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Gen X & Boomers in the Biz learning to Twerk?

Seems Miley Cyrus is like a magnet for many stations, even for those who don’t play her songs.

Some you get, like Adelaide’s  hit107 giving Miley the finger. They flog her songs, so all good.

Jump to Perth....




Published on Saturday, 25 October 2014 13:00 Category: What's New

Sophie Monk quits 2DayFM

Sophie Monk has quit the 2DayFM breakfast show.

SCA Head of Content Craig Bruce has confirmed Sophie's exit telling Radio Today:

"Sophie resigned from breakfast a couple of weeks back. Jules and Merrick are both aware of her decision.  We're all completely comfortable with her position."

Rumours have been rife that the "Jules, Merrick & Sophie" show will be axed to be replaced with 'Dan & Maz', to make way for 'Hamish & Andy' to return to national drive, and this appears to increase the likelihood of that being the case.


Published on Saturday, 25 October 2014 08:40 Category: What's New

A swinging success for 4BC's Patrick Condren

In a complete moment of madness, 4BC Mornings presenter Patrick Condren asked his producer, Heather Stott, if she would like to swing off Brisbane's Goodwill Bridge.

Of course, there was a reason behind Patricks request. 'Save the Children' has created Australia's first bridge swing which is generating a high number of donation pledges to the foundation.

On Friday Patrick crossed live to Heather as she got into her harness and all appeared to be  going well. After the news it was time for the live swing. Could she do it?


Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 16:00 Category: What's New

2GB PD David Kidd exits

After 3 and half years David Kidd, Program Director of Sydney’s Number #1 Commercial Radio station 2GB has been made redundant.

Macquarie Radio Network executive chairman Russell Tate confirmed the move to The Australian .

“Redundancy is a redundancy. It’s an internal matter that I won’t be commenting on,’’ he said.

According to reports, he would not detail the strategy behind making the position of Program Director redundant. They also report that staff were being advised shortly.

RadioToday reached out to Macquarie Radio Network's PR team and they advised "There are no further details available as it’s an internal matter."

Is this laying the ground work for a merger with Fairfax?

Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 13:38 Category: What's New

Ultimate Surprise Proposal

It’s been 4 weeks in the making on Air, involved a marching band, street performers, cheerleaders, dancers - teams of acrobats and performers.

Then one lucky Sydney sider was left speechless as her loving partner popped the ultimate question in the most dramatic style. Talk about a ‘Surprisal’ of a lifetime.

2Day FM Breakfast with Jules, Merrick and Sophie delivered a flawless ‘Surprisal’ in Sydney’s Circular Quay. But Jules delivered another surprise of his own to the couple.


Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 12:00 Category: What's New

The winner is…..

While not the first radio family on the Feud - that goes to Triple M's Higgo - It had to happen -  The Fitzgerald family took on the Wipfli family on Ten's Family Feud last night.

They have been promoting for a few days now and finally it hit the small screen.

Fitzy’s family won the first question and sent the Wipflis to answer the rest of the round.

It resulted in a bunch of commentary from the Nova Boys, to the point host Grant Denyer quipped:   “The whole thing about talking out loud is you are giving ideas to your opponents”

We’ll cut to game #2 and #3 for the funs bits below.


Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 05:00 Category: What's New

Heidi fronts up to her ‘mean girl’ past

After 13 years she was confronted by her past, but she came clean: “Me, my friends were the mean girls”

This morning on 92.9's Heidi, Will & Woody, Heidi spoke of her past.

How did it come about?

Heidi posted on Instagram encouraging her followers to love themselves for who they are, she was then left a message:



Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 17:00 Category: What's New

SCA: A buy on ASX?

While the SCA AGM delivered some not so good news with the group forecasting an 18-20% revenue decline and with that, the SXL share price took a hammering.

Now that the dust has settle a little, it appears that some market analysts are thinking the worst may be over for SCA seeing revenue growth return in September.



Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:00 Category: What's New

Beat The Drum – 40 years of triple j

They have been On-air since 75’… in 2015 triple j turns 40 years young. And they are not going through some mid-life crisis thing either… to celebrate they are throwing one hell of a party at Sydney’s Domain January 16.

