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Journalist (Mix 102.3/Cruise Adelaide) - Jan 16
Announcer (4KZ/NQ Radio Innisfail)
Announcer (hit 92.9 Perth) - Jan 12
Breakfast Announcer (Hit 93.1 Wagga Wagga
Breakfast Announcer (Hot 100 Darwin) - Jan 10
News Director (Hot 100/Mix 104.9 Darwin) - Jan 10
Workday Personality/ Social Media Manager (Wave FM Wollongong) - Jan 8
Junior Digital Show Producer (Nova Sydney) - Jan 9
Creative Writer (Nova 96.9 Sydney) - Dec 22
Talkback Host/Local News Journalist (2NM Hunter Valley) - Dec 18
Announcer (Triple M Esperance) - Dec 15
 


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Frank Vincent sacked from 2CA after harassment complaint

The company that controls Canberra radio station 2CA sacked breakfast presenter Frank Vincent on Tuesday after allegations of sexual harassment.Vincent was taken off the air a day after the board of Radio Canberra said it received a report from an independent investigator who was appointed last year to investigate harassment allegations. Full details.




SEN veteran Mark Fine latest victim in shake-up

SEN has sacked its evenings host, Mark Fine, as the changes continue at the sports station. The broadcaster’s 15 years at the station came to an end late Monday afternoon when he received a phone call from management. Full Story



WSFM

WSFM to play all Aussie music on controversial January 26

TRIPLE M’s not the only radio station planning to play all Aussie music on January 26, with WSFM  now announcing they are planning to do something similar. Full story.


FIVEaa

FIVEaa New Look Schedule For 2018

Graham Cornes’ ‘Conversations with Cornesy’ interviews will now be broadcast daily on FIVEaa from 12-1pm weekdays.The move is part of the confirmed 2018 station schedule, which includes Malcolm Blight joining Kane Cornes for Sportsday SA, 6-7pm weekdays.Full details.

Xxtra Insights

CRA Announces Xtra Insights Contract Extension
 
The commercial radio industry has announced Xtra Insights has been appointed to a further two years as the official provider of radio audience measurement surveys in regional Australia.  The contract extension is effective immediately, with ratings surveys planned for several major regional centres in 2018, including Hobart, Wollongong, Gosford, Townsville and Bendigo. More details.


Lindsay McDougall

Lindsay on Illawarra Drive

Lindsay 'The Doctor' McDougall will host ABC's Illawarra Drive from 3-6pm weekdays in 2018. He's a former triple j host and a rock guitarist. Lindsay's program commences on 97.3FM on Monday 22nd January.


Graham and Sharon Kemp

Graham Kemp Loses His Wife Sharon

On Sunday 14th January, Sharon Kemp - wife of former Brisbane radio boss Graham Kemp, passed away in the early hours.  Graham and Sharon were together 40 years.  Sharon died after a battle with cancer.  She was step mum to Tony and Megan.  Sharon's funeral will be on Thursday 1pm at Mt Gravatt Crematorium.


Mark Robinson

Robbo Axed From Melbourne's SEN

After 13 years with SEN 1116 management has axed Mark 'Robbo' Robinson. He was a panelist on many of the 1116 SEN radio station's shows, including The Run Home.

 
Sacha French

Sacha Moves To Hit Network

Executive Producer Sacha French has moved from KIIS 101.1 to SCA Melbourne to work with Hughesy and Kate.  She'll produce their new Hit Network drive show which commences on January 15.


CBAA

CBAA Dismisses Industry Protest

CBAA (Community Broadcasting Association Of Australia) has responded to a protest by Amrap (Australian Music Radio Airplay Project) after all six members vacated the CBAA offices. Full details.


Gerard Whateley

Whateley Explains ABC Defection

Gerard Whateley has opened up about why he swapped the ABC for a much smaller audience on Melbourne radio station SEN. "I'm 43, I've been there [the ABC] since I was in my 20s," Whateley told Fairfax Media. "It's my moment to go and have a crack at something else." Full Story.


Brad Hardie

Brad Hardie in Hospital after Suspected Stroke

6PR radio presenter, Brad Hardie has suffered a suspected stroke and is recovering in a Melbourne hospital. It is yet to be determined how long he will be away from the microphone. Hardie won the Brownlow Medal in 1985 while playing with the Bulldogs in his first season in the VFL. Full Story.


Lisa and Paul 96FM

New 96FM Duo Plan To Fire Up Airwaves

96FM new breakfast duo Lisa Fernandez and Paul Hogan have promised an “unfiltered” and “politically incorrect” return to the Perth airwaves. Full Story.



Meshel Upset Over Stitch-Up

It seems Meshel Laurie is a bit disgruntled about the use of her image on this mornings first episode of "Jase & PJ". Kiis FMs' new drive show "Will & Woody" made an appearance on the show this morning wearing t-shirts and had coffee mugs with "Matt & Meshel" branding. Laurie took to Instagram with a post about it.


