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car crash radio...literally.

Not every day that you can report on a car accident as it happens, but that is precisely what occurred on SEN Melbourne yesterday when Morning Presenter Kevin Bartlett was chatting to Drive Present Mark Allen on the phone.

You can hear the audio, and see the picture of Mark's car below.

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Published on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:00 Category: Fun Stuff

Pure Terror

This is 2 minutes and 17 seconds of PURE TERROR! 

And worth ever second of it.

One word... MAGPIES!

What works and what doesn't?

Full marks to Amber at 99.5 Star FM for pulling it off. 

 

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Published on Saturday, 27 September 2014 10:00 Category: Fun Stuff

Winners!

The Ernie Awards for Sexist Remarks have been run and won for 2014.

It has been an annual event at NSW Parliament House since 1993, attended by up to 400 women and one or two brave males.

It’s a democratic process whereby nominees are declared and the audience decree a “boo”. Those who rank highest receive varying degrees of Ernie Awards.

While this is nothing new for Kyle, or for  that matter, any other radio talent with an equal standing of sexist behaviour in past years, Kyle and Jackie O took out the Clerical/Celebrity Ernie (The Fred). Their sexist effort? K&J's Getting to Know You segment with  Nine's Footy Show's Erin Molan. She quit not long after.

Who beat them to the top Ernie?…  A politician no less.

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Published on Thursday, 25 September 2014 17:00 Category: Fun Stuff

Gold FM receptionist hires young talent

The Melbourne community radio station SYN has long been a fertile breeding ground for commercial radio talent, with names like Hamish & Andy, Ryan Shelton and Scott Pape all having emerged from the station.

Now, 'Tom & Olly' (left) who host 'The Afternoon Breakfast Show', more traditionally known as the Drive show, are intending to follow in those footsteps.

With Tom just out of university, and Olly in final year, they are rapidly approaching the 'cut-off' age of 26 to be eligible to work on SYN, so decided to look for a new job to fit their forthcoming maturity. 

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Published on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 09:00 Category: Fun Stuff

“What is going on!” Has Alan Jones jumped ship?

2GB’s Alan Jones appears to now be moonlighting as Triple M Sydney’s traffic guy.

It’s pure class, Alan at his best, and a clever take on it on Triple M’s part.

“Are we serious… if you want to run, go to Homebush.” 

“Who allows this stuff?”, plus more from Alan, all on Triple M.

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Published on Monday, 22 September 2014 17:00 Category: Fun Stuff

Targeting Listeners 101

How did this 13th Most Popular Morning Radio Show, target listeners?

Simple, T-Shirts. Nuff said.

 

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.

 

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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. 

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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?

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

Nova Entertainment are looking for Casual Announcers for Nova 96.9 Sydney. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for an Account Manager in Gladstone. Details.

 

 

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

 

Power 98.1 and 2NM in the Hunter Valley are looking for a Production Guru / Drive Announcer. Details.

 

 Power 98.1 and 2NM in the Hunter Valley are looking for a Promotions Coordinator / Announcer. Details.

 

ARN has a vacancy for a Creative Writer based in Brisbane.Details.

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a News Journalist - Part Time based in Sydney. Details.

 

 

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

 

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91.9 Fresh FM has a vacancy for a Station Manager based in Gladstone. Details.

 

96FM in Perth has a vacancy for an Executive Breakfast Producer. Details.

 

RCS has a vacancy for a Managing Director based in ChristChurch. Details.

 

96.5 Wave FM has a vacancy for a Breakfast Show Producer in Wollongong. Details.

 

2UE has a vacancy for a Journalist. Details.

 

102.9 FM Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast has a vacancy for a Breakfast Show Executive Producer. (Maternity Leave Contract) Details.

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for an Agency Sales Co-Ordinator at 3AW Melbourne. Details.

 

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

 

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

Peter Samios is taking up a position as content director at Star FM Dubbo. He was with 2SM in production.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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 13.0 (13.8) ARN
2 Nova 106.9 11.5 (11.7) NovaEnt
3 ABC612 11.5 (10.8) ABC
4Triple M9.69.1) SCA
5 B105 8.6 (9.4) SCA
6triple j8.4(7,5) ABC
7 4KQ 7.6 (8.0) ARN
8 Magic882 5.4 (5.0) Fairfax
9 4BC 4.1 (4.4) Fairfax
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 6/2014
  • GfK

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 13.6 (14.2) SCA
2 Nova 93.713.6 (12.4) NovaEnt
3 96FM 10.7 (10.7) Fairfax
4ABC72010.1(10.0) ABC
5 triple j 9.7 (10.3) ABC
6 6PR 9.6 (10.2) Fairfax
7 92.9 7.4 (8.0) 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 15.2 (15.9) ARN
2ABC891 12.2(10.9) ABC
3Nova 91.9 11,8(10.4)NovaEnt
4 FIVEaa 11.1 (11.4) NovaEnt
5 Triple M 9.1 (9.2) SCA
6SAFM8.5(8.0) SCA
7 Cruise 1323 7.8 (8.7) ARN
8 triple j 6.2 (7.1) ABC
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 6/2014
  • 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 13.6 (13.9) Fairfax
ABC 774 11.0 (11.7) ABC
Fox FM 7.8 (7,8) SCA
Gold 7.6(7.2)ARN
Nova 100 7.3(6.8)NovaEnt
Triple M7.1(7.6) SCA
smoothfm 91.5 6.4 (6.6) NovaEnt
Mix 101.1 5.8 (6.2) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 6/2014 (GfK)

CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
0.995
3.11%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.775
-0.64%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.14
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.280
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.820
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.45
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.240
-2.04%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.61
1.26%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
6.76
2.58%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.04
2.00%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.920
-0.54%