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NZ network to review if prank calls allowed

The Radio Network's GM of Content in New Zealand, David Brice (right), will review whether prank calls would be allowed on the stations he controls - ZM, Hauraki and Classic Hits.

"It is totally tragic what has happened and I just feel terrible for the woman's family. It's easy for people to forget how there can be unintended consequences and how being belittled in front of the world was so upsetting for her."

"It left us upset and frankly speechless."

He also went on to say that he thought a stunt such as this, if it happened in NZ, would be career-ending for those involved.

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Published on Sunday, 09 December 2012 21:08 Category: What's New

'Anonymous' hacktivist group threaten 2Day FM

Hacktivist group 'Anonymous' have joined the attack on 2Day FM with a YouTube video.

“We demand you terminate the contracts of Mel Greig and Michael Christian. We will not listen to any more excuses. We will not let you escape your responsibility. You have a funeral to pay for."

“We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We are amongst you. Expect us. This is not a prank call. This is no laughing matter. This is your one and only chance to make amends. You have one week to do so.”

Watch the 'Anonymous' video below...

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Published on Sunday, 09 December 2012 17:51 Category: What's New

Mel & MC undergoing 'intensive counselling'

In the aftermath of the tragic outcome to the Hot 30 prank call, hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian are reportedly 'fragile' and undergoing intensive psychological counselling.

They are not the only ones at Southern Cross Austereo who are fragile.

Sydney publicist Vicki Heath was said to be inconsolable when first told of the news of Jacintha Saldanha's death yesterday, and CEO Rhys Holleran was visibly shaken during yesterdays media conference.

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Published on Sunday, 09 December 2012 15:00 Category: What's New

Wil Anderson "a terrible tragedy"

In an article in the Fairfax Press today, journalist Michael Lallo has spoken with three former Southern Cross Austereo presenters regarding this weeks prank call, and the tragic consequences.

Wil Anderson made the following comments;

"Firstly, I have sympathy for the nurse and her family because this is a terrible tragedy, but I also have a fair degree of sympathy for these kids (MC and Mel)"

"These are kids who are trying to make a name in an industry where Kyle Sandilands gets all the attention. Is the culture of radio to blame? Possibly. But people make thousands of these prank calls each year and they usually result in good material".

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Published on Sunday, 09 December 2012 08:49 Category: What's New

Hospital Chairman writes to SCA

The Chairman of the King Henry VII hospital in London, Lord Glenarthur, has written a letter to the Chairman of Southern Cross Austereo, Max Moore-Wilton. 

The letter was written regarding the prank call to the hospital, which resulted in the death of Jacintha Saldanha yesterday. In it he refers to Southern Cross Austereo's actions as 'truly appalling'.

The full text of Lord Glenarthur's letter is below.

The letter has become public at the same time as Jacintha's family have released a photo of her to the media (right).

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Published on Sunday, 09 December 2012 07:51 Category: What's New

Jacintha's husband speaks

There is an outpouring of emotion around the world for Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who took her own life this week following the Hot 30 prank call.

Her husband, Ben, has released a short statement on his Facebook page saying;

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Published on Sunday, 09 December 2012 07:00 Category: What's New

2Day suspends advertising immediately

Southern Cross Austereo have suspended all advertising on 2Day FM in response to the furore around the 'Hot 30 prank call'.

The suspension will happen until at least Monday.

A spokeswoman for SCA said the decision was made as a mark of respect to the stations advertisers.

Published on Saturday, 08 December 2012 17:17 Category: What's New

Vale Steve Swadling

Kevin Blyton, Managing Director of Capital Radio has announced some sad news today:

"Steve Swadling passed away at Goulburn Hospital this morning. He was with his wife and family.

Steve was 58 years old – a good man – he certainly didn’t deserve to go so young and in the way he did.

He worked for us for 23 years and was the longest serving employee of the Capital Radio Network.

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Published on Saturday, 08 December 2012 17:12 Category: What's New

Holleran: "Mel & MC completely shattered"

Just moments ago Southern Cross Austereo CEO Rhys Holleran has conducted a media conference in Melbourne regarding the Hot 30 prank phone call.

He started by saying that given the level of interest SCA thought it appropriate to make a statement. He then read the statement that had been released earlier this morning, and went on to add;

"Southern Cross Austereo is commited to working with authorities in any investigation into the tragedy. Our primary concern at this time is for the family.....this is a tragic event that could not have been reasonably foreseen".

Holleran then opened the floor for questions, and in a tightly managed 10 minute question period fielded a variety of queries from the gathered journalists. Responding to the questions surrounding the legality of the prank call, he said;

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Published on Saturday, 08 December 2012 15:11 Category: What's New

Watch the 2Day FM / SCA press conference LIVE here

Published on Saturday, 08 December 2012 14:32 Category: What's New

Gillard comments on SCA phone prank

The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has released a statement regarding the death of a nurse involved in the Hot 30 phone prank, saying the incident is a 'terrible tragedy', she went on to say; "Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time". 

Meantime, Coles has become the first advertiser to pull their ads from 2Day FM as fallout from the Royal Prank call continues.


