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About that long weekend….

With Rabbit joining the Star 104.5 breakfast team this week, today comes the news that after 6 years, Mandy Coolen is living the dream of a long weekend, every weekend.

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100 down, more to come

The two radio chicks behind The Thinkergirls, Stacey June & Kristie Mercer are celebrating their 100th episode.

You can join the girls for a special podcast recording next Friday the 4th September at The Butterfly Club in Melbourne.

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2015 CBAA Awards Finalists

Community radio’s peak body the CBAA has announced the finalists for their 2015 Awards. The annual CBAA Conference and Gala Dinner are the premiere events on the community broadcasting calendar and are set for later this year in November in Terrigal on the Central Coast. The  CBAA Awards exist to promote excellence and celebrate the success the people and stations in their programs, initiatives or practices.

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Moffs going to Coffs

Michael “Moffee” Moffett is again heading a little further North.

Moffee is joining Southern Cross Austereo as CD for 2CS and Star FM in Coffs Harbour.

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Blackers Gone…

Ian Blackley (left) with Carmen and Fitzi

Today was Ian Blackley’s last day as part of the 96FM Breakfast show.

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About that “Routed” ad

Ray Hadley didn’t take to the new Gregory’s Street directory Father’s Day ad, so he got it taken off-air and not just at 2GB but reportedly across the Macquarie Radio Network that were playing it. Ray also went on a bit of a rant it about as well. What was so offensive to the mums and the kids?  “I have no doubt that some smart ‘A’ with a pony tail,  a porche, a piercing thinks it’s witty. Well it may be witty but it won’t be on this  program again I can assure you”, said Ray.  Take a listen below to the ad and a listen to Ray’s reasons why.

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Bob Peter's: Update

Bob Peters is one of the true gentlemen in our industry, Radio Today’s Daryl Missen caught up with Bob and his tour of duty in July. We received some great news from Bob overnight.

“Here's a story for you, Steve Britton and I are both in hospital same time. He’s in RNS and I'm at Westmead.

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Wolverine Surprise

Domenic has lived with Cystic Fibrosis all his life, he’s also a huge Wolverine fan.

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SCA record $284m loss following writedowns

Southern Cross Austereo has an 18.6% decline in Net Profit after Tax (excluding significant items) of $64.8m, however including significant items, the company reported a post-tax net loss of $284.9m.

The loss is 'on paper' and follows write-downs on the book value of the metropolitan and regional assets of $361m, perhaps not an unexpected move with a new CEO and Chairman as they look to reset the business. 

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Richard Smith, by design now with SCA

Richard Smith has started with SCA as their new Head of Digital Design.

Richard has been in the business for over 16 years and has worked on some of world's biggest Global brands and accounts including leading agency teams with VML and M&C Saatchi.

Southern Cross Austereo, Director of Digital and Innovation, Vijay Solanki, said: “Richard brings vast experience, thought leadership and a real passion for digital design. With those assets and his mindset I’m confident he’ll make a real difference.”

Richard Smith said: “I'm excited to be joining the team at SCA to help drive digital design. I'm passionate about how digital design can help push new boundaries in entertainment and look forward to creating richer experiences for our consumers and clients."

Hope 103.2 conquer Everest, sorta

With Dan Widdowson of Hope 103.2 and his sidekick Laura in Nepal, they set the goal of reaching the top of Mt Everest… and they did it.

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ABC Radio’s New Managers

ABC Radio has appointed two new manager for their Sydney and Melbourne flagships, 702 ABC and  774 ABC. Cath Dwyer has been appointed Manager of 702 ABC Sydney and Warwick Tiernan as Manager of 774 ABC Melbourne.

Jeremy Millar, Manager ABC Local Radio, said: “Our future is firmly focused on audience and community engagement. While both Cath and Warwick come from different backgrounds with unique perspectives, they have a shared understanding of contemporary audiences and great content. They are valuable additions to the Local Radio management team.”

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SCA has a vacancy for a Commercial Scheduler in Sydney. Details

 

 

7HO FM are looking for a Sales Manager. Details.

 
 
 
 

NZME has a vacancy for a Content Director - Hokonui  Details

 

 

 

SCA are looking for an Assistant Content Director in Albury across Star FM and The River. Details.

 

ARN is looking for a Traffic Executive based in Sydney.. Details.

SCA are looking for an Announcer in Coffs Harbour. Details.

 

7HO has a vacancy for a Promotions Manager. Details

 

Nova 96.9 has a vacancy for a Casual Announcer. Details.

 

 

 

6PR has a vacancy for a Casual Producer. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Client Manager on the Sunshine Coast. Details.

 

 

2ST and 94.9 Power FM are looking for a Program and Content Director.Details.

 

 

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Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Senior Brand Integration Manager.. Details.

 

 

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

 

Tasmanian Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Producer based in Launceston. Details.

 
 
 
 

K-Rock and Bay FM are looking for a Journalist / Newsreader on a 12 month contract. Details.

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Journalist and Breakfast Co-Host in the Riverland of SA. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

6PR is looking for a Casual Journalist. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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Wayne McClean has been appointed Content Manager/Music Director for 96FM. Wayne will head up the content team at the station.

 

 

Tommy Jackett joins the Melbourne digital team as the Digital Content Producer 

 

 

 
 
 

Geoff Watts at 96FM is moving into a new position as Content and Marketing Specialist.

 

 
 

Perth radio legend Gary Shannon has joined  6IX.

 
 

Alison Donnellan is heading to Triple M Brisbane as their new Operations Manager.

 

Creina Chapmanis joining SCA as Head of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications.

 

 
 
 

Rabbit is making the move to the Central Coast and will be joining Star 104.5’s breakfast show with Craig and Mandy.

 
 
 

96FM Content Director Brad McNally’s position has been made redundant. ARN confirmed his departure after close to a five year stint.

After close to 30 years with the company and five years in charge of Australia’s largest commercial radio group, Craig Bruce has departed Southern Cross Austereo as Group Content Directo

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Oscar Gordon is the new Executive Digital Content Producer for both KIIS 1065 / KIIS 101.1. 

 
 
 
 

Nathan Soulsby has re-joined Nova Entertainment as their new Music and Commercial Partnerships Manager.


 

 

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1 I98 23.8 (28.5) WIN
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Southern Cross Media
SXL
0.950
2.15%
APN News & Media
APN
0.510
-0.97%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.840
0.00%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
1.14
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.280
21.74%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.16
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.195
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
0.800
1.91%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.65
10.33%
Prime Media
PRT
0.675
3.05%

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