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Pure radio marketing genius

One from the Vault. It's from the US, it's a studio tour from 1991 - now this is marketing genius.

Marvel at the innovations - like recording Cd's to Carts - Winning!

A Production Director wearing a Tie -  Winning!

And these guys clicked into this whole multi-tasking thing way ahead of us - a  PD  that is also the MD - we can feel that bottom line humming - Winning!

And  our favourite - every station needs a mascot, every station needs "Billy the Back to Back Bear" - at this point honestly, the minds boggles - but more Winning! 

 

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Published on Sunday, 27 July 2014 10:00 Category: The Vault

Flashback - Oh, that 90s style

Some radio ads age really well. Others, well not so much.

Check out this Melbourne radio ad from 1995.

Warning: features some really bad acting and dodgy lines like: "Oh they're fun."

"We wake up in the morning and after a while we're having fun."

Shocker!

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Published on Friday, 30 May 2014 06:00 Category: The Vault

Remember when.....

SCA Melbourne journo James Lake was recently flicking through an archived Herald Sun from September 12, 2001 and found this old ratings article.

Fox FM's Tracy & Matt went to #1, knocking off 3AW for the first time. Fox had a 17.2 share, Brian Ford was programming the station, and Hinch was on 3AK breakfast.

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Published on Thursday, 01 May 2014 09:55 Category: The Vault

Steve Vizard's Tonight Live / Austereo simulcast

In 1990, Steve Vizard's Tonight Live did a simulcast show that aired on the Australian Television network and the Today network.

2Day FM, Fox FM, B105, SAFM, The Eagle and FM104.7 were the stations that took the broadcast and the show featured live crosses to personalities at each station.

While Mike Perso (now smooth Melbourne breakfast) sat next to Vizard in the 'studio', other radio people included Rob McCasker (B105), Mike Hammond (2Day) and Grubby & Dee Dee (Fox).

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Published on Friday, 18 April 2014 11:00 Category: The Vault

Hot 30 throwback

Jackie O posted this on social media during the week.

It's the old Hot 30 lineup of Ugly Phil and Jackie O with Ben Dillon-Smith (second from right) and Vanessa the Undresser (far left) but can you name the girl on the far right ?

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Published on Sunday, 13 April 2014 14:00 Category: The Vault

5KA prepare for 2001 reunion

Former 5KA Adelaide jock Greg Clark has posted this video on the 5KA/KAFM Facebook page.

It was a Today Tonight story that ran prior to the station reunion in 2001. It features famous Adelaide voices like Vaughan Harvey, John Williams, John Vincent, David Day, Neil Humphreys, Greg Clark, John Pemberton and John Dean going through the old building which is no longer a radio station.

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Published on Sunday, 06 April 2014 08:00 Category: The Vault

The Top New Talent To Watch.....in 1990

With The Top New Talent To Watch in 2014 just released, here is a classic aircheck from the guys who would have been on our list if Radio Today was around in the early 90s.

This is Gibson and Duckworth from Triple M Brisbane breakfast direct from The Vault (via Liam Renton)

Have a listen to the amount of characters the show featured, all voiced by Dave Gibson.

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Published on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 06:00 Category: The Vault

4 personalities long before radio

With kids going back to school this week, a few Aussie radio personalities have shared pics of themselves when they were in primary school.

Butter wouldn't melt etc....

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Published on Thursday, 30 January 2014 20:30 Category: The Vault

Why the techs say no drinks in the studio

Back in 2012 at 98 Rock in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, announcer Mickey Cucchiella knocked his cup of coffee into the panel. Here's the audio of what happened next.

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See the damage one cup of coffee caused .....

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Published on Thursday, 02 January 2014 16:00 Category: The Vault

FM is Fox Music

An entry into the Radio Today Vault is this pic from the 80s.

Barry Bissell and Dee Dee Dunleavy are apparently in the pic but can you name any others ?

