallace, part 3 with Randy Lane and part 4 with Brad March. Today we get insights from Rad Messick (left) - Regional Programming Manager at Clear Channel Media + Entertainment.

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Published on Monday, 19 May 2014 06:00 Category: Greg Smith

How to Win the Ratings - The Breakfast Show Blueprint - Part 4


Greg Smith is a Director of Radio Today.

In this series of articles I wanted to explore the key ingredients of a top rating breakfast show.

I’ve enlisted the help of prominent programmers & researchers, people much smarter than me, to tell you how to win the ratings in radio’s most important daypart.

You can read part 1 with Jon Coleman, part 2 with Todd Wallace and part 3 with Randy Lane. Today we get insights from our own Brad March (left).

In competitive radio markets there are three key areas of focus - Music, Marketing and Mornings.

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Published on Monday, 12 May 2014 06:00 Category: Greg Smith

 

2EC and Power FM in Bega are looking for a Radio Journalist. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

102.9 FM Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast has a vacancy for a Breakfast Show Executive Producer. (Maternity Leave Contract) Details.

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a Direct Sales Account Manager based in Perth.  Details

 

Radio Release has a vacancy for a Release Coordinator based in Melbourne. Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer at Hot FM Townsville. Details.

 

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Nova Entertainment are looking for Casual Announcers for Nova 96.9 Sydney. Details.

 

91.9 Fresh FM has a vacancy for a Station Manager based in Gladstone. Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer based in Albury. Details.

 

 

ARN has a vacancy for a Campaign Coordinator based in Brisbane.Details.

 

96FM in Perth has a vacancy for an Executive Breakfast Producer. Details.

 

The Barefoot Investor has a vacancy for a Head of Content based in Melbourne. Details.

 

RCS has a vacancy for a Managing Director based in ChristChurch. Details.

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a News Journalist - Part Time based in Sydney. Details.

 

 

 

97.3 Coast FM and 6MM in Mandurah have a vacancy for their Talent Bank.Details.

 

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

 

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

 

2UE has a vacancy for a Journalist. Details.

 

Beth Krapljanov has landed  her first full-time job in radio at Spirit FM in Broome. Beth recently attended Central Institute of Technology in Perth.

 

Josh Olek is on the move from Snow FM Jindabyne to do nights and production at Wave FM in Wollongong.

 

Lee Stamps has joined KRock Geelong as their new Drive Announcer and Music Director.

 

Kenny Williams has joined the team at Hitz 939 Bundaberg as Music Director and Drive Announcer.

 

Catherine Sligar is leaving her post at Radio Release® after a nine month stint as Release Coordinator.

 

Cheryl Lardner has moved to Melbourne and joined ARN as Sales Manager of Mix 101.1.

Andrew ‘Dunks’ Dunkerley is returning to the position of Program Director with Snow FM and 2XL.

 

Jodie Williams is set to join Triple Z in Lismore, NSW.

Peter Samios is taking up a position as content director at Star FM Dubbo. He was with 2SM in production.

 

Brendan Egan has moved and been promoted to a new role with Grant Broadcasters as a Network Producer in their Hub operations. 

 

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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 15.0 (17.1)* SCA
2 Hot Tomato 13.9 (12.3)* HT
3 Sea FM 8.8 (10.9)* SCA
4 triple j 7.6 (8.0)* ABC
5 ABC 91.7 FM 6.6 (5.6)* ABC
6 ABC612 4.2 (4.7)* ABC
7 4RN 2.7 (3.0)* ABC
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2014
  • * previous survey

 

Brisbane Ratings

1 97.3FM 13.8 (15.3) ARN
2 Nova 106.9 11.7 (11.6) NovaEnt
3 ABC612 10.8 (9.2) ABC
4 B105 9.4 (10.1) SCA
5 Triple M 9.1 (9.3) SCA
6 4KQ 8.0 (7.3) ARN
7 triple j 7.5 (7,2) ABC
8 Magic882 5.0 (5.2) Fairfax
9 4BC 4.4 (4.9) Fairfax
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2014
  • GfK

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 14.2 (15.1) SCA
2 Nova 93.7 12.4 (11.8) NovaEnt
3 96FM 10.7 (11.1) Fairfax
4 triple j 10.3 (9.7) ABC
5 6PR 10.2 (9.0) Fairfax
6 ABC720 10.0 (10.6) ABC
7 92.9 8.0 (9,3) SCA
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2014
  • 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 (16.1)* SCA
2 ABC1233 11.1 (12.0)* ABC
3 triple j 10.8 (11.2)* ABC
4 2HD 10.3 (8.8)* BOG
5 NXFM 9.7 (10.3)* SCA
6 New FM 9.3 (8.4)* BOG
7 Classic FM 4.7 (5.1)* ABC
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2014
  • * GfK  Survey 1/2014

 

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 15.9 (16.3) ARN
2 FIVEaa 11.4 (10.6) NovaEnt
3 ABC891 10.9 (10.8) ABC
4 Nova 91.9 10.4 (10.8) NovaEnt
5 Triple M 9.2 (9.1) SCA
6 Cruise 1323 8.7 (8.5) ARN
7 SAFM 8.0 (6.8) SCA
8 triple j 7.1 (7.6) SCA
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2014
  • 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

3AW 13.9 (12.8) Fairfax
ABC 774 11.7 (13.1) ABC
Fox FM 7.8 (7,2) SCA
Triple M 7.6 (7.6) SCA
Gold 7.2 (7.6) ARN
Nova 100 6.8 (6.7) NovaEnt
smoothfm 91.5 6.6 (6.7) NovaEnt
Mix 101.1 6.2 (7.1) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2014 (GfK)

CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.01
-0.98%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.800
3.23%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.14
0.44%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.280
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.825
-0.60%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.45
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.255
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.65
-2.07%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
6.93
-0.57%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.12
-1.85%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.940
-0.53%