smooth give out 20k for mothers day

Given their strong focus on females, it makes sense that dmg's smooth fm stations would celebrate mother's day, and they certainly have been 'working it' for the past month.

The stations asked listeners to share stories of their inspirational mums, and today awarded the $20,000 prize to one lucky listener (pictured).

smooth fm announcer Richard Wilkins had the task of making the call to award the $20,000. The two smooth stations interviewed the winner, on video below, with her daughters.

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Community radio ad targets Commercial radio

Here's an interesting press ad from Brisbane community radio station 4ZZZ that we came across recently.

Have a look below :-

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Announcer taken off air after "a couple of drinks"

What better way to start your week than hearing an announcer performing her last shift after having "a couple of drinks".

Paula White, a presenter on BBC Radio Stoke in the UK, started her last show at 1pm Friday afternoon but 30 minutes later she was replaced after listeners presumed she was drunk. One text from a listener said “Paula you sound drunk” to which Paula replied “I’m not drunk, I’ve had a couple of drinks I’m not drunk” followed by a long laugh.

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New York Radio Awards finalists

Every year the New York Festivals holds an International Radio Programs & Promos Competition. It's designed to highlight the best radio programs and promos from around the world from stations, networks or independent producers.

They have announced the finalists. Below are those recognised from Australia (including some slipped in via the BBC) and New Zealand :-

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Vale Chris Jensen

Queensland radio man Chris Jensen has died after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jensen started his radio career in Brisbane before working with the ABC across Queensland.

4BC news director Scott Mayman, who worked with Jensen in the 80s, said:

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Over 6,500 items for KOFM's Help the Homeless

This morning, KOFM’s David & Tanya held an OB at the Wesley Mission Centre to end their 'Help the Homeless' campaign (see our previous story here).

For 2 weeks they asked locals to donate toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo plus any spare blankets.

With over 6,500 items being donated, it was a massive success.

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Mums take over Nova

The Nova 93.7 Perth breakfast team, Nathan, Nat & Shaun and their Newsreader Maddie, got into the spirit of Mother's Day with their Mums appearing on the show today.

  • Maddie’s Mum, Pat, kicked things off with a traffic report and read the 8 o'clock news
  • Sue McManus (Shaun's Mum) delivered her own segment – Sue’s Sport
  • Marlene (Nathan’s Mum) and Val (Nat’s Mum) talked to listeners about their best household medical remedies

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Triple M rev it up

Today Triple M's Drive show, Merrick And The Highway Patrol, cranked up the speed at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Three listeners and their mates had the opportunity to test drive a Ferrari 458 Spider ($690,000), a Lamborghini LP570-4 Superleggerra ($600,000) and a Lamborghini Aventador ($850,000) at unrestricted speeds.

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Mix producer steps up to do stunt

Monty Dimond was organised by Mix 101.1's Chrissie & Jane to skydive to help a listener win $10,000 worth of jewellery.

But at 6.25am this morning Monty called the show to let them know she had to pull out due to having a sleepless night (listen here).

Luckily, Chrissie & Jane's producer Catherine Williams stepped in and got the job done allowing the listener, Fiona from Maude, to be a winner.

Listen to the moment Cath jumped :-

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Jackie O finally meets her idol

2Day FM's Kyle & Jackie O have been broadcasting live from Z100 in New York this week (see our earlier story here).

They flew over for Jackie's dinner with her idol Gwyneth Paltrow which happened last night.

Last year Kyle won the charity auction for the dinner by getting sponsors on board. The catch was that Jackie had to wear her sponsored suit to the dinner (see pic below).

Here's the chat the pair had with Paltrow over dinner + the quick video of the moment they met :-

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Nova 96.9 put a million dollars on the line

Fitzy & Wippa's Champagne Showers was a promotion Nova 96.9 ran last year and they're bringing it back, now with $1 million to win.

Here's the announcement from breakfast this morning :-

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The duo also released a new song parody today, their song about cougars done to Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'. Watch below....

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Dumb Ways to Die wins big at Siren Awards

The ad 'Set Fire to Your Hair', part of Metro Trains Melbourne campaign 'Dumb Ways to Die', has won the 2013 Gold Siren award for best radio ad of the year.

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It also won Silver in the single category and the campaign category too.

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Capital Radio Network has a vacancy for a General Manager in Perth..Details.

 

 

RCS are looking for a Radio Automation Support Person.Details.

 

 

C91.3 FM has a vacancy for a Sales Manager.Details.

 

 

91.9 Sea FM are looking for a Music Director / Morning Announcer.Details.

 

 

 

Crocmedia are looking to appoint a NSW Commercial Manager based in Sydney.Details.

 

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C91.3 FM has a vacancy for a Sales Executive. Details.

 

 

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for Sales Staff in Cairns  Details.

 

Omny has a vacancy for an Operations Manager based in Melbourne Details.

 

 

 

 

 

ARN has a vacancy for a Senior Account Manager based in Melbourne. Details.

 

 

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5 The Rock 7.4 (8.3) Mediaworks
6 The Edge 6.6 (8.3) Mediaworks
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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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1 2GB 13.0 (12.1) MRN
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5 triple j 9.0 (11.0) ABC
6 6PR 8.4 (7.3) Fairfax
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5 Nova 100 7.3 (7.8) NE
6 smoothfm 91.5 7.2 (7.4) NE
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5 Classic Hits 6.7 (5.9) TRN
6 ZM 5.9 (5.6) TRN
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