Radio Today

Welcome to Radio Today

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Welcome to Radio Today: radio's online community. So who are we, and what will we be doing?

Our view is that radio deserves a resource that not only reports the ‘what’ and the ‘who’, but also the ‘why’ and the ‘how’. A resource offering compelling, thought-provoking and actionable content from people with deep, exceptional and contemporary experience at the highest levels.

We believe in robust strategy. We believe in high calibre execution. We believe in crafting. We believe in developing talent. We will look to engage you in conversation. We will inform you. We will challenge you. And at times we will provoke you. Radio Today will not be a monologue, but rather a dialogue and whether you work in the largest competitive markets, the smallest regional markets or are involved in the industry in some other way, you have a role to play in this dialogue and we encourage you to do so.

Whilst we would appreciate you registering your details (top right) Radio Today is, and will remain, free. Occasionally there may be a content piece that won’t be, however the vast majority of our content will always be entirely free. And we reckon that’s how it should be.

So who are the people behind Radio Today?

Greg Smith needs no introduction. But we will give him one anyway. Greg is the most influential radio programmer in Australia’s history. Together with Austereo and DMG Radio founder Paul Thompson, he led Austereo through its most successful period. Greg was also a founding partner of esp, a successful radio & research consulting business, and is an inductee into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame.

Brad March led Austereo's Today and Triple M Networks to market dominance with a record 56% share of under 40's and as Group Managing Director oversaw revenue growth of 67%, and profit growth (EBIT) of 155%. He has identified and developed many of the biggest names in Australian radio and has been awarded Media Executive of the Year. Brad is Managing Director of Marchmedia, working with radio, television, entertainment and new media companies. He is a Director of Pacific Retail Management and is on the board of Wasabi Warriors.

Dan Bradley was a foundation programmer with DMG, and a part of the small team who built and launched the Nova network: prior to that he was with Austereo in Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. Dan was awarded the industry-voted 'Program Director of the Year' award for his work on Nova 100. He is a director of Kaizen Media: a boutique media consultancy working with radio stations and networks internationally, and Collective Music: an artist management group.

Scott Muller has an enviable track record. He is Director of mbos consulting group, a creative strategy & élite talent consulting firm which has attracted clients from Australia's major television & radio networks to ASX200 corporations. He has led millions of people to black out London's lights for the first time since World War 2, turned around Capital Radio London from long-term decline to its strongest growth rate in over a decade - and in Sydney led Nova to 12% and #1 overall. He is on the Advisory Board of Pacific Retail Management.

Daryl Missen is one of Australia’s most distinguished and awarded sound designers for radio, having worked in Australia, the UK, and across Europe. Daryl has built recording studio businesses servicing radio, television and advertising agencies and his broad expertise of audio covers 5.1 for cinema, through to television and radio commercial and imaging production. Daryl is actively involved producing weekly promo, sweeper and program content for radio stations.

Eriks Celmins was a foundation member of the team that built and launched Nova, and was responsible for scoping, performing and analysing the research used to build the brand. Eriks has programmed multiple formats in Sydney, Adelaide and New Zealand. Further, he has consulted stations and conducted research projects in Australasia, SE Asia, UK and Europe. Eriks is Managing Director of Third Wave Media, and a Full Member of the Australian Market & Social Research Society.

Radio Today will provide original content from each of these people, further, we will feature different perspectives on issues from guest writers from various parts of radio, music and in fact any area we feel we can learn from.

So today, on our launch day, we feature David Borean from Waterfront Marketing and Entertainment on why ratings are misused as a sales tool. We hear how a successful radio career can translate into a spectacularly successful business career in 'Beyond Radio' - with Group G.M of Pacific Retail Management (and former Austereo Marketing Director), Nicola Mills. And we pose '10 questions' to Paul Bartlett from Southern Cross Austereo on the Gold Coast. However the additional perspective on radio that we require is yours, and we welcome your comments on any issue, and on any of our content - whether you agree with our perspective or wish to challenge it.

Of course we will also inform you of breaking news and information relevant to the radio industry, and welcome your input into this, if you know of something that we should have on Radio Today, please let us know here.

February 20 is our birthday and, like any newborn, Radio Today will be growing and changing over the coming days, weeks and months. We look forward to growing with you as we strive to become radio’s online community.

We look forward to the conversation.

Published on Published on Monday, 20 February 2012 02:12

 

102.9 Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast has a vacancy for a Breakfast Show Executive Producer on a Maternity Leave Contract. Details.

 

Nova Entertainment are looking for a National Implementation Manager in Sydney. Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Video Producer based in Melbourne. Details.

 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Network Imaging Producer based in Sydney. Details.

 

 

Wave FM in Wollongong has a vacancy for a Radio Journalist. Details.

 

NZME has a vacancy for an Assistant Content Director for The Hits Auckland. Details.

 

Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a Sales Co-Ordinator for 2UE Sydney. Details.

 

2GB has a vacancy for a Senior Network Support Engineer. Details.

 

 

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

 

Nova 96.9 Sydney has a vacancy for an Integration Project Manager. Details.

 

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

 

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Hitz FM & 4BU are looking to expand their talent bank. Details.

 

ZM Auckland has a vacancy for an Assistant Content Director.  Details.

 

The Hits 90.1 in Wellington has a vacancy for a Local Afternoon Annoucer. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

KIIS 1065 in Sydney has a vacancy for an Announcer.Details.

 

96Five has a vacancy for a Journalist based in Brisbane.  Details

 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for an Account Manager based on the Sunshine Coast. Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for talent for their Talent Bank - Digital & New Media. Details.