Scott Muller

ARN Announces 2018 Changes at WSFM
 
ARN has announced Scott Muller has been appointed Content Director for Sydney’s WSFM, and Mike Hammond and Steven Fitton will join the WSFM team in 2018 as Morning and Afternoon announcers respectively. Jason Staveley will continue his role as Music Director and Drive announcer on WSFM. More details.


Antony Van Der Meer

Former Adelaide Announcer Killed By Lightning

Antony Van Der Meer, a former presenter on Adelaide community radio station Fresh 92.7, was struck and killed by lightning in the Northern Territory. The 35-year-old man was hiking the Rim Walk with family members on New Year's Day. Full story.


Steve Barker

A Busy Barker

Macquarie National radio's Steve Barker was a busy boy once again covering the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. This was the fastest Sydney to Hobart race in history! It also resulted in a controversial finish with the race's most successful yacht in its 73 year history,  Wild Oats 11 - going from its (unprecedented) 9th line honours win and 3rd race record to (no prizes for) 2nd!  Steve says: "Radio won - day, night, people were in the picture and informed.  Live, immediate, national, exciting!"


Kirsty Meyer

Kirsty Returns To Australia

Kirsty Meyer has been appointed as Content Director for Southern Cross Austereo Cairns stations Hit and Triple M. Kirsty returns from Abu Dhabi where shewas Program Director at Radio 2.


Gerard Whateley

Gerard Whateley Leaves ABC

Sports broadcaster Gerard Whateley has announced he is leaving the ABC, to take up a role with Melbourne sports radio station SEN.   He issued a statement on social media on Monday afternoon confirming "circumstances" had conspired to hasten his departure from the national broadcaster. He will join a revamped SEN as host of a morning program called "Whateley" and as the station's chief sports caller. Full story.


Aaron Ironside

Hope Content Director Moves On

Hope 103.2 Sydney Content Director Aaron Ironside has moved on. The station its expected to soon announce his replacement.



Mandy Coolen

Mandy Coolen joins Amal Saleh on 2GO Breakfast

Mandy Coolen returns to Breakfast radio on The Central Coast, after two years, to join comedian, Akmal Saleh. Mandy & Akmal's breaky show will begin on January 15th from 5:30am – 9am on 107.7 2GO. Full Story


Ash and Daniel SEA FM

Ash Pollard joining Daniel Gawndy on Sea FM Breakfast

The Hit Network has announced that Ash Pollard will be joining Daniel ‘Gawndy’ Gawned on the Central Coast’s 101.3 SEA FM for Breakfast for 2018. Ash has made many appearances on reality TV shows, such as 'My Kitchen Rules', 'Dancing with the Stars' and 'I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of Here!'  Full Story




Triple M's New Australia Day Feature

Triple M has filled the Australia Day radio countdown slot vacated by triple J’s Hottest 100. The SCA rock station is planning an “Ozzest 100” on January 26, featuring only Australian songs. An email to Triple M subscribers read “So, the taxpayer funded FM has decided that there’ll be no soundtrack for Australia Day. Let’s face it, that’s usually full of hipsters or kids making music on a Mac. At Triple M, we’re going to give you what you’ve asked for. The perfect Australia Day soundtrack.” Full story


6MM

6MM Going FM

6MM in Mandurah will be allowed to convert to FM by ACMA together with an earlier approval where 3YB will swap frequencies with 3RPH's Warrnambool service.


Coles Radio

2017 DAB Radio Ratings - Survey 8

The eighth DAB Radio Ratings were released this morning. The top rating DAB stations were Coles Radio Melbourne (73000), ABC Jazz Sydney (64000), Coles Radio Brisbane (29000), Oldskool Hits Radio Adelaide (18000) and Buddha Hits Radio and Smooth both tied in the Perth Survey (24000). Full details


hit 106.9

New Hit106.9 Breakfast Show

Hit 106.9 has announced a new Newcastle breakfast show in 2018 – Nick, Jess & Simon. Nick Gill has had a busy first few weeks of summer, making some new friends to join him in waking up Newcastle on Hit106.9 in 2018! Simon Baggs, who has been filling in for Nick during 2017, joins the team full time, while Jess Farchione (pictured) completes the line-up. Jess is no stranger to breakfast radio, joining the team from her current role on the Hit Network in Shepparton.




The Most Played Song in Australia for 2017

‘Something Just Like This’ by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay was the most played song on Australian radio in 2017. AirCheck™ released the figures today showing ‘Something Just Like This’ in the top spot with 21,421 spins. The smash hit, released on 22 February, was spun 21,421 times across 29 stations with Nova 919 Adelaide playing the track the most, accounting for 1,397 spins. Full details.


GfK

GfK Metro Survey 8, 2017

The final GfK survey results for 2017 were released this morning. The top rating stations were once again 3AW Melbourne (15%), 2GB Sydney (11.3%), Nova 106.9 Brisbane (13.3%), Mix 102.3 Adelaide (12.3%) and Mix 94.9 Perth (14.6%). Full details.


