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Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:00 Category: Fun Stuff

92.9: Ricky Martin Exclusive?

They are rumoured to be the new power couple….

with a magazine spread in the works to announce it.

Ricky Martin and Ian Thorpe.

929’s Heidi Will and Woody managed to “hack” (cough) Ricky Martin's iCloud account to find a new single release, which they exclusively premiered this morning.

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Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 19:00 Category: Fun Stuff

Nothing is safe from the cloud...

Take Byron Cooke - Fox Mornings.  

Dedicated to music, dedicated to the format schedule, the brand… and not afraid to do a studio selfie.

With everyone talking about how Apple has forced U2’s new album into their iTunes account; Dan Debuf from Dan and Mazdecided to play with Byron’s head just a little while On-Air.

Each time Byron played a new song on Fox FM, it would flip into U2 without him knowing.

See the vid.



Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:00 Category: Fun Stuff

"Some things can’t be unseen”

Sure, the weather is getting warmer in Brisbane.

The insects and bugs are out, you need some protection....

But wearing DT’s? 

We stumbled across this, featuring someone at Nova. 


Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 20:00 Category: Fun Stuff

Sunday Fun: Dan's Apple Ad For The iWatch

Today Networks Dan Debuf from Dan & Maz had a bit of fun ahead of the release of the iPhone 6.

They say they got a hold of the ad for the new iWatch.

Dan "head of apple design" - nails it.

We also happened to stumble upon the 2Day FM iWatch as well.

What's the difference between an Apple iWatch and a 2day watch?


Published on Sunday, 14 September 2014 08:00 Category: Fun Stuff

Who is the mystery pizza mogul?

By now you have probably heard of the Domino's promotion 'Pizza Mogul', it is a cracking idea which basically ensures the people entering the promotion become one-person marketing machines for the brand.

So all good, and nice work to Domino's, but why are we mentioning it?

Well, there is a Domino's television commercial running on free-to-air tv featuring one specific 'pizza mogul' who has a past in the radio industry; prior to becoming a pizza gun of course.

Who is it....check the video below. Can you recognise this former Music Director and Show Producer?


Published on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 19:00 Category: Fun Stuff

Nude Bits and Pieces

On the Sunshine Coast, they do things differently.

It’s World Nude Day, so do as the masses do right?

Mark and Caroline at Mix 92.7 went starkers’ for this morning’s breakfast show and encouraged Sunshine Coasters to upload their tasteful shots to their Facebook page.

A number obliged but the first Facebook post goes to Mix afternoon announcer Tim Aquilina.



Published on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 17:00 Category: Fun Stuff

Hot FM Townsville help out the ladies

The new Breakfast Show on Hot FM Townsville, 'Cliffo & Bec' haven't wasted any time getting out and about in the market.

August 5 was, would you believe, National Underwear Day and Cliffo & Bec took calls from female listeners on the dreadful state of their male partners underwear, in order to win some new ones for him.

With the phone reaction huge, it developed into a fantastic stunt where the team enlisted the help of a lumberjack to lend his woodchipper to shred Townsville's shonky male underwear.


Published on Saturday, 16 August 2014 15:00 Category: Fun Stuff

Marto's weather worries

Last week Red Symons made a break to do the weather on the ABC News 24.  This week Marto from  The Grill Team on Triple M Brisbane is set to debut on Channel Ten.

Word is Marto has been constantly correcting the Triple M newsreader Amanda Lucas on anything and everything weather related. They thought "enough was enough & it was time to put up or shut up!" 

Ed & Michelle got a hold of Ten’s weather guy, Josh Holt to challenge Marto on his weather knowledge. 




Published on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 16:00 Category: Fun Stuff

Status update: Awkward - Part II

Last week we told you about Baggs at Kiis and What happens when you flick your facebook status from single toin a relationship and you’re dating one of the office staff. 

Today with Kyle and Jackie O it took another turn, with “Should I stay or Go” with callers deciding on Baggs’ relationship with Emily Whitham (Senior Digital Content Producer for Kyle and Jackie O)

Baggs got a bit of canning from everyone and just when you think he could take no more Emily’s Dad, Steve Whitham, called in to make things even more awkward.


Published on Monday, 04 August 2014 19:00 Category: Fun Stuff

HOT FM WA versus The EDGE NZ

Has it turned into Nation versus Nation? 

Can a single Joke be the World's BEST?

Are we trying to draw links between two great radio nations, two radio networks in Australasia?

Has The Greatest Joke Ever Told been taken and re-worked?


Published on Monday, 04 August 2014 16:00 Category: Fun Stuff

Weather the way it should be presented – The Red Symons way.

We don’t think Red is heading back to TV fulltime and leaving his breakfast shift on Melbourne’s 774 ABC but he popped up and even photo bombed the ABC TV News 24 Breakfast program this week.

You can see Red’s no-nonsense weather presentation skills below.




Published on Sunday, 03 August 2014 14:00 Category: Fun Stuff


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








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.



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


Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for an Ideas Director based in Melbourne. Details.


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


ARN has a vacancy for a Show Image Producer based in Sydney. Details.


96.5 Wave FM has a vacancy for an On-Air Personality/Image Producer in Wollongong. Details.


Grant Broadcasters have a role for a Sales Manager at Mix 104.9 & Hot 100 in Darwin.  Details.


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


ARN has a vacancy for an Assistant Content Director based in Sydney. Details.


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


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


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




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


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

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

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


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

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.


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


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


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. 


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
Fairfax Media Group
Macquarie Radio Network
Pacific Star Network
APN News & Media
Oceania Capital
Ten Network
Seven West Media
Seven Group Holdings
Nine Entertainment
Prime Media Group