Urban joins smoothfm

Keith Urban will join the list of celebs doing a weekend show on smoothfm.

From this weekend until mid-October, Urban will present an hour long show from 9am every Saturday.

This coincides with the release of his new album 'Fuse' on September 13.

Rohan Brown, smoothfm PD said:

“We are thrilled to have someone of the calibre of Keith Urban on our weekend line up. Our listeners love him and smoothfm is the station in Sydney and Melbourne who truly and passionately support his music, we can’t wait for Saturday morning.”

SCA centralise their digital content teams

We hear that some changes to the structure of Southern Cross Austereo's digital content teams have occurred over recent weeks. I caught up with their Director of Digital & Innovation Clive Dickens who gives us the lowdown ....

Clive: We are seeing unbelievable growth in traffic at the moment as we are reporting each month - social, mobile and online. So what we’re doing, we’re centralising all of our national digital content in a Melbourne hub. It’s actually a Melbourne and Sydney hub, but the majority of people will work in Melbourne. We have all the design and development and strategy teams in Sydney and all of the content team in Melbourne.


10 radio women in Cosmo awards

Cosmopolitan Magazine have launched their Fun Fearless Female Awards.

"We consider it our job here at Cosmo HQ to shine a big, fat spotlight on women doing truly amazing things in their chosen field."

There are 8 categories :- Singer, TV personality, Blogger, Sportswoman, Fashion Designer, Author, Role Model and.....Radio.

The radio women nominated include :-


Major lineup changes at Mix in Perth

Mix 94.5's breakfast lineup of Fred Botica and Lisa Shaw are finishing up on breakfast on October 25 before moving to do drive in 2014.

Fred has been in radio for 44 years, more than 27 years in Perth and 21 years on Breakfast at Mix 94.5.

Replacing them on breakfast from October 28 will be the current drive show, Clairsy, Shane & Kymba (below).

Captain Paul, who is the traffic reporter on the current breakfast show will remain in place.

Botica, who will return in March 2014, says:

“I had wanted to take long service leave for some time and when we decided the timing was right to move to Drive, I thought this was the perfect opportunity.


Prime Radio sale completes

Prime Media has confirmed that the sale of the Prime Radio business to Grant Broadcasters was completed on Friday.

The completion will see the Prime Radio stations integrated into the Grants operation over the next few months, and is likely to result in the coastal Queensland markets seeing higher competition for listeners and revenue.

The release to the market from Prime is below;


How beating Pete helped raise nearly 22k

Pete Timbs from Triple M Brisbane ran in the Bridge to Brisbane on the weekend.

To help raise money for Crohn’s & Colitis Australia he held 'Triple M’s Beat Pete'. Every person that beat him over the finish line, Triple M and Suncorp would donate $10.

Pete ended up coming 2,195th, so $21,940 will be donated.


Fitzy & Wippa's X Factor marriage proposal

Day 1 of Triple M Perth: "96 is boring"

Without any fanfare, Triple M Perth kicked in at midnight on DAB+ and online. So far there's music and imaging, no sign of a breakfast show or any announcers.

They are continuing the attack on AM football coverage and 96FM, using the line "96 is boring" in some of their imaging.

Have a listen to some of the key messages running today on Day 1 of Triple M Perth including a monster footy finals promo :-


Follow up calls made to UK nurse after prank call

As the inquest into the death of Jacintha Saldanha gets set to begin in 10 days, a Sunday Times investigation in the UK claims other calls were made to the nurse.

They are saying SCA will present evidence that shows four follow up calls were made within an hour of the original prank call.


With or Without Smartphones ... TSL is Identical

In a recent article by Carolyn Gilbert on All Access, she shared some interesting data from NuVoodoo’s annual national study of listeners 18-54 in the US.

"What we are seeing, in general, is that consumers with smartphones have yet to diminish any passion for, attachment to, or primary usage of, terrestrial radio stations and our online streams.


New weekend show for Today network

Launching on the 28th of September will be a new weekend breakfast show on the Today network.

Sophie Monk and Dave Thornton will host the show that will air from 7am to 9am on Saturday and Sunday.

Sophie, who’s returning home from L.A. said, “When Dave told me he was a world class barista, professional short order chef and accredited shoulder masseur, I jumped at the chance of working with him.


Pandora appoint NZ Sales Director

Pandora has appointed Melanie Reece as their Sales Director for their New Zealand operations.

Reece is the first appointment in NZ.

Pandora Managing Director Jane Huxley says: “Melanie’s broad experience is exactly what we need to extend our reach in New Zealand. In hiring such a well-known and respected member of the industry to run our local operation, we are taking the next step towards our goal introducing clients and brands to our incredibly diverse and highly engaged audience in New Zealand."


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



7HO FM are looking for a Sales Manager. Details.


SCA are looking for an Assistant Content Director in Albury across Star FM and The River. Details.


6PR has a vacancy for a Casual Producer. Details.


Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Client Manager on the Sunshine Coast. Details.



2ST and 94.9 Power FM are looking for a Program and Content Director.Details.



Tasmanian Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Producer based in Launceston. Details.


SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer in Rockhampton. Details


Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Journalist and Breakfast Co-Host in the Riverland of SA. Details.






6PR is looking for a Casual Journalist. Details.









2Day FM is looking for an Announcer / Operations Support.  Details.


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Wayne McClean has been appointed Content Manager/Music Director for 96FM. Wayne will head up the content team at the station.



Tommy Jackett joins the Melbourne digital team as the Digital Content Producer 




Geoff Watts at 96FM is moving into a new position as Content and Marketing Specialist.



Perth radio legend Gary Shannon has joined  6IX.


Alison Donnellan is heading to Triple M Brisbane as their new Operations Manager.


Creina Chapmanis joining SCA as Head of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications.



Rabbit is making the move to the Central Coast and will be joining Star 104.5’s breakfast show with Craig and Mandy.


96FM Content Director Brad McNally’s position has been made redundant. ARN confirmed his departure after close to a five year stint.

After close to 30 years with the company and five years in charge of Australia’s largest commercial radio group, Craig Bruce has departed Southern Cross Austereo as Group Content Directo





Oscar Gordon is the new Executive Digital Content Producer for both KIIS 1065 / KIIS 101.1. 


Nathan Soulsby has re-joined Nova Entertainment as their new Music and Commercial Partnerships Manager.



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