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Published on Saturday, 28 December 2013 14:00 Category: The Vault

Higher Or Lower - the Hamish & Andy Pay Poll

 

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

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Video Producer based in Melbourne. Details.

 

The Hits 90.1 in Wellington has a vacancy for a Local Afternoon Annoucer. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a Senior Journalist based in Brisbane. Details.

 

Sunshine Coast Hot 91.1 and Zinc 96.1 has a vacancy for a Content Director and Announcer  Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Commercial Scheduler based in Sydney. Details.

 

AFTRS in Sydney are looking for a Radio Lecturer. Details.

 

 

96Five has a vacancy for a Journalist based in Brisbane.  Details

 

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

 

Wave FM in Wollongong has a vacancy for a Radio Journalist. Details.

 

NZME has a vacancy for a Head of Digital Media based in Auckland.Details.

 

SCA are looking for a General Manager in Albany  Details.

 

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

 

 

Stagetec Media Group has a vacancy for a Level 1 Support Engineer based in Sydney. Details.

 

NZME has a vacancy for an Assistant Content Director for The Hits Auckland. Details.

 

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

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a News Director for 4BC and Magic 882 in Brisbane. Details.

 

 

Stagetec Media Group are looking for Casual Engineers based in Sydney. Details.

 

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AFTRS Graduate Brendan Leggett will be moving to 2EC Bega to work as a  Drive Announcer/Production.

 

Stacey Skaro, 2UE’s Agency Sales Manager for Sydney, has resigned from the Fairfax Radio Network. .

 

After 15 years with 2UE, Greg ‘Brandy’ Alexander is finishing up fulltime with the station to focus on his NRL commitments.

 

Sean Craig Murphy is joining Triple M as Assistant CD and Creative Content Specialist.

 

Hughesy & Kate will take over the national Drive show on the network ARN Network from January 2015..

 

Merrick Watts is returning to the Triple M Network to head up a new drive show in 2015.

Karen Halligan is joining SCA for the newly created role of National Commercial and Operations Director

 

Brian Taylor is returning to Triple M for the 2015 footy season and will head up a revitalised Sunday line-up. 

3AW and Magic 1278 General Manager Shane Healy is leaving the network November 14.

AFTRS Graduate Claire Humphery will be moving to the Snowy Mountains to take on an announcing and production role at Snow Fm. 

 

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 97.3FM 13.0 (13.0) ARN
2 Nova 106.9 12.9 (11.5) NovaEnt
3 ABC612 9.4 (11.5) ABC
4B1059.0(8.6)SCA
5Triple M8.7(9.6) SCA
6triple j8.0(8.4) ABC
7 4KQ 7.5 (7.6) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 7/2014 (GfK)

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 14.5 (13.6) SCA
2 Nova 93.713.5 (13.6) NovaEnt
3triple j 10.4(9.7) ABC
4ABC720 9.6(10.1) ABC
5 96FM 9.4 (10.7) Fairfax
6 6PR 8.5 (9.6) Fairfax
7 92.9 8.4 (7.4) SCA
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 7/2014 (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 14.6 (15.2) ARN
2ABC891 11.3(12.2) ABC
3Nova 91.9 11.8(11.8)NovaEnt
4 FIVEaa 11,2 (11.1) NovaEnt
5 Triple M 9.0 (9.1) SCA
6hit107/SAFM8.3(8.5) SCA
7 Cruise 1323 7.6 (7.8) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 7/2014 (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 12.2 (13.6) Fairfax
2 ABC 774 11.6 (11.0) ABC
3 Fox FM 8.5 (7,8) SCA
4Nova 100 7.8(7.3)NovaEnt
5Gold 7.2(7.6)ARN
6smoothfm 91.5 7.2(6.4)NovaEnt
7Triple M6.7(7.1) SCA
8 Mix101.1 6.0 (5.8) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 7/2014 (GfK)

CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.00
0.00%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.755
-1.95%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.11
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.300
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.740
0.68%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.33
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.270
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.65
-2.08%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
5.92
-0.34%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.02
-0.98%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.860
0.00%