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Alan Jones off the air indefinitely

2GB breakfast announcer Alan Jones has been taken to hospital with severe back pain. He will remain off air until the problem is resolved. Jones missed his regular 2GB and 4BC breakfast show on Monday and again on Tuesday. Chris Smith who is is filling in says: "His doctors are working to establish exactly what the problem is. The end result is he'll be back as soon as he can but we're not sure exactly when that will be."



i98FM No 1 in 2018 Wollongong Survey

In the latest Xtra Insights Wollongong survey, i98FM rated No 1 with a 29.1% share (+1.7). In second place was WAVE FM with 16.2% (+0.6) and then ABC Illawarra with 15.3% (+0.7).  i98 rated No 1 in all sessions except evening (ABC No 1). Full details.




GfK Metro Survey 7, 2018

The latest GfK survey results were released this morning (November 13). As usual, 2GB (14.1%) and 3AW (14.5%) were respectively the top rating stations in Sydney and Melbourne. In Brisbane there was little separating Triple M (11.6%) followed by Nova (11.5%) and Hit 105 (11.3%).  Mix 102.3 (13.0%) was the top station in Adelaide. In Perth, Nova 93.7 (14.4%) edged ahead of Mix 94.5 (13.9%) to claim the top spot.  Full details.



DAB+ Stations Survey 7, 2018

The top rating digital stations were: Sydney - ABC Jazz, Melbourne - Double J, Brisbane - The '90s iheart Radio, Adelaide - The '80s iheart Radio, and Perth - Old Skool Hits. Full details.




Irene Hulme Promotion
 
Irene Hulme has been promoted to the new role of Head of Music for Southern Cross Austereo's Hit and Triple M networks. She is is charge of music strategy for Southern Cross Austereo.




New CBAA Directors

Four new directors have been elected to the CBAA Board. They are: Anne Frankenberg, Jacqui Riddel, Daniel Ahern and Quinn Glasson. Anne Frankenberg (pictured) was confirmed as Vice President. She has held this position in an acting capacity since Melanie Withnall resigned in early 2018. Molly George was elected as Youth Representative.



CBAA Community Radio Awards - 2018

The CBAA awards were held on Saturday November 10 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre as the culmination of the annual conference. Special achievement award went to Techorama President John Maizels (pictured), who’s been involved in community radio for 40 years. 12 new categories were added to the awards in 2018 to a total of 34 across 33 categories. List of winners.




Aged 91, Bob Rogers Finally Retires

2CH’s Bob Rogers announced his retirement on air this morning (November 9). 6 weeks ago, while broadcasting, Bob suffered a stroke and he was forced to put down his headphones but, he did not hang them up permanently, determined to return to his listeners and his regular morning show on Sydney’s 2CH. This week Bob returned to 2CH. However, Bob’s medical advice was it was time to rest and take it easy “listening” to Easy Classics on 2CH rather than broadcasting. Bob Rogers began his career at 3KY Melbourne as the office boy in 1944. This iconic radio legend has had a successful and brilliant career spanning over 74 years. He turns 92 in December. Bob has one more goodbye on Saturday Night with his successful “Reminiscing” show.




Introducing Newcastle’s 102.9 Triple M
 
KOFM is now officially Triple M Newcastle. All locally produced shows and content will remain with Tanya & Steve for Breakfast, JR on Weekdays and Afternoons with Little A. In addition, Triple M’s national drive show Kennedy Molloy, with Mick Molloy and Jane Kennedy, will be heard each weekday 4pm-6pm, as well as the Triple M NRL call from Thursday – Sunday during footy season.  Full story and Audio.




FIVEaa radio newsreader Anne Stone axed

Award-winning Adelaide radio newsreader Anne Stone has described the “brutal way” she was axed by FIVEaa after 19 years, leaving her without a chance to say goodbye to listeners or colleagues. Breakfast and mornings newsreader Anne tells (Adelaide's) Confidential she was left “devastated” by the shock sacking last Friday, after which she says she was immediately marched out of the radio station’s building. Full story.




Hit 99.5 No 1 In Mildura

Hit99.5 is the top rating station in the latest Xtra Insights Mildura survey.  They had a share of 33.1% (-5.6).  Next came Triple M Sunraysia with 18.1 (+2.2), then River 1467AM with 16.8 (-1.6), followed by ABC Mildura-Swan Hill with 13.9 (+1.3).  Hit99.5 was No 1 in all sessions except drive (session won by ABC). Full details.




Bruno Bouchet Resigns From KIIS.

Kyle and Jackie O's executive producer Bruno Bouchet says he is quitting radio. Bouchet, held the position at KIIS FM for two years, and revealed the  news in an Instagram post. A spokesperson told The Sunday Telegraph over the weekend: 'After two years as executive producer on The Kyle and Jackie O Show, Bruno's contract has come to an end and he's chosen not to renew it'.




Bob Rogers Back On Air After Stroke

Radio legend Bob Rogers has returned to the airwaves just six weeks after suffering a stroke live on the radio. The 91-year-old broadcaster, who now presents The Bob Rogers Show on Sydney’s 2CH, has walked down the corridor to join Ray Hadley in studio. Full story.




