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Who will replace Dylan Lewis ?

With the news last week that Dylan Lewis is moving to Adelaide to do breakfast on Nova 919 (see here), the network have been quick to replace him in Melbourne.

Deano (right), who has been doing national late nights, will move into a daytime role and will be heard from 9am to 1pm on Nova 100. This moves Kelli Paun to arvo's.

We hear Deano will continue to deliver lots of cross platform content, particularly lots of video's such as this funny one when Little Mix toured Australia....


Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:31 Category: What's New

Radio lends a hand for Perth's Telethon

Telethon in Perth is a massive yearly event that helps raise money for the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children.

It pulls some big names too. In 1985 Michael Jackson attended and performed for Telethon. This year, the telecast crossed live to Sir Elton John's concert at the Perth Arena where he played Tiny Dancer, Candle in the Wind, Crocodile Rock and I'm Still Standing.

Local radio personalities were there lending their support and helped Telethon raise nearly $17 million !


Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 07:00 Category: What's New

Hamish & Andy win the night on TV

Hamish and Andy's Caravan of Courage: Australia v New Zealand debuted with 1.338 million metro viewers last night.

It was the most popular show of the night across important demo's of 16-39, 18-49 and 25-54.

Last week Hamish said:

"It (Australia v New Zealand) is the idea that we have had for a long time - probably even before the Great Britain and Ireland Caravan. When it looked like we had a bit of free time at the end of this year we thought this was a great opportunity to dust off the van - or get a new van and put the same logos on it. Going from the very bottom to the very top seemed like a fair way to cover New Zealand and the equivalent distance across the top of Australia seemed fair too."


Published on Monday, 12 November 2012 14:30 Category: What's New

Breakfast show axed

TEN Breakfast is being axed after less than a year on-air.

The statement from the network said:

“It is proposed that Breakfast and Ten Morning News will cease production on November 30. Breakfast television still represents an opportunity for Ten and we will return to the breakfast TV market at some point next year.”

What are some radio people tweeting about after hearing the news ?


Published on Monday, 12 November 2012 11:19 Category: What's New

Interview with Fairfax's second biggest shareholder

The Australian have published an interview with Dr. Simon Marais, of investment group Allan Gray.

Marais is the second biggest shareholder in Fairfax Media (10.42%) and has nearly 20% in APN News & Media.

He says: "People now expect almost nothing to go right for Fairfax. They have good assets all over the place. It's not just The Sydney Morning Herald. (Fairfax chief executive) Greg Hywood has done a lot to reduce debt and take out costs."

Dr. Marais would like to see Fairfax's 51% stake in TradeMe and its radio assets be sold after he recently bought more Fairfax shares.


Published on Monday, 12 November 2012 10:43 Category: What's New

Z100's Dave Foxx - tomorrow on Radio Today

At last month's ACRA's weekend, Southern Cross Austereo held a Production Session for its Audio Producers.

This year, their special guest was New York's Z100 Creative Services Director, Dave Foxx (pictured).

Brendan Tacey, SCA’s National Head of Production said:

“This has been a 10+ year dream and goal of mine, to hold a Production Day on this level and to have someone of Dave’s standing in the Industry be a part of that day. Our production team is world class, and the future of it is looking real good with the acquisition of some super talented producers over the last 12+ months… and to ensure their success and the ongoing success of our existing producers… a day like this is so important for everyone’s development”.


Published on Sunday, 11 November 2012 14:00 Category: What's New

Vale Paul Barber

Paul Barber, former 3AW drive-time host died earlier tonight after a battle with cancer.

Barber, who was 67, was Derryn Hinch's producer at 3AW in the late 70's. Hinch said:

''He had esophageal cancer and it spread to his pancreas and liver. He and I had a lot of talks about it because I came so close to carking it a few times in the last couple of years.

''I just admired the way he handled it, very pragmatically.''

After producing Hinch, Barber went on to become 3AW's drive-time host and in his later years helped develop broadcasting in Vietnam.

Read more in The Age here
Read Derryn Hinch's editorial when Paul revealed he was battling cancer here

Published on Friday, 09 November 2012 23:57 Category: What's New

Rudd joins Mitchell on 3AW

Former PM Kevin Rudd will be a regular contributor on 3AW mornings with Neil Mitchell, who said:

"This has been months in the making. I approached him a while ago and mentioned that Sir Robert Menzies, when he was dumped as Prime Minister, did a series of fireside chats to the people. 80 radio speeches in the early forties, also known as speeches to the forgotten people.

So, why not? Kevin Rudd, dumped, can do the same thing through interviews and commentary.


Published on Friday, 09 November 2012 19:00 Category: What's New

Changes for Hot 30 and Sea FM Gold Coast

Hot 30 host Matty Acton is leaving the show and will replace Baggs on the Sea FM Gold Coast breakfast show with Galey & Charli.

MC (Michael Christian), who has done Fox FM mornings for the past 3 years will join Mel Greig on the Hot 30 from December 3. He has often filled in for Matty on the Hot 30 and has also filled in on Take 40.

MC says:


Published on Friday, 09 November 2012 12:30 Category: What's New

Hot Tomato thank Sea FM for drive result

In yesterday's Gold Coast survey result, the Hot Tomato drive show went #1 (see the results here).

In their show, Luke Bradnam was so excited about the result, he publically thanked Sea FM for sacking Moyra and allowing her to work as their newsreader on Hot Tomato.

or hear it here

Published on Friday, 09 November 2012 10:41 Category: What's New

Everyone wants to meet the Royals

Everyone has been trying to get their 5 seconds with Prince Charles and Camilla during their visit to Australia.

7HOFM's Richard Moore introduced himself to Charles as the King of Hobart radio while wearing a cardboard crown (left).

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or hear it here

A couple of days ago in Adelaide, SAFM's breakfast correspondent Huw also met the Royal couple and tried to get a station ID out of Charles.

How did he go ? Hear below....


Published on Friday, 09 November 2012 09:38 Category: What's New

A new adventure for 2 SCA veterans

Terry WebbPaul Rogers

SCA Adelaide Creative Director Terry Webb has resigned after 20 years, along with sales veteran Paul Rogers who has spent 18 years at the company.

Terry and Paul have formed a creative company 'tenonesix' and have released a very clever app to the world.

The app is called 'Lifetime In My Pocket'. See Terry describe how it works below...


Published on Friday, 09 November 2012 06:00 Category: What's New

Higher Or Lower - the Hamish & Andy Pay Poll


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


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


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


Zinc and 4MK Mackay are looking for a Promotions Administration Superstar. Details.



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


2UE has a vacancy for an Integration Manager.  Details.








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


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


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



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


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


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


Tess Lawley has been appointed SYN General Manager.


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. 


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.


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

Shayne Sinclair has been appointed Program Director for Star 104.5 on the Central Coast. He replaces Dan King.


Beth Larsen has moved from Magic FM Port Augusta and is now an announcer at Hot FM Townsville.

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

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 M9.6(9.1) SCA
5 B105 8.6 (9.4) SCA
6triple j8.4(7,5) ABC
7 4KQ 7.6 (8.0) ARN
  • 10+ 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+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 6/2014 (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
  • 10+ 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

1 3AW 13.6 (13.9) Fairfax
2 ABC 774 11.0 (11.7) ABC
3 Fox FM 7.8 (7,8) SCA
4Gold 7.6(7.2)ARN
5Nova 100 7.3(6.8)NovaEnt
6Triple M7.1(7.6) SCA
7 smoothfm 91.5 6.4 (6.6) NovaEnt
  • 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