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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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Published on Sunday, 17 August 2014 07:00 Category: Mark Hales

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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Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 06:00 Category: Mark Hales

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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Published on Thursday, 19 December 2013 05:30 Category: Mark Hales

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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Published on Friday, 13 December 2013 14:30 Category: Mark Hales

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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Published on Friday, 08 November 2013 17:30 Category: Mark Hales

What will 2014 look like ?

(UPDATED Oct 15)

The last month has seen plenty of major radio changes across the country.

Nova 100's Hughesy & Kate announced they would finish up after 12 years on breakfast (here).

Then Fox FM's Matt & Jo pulled the pin after 10 years on the Melbourne breakfast show (here).

In the past week, two-thirds of the 92.9 breakfast show in Perth, Lisa Fernandez (here) and Paul Hogan (here), announced their departures.

Then the news came through that Triple M's drive show Merrick & The Highway Patrol won't be continuing into 2014 (here).

This has led to lots of talk about who could be doing what next year. 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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Published on Monday, 14 October 2013 08:00 Category: Mark Hales

Ron Camplin: 65 years & still going strong


Last month, 2BS and B-Rock owner Ron Camplin celebrated 65 years in radio. The two Bathurst stations also have cause for celebration as they are finalists for 14 ACRA's this year.

Ron was awarded an OAM Order of Australia for services to Commercial Broadcasting and the Local Community in 1995 and was inducted into the Commercial Radio Australia Hall Of Fame in 2002.

I recently spoke with Ron to find out the secret to his success & longevity. He also reminisces about some of the people he's worked with over the years, and we find out what other jobs he did before radio. You'll be amazed at how many different jobs he had before he was 16 !

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Published on Monday, 30 September 2013 14:30 Category: Mark Hales

The Washup of Survey 2 on the Gold Coast: SCA


After today's survey 2 result for the Gold Coast, I caught up with SCA's Content Director for Sea FM and Gold FM, Andrew Very :-

Mark:Gold FM’s result would have to be the highlight for you today. What stat impressed you the most when looking at the Gold numbers ?

Andrew: To be honest, it’s a terrific result for the duopoly. Gold owns over 40’s and Sea dominates the under 40 demographic. The highlight for Gold is growth 40-54 and in breakfast. Sea holding no.1 breakfast position on the Gold Coast and further growth across the workday is pleasing.

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Published on Thursday, 01 August 2013 17:00 Category: Mark Hales

How has Triple M found its place ?


In last weeks post survey 3 chat with SCA's Head of Content Craig Bruce (here), he was pumped for the results Triple M had around the country.

"The Triple M strategy is really exciting for all of us, it’s a hard format to work but we feel it’s starting to find its place in the game."

I caught up with Triple M Operations Manager / Triple M Melbourne CD, Mike 'Fitzy' Fitzpatrick, to find out what has been driving their growth and if he believes Triple M can return to being an icon.

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Published on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 06:00 Category: Mark Hales

WSFM goes #1FM - how Charlie got his revenge


2Day FM have held the #1FM spot in Sydney since 2006. 7 years on and WSFM have today overtaken them to be the #1FM station in Sydney, but only by a whisker.

This win for WSFM is the result of much time and effort, as their Content Director Charlie Fox explains to Radio Today.

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Published on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 14:30 Category: Mark Hales

 

ARN has a vacancy for a Producer for KIIS 1065 Breakfast in Sydney. Details.

 

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Power FM and 3BA in Ballarat has a vacancy for a Creative Director. Details.

 

2BH and HILL FM in Broken Hill are looking for a Production Whiz / Announcer. Details.

 

 

Star 104.5 Central Coast are looking for an Announcer/Music Director. Details.

 

Star FM on the Central Coast has a vacancy for a Production Manager. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star 104.5 Central Coast have a role for a Workday Announcer/Operations Person. Details.

 

2GB has a vacancy for a Senior Network Support Engineer. Details.

 

5RM/Magic 931 FM in Berri has a vacancy for a Creative Production Manager. Details.

 

NZME in New Zealand has a vacancy for a Head of Digital Editorial. Details.

 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Network Nights Imaging Producer based in Sydney. Details.

 

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer for 103.5 HOT FM Cairns. Details

 

NZME has a vacancy for a News Reader working across their music brands in Auckland.Details.

 

 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Breakfast Personality for Mix 104.9 in Darwin. Details.

 

Nova 96.9 in Sydney has a vacancy for an Integration and Marketing Manager.Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for an Agency Sales Manager based in Sydney. Details.

 

Hitz FM in Bundaberg are looking for a Breakfast Announcer. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Program/Content Manager in Bundaberg. Details.

