London Calling

Smallzy’s Surgery is heading to London.

The show will broadcast from the iconic Capital FM studios in Leicester Square and also get the vibe ahead of one of the planets biggest festivals – the Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium.

 “I’m so excited to take The Surgery to London for the third year running and bring Australian audiences all the action from one of the biggest pop festivals in the world”, said Nova’s Kent ‘Smallzy’ Small.

Smallzy’s Surgery will feature interviews from Meghan Trainor, Kelly Clarkson and Rita Ora. And Smallzy will be catching up with Olly Murs in Vienna.

Additional Surgery guests lined up include Mark Ronson, Hozier, Little Mix, Fifth Harmony and more.

Smallzy’s Surgery can be heard 7pm to 10pm from Vienna on Monday 1 June then live from London from Tuesday 2 June to Monday 8 June across the Nova network nationally.

SCA’s new Partnership

Southern Cross Austereo have partnered with Triton Digital to bring the first Programmatic Audio Ad Exchange to Australia.


Was it cold?

Gold FM’s Richard, Bridge & Spida launched Give Me 5 for Kids this morning with Richard getting a nice dunking with the help of Spida.

They have set a target of over $200,000 by the end of June, with the money raised to help local hospitals purchase equipment for their children’s wards.



Do you think Spida could hit the target to dunk Richard?

Posted by 92.5 Gold FM on Thursday, May 28, 2015

92.5 Gold FM’s General Manager, Nick Scott said: “Once again, 92.5 Gold FM is proud to lead the initiative to raise vital funds for the sick children of the Gold Coast University Hospital and Tweed Hospital. Through the generosity of the community, we are hoping to exceed our target of $200,000 to ensure that the Hospitals are able to purchase the lifesaving equipment they desperately require for our local kids.”

See it, Shazam it

Shazam has expanded its music discovery app to now include visual recognition.

While not entirely new in the space, the new iOS and Android app update means you can now Shazam images whenever you see their camera logo or a QR code.  It will then load up mobile experiences, including interactive content, special offers, and the ability to purchase items, or share them with others.

Already a number of overseas platforms have launched the new feature in their marketing mix including Disney for movies and publishers like the Wall Street Journal and Harper Collins.

Here, SCA and Shazam have a strategic partnership with the Shazam Top 20. That launched back late last year and SCA will more than likely explore new marketing opps as the See it, Shazam it ramps up. More here.


Don’t stop

The guys at Nova106.9 came up with a great visual promo that played out over the weekend.


Will #WarOnTerrier bite Kyle?

Barnaby JoyceThat’s what Federal Minister Barnaby Joyce is gunning for.

He has asked the AMCA to investigate Kyle Sandilands for calling him a "wanker", "cock", "idiot" and "loser”, amongst a few other choice words.

Kyle and Jackie O got the minister on for a chat about Johnny Depp's dogs, Pistol and Boo, with it fast turning into Kyle having a fair crack at Barnaby.


Barnaby has written a letter asking for a personal apology from KIIS 106.5.  A copy has also been sent to ACMA. It has also been reported that Barnaby Joyce’s office has sent another letter to ACMA requesting consideration of an independent review to skip the normal complaint process.

ACMA are following the correct protocol and will only step in if ARN do not follow due process, in which they have 60 days to respond to a complaint. Authority chair Chris Chapman is on the record at a Senate estimates hearing saying that ACMA only bypassed the complaints process in exceptional circumstances.


Desi Leary new EP for GOLD104.3

Desi Leary is joining ARN’s GOLD104.3 as the new Executive Producer of Brig & Lehmo.

“I am excited to have Desi join GOLD104.3. With an outstanding track record of producing some of Melbourne’s most successful radio programs, I know Desi’s ability to tap into the heartbeat of Melbourne and produce engaging, fun and informative content that will help drive GOLD104.3 Breakfast with Brig & Lehmo to the next stage of growth”, said Content Director Sam Thompson.

Desi’s background includes senior producing at both ABC774 and 3AW said: “I am excited to be joining the GOLD104.3 team. I have been a long-time admirer of Brig and Lehmo and look forward to getting my feet under the producer’s desk.”

Desi Leary will join Brig & Lehmo for Breakfast on GOLD104.3 from Monday June 1st.

SCA’s New CEO and Managing Director

The Southern Cross Media Board has just announced Grant Blackley as the new SCA CEO and Managing Director.

Grant brings 30 years media experience to the role including leadership at Network Ten.

He was CEO for five years 2005 to 2010 and also served in key roles prior in media sales, digital media and multi-channel program development as well as being responsible for group strategy, acquisitions and executive development programs.

“I have had the opportunity to observe Grant in his various media industry roles over some time and I have a great deal of respect for his expertise and achievements in media sales, strategy and executive team development in particular,”said Chairman Peter Bush.

“My Board colleagues have also been very impressed through our discussions with Grant over recent weeks.

“With Rhys Holleran stepping down recently and due to leave Southern Cross Austereo after 18 years in various leadership roles, it was very important to us that we recruit an executive with extensive media industry experience and proven capacity in team development and talent management.