Jimmy & Nath

New 2018 Breakfast team on Hobart's Hit 100.9

Jimmy Smith and Nathan Roye will be the new breakfast duo on Hobart's Hit 100.9 in 2018. The boys will make the move from Sydney to Hobart in January to take over Hit 100.9 breakfast from 6am - 9am weekdays. More details.


Kevin Bartlett

SEN 2018 Afternoon Line Up Announced

Pacific Star Network has announced its first phase of programming for 1116 SEN for 2018, unveiling its line-up between 12 and 6pm. Station general manager Cathy Thomas confirmed much-loved SEN identities Kevin Bartlett and Dr Turf would join forces each afternoon from 3pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday, into the new year. Full story.


Malcolm Blight

Malcolm Blight returns to Adelaide and joins FIVEaa

Malcolm Blight is home after nearly two decades away from Adelaide. He has moved back to SA with wife Patsy and will take up a new radio role alongside Kane Cornes on FIVEaa next month. Blight, 67, has lived in Queensland since 2002 and was previously based in Melbourne.


Dave Williams

Dangerous' Dave's New Role

Triple M's Dangerous Dave Williams (not Hobart's 'Dangerous Dave') will have a new role in 2018.  He will anchor the new national drive show, hosted by Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy.


Tom and Sarah K Rock

K Rock's New Brekky Show

Fresh Daily with Tom (Lewis) and Sarah Maree has been announced as the new K Rock Geelong breakfast show in 2018. The program debuts on January 8.


Jocelyn Nettlefold

Jocelyn Nettlefold leaves ABC Radio Hobart

ABC Local Content Manager and journalist Joce Nettlefold is leaving ABC Radio Hobart. Joce was recently awarded a PhD for research into improving citizen engagement.  She will be leading a national media literacy project for the ABC in partnership with the University of Tasmania.  
 

Juelz Jarry

Hit FM New Breaky Team

The new Hit WA Breakfast show will consist of Jesse Watkins and Juelz Jarry (pictured). Jesse is the current South West workday announcer. He has worked for Hit FM WA for over two years and started with a stint filling in for Breakfast. Jesse will be joined by Juelz Jarry former Hit FM Dubbo Breakfast Announcer. Juelz has been nominated for 9 ACRA’s and has won 3. The show will commence Monday January 15th.


Hamish and Andy

Hamish & Andy to stay Podcasting with SCA in 2018 & 2019

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) today announced that radio superstars Hamish Blake and Andy Lee will be making original podcasts for SCA’s podcast platform, PodcastOne in 2018 and 2019. Full Story


Craig Huggins

Craig Huggins On WSFM

With the departure of Ron E Sparks from WSFM,  Melbourne based presenter Craig Huggins has been heard on WS FM Sydney. He's also heard on his regular Gold 104.3 Melbourne morning show and Cruise 1323 Adelaide.


Trevor Sinclair

It's Summer Breakfast With Sinclair

Trevor Sinclair will be filling in on 2CH Sydney breakfast from Christmas Day for 3 weeks.


Nik James

Nik James Moves Into Sales

Nik James has taken up the Account Executive role at Port Macquarie's Super Radio Network at Radio 93.5 FM (Port-Hastings Region) and 531 AM (Kempsey-Macleay). He will work alongside John O'Callaghan who has been at the station for over 17 years.




Canberra tuning in to DAB+ digital radio

Two new commercial digital radio stations, Elf Radio and Coles Radio, have launched in Canberra as new figures show DAB+ digital radio has gained a strong audience in the national capital, with one in four people listening to DAB+ each week. Full Story
 

ONE FM

929 Tamworth is Getting a Makeover

After nearly 25 years on air as 929, the Tamworth radio station is celebrating the quarter century milestone with a complete brand revamp. As of Friday the 1st of December, 929 will instead be known as onefm. Full Story


Charlie Fox

Ron E Sparks

Charlie Fox and Ron E Sparks Exit ARN

ARN has announced that Charlie Fox, Content Director for WSFM and The Edge and Ron E Sparks, Morning Announcer for WSFM have left ARN. Full details.


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Radio Influences Dining Trends

 

One out of two radio listeners dine out at least once a week, 30% are eating out more frequently than before, and what they hear on radio influences their meal time decisions, according the latest Finding Consumer Trends report released  by Commercial Radio Australia and Presslaff Interactive Revenue. The Dining Habits survey, which involved more than 2,750 listeners from across Australia, reveals listeners’ preferences and interests when choosing to eat out and at home. Full story.





World’s Highest Paid Radio Hosts


According to Forbes Magazine Howard Stern leads the list, making $90 million between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017. The SiriusXM host now has a net worth of $450 million. Conservative talk host Rush Limbaugh came in second earning $84 million. Ryan Seacrest rounds out the top three with $58 million. Forbes lists Bill O’Reilly in 4th with $37 million although O’Reilly hasn’t had a radio show in quite some time. 5th was Sean Hannity at $36 million and Glen Beck was 6th with $10 million.