CBAA slams Federal Budget

Jon BissetThe Community Radio Broadcasting Association of Australia has slammed the Governments Federal Budget saying that it risks shutting down community station's digital services.

The Budget has failed to maintain funding for metropolitan community digital radio services in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth; a 'hole' of $1.4m.

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Reflections of a not so deep thinker

Like any story worth telling this one involves a girl.

Ha! Not really – actually it involves the toilet. Because honestly, that’s where it all began. I was perched unsuspectingly when the heavens opened… err… I’m talking about the divine melody that came from my pocket-kinda-heavens.

I wasn’t going to miss that call for anything.

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Mediaworks NZ CEO quits

Mark WeldonMediaWorks New Zealand CEO Mark Weldon has resigned, staff were advised of the news this morning. 

Weldon has had a tumultuous time during his 20 months at the helm of Mediaworks with a number of long-serving Television personalities leaving the company during his tenure.

Mediaworks operate a number of radio stations in New Zealand including The Edge, Mai FM and The Sound. The New Zealand Survey 1 results will be released tomorrow. 

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CRA welcomes budget licence fee relief

CRA has welcomed the announcement in the Federal Budget of a 25 percent reduction in commercial radio licence fees, applicable from the 2015-16 licence period.

Joan Warner, chief executive officer of Commercial Radio Australia, said:

“The cut in licence fees is a welcome relief to Australian radio broadcasters, who operate in one of the most intensively competitive industries in the world.”

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Star paint Dubbo gold

You may have read on Radio Today about Star FM Dubbo's campaign to 'bring the logies to Dubbo'.

The campaign, from Breakfast Show Chris & Juelz has been an ongoing story arc with plenty of content to explore.

Today, the team decided to body paint a couple of local models in the same colour as the Logies statue, and walk around Dubbo to catch the eye of listeners.

See a few pics from the day below.

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Shihad play 3 gigs in 1 day for Radio Hauraki listeners

New Zealand alternative station Radio Hauraki has hosted rock royalty with the country's biggest rock band Shihad performing 3 shows in 1 day for Hauraki listeners in the invite only shows.

Shihad played last Sunday at lunchtime in Christchurch, late afternoon in Wellington, and in the evening in Auckland for Hauraki listeners - the first time the band has played that many shows in one day.

For Hauraki, it was the culmination of a major on-air tactic celebrating the band and giving away the sought after tickets to listeners.

Shihad have a strong connection with Hauraki, lead singer Jon Toogood hosts a weekly show on the station.

You can see video coverage of the promotion here.

 

2MC & Star dominate Port Macquarie

2MC Breakfast Host StrawnyPort Macquarie is the latest market to receive a radio ratings report. The results, released this morning, show 2MC and Star dominating the market, with the other signals a long way behind.

Overall, 2MC is number 1 on 28.4% driven heavily from Breakfast and Mornings listening, and aided by the market having an older demographic profile. 

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Mackay gets a new Star

Grant Broadcasters have retired the Zinc rock format and brand in Mackay to relaunch as Star 101.9. The launch follows on from the same move in Cairns.

Chief Operating Officer Alison Cameron expects the Star rebrand to be warmly accepted by the local market.

“One week into our Star rebrand in Cairns and we’ve been overwhelmed by the positive feedback from listeners, clients and the broader business community. We expect Mackay will welcome Star 101.9 in the same way.

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Tribunal decision goes CRA's way

The Commercial Radio industry has had a significant win in its dispute with the PPCA over streaming fees. 

The Australian has reported that the Copyright Tribunal of Australia has ruled that radio stations should be able to choose between paying per stream, much like Spotify, Pandora, Guvera etc, or paying a percentage of revenue, as it does for terrestrial broadcasts at present.

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Tom Gleeson to host Sirens

Tom Gleeson has been announced as the host of this years Siren Awards in Melbourne on May 12. Gleeson currently appears on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, and has an impressive radio pedigree.

The finalists for the Siren Awards, which celebrate the best radio ad of 2016, were announced last with with 15 agencies, radio stations and production studios in the running. The winner of the Gold Siren will win a trip to the Cannes Lions in June, along with their client.

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Red fronts New 774 ABC TVC's

Red and the kid, is the quirky new TVC campaign for 774 ABC Melbourne. The casually shot ad sees Red explaining how he is heard on the radio, but the other Red has the upper hand with the tech. A simple effective message for the target.Take a look.

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New on The Edge96.ONE

ARN’s The Edge96.ONE has launched a new weekly show, Niki & Jules, focused on uncovering and featuring new music.

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7HO FM Hobart is looking for a Promotions Manager. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

7XS is looking for a Breakfast Announcer. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nova 106.9 is looking for an Activation Specialist. Details.

Gulf News Broadcasting based in Dubai are looking for a Head of Content. Details.

 

 
 

Wave FM has a vacancy for a Workday Personality / Social Media Manager. .Details

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Radio Africa Group is looking for a Content Director. Details.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

ZM has a vacancy for a Breakfast Producer based in Auckland. Details.