“Reinvigorating Southern Cross Austereo’s sales strategy, programming and talent management is a key requirement of the Board and we are confident that Grant is the right person to lead that process from here.

“In addition, with the potential opportunities and challenges that could flow from mooted media ownership rule changes in future, Grant’s extensive media industry knowledge and network will be a distinct advantage,”said Peter Bush.

Grant Blackley will join SCA from June 29th from his current CEO position with the national restaurant group, The Keystone Group. He is also founder and CEO of Four Seasons Media, a  media consultancy, content owner, investor and management group. And has an interest in RGM Artists, one of Australia’s leading talent agencies. He will step down from those positions when joining SCA.

“Since leaving the TEN Network, I have spent time enjoying a diverse range of business challenges but the more I thought about the opportunity to join the Southern Cross Austereo team, the more interested I became.

“This is a company with great brands, a highly engaged group of talented people and the scope to build additional and new streams of sustainable revenue and earnings.

“Media is a tough industry but it is also a highly creative and dynamic sector and with the right vision, strategies and leadership I believe Southern Cross Austereo has a strong future”, said Grant Blackley .



ABC Radio: First Run

With the resurgence of podcasting, ABC Radio has launched First Run.

Over the next ten weeks ABC Radio First Run will showcase new voices and stories.


Alan, are you a homosexual?

Alan Jones has taken a stand on same sex marriage after Robyn, a caller on his show questioned his sexuality. “Alan, are you a homosexual?”

While the audio might not have made it to the 2GB podcast you can have a listen below.


One thing not to do on commercial radio

A simple question put to Steve Bedwell by HOT FM WA’s 'Ryan and Rosie' this morning.

What does Steve Bedwell think of Content Directors? 


Karma Bites: Tracey Redial on The Edge 96.ONE

Mike E and Emma on The Edge 96.ONE every week get people to call in with a problem with listeners then offering their help and advice.

Tracey called in last week telling them that she had a one night stand with a random backpacker, result - she’s pregnant. She’s also in a 3 year relationship with Adam.  Tracey wanted to tell Adam the baby is his and they'd live happily ever after. She was absolutely slammed by callers.

Fast forward a week and Mike E and Emma caught up with Tracey to see what had happened with the whole thing. Hear what unfolds as Adam gets an SMS from his mates and calls in.



Mike E and Emma also got a nice nudge from the featuring the call today.


River 949 FM in Ipswich has a vacancy for an Account Manager. Details.






Grant Broadcasters have a role available for a Breakfast Announcer in Devonport. Details.







Snow FM has a vacancy for a Music Director / Breakfast Announcer. Details.








Universal Music has a vacancy for a National Artist Relations Manager. Details.








Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Network Drive Audio Producer based in Sydney. Details.




89.3FM 4CRB on the Gold Coast has a role available for a Sales Executive. Details.



SCA are looking for a Breakfast Announcer for Hot FM Cairns. Details.




i98FM has a vacancy for a Casual Journalist. Details.




6PR has a vacancy for an Assistant Producer for Drive.Details.






Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Sales Account Manager based in Sydney. Details.







ARN has a vacancy for an Experienced Account Manager- Direct Sales based in Sydney. Details.





Southern Cross Austereo have a vacancy for a Breakfast Journalist at Sea FM & 2GO FM in Gosford. Details.





Crocmedia are looking to appoint a NSW Commercial Manager based in Sydney.Details.



ARN are looking for a Creative Writer on a six month contract based in Perth. Details.






Grant Broadcasters are looking for a 'Talk & Information Personality' based in Launceston. Details.




Nova 96.9 are looking for an Integration Project ManagerDetails.









Nova 106.9 is looking for Casual Announcers. Details.





KIIS 1065 Breakfast Show are looking for a Senior Producer. Details.





ARN has a vacancy for a Junior Audio Producer based in Sydney. Details.



Omny has a vacancy for an Operations Manager based in Melbourne. Details.






Geelong's K-ROCK and Bay FM are looking for a Promotions Guru. Details.








Recent Comments

Jamie Row has moved from Nova Brisbane to smoothfm Sydney as Operations Manager/Floater.

Joseph Groth is heading to the Sunshine Coast as the new Music Director & Mornings announcer of  91.9 Sea FM.



Scott McLaughlin  National Client Solutions Director for Southern Cross Austereo is leaving the company.  

Gavin Flanagan has been appointed the new GM of River 949 Ipswich.


River 949 GM David Greenwood is moving to the new role as GM of the Kix Radio Network (still with Grant Broadcasters)


Conrad Browne will finish as General Manager with JOY 94.9 in June.


Pete Davidson is the Capital Radio Network new Group PD.

James Perrin is the new PD for Grant Broadcasters 2EC/PowerFM Bega. 



Former Nova exec Wade Kingsley is joining SCA in a new national leadership role as Head of Ideas and Integration.



Steve Cairns has been appointed the new GM of Radio Tab


Nick Condon has left ARN to work with the South Australian Chamber of Commerce leading their digital department.




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6Triple M 8.4(9.7)NE
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