Soleman

I first met Jason Sole (aka Soleman) in 1994 at Triple M Adelaide. I was working on the street team while he was doing late nights following Ugly Phil and Jackie O.

In 1995 Jason moved to Sydney to do dawns on 2Day FM. This was the era of  The Morning Crew with Wendy Harmer and Peter Moon with Ron E Sparks, Keith Williams and Martin/Molloy across the day. David Rymer was on nights before Ugly Phil and Jackie O ‘s national Hot 30 show took over.

After 9 years at 2Day FM he left the station and radio. What has he been doing since he left and which Sydney station is he back doing some shifts for.

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Food For Thought

 

Every day in radio 100% of our time and effort is spent on the key things that matter to the ‘business’ - increase ratings and make more cash. Fair enough.

While this is critical for us to keep our jobs and for the business to survive, an important element of our working life in radio is often overlooked.

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KIIS 101.1's Ben Erbsland

Radio Today’s Mark Hales caught up with Ben Erbsland.

Ben does weekdays on KIIS 101.1 in Melbourne. Apart from covering off where and when he got his break, Ben talks about the prep that goes into his shift and what it takes to be a great jock in one of Australia’s toughest markets.

And what's this thing about some Adult movie?

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One Week Down: Marnie & Campo on River 949

Campo called 97.3 home for 14 years with a lot of survey wins in drive.

Just last week he went from sunsets to being up before sunrise, joining his mate Marnie at River 949 on breakfast.

 

 

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What you can learn from Fitzy

Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald is celebrating 10 years with Nova Entertainment (formerly dmg).

Fitzy joined the Nova 919 Adelaide breakfast show just after launch in August 2004. The launch lineup was Jules Schiller, Tony Moclair and Jodie J Hill. Fitzy joined straight out of BB04 as a sports guy after a heated market fight to get him.

Very quickly he became more and more part of the show.

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Glenn Shorrock returns to breakfast radio

Glenn, thanks for taking the time to chat with Radio Today and I want to congratulate you on your new breakfast radio gig. But before we get to that, let's briefly recap your long and illustrious career.

You were in The Twilights, Axiom, and of course Little River Band (LRB) and had numerous hits with all of them. You’ve done theatre and cabaret, hosted TV shows like Rock Arena and have been entered into the ARIA Hall of Fame twice – once for yourself in 1991 and once for LRB in 2004.

But in the mid-80s, while you were in between two stints out the front of Little River Band, some may not be aware that you were on breakfast radio in Sydney.

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Dan & Maz 'the new generation of radio stars'

 

Yesterday the final major puzzle piece for the Today network was put in place as Dan & Maz were announced as the new national drive show to replace Fifi & Jules (see the announcement here).

I caught up with Dave Cameron, Head of Today Network, to find out what happened behind the scenes when choosing the show, what this means for The Bump (nights) in 2014 and he compares the appointment of Dan & Maz to that of Hamish & Andy 8 years ago.

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Craig Bruce: "our most aggressive marketing in years in 2014"

With today's announcement of the new 2Day Breakfast show, I caught up with Craig Bruce for a bit of a chat about the show, here's what he had to say;

Mark: Congrats on what looks like a strong lineup, with the four members now revealed, can I ask how hard was the decision in the end between the various options you had?

Craig: It wasn’t all that difficult, it became pretty obvious through the process that we had some great chemistry and a strong connection happening with the eventual line-up.

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Hot Tomato PD on their Survey 3 result


After today's Survey 3 result for the Gold Coast, I caught up with Program Director of Hot Tomato, David Rymer :-

Mark:With Hot Tomato being the only station of the top 3 to increase share (up 1.1 to 13.4%), you’d be happy with that result ?

David: Yes we are very happy. We have worked hard on the product and there are early signs it has been well received by our listeners.

Mark: How have you managed to close that gap to Sea FM and Gold FM ?

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What will 2014 look like ? v2.0


Now that we're in November, and with more major metro radio changes occuring across the country, let's take another look at what 2014 could look like on FM.

Back in early October Hughesy & Kate, Matt & Jo, Merrick & The Highway Patrol and Lisa/Paul from 92.9 were all leaving (here). Two new shows have since been announced for Nova 100 and 92.9.