 

SCA has a vacancy for an Announcer / Assistant Music Director for Fox FM in Melbourne. Details.

 

NZME has a vacancy for a Head of Digital Media based in Auckland.Details.

 

AFTRS in Sydney are looking for a Radio Lecturer. Details.

 

 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Direct Client Executive in Sydney. Details.

 

7HOFM in Hobart has a vacancy for a Sales Manager. Details.

 

SCA are looking for a General Manager in Albany  Details.

 

2GB has a vacancy for a Broadcast Tecnician.Details.

 

After 15 years with 2UE, Greg ‘Brandy’ Alexander is finishing up fulltime with the station to focus on his NRL commitments.

 

AFTRS Graduate Claire Humphery will be moving to the Snowy Mountains to take on an announcing and production role at Snow Fm. 

 

Merrick Watts is returning to the Triple M Network to head up a new drive show in 2015.

Sean Craig Murphy is joining Triple M as Assistant CD and Creative Content Specialist.

 

AFTRS Graduate Brendan Leggett will be moving to 2EC Bega to work as a  Drive Announcer/Production.

 

3AW and Magic 1278 General Manager Shane Healy is leaving the network November 14.

Hughesy & Kate will take over the national Drive show on the network ARN Network from January 2015..

 

Stacey Skaro, 2UE’s Agency Sales Manager for Sydney, has resigned from the Fairfax Radio Network. .

 

Karen Halligan is joining SCA for the newly created role of National Commercial and Operations Director

 

Brian Taylor is returning to Triple M for the 2015 footy season and will head up a revitalised Sunday line-up. 

Adelaide Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Puratap Puratap Pty Ltd
4. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Woolworths Woolworths Ltd

Brisbane Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Strong Choices For Queensland Campaign State Of Queensland (QLD Treasury & Trade)
4. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
5. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd

Central Coast Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. My Local Auction My Local Auction
4. beyondblue Anxiety & Depression Awareness (ADA) Beyond Blue Ltd
5. Central Coast Motor Group Central Coast Motor Group

Gold Coast Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Inspirations Paint Inspirations Paint Store (Holdings) Ltd
4. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Hyundai Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd

Melbourne Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Palmer United Party Palmer United Party
4. Australian Labor Party Australian Labor Party
5. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd

Newcastle Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. PETQuarters Spruce Retail Pty Ltd
4. Joyce Mayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
5. Nobby Kitchens Nobby Kitchens

Perth Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
4. Woolworths Woolworths Ltd
5. Phoenix Holden Phoenix Holden

Sydney Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
4. Woolworths Woolworths Ltd
5. Masterton Homes Masterton Homes Pty Ltd

 

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 14.3 (15.0)* SCA
2 Hot Tomato 14.1 (13.9)* HT
3 Sea FM 9.5 (8.8)* SCA
4 triple j 9.4 (7.6)* ABC
5 ABC 91.7 FM 6.7 (6.6)* ABC
6 ABC612 3.3 (4.2)* ABC
7 ABC FM 2.9 (2.2)* ABC
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, Survey 3/2014
  • * previous survey

 

Brisbane Ratings

1 97.3FM 13.0 (13.0) ARN
2 Nova 106.9 12.9 (11.5) NovaEnt
3 ABC612 9.4 (11.5) ABC
4B1059.0(8.6)SCA
5Triple M8.7(9.6) SCA
6triple j8.0(8.4) ABC
7 4KQ 7.5 (7.6) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 7/2014 (GfK)

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 14.5 (13.6) SCA
2 Nova 93.713.5 (13.6) NovaEnt
3triple j 10.4(9.7) ABC
4ABC720 9.6(10.1) ABC
5 96FM 9.4 (10.7) Fairfax
6 6PR 8.5 (9.6) Fairfax
7 92.9 8.4 (7.4) SCA
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 7/2014 (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 (15.3)* SCA
2 ABC1233 11.9 (11.1)* ABC
3NXFM 11.6(9.7)* SCA
4New FM10.0(9.3)*BOG
5 triple j 9.9 (10.8)* ABC
6 2HD 9.8 (10.3)* BOG
7 Classic FM 3.9 (4.7)* ABC
  • 10+ Overall Share Mon-Sun, GfK Survey 3/2014

 

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 14.6 (15.2) ARN
2ABC891 11.3(12.2) ABC
3Nova 91.9 11.8(11.8)NovaEnt
4 FIVEaa 11,2 (11.1) NovaEnt
5 Triple M 9.0 (9.1) SCA
6hit107/SAFM8.3(8.5) SCA
7 Cruise 1323 7.6 (7.8) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 7/2014 (GfK)
  • hit107 on-air Oct 20, was SAFM

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 12.2 (13.6) Fairfax
2 ABC 774 11.6 (11.0) ABC
3 Fox FM 8.5 (7,8) SCA
4Nova 100 7.8(7.3)NovaEnt
5Gold 7.2(7.6)ARN
6smoothfm 91.5 7.2(6.4)NovaEnt
7Triple M6.7(7.1) SCA
8 Mix101.1 6.0 (5.8) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 7/2014 (GfK)

CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.01
1.00%
Fairfax Media Group
FXJ
0.740
0.00%
Macquarie Radio Network
MRN
1.22
3.39%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.305
1.67%
APN News & Media
APN
0.765
0.66%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.27
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.245
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.58
-0.94%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
5.97
-3.24%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.01
-0.50%
Prime Media Group
PRT
0.865
-1.70%