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What’s this car got to do with this guy?

Well for starters, you could win the car.

SCA's Michael “Sidey” Andersen and Kacey Baker are Top 10 finalists in a Super Cheap Auto competition to make their new TV ad to play during the Bathurst 1000.  

And they need some help!

Their entry is called 'The Grub' and stars Michael’s daughter Zali.


Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 18:00 Category: What's New

APN consider selling off TRN

APN News & Media, the parent company of the Australian Radio Network, and The Radio Network (NZ), has announced that is commencing a process to potentially divest their New Zealand media assets.

The New Zealand media business includes TRN, and the New Zealand Herald.


Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 14:00 Category: What's New

Is Mix 101.1 about to be KIIS'd?

There has speculation for months that ARN will move Mix 101.1 Melbourne to the KIIS FM brand, and today the Australian newspaper is reporting (here) that the move is definitely on.

The Australian has quoted Duncan Campbell as saying "Our goal in 2015 is to ensure Mix 101.1 performs significantly better and we will do whatever it takes to ensure that happens".

The article went onto to suggest the message was clear (to them) and that a move to KIIS would occur.


Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 10:00 Category: What's New

“A change is coming” for the ABC

“A change is coming”, and it has ABC staff concerned.

We covered ABC's Managing Director Mark Scott just a few short weeks ago. He outlined the ABC’s vision and purpose – and highlighted the dramatic shift in the media landscape.

Mark Scott was also realistic on the final pressures that will come to bare on the ABC.

“We face the immediate future knowing that funding cuts are coming, but their size has not yet been determined. At the ABC we must develop cost-effective and audience-focussed solutions to both these challenges: the renewal of a media organisation in light of pressures created by technology, audiences, markets—and the reduction in funding."

But what is of more concern to ABC staffers, is their “grave concern at the ABC’s conduct through its secret consideration of a radical transformation of ABC operations, in a pre-emptive response to government funding cuts.”



Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 06:00 Category: What's New

They raised a bucket load of Ice Cold cash

The challenge was set.

The World’s Biggest Ice Bucket Challenge.

Coast FMs Monkey, Loggy & The Big Fella,  set it during the week to the Warrnambool locals.

Thousands of people arrived at the Pavillion  Sunday morning to watch. The line stretched over 500 meters with 753 taking part.

How much did they raise for The World’s Biggest Ice Bucket Challenge?



Published on Monday, 01 September 2014 05:00 Category: What's New

A Sydney Cultural Ambassador

Dan Debuf of 2Day’s Dan and Maz is now a Sydney Cultural Ambassador.

2Day FM and the Sydney Fringe Festival have come together to partner,  promote and celebrate the cultural heart of Sydney.

The Sydney Fringe Festival will feature thousands of local and interstate artists, which will take place at more than 50 venues across Sydney from 1 September to 30 September 2014. 

When you think about it, Dan is a good fit with his quirky sense of  humour: “I've never been to a Fringe Festival and not seen something that's blown my mind! From big names testing new material, to stars of the future, to a dude on a unicycle kicking fish into a bowl on his head, magical things happen at Fringe. I'm excited!", Dan said

2Day FM will be supporting the festival on-air in the lead-up, marketing to their online and social streams plus on the ground promotions during the festival.

Published on Sunday, 31 August 2014 21:00 Category: What's New

You thought you had a hard day in the office last week

They are possibly the unsung heroes around Australia.

The ones who put the money in the till, well at the very least, ensure the ads get to air for all the clients.

It’s high pressure stuff at times, deadlines, last minute sales to plug in … but you’ve possibly never had a day in the office like this.

We heard from David Harley, Traffic Manager at Macquarie Radio Network.


Published on Sunday, 31 August 2014 13:00 Category: What's New

A chipmunk with Giant nuts?

If you've been across The Bachelor, you would have picked up on the deep resonate voice Blake Garvey struts.

So Fitzy and Wippa took a different tack with their chat with the man that dishes out the roses.

Give him helium.




Published on Sunday, 31 August 2014 09:00 Category: What's New

Rhys, SCA CEO takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

SUN FM’s Tommy and Stace kicked off the local Ice Bucket Challenge in Shepparton Friday. It’s a cause close to Stace’s heart, her mum's day-to-day life has been affected by Motor Neuron Disease. Stace took the challenge nominating Maz the SUN FM morning announcer.