Now we have Kyle & Jackie O leaving SCA.

Let's run through some of the possibilities of what 2014 could look like in these key shifts and then you can have your say.

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Universal Music has a vacancy for a PR and Media Manager.  Details

 
 
 
 
 

Nova 91.9 has a vacancy for a Direct Client Executive. Details.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Creative Writer based in Albury. Details.

 
 
 

SCA has a vacancy for a Commercial Producer based in Albury. Details.

 

 

 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Campaign Implementation Specialist in Melbourne.  .Details

 

 

 

 
 
 

Hot Tomato is looking for a Content Director. Details.

 
 

 SCA has a vacancy for an Account Manager in Coffs Harbour. .Details.

 

 

Riverland Radio has a vacancy for a Network Production Manager. Details.

 
 
 

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Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Campaign Implementation Manager in Sydney. Details.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Chilli FM has a vacancy for an Announcer. Details.

 

 

 
 

7HOFM has a vacancy for a Personality / Music Director. Details

 

 
 
 
 

Power FM 103.1 Ballarat has a vacancy for a Breakfast Host.  Details.

 

Macquarie Media has a vacancy for a Content Solutions Manager based in Sydney. Details.

 
 
 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Creative Projects Manager on a 3 month contract. Details.

 

 

 
 
 

Recent Comments

Michael Price has resigned as Content Director for Bundaberg Broadcasters' Hitz 939 and 4BU.

 

Michael “Whitto” Whittington and Ash Blucher are Star FM Riverina’s new Breakfast team..

 

 

 
 
 

SEA and Gold FM CD Andrew Very will continue at the Gold Coast Media Centre, now as Assistant Content Director/Music Director of Gold FM. .

Bianca Dye is doing Drive solo on 92.5 Gold FM on the Gold Coast..


 

 

 

 

 

David Rymer CD of Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast has pulled the pin and is heading up the road to be the CD of Triple M Brisbane.

 
 
 

Brad Guy is departing Star FM Gippsland Breakfast.

 

 
 
 
 

Kaycee Bould has joined Nims for the new Mixx FM breakfast show "The Daily Grind" for the ACE Network. Kaycee comes from sister station TRFM.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Emma Freedman has jumped from reading News to Nights. Emma has joined Angus O’Loughlin as new Co-Host of SCA’s new Hit 30 brand nationwide.

Jules Lund is moving Off-Air and into a new strategic role with SCA.

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Ned & Josh  have made the move West, to be the new network breakfast team for HOT FM WA.

 
 
 
 
 

Triple M Brisbane CD Corey Kay will be leaving and will become the Gold Coast Content Director of both Sea FM and Gold FM for SCA

 

 
 

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Adelaide Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. The Hospital Research Foundation Home Lottery The Hospital Research Foundation
5. Websters Lawyers Websters Lawyers

Brisbane Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. Geeks2U Geeks2U Pty Ltd
5. Flight Centre Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd

Central Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Coates Hire Coates Hire Operations Pty Ltd
4. Ettalong Diggers Ettalong Beach War Memorial Club Ltd
5. Bing Lee Bing Lee Electrics Pty Ltd

Gold Coast Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Beds 'R' Us Beds 'R' Us Pty Ltd
4. JETGO JETGO Australia Holdings Pty Ltd
5. Providore Marina Mirage Providore Marina Mirage

Melbourne Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. The Pancake Parlour Lovely Pancakes Pty Ltd
5. Ian Reid's Vendor Advocacy Ian Reid's Vendor Advocacy

Newcastle Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Newcastle Caravan, Camping & Holiday Expo Caravan & Camping Industry Association Of NSW
4. Nobby Kitchens Nobby Kitchens
5. Climax Suspension Climax Suspension

Perth Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Western Australians For Lower Power Prices Western Australians For Lower Power Prices
4. Aveling Homes Aveling Homes Pty Ltd
5. ABC Blinds & Awnings ABC Blinds

Sydney Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Bing Lee Bing Lee Electrics Pty Ltd
3. Mortgage House Mortgage House Pty Ltd
4. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
5. Masterton Homes Masterton Homes Pty Ltd