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Published on Saturday, 08 December 2012 13:42 Category: What's New

ACMA release a statement

Statement by the Chairman of the ACMA, Chris Chapman.....

"These events are a tragedy for all involved and I pass on my heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased nurse in London.

The ACMA does not propose to make any comments at this stage, but will be engaging with the licensee, Today FM Sydney Pty Ltd, around the facts and issues surrounding the prank call."

Published on Saturday, 08 December 2012 11:56 Category: What's New

 

Sunshine Coast Hot 91.1 and Zinc 96.1 has a vacancy for a Content Director and Announcer  Details.

 

AFTRS in Sydney are looking for a Radio Lecturer. Details.

 

 

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

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a Sales Co-Ordinator for 2UE Sydney. Details.

 

Nova 96.9 Sydney has a vacancy for an Integration Project Manager. Details.

 

NZME has a vacancy for a Head of Digital Media based in Auckland.Details.

 

 

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

 

96Five has a vacancy for a Journalist based in Brisbane.  Details

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a News Director for 4BC and Magic 882 in Brisbane. Details.

 

 

ZM Auckland has a vacancy for an Assistant Content Director.  Details.

 

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

 

SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer / Assistant Music Director for Fox FM in Melbourne. Details.

 

2GB has a vacancy for a Senior Network Support Engineer. Details.

 

102.9 Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast has a vacancy for a Breakfast Show Executive Producer on a Maternity Leave Contract. Details.

 

SCA are looking for a General Manager in Albany  Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for an Account Manager based on the Sunshine Coast. Details.

 

2GB has a vacancy for a Broadcast Tecnician.Details.

 

Wave FM in Wollongong has a vacancy for a Radio Journalist. Details.

 

The Hits 90.1 in Wellington has a vacancy for a Local Afternoon Annoucer. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Video Producer based in Melbourne. Details.

 

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Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Direct Client Executive in Sydney. Details.

 

NZME has a vacancy for an Assistant Content Director for The Hits Auckland. Details.

 

7HOFM in Hobart has a vacancy for a Sales Manager. Details.

 

Merrick Watts is returning to the Triple M Network to head up a new drive show in 2015.

Brian Taylor is returning to Triple M for the 2015 footy season and will head up a revitalised Sunday line-up. 

AFTRS Graduate Claire Humphery will be moving to the Snowy Mountains to take on an announcing and production role at Snow Fm. 

 

Hughesy & Kate will take over the national Drive show on the network ARN Network from January 2015..

 

After 15 years with 2UE, Greg ‘Brandy’ Alexander is finishing up fulltime with the station to focus on his NRL commitments.

 

3AW and Magic 1278 General Manager Shane Healy is leaving the network November 14.

Karen Halligan is joining SCA for the newly created role of National Commercial and Operations Director

 

Sean Craig Murphy is joining Triple M as Assistant CD and Creative Content Specialist.

 

AFTRS Graduate Brendan Leggett will be moving to 2EC Bega to work as a  Drive Announcer/Production.

 

Stacey Skaro, 2UE’s Agency Sales Manager for Sydney, has resigned from the Fairfax Radio Network. .

 

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 97.3FM 13.0 (13.0) ARN
2 Nova 106.9 12.9 (11.5) NovaEnt
3 ABC612 9.4 (11.5) ABC
4B1059.0(8.6)SCA
5Triple M8.7(9.6) SCA
6triple j8.0(8.4) ABC
7 4KQ 7.5 (7.6) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 7/2014 (GfK)

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 14.5 (13.6) SCA
2 Nova 93.713.5 (13.6) NovaEnt
3triple j 10.4(9.7) ABC
4ABC720 9.6(10.1) ABC
5 96FM 9.4 (10.7) Fairfax
6 6PR 8.5 (9.6) Fairfax
7 92.9 8.4 (7.4) SCA
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 7/2014 (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
3NXFM 11.6(9.7)* SCA
4New FM10.0(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 14.6 (15.2) ARN
2ABC891 11.3(12.2) ABC
3Nova 91.9 11.8(11.8)NovaEnt
4 FIVEaa 11,2 (11.1) NovaEnt
5 Triple M 9.0 (9.1) SCA
6hit107/SAFM8.3(8.5) SCA
7 Cruise 1323 7.6 (7.8) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 7/2014 (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 

Melbourne Ratings

1 3AW 12.2 (13.6) Fairfax
2 ABC 774 11.6 (11.0) ABC
3 Fox FM 8.5 (7,8) SCA
4Nova 100 7.8(7.3)NovaEnt
5Gold 7.2(7.6)ARN
6smoothfm 91.5 7.2(6.4)NovaEnt
7Triple M6.7(7.1) SCA
8 Mix101.1 6.0 (5.8) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 7/2014 (GfK)

CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.00
0.00%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.760
2.70%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.18
4.89%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.300
0.00%
APN News & Media
APN
0.770
4.05%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.27
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.260
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.60
-0.31%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
6.14
1.99%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.02
0.50%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.890
1.71%