 
 

ARN has a vacancy for a Broadcast Engineer based in Melbourne. .Details.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

Nova have a role for an Integration Project Manager for the national Smallzy's Surgery Evening Show.. Details.

 
 
 
 
 

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Rob McCasker will be the new Breakfast Executive Producer/ Anchor for Jodie & Soda on Mix102.3.

 

After a 29 year career with ABC radio, Peter Riley hosted his final program as the breakfast host on ABC Illawarra.
 

 

 

 
 
 

Damon Wise the GM of both SEA and Heart in Hobart will wrap up with the group on April 7th

Greg Tremain will be joining the Australian Radio Network in the newly created position of Partnerships Director.


 

 

 

 

 

Tom Martin the CD of Adelaide community station Fresh 92.7, has landed the Breakfast EP’s gig for Heidi, Will and Woody at hit929 Perth.

 
 
 
 

After 23 years on-air, Hilary Barry has decided to depart MediaWorks in New Zealand.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Kathy Gramp will be stepping down as Non-Executive Director at the SCA June Board meeting.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Toni Street and Sam Wallace will be the hosts of a new entertainment show on NZME’s The Hits

 

Liam Renton has been announced as the new Promotions Manager of Hot91/Zinc FM on the Sunshine Coast

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Former 4BC News Director Scott Mayman joins the Super Radio Network as the new breakfast presenter on Radio 97 Tweed Heads,

 
 
 
 
 

Nicole Bence is joining NOVA Entertainment as thier new Digital Commercial Director 

 

 
 
 

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Wellington Ratings

  NewstalkZB 14.5 (15.3) NZME
  The Breeze 12.5 (13.7) Mediaworks
  The Hits 9.4   NZME
  ZM 6.7 (11.3) NZME
  The Sound 9.8 (7.5) Mediaworks
  The Rock 6.8 (7.4) Mediaworks
  The Edge 7.5 (6.6) Mediaworks
  Coast 4.9 (5.7) NZME
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Warrnambool Ratings

1 Coast FM 37.7 - Ace
2 3YB 21.7 - Ace
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4 ABC Local Radio 4.0 - ABC
5 ABC Radio Nat. 2.5 - ABC
6 Classic FM 1.5 - ABC
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Sydney Ratings

 

 

  2GB 12.8 (12.8) MRN
 ABC 702 10.3 (10.3) ABC
  WSFM 6.5 (7.6) ARN
  TRIPLE M 6.1 (6.0) SCA
 KIIS 1065 8.9(7.7) ARN
 smoothfm 95.3 6.9 (7.4) NE
 Nova 96.9 7.1(7.2)NE
 triple j7.0(7.5) ABC
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Perth Ratings

  Mix 94.5 15.0 (150) SCA
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  96FM 7.9 (7.7) ARN
  triple j 9.7 (11.3) ABC
 ABC72010.0(9.6)ABC
  hit 929 10.9 (9.8) SCA
  6PR 8.2(7.8)MRN
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Newcastle Ratings

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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
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Melbourne Ratings

 

  3AW 12.9 (1.3) MRN
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  Fox FM 8.6 (9.7) SCA
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  KIIS 101.1 6.4 (6.8) ARN
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Gold Coast Ratings

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5 triple j 7.8 (9.4) ABC
6 ABC612 5.2 (3.3) ABC
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Christchurch Ratings

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  The Rock 8.6 (9.0) Mediaworks
  The Edge 6.9 (6.9) Mediaworks
  The Sound 9.0 (6.0) Mediaworks
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  triple j 8.2 (8.2) ABC
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  2CA 6.0 (5.5) Captial
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 97.3FM12.1(13.5)ARN
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  TRIPLE J 8.4 (7.3) ABC
  4BC 5.0 (4.6) MRN
 Magic 882 2.8(4.6) MRN
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  Coast  7.8 (9.6) TRN
  The Edge 7.7 (78.) Mediaworks
  The Breeze 7.8 (7.0) Mediaworks
  The Hits 5.3 (6.7) TRN
  ZM 4.5 (5.9) TRN
  Mai FM 5.2 (5.2) TRN
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  Mix 102.3 11.4 (13.0) ARN
 Nova 91.9 11.6 (11.2) NE
  FIVEaa 9.6 (10.2) NE
 ABC89112.6(12.4) ABC
  Cruise 7.2 (8.5) ARN
  Triple M 10.2 (8.7) SCA
  hit107 10.1 (8.4) SCA
 triple j 8.1 (6.8) ABC
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CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.14
-2.56%
APN News & Media
APN
0.635
-0.78%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.800
-1.84%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
0.850
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.200
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.50
4.90%
Ten Network
TEN
0.975
-0.51%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.12
-2.19%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.24
3.77%
Prime Media
PRT
0.270
0.00%

 
 
 

 

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