Nova Entertainment signals strong 2014 profit growth

In an unusual step, Lachlan Murdoch owned Nova Entertainment has publicly released a profit guidance for the group for this (calendar) year.

As a private company, it is not required to guide the market on financial performance. The guidance follows a report issued by media analyst Bob Peters .

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Itch, Dami Im & Bonnie Anderson at ACRAs

The entertainment line-up for the 26th annual ACRAs in Melbourne this Saturday night is locked in. UK artist Itch will perform along with locals Bonnie Anderson and Dami Im, joined by First Break winners Castlecomer.

Itch will perform his current hit “Another Man”. Last year’s X Factor winner Dami Im is set to perform a couple of tracks, Gladiator and new single Living Dangerously  from her forthcoming album Heartbeats.

Bonnie Anderson will perform her hit single Blackout” and new single Rodeo.

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Jonesy & Amanda lock in another 3 years

Currently sitting at the top of the heap as Sydney’s #1FM station, WSFM’s Jonesy & Amanda have renewed their contracts for another 3 years with ARN.

“We have a fantastic audience who join us every day to get their day started on our crazy antics and we couldn’t be happier to continue doing what we love, everyday” said Amanda.

 “We’re stoked to be staying for another 3 years. Why would we go, we’re number 1!” added Jonesy.

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Mel Greig “sent bullets”

With Mel Greig  appearing at UK Radio Festival this week  talking about the dangers of On-Air pranks, overnight she was interviewed at length on the BBC’s Newsnight.

Mel revealed that as well as bullets being sent in the post, she had been stalked and harassed for 18 months.

 "I was in lockdown for months. There were bullets with our name on it sent to police stations”, Mel Greig said.

"That won't stop until I take my own life, which is not going to happen,"

 

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Is this Talk Radio’s future?

In New Zealand they are taking a big step, with the first true cross-platform talk and entertainment program going nationwide.

MediaWorks will be launching a new breakfast show that will be broadcast simultaneously on TV, Radio and online.

It will see MediaWorks tapping into its combined reach of 3.8 million Kiwis, where they will leverage their television, radio and digital assets in one swoop each morning through TV3 and RadioLIVE.

And the man who will host the next generation of talk programming is also a familiar face here in Australia.

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2CH "Happy Days"

While the news of SAFM's exit from the Adelaide radio landscape spread this morning, at the other end of the age demo scale; Sydney’s 2CH has also been quietly working away at refreshing their online image, sound and positioning.

A new “Happy Days” logo and On-air branding has appeared with the positioning of “All the Hits you love and know – Happy Days – 2CH 1170”.

2CH Program Director Mardi Cole told RadioToday:  “There is a new logo which is being rolled out across various platforms at the moment. Our focus is on Top 40 pop hits of the late 50’s to late 70’s.”

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Vale: John Stokes

John Stokes, former ABC Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast announcer passed away at the weekend after a long battle with cancer.

John was part of the team that started the ABC Coast FM brand on the Gold Coast back in the late 80’s. John then launched ABC Coast FM on the Sunshine Coast. There he was the breakfast host for many years. After more than 40,000 interviews and hundreds of radio programs, John Stokes said goodbye to breakfast radio for Coast FM in 2013.

ABC Coast FM have shared a video of John talking about his achievements and favourite moments over the years as he left the ABC. You can view it here.

949 Power FM has exams rapped

For NSW high school students it's exam time, the HSC’s. The brekky show with Loz and Jack on 949PowerFM on the South Coast decided a way to connect with the younger end was by rapping their study tips to Eminem’s Without Me.

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Next Hits and Next Level Launched

The next generation of AFTRS students have launched their latest formats for the Sydney market today. It’s a chance to  hear some of the future talent of tomorrow, with AFTRS students covering roles from announcing, producing & digital, to content & music directing.

Working with their mentors  they have designed two contemporary brands to fill gaps in the Sydney market.

 

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ACE Radio MD to retire

Stephen Everett, Managing Director of ACE Radio Broadcasters is set to retire; though he has given the company 16 months to find his successor.

Stephen has served 20 years with family owned group of stations and will call it a day in 2016.

ACE Radio Broadcasters Chairman Rowly Paterson announced the news to all staff today.

 

 

Poll: The new SAFM Brand name will be..

The famous name of SAFM is about to exit the Adelaide radio landscape forever, with SCA rebranding and relauching next Monday.

Quick Poll time. Click on the image or here to cast your vote.

You can also view the results so far as well.

Has someone given a clue or have SCA left a trail to find?

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SAFM gone

The famous name of SAFM is about to exit the Adelaide radio landscape forever. Southern Cross Austereo will rebrand, and relaunch the station next Monday 20 October.

The announcement was made moments ago in Adelaide.

 

Capital Radio Network has a vacancy for an Announcer - Snowy Mountains 2XL.  Details

 
 

ARN has a vacancy for a Content Assistant - KIIS 101.1 Melbourne. Details

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SCA has a vacancy for a Radio Engineer. - Gold Coast. Details

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RCS have a vacancy for a Support Person. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

3CS / MIXX FM Colac has a vacancy for a Creative Writer / Announcer.  .Details.

 
 

Team Isuzu D-Max has a vacancy for Media & Marketing Manager / Presenter... radio presenter experience valued. Details

 
 
 
 

SCA has a vacancy for a Music Manager / Announcer. - Brisbane Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Nova Entertainment Adelaide is looking to add to the Talent Bank  - Direct Client Executive.  Details

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ARN has a vacancy for a Casual Journalist - Melbourne.  Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Nova has a vacancy for an Assistant Producer for Smallzy's Surgery - Sydney. Details

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer - Mt Gambier. Details.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SCA has a vacancy for a Journalist based in Sydney. Details

 
 
 
 

Recent Comments

Simon Baggs has left the KIIS Network after a three and a half year run, deciding to pull the pin..

