Radio Today

Paul Dix passes away

2QN Deniliquin's long-serving Breakfast Announcer, Paul Dix, passed away this morning.

Paul, who had been the Breakfast Announcer on 2QN since March 1951, had announced his retirement due to illness in the past weeks.

General Manager of Rich Rivers Broadcasters, Frank Davidson, has posted this open message on 2QN's Facebook page;

 

 
I wish to advise that our 2QN breakfast & 3NE afternoon announcer Paul Dix passed away earlier this morning after a short illness.

To say Dixy will be missed is an understatement as he was and always be an integral part of our team.

Paul’s many friends and listeners in our coverage area will miss waking up with Dixy each morning and at this sad time our thoughts and condolences are with his wife Margaret and the family.

Further details as they come to hand will be advised and once again our thoughts at this sad time are with the family.

 

2QN listeners have reacted with great love and sadness for Paul, as you would imagine after 51 years on Breakfast. A few comments from the stations Facebook page are shown below;

Published on Published on Friday, 20 September 2013 14:30



Andy Mathers(15:38pm 20 Sep 2013)
Very sad news. I had the true pleasure of working with Paul straight out of Swinburne Radio School at 2QN and then during my early radio days. A true gentleman of his time and a huge loss for our Radio family. My sincere condolences to Paul's family and of course to the Rich Rivers Radio and North East Broadcasters teams as well.
Andy Maher(17:06pm 20 Sep 2013)
I'm shocked and saddened to hear this news. I had the pleasure of working with Dixie 15 years ago. He was a pro, and an all-round great guy. I'm among many who will miss his epic stories! Condolences to his family.
Ian Jeffery(7:01am 21 Sep 2013)
I had the pleasure to spend a couple of years working with Paul at 1521QN over a decade ago from 2000. Paul Dix was a fantastic broadcaster who connected with his audience. He was respected and loved by all. For a person to be on air for 50 years is outstanding and the contribution Paul made to Southern News Wales and Northern Victoria, in these towns can never be measured. Paul was a true gentleman, professional and encompassed everything Radio is. I am a better person for working with Paul Dix. To Margaret and family, my sincere condolences for your huge loss. Paul will be missed greatly.
rosanna russell(8:13am 21 Sep 2013)
Dixy will miss your one and only voice during the breakfast show. Miss your "birthday calls" you did for me. You'd always remember. Thoughts are with all your family
David Wicks (Dave Jacobs)(18:15pm 21 Sep 2013)
One of the few real gentlemen of radio. I worked with him between 1968-84 and took over the breakfast show for two years (1970-71) when he left radio to work for a Deni Travel business (two years later Dixy was back where he belonged!).
Besides being a wonderful communicator, Paul was a brilliant creative writer who could have gone much further in the business. I once asked him "why stay here?" He replied, simply "Deni is my home - we love living here." Peaceful journey friend.
Chris Lewis(13:59pm 23 Sep 2013)
Sincere loss. Dixy was a true veteran having worked with and alongside him at 2QN for over 3 years. His passing came as a shock to me and I'm sure, many others, He always had a smile on his face and his laugh was well known.
At peace.
Rebecca Leahy(14:02pm 24 Sep 2013)
Dearest Dixie, a true gentlemen. A man of integrity, warmth, modesty and incredible life experiences. They don't make them like you anymore. It was an honour and privilege working alongside you. Thanks for the hits and the memories.

 Post Anonymously 

   I am a real live breathing human person

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Got a question? Got a suggestion?

Got a Story?

Email Blair anytime here.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

SCA are looking for a General Manager in Albany  Details.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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%