Is this Australia’s Eurovision Wild Card Entry?

Emily Jade from 102.9 Hot Tomato is gunning to be Australia’s wildcard rep in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Hot Tomato premiered her singing efforts on the breakfast show this morning and so the viral campaign kicked in to get Emily noticed.

The wildcard decision is tomorrow and so they are pushing to share her track on the SBS Eurovision Facebook page. Hear the track below.


CRA: “It means that the ACMA can now act as police, judge and jury.”

Commercial Radio Australia has expressed its concerns over the High Court’s decision today, that  has found in favour of the media watchdog ACMA.

For CRA it means ACMA: ”can express an opinion that a radio or television broadcaster is guilty or innocent of an offence before any investigation, possible charges and/or legal proceedings or outcome have occurred.” 


What ACMA’s win may mean for SCA

With the High Court giving AMCA the green light this morning, it will pave the way for the authority to not only publish the report into the 2012 2Day FM prank call but to potentially enforce additional license considerations, or perhaps worse against 2Day FM in Sydney.

Chris Chapman who is ACMA's Chairman has said publicly: “This decision is welcomed by the ACMA.

“It provides clarity regarding the operation of the licence condition that prohibits broadcasters from using their broadcasting service in the commission of an offence.”


ACMA and 2Day FM High Court Battle – SCA slams the decision

The High Court has found in favour of the media watchdog ACMA, saying it does have the power to rule if a criminal offence has been committed. 

Back in August 2014 ACMA secured approval to appeal the case against 2Day in the High court.  SCA thought it might have gone away, back in March last year, when the Federal court upheld 2Day FM’s argument that the ACMA did not have the authority to rule on whether they had broken the law by broadcasting a prank call to the Duchess of Cambridge in December 2012.

During that process, the entire commercial broadcasting industry, including FreeTV Australia and Commercial Radio Australia, both stepped in to assist and support in the new High Court battle against ACMA. 

In Southern Cross Austereo’s Media Release (below), the group has slammed the decision saying:

"Today’s decision by the High Court of Australia, which reverses the unanimous decision of the Full Federal Court concerning the power of the ACMA to judge the criminal guilt of broadcasters, means that there is a serious defect in Australian broadcasting law.


Nova’s Fresh Discovery

NOVA Entertainment and Warner Music are on the hunt for the next big thing with the launch of Nova’s Fresh Discovery.

They are searching for unsigned talent with chance of nabbing a recording deal with Warner Music and a mentoring session with one of the world’s biggest artists on their roster.


There is nothing like 'live and local'.....

It has been 12 days since Cyclone Marcia hit the coast and inland in Central Queensland. It smashed the coastal towns of Yeppoon and Emu Park, working inland towards Rockhampton and beyond.

All the radio networks were united in their coverage during the emergency window, showing the strength of local radio. Grant Broadcasters taking their brands live in the watch area with not only On-air but online streaming, Southern Cross Austereo's Brands following suit with local coverage and the ABC with its local resources.

Jason McLean is part of the ABC Capricornia team and he has shared some insight with Radio Today into what unfolded during Marcia. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.


1 day and 52k raised

2CC has held its 4th annual 1 Day Radio-Thon for Canberra's Ronald McDonald House today.

In 12 hours they topped out at $52,120.

Dick Smith, the pollies (it’s Canberra!), Raiders players and Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham (pictured with 2CC's Marcus Paul) either stopped by or made a donation.


New Lights, so planes don’t bash into it

The Grant Broadcasters KRock and BAY FM transmission tower near Geelong, made Seven News last night.

The tower’s glowing light bits needed a change, and so up went a couple of guys, 120 metres, to replace them.

Seven was on hand to cover as Grant’s Chief Network Engineer John Sandles gave a bit of a wrap on the swap. Outside of making the tower easier to see, it will also impact the bottom line using less power. Video below.


Justin Smith Live on Sydney's Streets

With the NSW state election March 28, 2UE is tackling one of the big issues head-on.

With traffic congestion and Sydney’s road network surfacing as one of the biggest issues in the election, 2UE’s Justin Smith will take his show on the road driving around Sydney for his entire 3 hour shift tomorrow.


Heidi will go bottoms up, literally

hit92.9’s Heidi Anderson from Heidi, Will and Woody is going to be completely starkers come Sunday.

It’s the annual Naked Fig Skinny Dip.

Last year they raked in 672 nudists and in 2015 they are aiming for less clothes and more people with their nudie swim.



So this happened at ARN’s studios in North Ryde this morning.

Kyle and Jackie O on Kiis 1065, Jonesy and Amanda on WS FM and Mike E & Emma on the Edge961 and all the staff on site had to exit the building as the fire alarms went off. The emergency happened around 8:30 this morning and we have the audio from K&J as they were trying to talk to Charlie XCX – Kyle was so keen to keep going with the interview he nearly had to be dragged from the studio.

But what really caused it?


Living “Dangerous” in drive

Last week, SCA announced that Jane Gazzo was joining the on air line-up at Triple M Melbourne.  With an extensive background in TV and radio both here and in the UK, Jane will be move into the morning slot.

It’s a great get for Triple M – a strong female voice on a station that had been accused of being too blokey.  But it begged the question: what’s happened to “Dangerous” Dave Williams?


Hope Media has a vacancy for a Content Director - Sydney.  Details


Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Drive Show Producer for Fiveaa Adelaide. Details


Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for an Infrastructure & Development Manager - Digital Media. Details.


C91.3 in South-West Sydney & Macarthur have two vacancies for Journalists. Details.



Hope Media in Sydney has a vacancy for a Producer for the Open House program. Details.



SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Producer - Central Coast. Details.


97.3 Coast FM Mandurah is looking for a Music Director/Announcer. Details.




SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer / Promotions Assistant - Dubbo. Details



Chilli FM has a vacancy for an Announcer / Music Director. Details.


SCA has a vacancy for an Assistant Content Director - 2Day FM. Details.


SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer/Music Director in Newcastle.  Details.


Fresh 92.7 Adelaide is looking for a Sales Coordinator . Details.



Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Technology Manager. - Adelaide. Details.


Tasmanian Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Journalist / News Presenter - Hobart. Details.


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