In a bold career move Maz then nominated SCA CEO Rhys Holleran.



Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 16:00 Category: What's New

How far will a fifty get you at an Op Shop?

It was National Op Shop Week and HOT FM Central Queensland's Browny & EJ have been celebrating by challenging each other during the week.

They decided that Friday should be "Op Shop Day" and were challenged to spend $50 each on an outfit in store at St Vinnies in Gladstone.

How much did they end up spending?





Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 14:00 Category: What's New

Radio Snowy Mountains, Making Christian Mobile

Dan & Maz, Hamish & Andy, Jonesy & Amanda and Ray Hadley & The Continuous Call Team are all chipping in to help Make Christian Mobile.

Radio Snowy Mountain was contacted by a local mum who’s son, Christian is starting school next year and needs a new wheelchair – it’s a 6k price tag which made it impossible for the family to purchase on their own.



Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 11:00 Category: What's New

What Makes Radio Talent Great?

What makes radio talent great? Where do you find it? And how can you leverage it?

Those are just some of the questions tackled by Tracy Johnson, CEO of the Tracy Johnson Media Group in this Q&A from hivio, the audio future festival recently held in the US. 

Tracey has a long career in the industry as an exec, programmer, marketer and an absolute specialist when it comes to talent coaching and management. Plus he has made regular appearances on radiotoday.



Published on Saturday, 30 August 2014 07:00 Category: What's New


Grant Broadcasters have a role for a Sales Manager at Mix 104.9 & Hot 100 in Darwin.  Details.


Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for an Ideas Director based in Melbourne. Details.


The Barefoot Investor has a vacancy for a Head of Content based in Melbourne. Details.


96FM in Perth has a vacancy for a Promotions Manager on a 12 month maternity contract. Details.


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Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a Weekend News Journalist based in Sydney. Details.


Radio Release has a vacancy for a Release Coordinator based in Melbourne. Details.


SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer based in Esperance W.A. Details.


96.5 Wave FM has a vacancy for an On-Air Personality/Image Producer in Wollongong. Details.


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


Paul Bartlett is now GM at Grant Broadcasters at Launceston’s LAFM and Chilli FM

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.


Brendan Egan has moved and been promoted to a new role with Grant Broadcasters as a Network Producer in their Hub operations. 


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

Dean Buchanan  has been appointed as Managing Director of TRN New Zealand.


Michael Moffee Moffett is the new PD at 2ST/POWER FM/ Hot Country 


Channel 7’s Paul Burt joins 4BC.


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.


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 13.8 (15.3) ARN
2 Nova 106.9 11.7 (11.6) NovaEnt
3 ABC612 10.8 (9.2) ABC
4 B105 9.4 (10.1) SCA
5 Triple M 9.1 (9.3) SCA
6 4KQ 8.0 (7.3) ARN
7 triple j 7.5 (7,2) ABC
8 Magic882 5.0 (5.2) Fairfax
9 4BC 4.4 (4.9) Fairfax
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2014
  • GfK

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 14.2 (15.1) SCA
2 Nova 93.7 12.4 (11.8) NovaEnt
3 96FM 10.7 (11.1) Fairfax
4 triple j 10.3 (9.7) ABC
5 6PR 10.2 (9.0) Fairfax
6 ABC720 10.0 (10.6) ABC
7 92.9 8.0 (9,3) 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 15.9 (16.3) ARN
2 FIVEaa 11.4 (10.6) NovaEnt
3 ABC891 10.9 (10.8) ABC
4 Nova 91.9 10.4 (10.8) NovaEnt
5 Triple M 9.2 (9.1) SCA
6 Cruise 1323 8.7 (8.5) ARN
7 SAFM 8.0 (6.8) SCA
8 triple j 7.1 (7.6) SCA
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2014
  • 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 13.9 (12.8) Fairfax
ABC 774 11.7 (13.1) ABC
Fox FM 7.8 (7,2) SCA
Triple M 7.6 (7.6) SCA
Gold 7.2 (7.6) ARN
Nova 100 6.8 (6.7) NovaEnt
smoothfm 91.5 6.6 (6.7) NovaEnt
Mix 101.1 6.2 (7.1) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 5/2014 (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