 

2GB has a vacancy for a Broadcast Tecnician.Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for talent for their Talent Bank - Digital & New Media. Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Radio Journalist for B105 Breakfast. Details.

 

Hot Tomato are looking for Announcers to join their Talent Bank. Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Anchor in Shepparton. Details.

 

Australia's Hottest Country Networks are looking for a Radio Gun based in Bundaberg. Details.

 

Jason “Labby” Hawkins leaves Brisbane’s B105 for New Zealand for network on drive on ZM.

 

Kathleen Jessop from AFTRS secures her first radio gig at WAVE FM as afternoon journalist and newsreader.

Tim Cox returns to Brisbane in 2015. Tim left 612 ABC's Drive program in August to head home to Tassie. He will present weekends on the station.

 

Tommy Jackett from Star FM Shepparton's  Tommy & Stace Breakfast show is departing the show December 19. 

 

Music programmer Bill Riner will be taking a redundancy and leaving the ABC.

 

92.9 Perth' Ross Wallman will be joining Breakfast line-up for 2015 with SEA FM on the Gold Coast..

Mickey Maher has been appointed the Head of Content – SCA Regional Radio.

 

Sarah Maree Cameron joins Nova 100 weekday line-up on afternoons for 2015.

 

Greg "Hinksy" Hinks, from Brisbane’s 973 is heading to Adelaide to be part of the Mix 102.3 breakfast team in 2015.

Nova Entertainment’s Chief Operating Officer, Lou Higgins is heading to Melbourne to manage both NOVA 100 and Smooth FM for 2015.

 

Adelaide Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Puratap Puratap Pty Ltd
3. Westfield Westfield Group
4. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
5. Digital Radio Plus Commercial Radio Australia Ltd

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. Queensland's Renewal Program Dept Of The Premier & Cabinet (Queensland Govt)
5. Queensland University Of Technology (QUT) Queensland University Of Technology

Central Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. The Good Guys The Good Guys Discount Warehouses (Aust) Pty Ltd
4. Ettalong Diggers Ettalong Diggers
5. Singo's Wholesale Meats Singo's Wholesale Meats

Gold Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Inspirations Paint Inspirations Paint Store (Holdings) Ltd
4. Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft Pty Ltd
5. Griffith University Griffith University

Melbourne Advertisers

1. Bertocchi Bertocchi Smallgoods Pty Ltd
2. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
3. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
4. Digital Radio Plus Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Deakin University Deakin University

Newcastle Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Joyce Mayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
4. Nelson Bay Cinemas Nelson Bay Cinemas
5. Nobby Kitchens Nobby Kitchens

Perth Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Universal Seafoods Unitrade International Pty Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. Water Corporation Government Of Western Australia
5. Saturday Lotto Lotterywest

Sydney Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Digital Radio Plus Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
4. Peter's Of Kensington Peter's Of Kensington
5. Event Cinemas Gift Cards Amalgamated Holdings Ltd

Flowers for Everyone

The Gifted Man

The Gifted Man

 

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 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+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, Survey 3/2014
  • * previous survey

 

Brisbane Ratings

1Nova 106.9 13.512.9)NovaEnt
2 97.3FM 12.3 (13.0) ARN
3B105 9.7(9.0) SCA
4Triple M 8.8(8.7) SCA
5triple j 9.0(8.0) ABC
6 ABC612 8.5 (9,4) ABC
7 4KQ 7.1 (7.5) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2014 (GfK)

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 13.8 (14.5) SCA
2 Nova 93.712.6 (13.5) NovaEnt
3triple j 11.0(10.4) ABC
496FM 10.2(9.4)Fairfax
5ABC720 9.6(9.6) ABC
692.9 8.2(8.4) SCA
7 6PR 7.3 (8.5) Fairfax
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2014 (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 (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+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, GfK Survey 3/2014

 

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 15.5 (14.6) ARN
2FIVEaa 11.411.2)NovaEnt
3Nova 91.9 11.2(11.8)NovaEnt
4ABC891 10.0(11.3) ABC
6hit1078.1(8.3) SCA
7 Cruise 1323 8.1 (7.6) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2014 (GfK)
  • hit107 on-air Oct 20, was SAFM

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

1 3AW 12.8 (12.2) Fairfax
2 ABC 774 10.0 (11.6) ABC
3 Fox FM 8.5 (8.5) SCA
4Gold 8.0(7.2) ARN
5Nova 100 7.8(7.8)NovaEnt
6smoothfm 91.5 7.4(7.2)NovaEnt
7Triple M6.8(6.7) SCA
8 Mix101.1 6.3 (6.0) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2014 (GfK)

CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.01
-2.88%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.830
3.11%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.32
4.76%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.340
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.740
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.38
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.215
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.37
-0.72%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
5.50
3.58%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.87
0.81%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.890
-0.56%