And something unique and right up there for the brand – this once-in-a-lifetime party stars an all-star Australian line-up. Featuring:


Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:00 Category: What's New

Teens Switch Off Radio!

Radio is losing the battle with teen listeners. A recent US study has showed that only 16% of teens listen to radio.

Pandora was actually higher than radio for the first time at 18% and MP3’s including iPod, iTunes and downloaded music was 42%.




Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:00 Category: What's New

They couldn’t go, so the show came to them

It’s one of the big events going down now, the Royal Hobart Show.

And there are a bunch of kids who won’t be making it, so SEA FM’s Paul and Woody brought the show to them at the Children’s Hospital Ward.

Armed with boxes chock full of show bags, Paul and Woody happily handed them over to kids who won’t have the opportunity to visit the show grounds in the next couple of days.


Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:00 Category: What's New

Jonesy and Fergo’s Job Swap

Has the shine of Jonesy & Amanda’s  Best On Air Team ACRA worn off already?

Channel 7 Sydney newsreader Mark Ferguson’s stint as WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda’s newsreader comes to an end this Thursday and he certainly made an impression on the WSFM team.

 It appears Jonesy had a case of the green eyed monster, so the two challenged each other with a “job swap”. 

Jonesy had to record a news bulletin at Channel 7, while the WSFM team filmed a day in the life of Mark “the radio star”.

Jonesy… may need to stick with his day job:

Bastards….. You’re not allowed to comment are you?”, said Jonesy at his Channel 7 News Reading debut.     The video’s below



Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:00 Category: What's New


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3AW Melbourne has a vacancy for an Integration Executive.  Details.


ARN has a vacancy for a Producer for the 3pm Pick Up based in Melbourne. Details.



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


3AW and Magic1278 have a vacancy for a Direct Sales Account Manager based in Melbourne. Details.



Fresh 92.7 Adelaide are looking for a Breakfast Show.  Details.


ARN has a vacancy for a Journalist based in Canberra. Details.


3AW and Magic 1278 have a vacancy for a Direct Sales Manager based in Melbourne.Details.


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


3AW Melbourne has a vacancy for a Breakfast Producer. Details.



Authentic Entertainment has a role for a Head of Campaign Activations available.  Details


Power FM in Nowra has a vacancy for an Announcer. Details.


Nova 96.9 Sydney has a role available for a Breakfast Audio Producer. Details.


The Rock in New Zealand has a vacancy for a Promotions Manager.Details.


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


3CS/Mixx FM in Colac are looking for a new Program Manager. Details.


Mediaworks New Zealand are looking for a Content Director for The Edge, based in Auckland. Details.


C91.3FM has a vacancy for a Journalist. Details.


3AW and Magic 1278 have a vacancy for a Casual Journalist.  Details.








Amos & Dani are the new Breakfast team for SCA's re-branded hit107 in Adelaide. .


Karen Mason has left her role on BayFM's The Morning Crew  in  Geelong


She has been part of the Hobart market for over 20 years and as December rolls around, Kim Napier is leaving the Kim & Dave breakfast show on Heart 107.3. 


Deborah Leavitt has been appointed to the position of RN Manager at ABC Radio.
Since March she has been acting manager.


Mike Cass is leaving his role as Assistant Group Program Director and Nova 100 Program Director to return to the UK.

After working at Magic FM Port Augusta as a breakfast announcer/newsreader for 19 months, Beth Larsen is taking up an announcer position with SCA Hot FM Townsville at the end of October

After six years presenting Classic Breakfast Emma Ayres is hanging up her headphones with ABC Classic FM.


Rohan Brown will move into the role of Program Director for Nova 100 in Melbourne. Replacing Brown at Smooth will be Peter Clay.

After five years as the station’s chief football caller - 3AW Football’s Brian Taylor has called his final game for the station.


Clive Dickens is leaving Southern Cross Austereo for the position of Chief Digital Officer at Seven West Media in the New Year.


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
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