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Nova's Man Hunt to finish survey year

The Nova national drive show, Meshel, Tim & Marty, are on a “Man Hunt” to uncover Australia’s every day, guys next door to create a 2013 calendar.

They are looking for...

  • the guy next door
  • the hot dad from the burbs
  • the gardener
  • the nerd
  • the teacher
  • the chippy


    Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 13:10 Category: What's New

APRA/AMCOS release end of year report

In the 11/12 fin year, APRA/AMCOS distributed 14% more in royalties to its members.

APRA/AMCOS Chief Executive, Brett Cottle, said...

“In a year in which APRA’s revenue grew marginally and AMCOS’s grew exceptionally, the real story has been the significant increase in distributions paid to members and to affiliated societies. Total royalty distributions grew by $28.9 million across the two societies, to $236.9 million – an increase of 13.9% on the preceding year.”

Other stats include...


Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 12:52 Category: What's New

ARN appoint National Digital Director

ARN have announced today that Kate Beddoe will be their National Digital Director, starting immediately.

Kate will be in charge of ARN's digital strategy across web, mobile and social for all the networks brands. She will also be responsible for the launch of iHeartRadio next year.

Kate previously worked at ninemsn where, for over 10 years, she held various roles such as Head of Social Networking, Head of ninepixels and Head of Creative Service and Network Product. Most recently Kate was at APN News & Media.

ARN CEO, Ciaran Davis, says...


Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 12:01 Category: What's New

'Woeful, embarrassing, load of crap' - meet D Love

Earlier this week at a radio conference in the UK, they unveiled a new character that will promote digital radio to the market.

It's a character named 'D Love', who will be at the centre of a £10 million ($15+ million AUD) two-year industry communications campaign on BBC TV/Radio and commercial radio.

Ford Ennals, chief executive of digital radio switchover body Digital Radio UK, said that previous ad campaigns for digital radio had flown "below the radar". He thinks this new campaign is "really refreshing and I absolutely think it's going to break through".

The character has been slammed by many readers on Radio Today UK...


Published on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 10:29 Category: What's New

Mix listener's lucky number 5

Rod & Biggzy from Canberra's Mix 106.3 gave one of their listeners $1000 to bet on whatever horse they wanted in this afternoon's Melbourne Cup.

Donna Schwass chose Green Moon based on a series of coincidences around the number five.

"We were sitting at table five at lunch, and my birthday is the fifth of the fifth."

Green Moon started from barrier five and was horse number 14 (1 + 4 = 5).


Published on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 19:09 Category: What's New

Another PD from overseas

Pop quiz hotshots.

What Australian radio station has hired their new Program Director from overseas. An announcement will be made before the end of the year once their Visa is sorted.

What station could it be?

Published on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 10:00 Category: What's New

Triple M to blow 10 grand

Last year Triple M Brisbane made one horse-loving punter 80 grand when the bet they gave away paid off.

This year, to guarantee another winner, the odds have been shortened right down to ensure that one person will definitely win $10,000 on tomorrows Melbourne Cup.

The station is running 'Brisbane's Biggest Office Sweep', 24 businesses will join the Triple M Breakfast Show - Marto, Pete Timbs and Michelle Anderson at Doomben tomorrow, and one will leave with 10 Grand in their kick.


Published on Monday, 05 November 2012 21:00 Category: What's New

Hilltop Hoods are coming

Since launching the Red Room 8 months ago, Nova have had many big name acts play in an intimate setting for their listeners.

Some of them so far....Ed Sheeran, 360, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, The Wanted and most recently, Pink.

Later this month the Hilltop Hoods will play at a secret location.


Published on Monday, 05 November 2012 19:00 Category: What's New

Nova viral video played to Psy in Canada

Adelaide's Nova 919 morning announcer/APD Jarrod Walsh and Nick 'Wolf' Marwe (Integration Project Manager) recently recorded Gangnam Style (English Translation). The video has had nearly 300,000 views but now it's gone straight to the man himself, with the video being played to Psy.

But it wasn't played to him here.......the breakfast show at Virgin Radio in Canada were the one's who found it on the net and played it to him.

They asked Psy how close the English translation was. He said the Nova guys were "very close".

See both video's below....


Published on Monday, 05 November 2012 15:00 Category: What's New

SCA deliver xmas research for their clients

Southern Cross Austereo has spent the last 3 years surveying listeners across their metro and regional radio stations to find out how they shop, spend and prepare for the festive season.

They have released this years Christmas report that provides key insights for their clients.

The reports says that 'despite the tough economic climate and plans to tighten the belt over the past few years, 85% of consumers last year spent the same or more than they had in the previous year' (Christmas 2011 versus Christmas 2010).

John Musgrove, National Research Manager for SCA says...


Published on Monday, 05 November 2012 12:12 Category: What's New

Merrick wants to throw another steak on the barbie

Merrick Watts is fronting a new MLA marketing campaign for steak.

It all started when Merrick called the MLA on his Triple M drive show to offer his services as their spokesman when Sam Neill was dropped by the organisation.

