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.


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.


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?


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.




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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ?


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.


i98 FM has a vacancy for a Casual Announcer. Details


Tasmanian Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Talkback Producer.  Details


Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Casual Announcer - Adelaide.  Details


Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Digital Content Manager - Geelong.  Details.


Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Direct Client Executive - Sydney. Details.


K Rock and Bay FM are looking for a Journalist / Newsreader. Details.


SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer - Bendigo. Details.


Power FM / 2ST has a vacancy for a Promotions Manager. Details.


SCA has a vacancy for a Technology Engineer.- Adelaide.  Details.


Nova has a vacancy for a Client Implementation Manager - Sydney. Details


Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Journalist / Newsreader. - Sunshine Coast. Details.


ARN are looking for Casual Street Crew - Sydney.  Details


3BA - Ballarat has a vacancy for an Announcer. Details.


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