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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The Capital Radio Network have a vacancy for a Producer in Canberra. Details.

 
 
 

Northern Territory Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Program and Content Director. Details.

 

 

105.1 Life FM Bendigo has a vacancy for a General Manager. Details.

 
 

Macquarie Radio Network has a vacancy for a Broadcast Technician based in Brisbane. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7HO has a vacancy for a Promotions Manager. Details

 

Nova Entertainment are looking for a Creative Writer based in Melbourne. Details.

 

 

7XS has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer.  Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for a Creative Writer / On Air Personality based in Port Pirie.Details.

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Nova 93.7 has a vacancy for a Creative Writer. Details.

 

ABC Local Radio are looking for 2 Local Content Managers, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne. Details.

 

Mix 106.3 are looking for a Breakfast Producer. Details.

 

 

4BC in Brisbane has a vacancy for a News Journalist. Details.

 
 
 
 

Geelong Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Journalist/Newsreader on a 12 month contract. Details.

 

 

Macquarie Radio Network has a vacancy for a Promotions Assistant based in Brisbane. Details.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Broadcast Engineer based in Cairns. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

ARN has a vacancy for a Senior Producer with Hughesy and Kate. Details.

 

Recent Comments

James Bayes, Southern Cross Austereo's head of digital sales & operations, has been poached by a Melbourne mobile startup called Unlockd.

 

 

2XL’s Andrew Page will make his Metro debut next month joining MRN 4BC Newsroom.

 

 

 
 

Garry Dean is new the Creative Director for Nova 93.7.

 

 
 

Fairlie Hamilton is returning to i98 to join Marty Haynes on breakfast. 

 
 

Brian Gallagher is joining the ranks of SCA as Chief Sales Office

 

ARN has appointed Sue Carter as the new CD for Mix102.3 and Cruise 1323 in Adelaide

 
 

Sarah Tinsley is joining ARN as their National Legal and Business Affairs Director.

 
 

Sam Bingley, formerly of SCA Melbourne, has joined Crocmedia as Chief Commercial Officer.

Scott Mayman is back in the country and is working on the Sunshine Coast for three weeks in the MIXFM/SEAFM newsroom.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Bianca Dye has left the i98 Breakfast show and “is off to pursue her bucket list and chase some new opportunities”.

 
 
 
 

Amy Moon has been appointed General Manager at Joy 94.


 

 
 
 

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Wollongong Ratings

1 I98 23.8 (28.5) WIN
2 Wave FM 16.0 (17.3) GRANT
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • IRIS Research

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

Warrnambool Ratings

1 Coast FM 37.7 - Ace
2 3YB 21.7 - Ace
3 triple j 7.3 - ABC
4 ABC Local Radio 4.0 - ABC
5 ABC Radio Nat. 2.5 - ABC
6 Classic FM 1.5 - ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015
  • Xtra Research

Sydney Ratings

 

1 2GB 12.8 (11.9) MRN
2ABC 702 8.6 (8.0) ABC
3 WSFM 8.2 (8.5) ARN
4 TRIPLE M 7.9 (7.2) SCA
5KIIS 1065 7.6(8.9) ARN
6smoothfm 95.3 7.2 (7.6) NE
7Nova 96.9 6.9(6.8)NE
8triple j6.3(6.5) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2015

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 14.3 (13.5) SCA
2 Nova 93.7 12.5 (11.3) NE
3 96FM 10.5 (10/9) ARN
4 triple j 10.3 (12.0) ABC
5ABC72010.1(9.8)ABC
6 hit 929 7.8 (7.2) SCA
7 6PR 6.9(7.2)MRN
8 6IX 6.4 (6.0) CAP
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2015
  • 96FM now owned by ARN / 6PR owned by MRN

Newcastle Ratings

1 KOFM 1563 (15.3) SCA
2 ABC1233 13.6 (11.9) ABC
3NXFM 10.7(11.6) SCA
4 2HD 10.4 (9.8) BOG
5 Triple J 9.9 (9.9) ABC
6New FM8.5(10.0)BOG
7 Classic FM 4.0 (3.) ABC
  • 10+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

 

Melbourne Ratings

 

1 3AW 12.1 (13.7) MRN
2 ABC 774 10.9 (11.5) ABC
3 Gold 8.7 (7.9) ARN
4 Triple M 8.6 (7.9) SCA
5 Fox FM 7.7 (6.9) SCA
6 smooth935 7.5 (7.4) NE
7 KIIS 101.1 7.3 (6.2) ARN
8Nova 100 6.3(6.3)NE
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2015
  • Mix101.1 now KIIS 101.1 

Gold Coast Ratings

1 Hot Tomato 14.2 (14.1) HT
2 Gold FM 11.9 (14.3) SCA
3 Sea FM 9.6 (9.5) SCA
4 ABC 91.7FM 7.9 (6.7) ABC
5 triple j 7.8 (9.4) ABC
6 ABC612 5.2 (3.3) ABC
7 Radio National 2.5 (2.3) ABC
  • 10+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 3/2014

 

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

Canberra Ratings

  104.7 18.8 (18.5) SCA
  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

 

197.3FM14.0(13.7)ARN
2Nova 106.9 13.2(12.3NE
3ABC61210.0(10.8) ABC
4 4MMM 9.8 (9.1) SCA
5hit105.3 8.3(8.0) SCA
5 4KQ 8.3 (7.7) ARN
6 TRIPLE J 7.8 (7.8) ABC
7 4BC 5.0 (4.9) MRN
84BC 4.5(5.0 MRN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2015
  • B105 now hit105.3

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

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 14.0 (14.3) ARN
2Nova 91.9 12.5 (12.4) NE
3 FIVEaa 12.0 (12.0) NE
4ABC89110.9(12.3) ABC
5 Cruise 10.4 (8.8) ARN
6 Triple M 8.8 (8.5) SCA
7triple j 7.6 (8.7) ABC
8hit1076.7(6.0) SCA
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2015 (GfK)
  • hit107 on-air Oct 2014, was SAFM
CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
0.965
-0.52%
APN News & Media
APN
0.715
-0.69%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.850
0.00%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
1.10
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.300
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.22
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.210
2.44%
Seven West Media
SWM
0.905
-2.16%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.53
0.00%
Prime Media
PRT
0.650
-3.70%

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