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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

 

SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer / Music Director for Sea FM in Gosford. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Copywriter/Announcer in the Riverland, SA. Details.

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a Creative Writer based in Melbourne.Details.

 

Nova Entertainment are looking for Announcers for their talent bank at Nova 96.9 in Sydney. Details.

 

 

River 94.9 FM in South East Queensland has a vacancy for a Breakfast Personality. Details.

 

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

 

 

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Grant Broadcasters are looking for Sales Staff based in Cairns. Details.

 

Ross Turner is leaving 7HOFM Hobart after 3 years to become CD at HOT91/Zinc on the Sunshine Coast.

Matty White is moving back to Triple M Sydney to be the Assistant Content Director and Head of NRL Football .

 

Phil Bradley is the new Group Content Director for SCA in Hobart

 

Mike Byrne is heading back to Newcastle to be the Group Content Director for SCA’s NX and KO FM..

 

Brisbane's Magic 882 Ian Keenan  is making the move from Mornings and will host the Breakfast show on the station.

 

Aaron Rich is now on FOX FM Melbourne Mornings for 2015. Aaron has jumped from Nova.

Peter Yiamarelos is heading back to Australia to be the new Content Director of SEAFM and 2GO FM on the Central Coast. 

 

Rod Maldon is heading to New Zealand and joining NZME as Assistant Content Director of ZM nationwide.

Brodie Green has been appointed as Night Imaging Producer for Smallzy’s Surgery.

 

Tim Wong-See is back at Nova Entertainment doing late nights on Nova nationwide.

 

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

1 Nova 106.9 13.5 12.9) NovaEnt
2 97.3FM 12.3 (13.0) ARN
3 B105 9.7 (9.0) SCA
4 Triple M 8.8 (8.7) SCA
5 triple 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 93.7 12.6 (13.5) NovaEnt
3 triple j 11.0 (10.4) ABC
4 96FM 10.2 (9.4) Fairfax
5 ABC720 9.6 (9.6) ABC
6 92.9 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
3 NXFM 11.6 (9.7)* SCA
4 New FM 10.0 (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
2 FIVEaa 11.4 11.2) NovaEnt
3 Nova 91.9 11.2 (11.8) NovaEnt
4 ABC891 10.0 (11.3) ABC
6 hit107 8.1 (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 

Company Stock ID Price Change
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.04
1.96%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.850
2.41%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.17
-1.26%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.300
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.795
2.58%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.38
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.200
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.28
4.90%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
5.55
2.59%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.68
0.00%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.875
-2.23%