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Report Card: Australian Radio Network

Bob Peters from Global Media Analysis runs the ruler across the Australian Radio Network's financial performance and finds it to be 'a beautiful set of numbers'.

Bobs report is published below:

 

In the current slow-growing economic environment where total advertising revenues are rising at only low single digit rates, it is rare to find a traditional media operation which manages to increase its audiences by 10% and its advertising revenues by almost twice that rate within a twelve month period. 

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Published on Sunday, 01 March 2015 12:00 Category: What's New

Byron & Kristie: Get Julie & Tony’s vote of confidence

Sea FM’s Byron Cooke and Kristie Mercer on the Central Coast seem to have some political power.

They've been helping out their local MP Karen McNamara with a few lessons on how to use social media better.  Seems to have worked. On Wednesday Karen posted a video shout out from Prime Minister Tony Abbott using the #BKSHOW hashtag. And on Friday Karen tweeted out an interview with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop with Julie also crediting the Byron and Kristie Show. Proof in the vid’s and audio below.

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Published on Sunday, 01 March 2015 11:00 Category: What's New

'Cray Cray for Tay Tay'

Taylor Swift is fairly hot to some. Marty Haines dressed like Tay Tay…. maybe not....

i98 are chasing video’s for Cray Cray for Tay Tay. The more creative the effort, the better.

They will then choose 3 finalists and announce them on March 13 during the Breakfast Show with Marty and Bianca. Then it'll be up to i98 listeners to vote for their favourite. A video of Marty and Bianca along with other members of the i98 On-Air team going "Cray Cray" is below.

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Published on Sunday, 01 March 2015 07:00 Category: What's New

Radio Snowy Mountains, Making Christian Mobile Update

Radio Snowy Mountain started fund raising last year to help Christian, who was starting school in 2015, with a new wheelchair – it was a 6k price tag which made it impossible for the family to purchase on their own.

With the support of local businesses and listeners, they have more than doubled the money raised to $13,000. They not only helped Christian but also the Monaro Early Intervention Service with a donation of over $7000.

Sam Blacker from Snow Fm said; “With the help of local businesses, sports teams and celebrities and on air personalities, our on air team at the time (including Josh Olek, Emily Goddard, Gary Warne and our GM Richard) worked tirelessly to achieve a result none of us expected."  

Published on Saturday, 28 February 2015 14:00 Category: What's New

Ben & Liam's "Breakfast on Breakfast" Call

On Friday Ben & Liam from Adelaide’s Fresh 92.7 wanted to talk to Amos Gill about his run of shows for the Adelaide Fringe Festival. However, getting him in-studio was always going to prove to be tricky given he's hosting his own breakfast show on hit107 with Dani at the same time.

So rather than getting Amos to come to Fresh... Ben & Liam took Fresh to them.

How far did they get? Take a listen below.

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Published on Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:00 Category: What's New

SEN drives earnings for Pacific Star

Melbourne-based Pacific Star Network, who operate the SEN and MyMP radio stations, have announced their half-year results to 31 December 2014.

The overall revenue and earnings figures for the group are well up on the same period the previous year (pcp), due to the acquisition, and inclusion in the figures now, of publisher 'Morrison Media'.

Revenue for the group improved 24% to $9.5m, with radio revenue increasing 3.5% on pcp.

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Published on Saturday, 28 February 2015 10:00 Category: What's New

10 Years for WS FM’s Jonesy & Amanda

2005 was the year WS FM’s Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones & Amanda Keller hit the breakfast airwaves together for the first time.   The pair threw the Party of the Decade Friday with one lucky listener wining a new Peugeot and a chance at $1 million.

 

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Published on Saturday, 28 February 2015 07:00 Category: What's New

Foo-bruary

Triple M took February and re-jigged it a bit with Foo-bruary. With the Foo Fighters in the country they celebrated with ticket giveaways to the Foo Fighters concert and Merrick shouting a group of winners to drinks before the Foo Fighters gig in the Legends Room at ANZ Stadium last night.

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Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 16:00 Category: What's New

#GetWellGlenn Update

Glenn Wheeler is on the long road to recovery after his motor scooter collided with a car back in late January.  A note has been released by his family: Glenn woke from a coma over the weekend and he is in the very early and delicate stages of resting his brain and other injuries. He continues to show signs that he's with us and at times we feel he hasn't lost his sense of humour - we know however that the road to recovery is very long and at times at the request of ICU medical staff, we need to allow him time to rest and therefore need to keep his visitors to a minimum. Once he has progressed further we of course will encourage those close to him to come and see the great man and spur him on in his recovery.

Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 14:00 Category: What's New

hit107 – What’s it all about?

Irene Hulme, SCA Group Content Director in Adelaide and her team got to not only blow up a heritage brand in SAFM, they also launched a new one to the market almost 6 months back. So down the track now – what’s hit 107 all about, take a listen.