In this new campaign Merrick wants Tourism Australia to remake the old ad that said 'throw another shrimp on the barbie' and, instead, make it 'throw another steak on the barbie.'

See Merrick's ad below...


Published on Monday, 05 November 2012 10:14 Category: What's New

Rhonda & Ketut in song

The AAMI insurance campaign featuring the story arc of Rhonda and Ketut is fast becoming one of Australia's iconic marketing campaigns, with a significant amount of 'earned media' for the brand.

The latest features Fitzy & Wippa paying, ahem, tribute to the romance of Rhonda & Ketut in song.

Whilst the quality of their singing is only matched by the quality of their lip-syncing, it's a fun idea, and Fitzy & Wippa are becoming known to their listeners for their song parodies. Check out the video.




Published on Sunday, 04 November 2012 08:00 Category: What's New


Nova 96.9 Sydney has a role available for a Breakfast Audio Producer. Details.


3AW and Magic 1278 have a vacancy for a Casual Journalist.  Details.








ARN has a vacancy for a Journalist based in Canberra. Details.


Stagetec Media Group are looking for Casual Engineers based in Sydney. Details.


3AW and Magic 1278 have a vacancy for a Direct Sales Manager based in Melbourne.Details.


3AW Melbourne has a vacancy for an Integration Executive.  Details.


ARN has a vacancy for an Assistant Content Director based in Melbourne. Details.



Stagetec Media Group has a vacancy for a Level 1 Support Engineer based in Sydney. Details.


3AW and Magic1278 have a vacancy for a Direct Sales Account Manager based in Melbourne. Details.



Authentic Entertainment has a role for a Head of Campaign Activations available.  Details


Fresh 92.7 Adelaide are looking for a Breakfast Show.  Details.


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Power FM in Nowra has a vacancy for an Announcer. Details.


C91.3FM has a vacancy for a Journalist. Details.


Mediaworks New Zealand are looking for a Content Director for The Edge, based in Auckland. Details.


3AW Melbourne has a vacancy for a Breakfast Producer. Details.



3CS/Mixx FM in Colac are looking for a new Program Manager. Details.


Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a Senior Journalist based in Brisbane. Details.


The Rock in New Zealand has a vacancy for a Promotions Manager.Details.


ARN has a vacancy for a Producer for the 3pm Pick Up based in Melbourne. Details.


She has been part of the Hobart market for over 20 years and as December rolls around, Kim Napier is leaving the Kim & Dave breakfast show on Heart 107.3. 


Rohan Brown will move into the role of Program Director for Nova 100 in Melbourne. Replacing Brown at Smooth will be Peter Clay.

After six years presenting Classic Breakfast Emma Ayres is hanging up her headphones with ABC Classic FM.


After working at Magic FM Port Augusta as a breakfast announcer/newsreader for 19 months, Beth Larsen is taking up an announcer position with SCA Hot FM Townsville at the end of October

Mike Cass is leaving his role as Assistant Group Program Director and Nova 100 Program Director to return to the UK.

Amos & Dani are the new Breakfast team for SCA's re-branded hit107 in Adelaide. .


Clive Dickens is leaving Southern Cross Austereo for the position of Chief Digital Officer at Seven West Media in the New Year.


Karen Mason has left her role on BayFM's The Morning Crew  in  Geelong


After five years as the station’s chief football caller - 3AW Football’s Brian Taylor has called his final game for the station.


Deborah Leavitt has been appointed to the position of RN Manager at ABC Radio.
Since March she has been acting manager.


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 13.0 (13.8) ARN
2 Nova 106.9 11.5 (11.7) NovaEnt
3 ABC612 11.5 (10.8) ABC
4Triple M9.69.1) SCA
5 B105 8.6 (9.4) SCA
6triple j8.4(7,5) ABC
7 4KQ 7.6 (8.0) ARN
8 Magic882 5.4 (5.0) Fairfax
9 4BC 4.1 (4.4) Fairfax
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 6/2014
  • GfK

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 13.6 (14.2) SCA
2 Nova 93.713.6 (12.4) NovaEnt
3 96FM 10.7 (10.7) Fairfax
4ABC72010.1(10.0) ABC
5 triple j 9.7 (10.3) ABC
6 6PR 9.6 (10.2) Fairfax
7 92.9 7.4 (8.0) 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 15.2 (15.9) ARN
2ABC891 12.2(10.9) ABC
3Nova 91.9 11,8(10.4)NovaEnt
4 FIVEaa 11.1 (11.4) NovaEnt
5 Triple M 9.1 (9.2) SCA
6SAFM8.5(8.0) SCA
7 Cruise 1323 7.8 (8.7) ARN
8 triple j 6.2 (7.1) ABC
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 6/2014
  • 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 13.6 (13.9) Fairfax
ABC 774 11.0 (11.7) ABC
Fox FM 7.8 (7,8) SCA
Gold 7.6(7.2)ARN
Nova 100 7.3(6.8)NovaEnt
Triple M7.1(7.6) SCA
smoothfm 91.5 6.4 (6.6) NovaEnt
Mix 101.1 5.8 (6.2) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 6/2014 (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