Random Radio News
Radio1629AM Sells Its 400th Radio
A narrow-cast radio station 1629AM in Newcastle, which broadcasts from Cooks Hill in Newcastle NSW has sold its' 400th radio to an avid listener, - Keith Hampton, of Wallsend (pictured). As Radio 1629am is a narrow-cast station some radios do not tune past 1602 so Radio 1629AM started selling radios that will tune the station. They started selling the radios in July 2015 and in two and a half years they have sold 400. Full story.
Power FM's Kristel shares
A Personal Story On Pain
Power FM Murray Bridge breakfast co-host Kristen has shared on radio about a disease she has battled for the last 10 years. She shares: "As I write this now, I have a wheatbag clamped between my legs. I’ve spent three days not being able to keep food down and I’ve spent endless hours in the bathtub because it’s the only place I can get any relief." Full story and audio.
Nightmare Holiday for Radio Announcer/Journo
What started off as a trip of a lifetime quickly turned into a nightmare for a Tweed radio presenter after a bus crash off the Mexican coast claimed the lives of 12 passengers from his luxury cruiseliner. Radio 97 breakfast show host Scott Mayman was enjoying a seven-day cruise with his family, from Miami south along the Mexican coastline, just before Christmas when disaster struck. Full story.
Radio couples on working next to each other
Bruno and Laura Bouchet go head-to-head every day at work in an industry where there is no prize for coming second ... then go home and share nappy changing duties. Both are executive producers at the Australian Radio Network — Bruno calling the shots during the Kyle And Jackie O Show on KIIS while Laura does the same thing for Jonesy and Amanda down the hall at WSFM. Full story.
Why Gerard Whateley left ABC Radio
Fiona Byrne reports: "A surprise out of the blue phone call in early December set in motion respected broadcaster Gerard Whateley’s stunning leap of faith from ABC radio to sports station SEN." Full story. (Courtesy of Herald Sun)
Announcer’s new lease on life after
long-term memory loss
Fresh FM announcer Jay Burnell known as Jay Bangers, likens his life to the 2004 Hollywood film Fifty First Dates. In the romantic-comedy, actress Drew Barrymore’s character suffers from short-term memory loss and has to be reminded of the important people in her life every day. Full story.
Hamish Blake gives Kennedy Molloy Tips
Hamish Blake of Hamish & Andy fame has given Triple M's Kennedy Molloy some segment tips. Audio.
Why Ed Kavalee broke down mid-interview
During an interview with news.com.au, Ed Kavalee broke down with his eyes filled with tears and asked to stop. So what was the topic that had almost tipped the new 2DayFM breakfast show co-host over the edge? It was the story of how he met his wife, TV star and fitness trainer Tiffiny Hall. Full Story
Australia's favourite country rocker on Territory FM
Lee Kernaghan will join the Charles Darwin University 104.1 Territory FM team in 2018, sharing his love for the music, artists and stories behind today’s best country from 10am, Saturday, 27 January. Station Manager and Content Director Matt Bern said the new Southern Cross Austereo’s Australia-wide show “The Range with Lee Kernaghan” would be broadcast every Saturday showcasing great country music from Australia and the world on Territory FM. The Range will be broadcast on 104.1 Territory FM every Saturday from 10am to 12pm.
KIIS FM host Will McMahon misses show
KIIS FM's new national drive show host, Will McMahon, was hospitalised as a precautionary measure after being involved in a bicycle accident on Tuesday Jan 16. McMahon missed his 4pm radio slot alongside co-host LinkWoody Whitelaw on the Will & Woody show after he was hit by a car while cycling to the Melbourne radio station in Richmond. More details.
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.