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Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 13:00 Category: What's New

MRN Extraordinary General Meeting - 25 March

Following the ACCC 'green light' of the Fairfax/Macquarie merger, the next item on the merger list is obtaining the approval of Macquarie shareholders (MRN).

MRN has released their explanatory memorandum. At 168 pages it covers all the bases for the final steps of the merger of the two networks, the structure and financials.

 

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Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 11:30 Category: What's New

ACCC green lights Fairfax/Macquarie merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the combining of the Macquarie Radio Network with Fairfax Media's radio network.

Following consultation with, and submissions  from, advertisers, agencies, listeners and other networks, the ACCC has determined that a combined business would continue to face strong competition.

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Published on Friday, 27 February 2015 10:30 Category: What's New

Universal Music Group are looking for a Head of Radio - Australian Artists based in Sydney.Details.

 

ARN Melbourne has a vacancy for a Journalist. Details.

 

ARN Brisbane has a role available for a Campaign Specialist. Details.

 

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

 

Hope 103.2 Sydney are looking for On-Air Talent. Details.

 

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Simon Takla has joined Star FM Shepparton on breakfast with Stacey June. Simon was 2014 AFTRS graduat

 

After 23 years with the ABC, Colin Denovan is leaving after taking a redundancy

 

Tricia Duffield has been appointed as News Director of Grant Broadcasters 2ST & Power FM.

Michael Price has signed on as Content Director for Hitz 93.9 and 4BU in Bundaberg with Grant Broadcasters. 

 

Max Dudley is leaving hit107 Adelaide as EP of the Amos & Dani show. From March 2, he will be in Sydney as Producer of The Grill Team on Triple M.

Brendan Englebrecht is now the the Albury Content Director/Hub Operations Manager for SCA.

After 32 years at 2ST, Graham French is retiring from the newsroom at the station.

 

Gill Stewart has resigned as General Manager of The Radio Bureau in New Zealand. 

Brad Wood has joined SEA FM on the Central Coast On-Air in afternoons. He was Social Media producer at FOX FM.

Alison Donnellan has been appointed Assistant Content Director at SCA's Albury Hub.

 

Adelaide Advertisers

1. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Puratap Puratap Pty Ltd
4. Ford Ford Motor Company Of Australia Ltd
5. The Block Nine Network (PBL Media)

Brisbane Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. Ford Ford Motor Company Of Australia Ltd
5. Seasons Private Aged Care Seasons Care Group

Central Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. beyondblue Anxiety & Depression Awareness (ADA) Beyond Blue Ltd
4. Central Coast Holden Central Coast Holden
5. Ettalong Diggers Ettalong Diggers

Gold Coast Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Inspirations Paint Inspirations Paint Store (Holdings) Ltd
4. iSelect Gold Coast Titans iSelect Gold Coast Titans
5. The Strand At Coolangatta Surfrider Investments Pty Ltd/Vinta Group Pty Ltd

Melbourne Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. Ford Ford Motor Company Of Australia Ltd
5. McDonald's Big Mac McDonald's Australia Ltd

Newcastle Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Joyce Mayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
4. Finance Ezi Finance Ezi Pty Ltd
5. Schnitzel Boss Schnitzel Boss

Perth Advertisers

1. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Ford Ford Motor Company Of Australia Ltd
4. Perth HIA Home Show Exhibitions & Events Australia Pty Ltd
5. Telstra Thanks Telstra Corporation Ltd

Sydney Advertisers

1. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Brydens Brydens
4. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Cricket Australia / New Zealand Cricket / ICC
5. Masterton Homes Masterton Homes Pty Ltd

 

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 Nova 106.9 13.5 12.9) NovaEnt
2 97.3FM 12.3 (13.0) ARN
3 B105 9.7 (9.0) SCA
4 Triple M 8.8 (8.7) SCA
5 triple j 9.0 (8.0) ABC
6 ABC612 8.5 (9,4) ABC
7 4KQ 7.1 (7.5) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2014 (GfK)

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 13.8 (14.5) SCA
2 Nova 93.7 12.6 (13.5) NovaEnt
3 triple j 11.0 (10.4) ABC
4 96FM 10.2 (9.4) Fairfax
5 ABC720 9.6 (9.6) ABC
6 92.9 8.2 (8.4) SCA
7 6PR 7.3 (8.5) Fairfax
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2014 (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
3 NXFM 11.6 (9.7)* SCA
4 New FM 10.0 (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 15.5 (14.6) ARN
2 FIVEaa 11.4 11.2) NovaEnt
3 Nova 91.9 11.2 (11.8) NovaEnt
4 ABC891 10.0 (11.3) ABC
6 hit107 8.1 (8.3) SCA
7 Cruise 1323 8.1 (7.6) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 8/2014 (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 

Company Stock ID Price Change
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.10
1.86%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.980
3.16%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
0.965
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.310
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.965
2.12%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.25
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.230
-2.13%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.48
0.00%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
7.02
1.01%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.05
0.99%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.860
3.61%