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

Wellington Ratings

  NewstalkZB 14.5 (15.3) NZME
  The Breeze 12.5 (13.7) Mediaworks
  The Hits 9.4   NZME
  ZM 6.7 (11.3) NZME
  The Sound 9.8 (7.5) Mediaworks
  The Rock 6.8 (7.4) Mediaworks
  The Edge 7.5 (6.6) Mediaworks
  Coast 4.9 (5.7) NZME
  • 10+ share, Survey 2/2014

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
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015
  • Xtra Research

Sydney Ratings

 

 

  2GB 12.8 (12.8) MRN
 ABC 702 10.3 (10.3) ABC
  WSFM 6.5 (7.6) ARN
  TRIPLE M 6.1 (6.0) SCA
 KIIS 1065 8.9(7.7) ARN
 smoothfm 95.3 6.9 (7.4) NE
 Nova 96.9 7.1(7.2)NE
 triple j7.0(7.5) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey  8/2015

 

Perth Ratings

  Mix 94.5 15.0 (15.2) SCA
  Nova 93.7 12.0 (11.9) NE
  96FM 7.7 (8.0) ARN
  triple j 11.3 (11.3) ABC
 ABC7209.6(9.0)ABC
  hit 929 9.8 (9.7) SCA
  6PR 7.8(8.7)MRN
  6IX 4.5 (4.5) CAP
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2015
  • 96FM now owned by ARN / 6PR owned by MRN
 

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
  • 10+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

 

Melbourne Ratings

 

  3AW 13.4 (14.5) MRN
  ABC 774 10.3 (9.8) ABC
  Gold 8.2 (8.3) ARN
  Triple M 6.7 (7.5) SCA
  Fox FM 9.7 (9.4) SCA
  smooth935 7.1 (8.1) NE
  KIIS 101.1 6.8 (5.9) ARN
 Nova 100 6.8(7.0)NE
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2015
  • Mix101.1 now KIIS 101.1 

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
  • 10+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

 

Christchurch Ratings

  Newstalk ZB 15.3 (17.0) NZME
  More FM 14.6 (10.7) Mediaworks
  The Breeze 9.9 (10.2) Mediaworks
  The Rock 8.6 (9.0) Mediaworks
  The Edge 6.9 (6.9) Mediaworks
  The Sound 9.0 (6.0) Mediaworks
  The Hits 3.5 (5.7) NZME
  • 10+ share, Survey 2/2014

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
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 3/2015

 

Brisbane Ratings

 

 97.3FM13.5(13.8)ARN
 Nova 106.9 12.7(11.3)NE
 ABC61212.6(11.3) ABC
  4MMM 8.4 (9.1) SCA
 hit105.3 10.7(10.9) SCA
  4KQ 8.0 (8.0) ARN
  TRIPLE J 7.3 (6.6) ABC
  4BC 4.6 (5.3) MRN
 Magic 882 4.6(5.3) MRN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2015
  • B105 now hit105.3

Auckland Ratings

  Newstalk ZB 13.4 (13.4) TRN
  Coast  7.8 (9.6) TRN
  The Edge 7.7 (78.) Mediaworks
  The Breeze 7.8 (7.0) Mediaworks
  The Hits 5.3 (6.7) TRN
  ZM 4.5 (5.9) TRN
  Mai FM 5.2 (5.2) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 2/2014

Adelaide Ratings

 

  Mix 102.3 13.0 (14.7) ARN
 Nova 91.9 11.2 (10.1) NE
  FIVEaa 10.2 (9.9) NE
 ABC89112.4(10.2) ABC
  Cruise 8.5 (8.7) ARN
  Triple M 8.7 (9.1) SCA
  hit107 8.4 (8.4) SCA
 triple j 5.8 (7.2) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2015 (GfK)
  • hit107 on-air Oct 2014, was SAFM
CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.13
1.80%
APN News & Media
APN
0.465
-4.12%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.830
-1.19%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
0.850
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.200
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.40
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
1.01
-3.81%
Seven West Media
SWM
0.795
-3.64%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.35
-4.27%
Prime Media
PRT
0.460
-1.08%

 

 
 

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