 

 

Richie Wright is the new KIIS 1065 Assistant Content Director in Sydney. 

 

 
 
 

Tony Moclair signs on as the new host for Australia Overnight for 3AW and 2UE.

 

Sacha Barbour has departed Star 104.5 on the Central Coast. She’s now with ARN Sydney as a journalist and weekend news reader.

 
 
 
 

CD of Macquarie Media’s News Talk 6PR in Perth John Solvander, is exiting the network to join Media Stable as the Director of Media Engagementt.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Fyona Smith has been appointediHead of Radio at AFTRS 

 

Juliette Luculano has joined ZZZ FM in Lismore NSW On-Air.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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Wollongong Ratings

1 I98 23.8 (28.5) WIN
2 Wave FM 16.0 (17.3) GRANT
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • IRIS Research

Wellington Ratings

 

  NewstalkZB 15.2 (13.5) NZME
  The Breeze 9.3 (12.9) Mediaworks
  The Hits 6.3 (7.6) NZME
  ZM 8.0 (7.8) NZME
  The Sound 7.1 (5.1) Mediaworks
  The Rock 4.8 (6.7) Mediaworks
  The Edge 7.0 (6.5) Mediaworks
  Coast 6.8 (6.3) NZME
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2016 (Brackeys Survey 2/2015)

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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  • Xtra Research

Sydney Ratings

 

 

  2GB 11.6 (11.8) MRN
  ABC 702 9.3 (9.9) ABC
  WSFM 6.2 (6.9) ARN
  TRIPLE M 6.5 (6.0) SCA
  KIIS 1065 8.1 (8.1) ARN
  smoothfm 95.3 9.1 (7.7) NE
  Nova 96.9 8.1 (7.0) NE
  triple j 5.8 (6.7) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey  4/2016

 

Perth Ratings

  Mix 94.5 15.3 (14.5) SCA
  Nova 93.7 13.2 (13.2) NE
  96FM 8.4 (8.6) ARN
  triple j 10.2 (11.0) ABC
  ABC720 8.9 (9.7) ABC
  hit 929 10.9 (10.2) SCA
  6PR 7.6 (7.0) MRN
  6IX 4.3 (3.7) CAP
         
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2016
 
 

 

Newcastle Ratings

1 KOFM 1563 (15.3) SCA
2 ABC1233 13.6 (11.9) ABC
3 NXFM 10.7 (11.6) SCA
4 2HD 10.4 (9.8) BOG
5 Triple J 9.9 (9.9) ABC
6 New FM 8.5 (10.0) BOG
7 Classic FM 4.0 (3.) ABC
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Melbourne Ratings

 

  3AW 14.8 (16.0) MRN
  ABC 774 10.5 (9.5) ABC
  Gold 7.9 (8.1) ARN
  Triple M 7.9 (8.2) SCA
  Fox FM 9.7 (9.0) SCA
  smooth935 7.2 (7.4) NE
  KIIS 101.1 5.1 (5.7) ARN
  Nova 100 6.1 (6.2) 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
  • 10+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

 

Christchurch Ratings

 

  Newstalk ZB 10.7 (11.7) NZME
  More FM 16.8 (14.3) Mediaworks
  The Breeze 10.2 (10.8) Mediaworks
  The Rock 8.3 (11.0) Mediaworks
  The Edge 7.7 (7.4) Mediaworks
  The Sound 10.8 (9.2) Mediaworks
  The Hits 3.7 (4.3) NZME
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2016 (Brackets Survey 2/2014)

Canberra Ratings

  104.7 17.9 (18.8) SCA
  ABC666 15.9 (15.3) ABC
  Mix 106.3 13.6 (13.9) SCA
  Classic FM 10.0 (8.6) ABC
  triple j 8.2 (8.2) ABC
  2CC 6.8 (6.1) Capital
  2CA 6.0 (5.5) Captial
  Radio National 3.9 (3.6) ABC
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Brisbane Ratings

 

  97.3FM 11.7 (14.3) ARN
  Nova 106.9 13.7 (12.1) NE
  ABC612 9.5 (10.7) ABC
  4MMM 8.7 (8.7) SCA
  hit105.3 10.1 (10.7) SCA
  4KQ 8.5 (8.1) ARN
  TRIPLE J 8.1 (7.1) ABC
  4BC 5.0 (4.8) MRN
  Magic 882 2.7 (2.7) MRN
         
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2016
 
 

 

Auckland Ratings

  Newstalk ZB 13.6 (13.7) TRN
  Coast  8.8 (9.4) TRN
  The Edge 6.6 (6.6) Mediaworks
  The Sound 5.7 (5.7) Mediaworks
  The Breeze 7.1 (7.1) Mediaworks
  The Hits 5.7 (4.3) TRN
  ZM 4.7 (4.7) TRN
  Mai FM 6.8 (5.2) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2016 - In Bracket Survey 2/2014

Adelaide Ratings

 

  Mix 102.3 12.6 (11.8) ARN
  Nova 91.9 11.2 (12.0) NE
  FIVEaa 11.6 (10.6) NE
  ABC891 11.0 (11.4) ABC
  Cruise 8.0 (7.4) ARN
  Triple M 9.3 (10.5) SCA
  hit107 9.1 (9.7) SCA
  triple j 5.4 (6.3) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 4/2016 (GfK)
 

 

Company Stock ID Price Change
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.39
-0.36%
APN News & Media
APN
3.77
0.27%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
0.990
0.51%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
0.990
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.210
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.84
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
1.36
0.37%
Seven West Media
SWM
0.780
0.00%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
1.00
-0.50%
Prime Media
PRT
0.255
0.00%

 
 
 

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