ABC Alice Springs throw the doors open

Rae Allen ABC Station Manager 88-94, doing an OB at the Alice Springs ShowABC Alice Springs will hold an open day next Wednesday April 1st, on the 25th anniversary of the opening of the current studios on Gap Road.

The opening at that time was quite an event with people riding a line of camels, headed by former ABC Boss David Hill (pictured below).

The first manager of ABC Alice Springs, Rae Allen, said:

"When I first came to Alice Springs the studio was pretty much a demountable studio in an office on top of the photographic store in Reg Harris lane. 

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

 

 

7HO FM are looking for a Sales Manager. Details.

 
 
 
 

The River in Albury has a role available for an Announcer/Music Director. Details.

 

3MBS in Melbourne are looking for a Sponsorship Manager. Details.

 
 
 

SCA are looking for an Assistant Content Director in Albury across Star FM and The River. Details.

 
 

ARN is looking for a Traffic Executive based in Sydney. Details.

 

2Day FM Sydney has a vacancy for a Breakfast Imaging Producer.. Details.

 

6PR has a vacancy for a Casual Producer. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Client Manager on the Sunshine Coast. Details.

 

 

2ST and 94.9 Power FM are looking for a Program and Content Director.Details.

 

 

Tasmanian Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Producer based in Launceston. Details.

 
 
 
 

SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer in Rockhampton. Details

 
 
 
 
 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Journalist and Breakfast Co-Host in the Riverland of SA. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

6PR is looking for a Casual Journalist. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

2Day FM is looking for an Announcer / Operations Support.  Details.

 
 

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Wayne McClean has been appointed Content Manager/Music Director for 96FM. Wayne will head up the content team at the station.

 

 

Tommy Jackett joins the Melbourne digital team as the Digital Content Producer 

 

 

 
 
 

Geoff Watts at 96FM is moving into a new position as Content and Marketing Specialist.

 

 
 

Perth radio legend Gary Shannon has joined  6IX.

 
 

Alison Donnellan is heading to Triple M Brisbane as their new Operations Manager.

 

Creina Chapmanis joining SCA as Head of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications.

 

 
 
 

Rabbit is making the move to the Central Coast and will be joining Star 104.5’s breakfast show with Craig and Mandy.

 
 
 

96FM Content Director Brad McNally’s position has been made redundant. ARN confirmed his departure after close to a five year stint.

After close to 30 years with the company and five years in charge of Australia’s largest commercial radio group, Craig Bruce has departed Southern Cross Austereo as Group Content Directo

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Oscar Gordon is the new Executive Digital Content Producer for both KIIS 1065 / KIIS 101.1. 

 
 
 
 

Nathan Soulsby has re-joined Nova Entertainment as their new Music and Commercial Partnerships Manager.


 

 

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Wellington Ratings

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3 ZM 11.3 (12.4) TRN
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5 The Rock 7.4 (8.3) Mediaworks
6 The Edge 6.6 (8.3) Mediaworks
7 Coast 5.7 (4.6) TRN
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2 3YB 21.7 - Ace
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5 ABC Radio Nat. 2.5 - ABC
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Sydney Ratings

 

  2GB 13.2 (12.8) MRN
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 KIIS 1065 7.2(7.6) ARN
 smoothfm 95.3 8.2 (7.2) NE
 Nova 96.9 6.6(6.9)NE
 triple j7.0(6.3) ABC
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Perth Ratings

  Mix 94.5 14.2 (14.3) SCA
  Nova 93.7 11.7 (11.3) NE
  96FM 10.2 (10/9) ARN
  triple j 10.2 (12.0) ABC
 ABC72010.2(9.8)ABC
  hit 929 9.9 (7.2) SCA
  6PR 8.4(7.2)MRN
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4 2HD 10.4 (9.8) BOG
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6New FM8.5(10.0)BOG
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Melbourne Ratings

 

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  Gold 8.4 (8.7) ARN
  Triple M 8.5 (8.6) SCA
  Fox FM 8.3 (7.7) SCA
  smooth935 6.4 (7.5) NE
  KIIS 101.1 7.2 (7.3) ARN
 Nova 100 6.1(6.3)NE
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3 Sea FM 9.6 (9.5) SCA
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5 triple j 7.8 (9.4) ABC
6 ABC612 5.2 (3.3) ABC
7 Radio National 2.5 (2.3) ABC
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Christchurch Ratings

1 Newstalk ZB 17.0 (16.1) TRN
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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
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  ABC666 15.3 (15.3) ABC
  Mix 106.3 13.9 (11.6) SCA
  Classic FM 8.6 (9.3) ABC
  triple j 8.2 (8.5) ABC
  2CC 6.1 (6.0) Capital
  2CA 5.5 (7.0) Captial
  Radio National 3.6 (3.0) ABC
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Brisbane Ratings

 

 97.3FM13.3(14.0)ARN
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 hit105.3 8.6(8.3) SCA
  4KQ 8.4 (8.3) ARN
  TRIPLE J 8.9 (7.8) ABC
  4BC 5.7 (5.0) MRN
 Magic 882 4.9(5.0) MRN
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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
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Adelaide Ratings

  Mix 102.3 14.5 (14.0) ARN
 Nova 91.9 11.7 (12.5) NE
  FIVEaa 11.7 (12.0) NE
 ABC89110.1(10.9) ABC
  Cruise 9.7 (10.4) ARN
  Triple M 9.1 (8.8) SCA
  hit107 7.8 (6.7) SCA
 triple j 7.5 (7.6) ABC
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Southern Cross Media
SXL
0.905
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APN News & Media
APN
0.475
-1.04%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.815
0.00%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
1.14
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.280
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.16
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.175
2.94%
Seven West Media
SWM
0.695
1.46%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.54
-0.64%
Prime Media
PRT
0.605
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