Toni Tenaglia Departs SCA

Due to restructuring, Friday November 16 is the last day at SCA for Digital Music Director Toni Tenaglia. She says on Facebook: "I’m going to miss the awesome team I’ve worked with over the past 18 months. Anyone reading this who needs someone in a full-time, part-time or casual role in any field, feel free to contact me...I make good coffee."  (Toni can be contacted at toni@tonitmedia.com.au




Power FM Ballarat Update

Dave "Higgo" Higgins has finished his stint at Power FM Ballarat as the daytime announcer.  Another change is to the drive program "The Home Run". Scott Woodard is the new "Home Run" host taking over from Xander Speight. Also Power FM/3BA newsreader Kristie Sullivan will soon be on the move to Geelong working at sister stations K rock/Bay 93.9.




mix94.5 bids farewell Lisa Shaw
 
mix94.5 is sad to announce that after 21 years on air, Lisa Shaw won’t be returning to the airwaves next year. Lisa has been an integral part of mix94.5’s long-standing success ever since returning to Perth in 1997 to join Fred Botica on Botica’s Bunch, and in recent years, with Pete Curulli on mix94.5’s The Rush Hour. More details.




Dave McClung Departs Perth

After 11 years with Nova 93.7 Perth, morning announcer Dave McClung is moving to Sydney's Nova 96.9.




Matty Johns Quits Grill Team

After eight years of early morning wake up calls and 4am starts, Matty Johns has decided to part ways with Triple M’s Grill Team, with the search already underway for his replacement. More details from news.com.au




Albany Community Radio board rejects ‘step down’ petition

Opponents of the Albany Community Radio leadership in WA have obtained more than 300 signatures for a petition calling for immediate top-level changes. The petition, submitted to ACR on October 18, requested the board be dissolved ahead of the station’s planned November AGM. Board positions are set to be put up for vote on November 26 but petition supporter Brian Russell said the signatures showed the public wanted immediate change. Full story.




Lindy Burns not returning to ABC in 2019

ABC Radio Melbourne evenings presenter Lindy Burns has announced she will not be returning to the program in 2019. After seven years behind the evenings microphone, and six years hosting ABC Melbourne's Drive program, Lindy has decided to return to her hometown of Newcastle to spend more time with her family. More details.




Michael Mason Departs ABC

The Age reports: "Michael Mason, ABC's head of radio is leaving the public broadcaster, but says his departure is in no way linked to recent leadership turmoil." Mason said in a staff email that now was the right time to step down as director of radio. The announcement comes just weeks after the ABC board sacked former managing director Michelle Guthrie, with former chairman, Justine Milne, subsequently resigning. Mason was appointed Director Radio in November 2014 and has more than 25 years experience in commercial and public radio and television, including 13 years as a senior manager at the ABC.




ARN Launches New Division 'Sonic'

ARN has announced the launch of its new division SONIC and exclusive new partnership with global audio branding consultancy Sixičme Son. The launch of SONIC is part of ARN’s vision to create the future of audio entertainment. Full details.




Scott Couchman Joins 90.9 SEA FM

Gold Coast’s 90.9 Sea FM will welcome new workday afternoons announcer Scott Couchman to the airways on Monday October 29. Scott joins SCA after years of being in radio industry his experience ranges from local to national on-air announcer and producing roles. Scott is fresh from an extended honeymoon in the U.S.A. and keen to make the move from Brisbane to become a Gold Coast local with wife Stephanie. Scotty will be heard from 1pm- 3pm workdays on 90.9 Sea FM.



MIX 106.3 2019 Line Up

Canberra’s gets a sneak listen before 2019 of its new breakfast and drive offering from Monday October 29th. Committed to be everything Canberra, live and local MIX 106.3 welcomes back old friends and a new way to wake up with Kristen, Nige & Kate for Breakfast, The Wilko Show with Courts also kicks off on Monday. Full details.






New GM for Radio Snowy Mountains

Renea Buhler will take over as General Manager for Radio Snowy Mountains from 29th October. Renea has been working with Radio Snowy Mountains for 10 years and for the last 4 years as the network traffic manager. Andrew Dunkerley is staying with the network and moving to a group role.




1629 SEN - New Home Of Sport For South Australians

1629 SEN SA will launch later this year – headlined by some of the biggest names in sport. SEN SA will provide 24/7 dedicated sport radio content with a line-up including Port Adelaide’s games record-holder Kane Cornes, Australian sports broadcaster Gerard Whateley and The Front Bar’s Andy Maher – with more names to come. More details.




Kevin Bartlett On The Move?

David Schwarz and Mark Allen have re-signed with Macquarie Sports Radio and there’s increasing speculation that another former SEN stalwart will join them. The Herald Sun reports that AFL great Kevin Bartlett could be leaving SEN 1116. Bartlett got moved from his SEN morning slot in favour of Gerard Whateley at the start of the year and has been doing the drive shift with his friend Dr Turf (John Rothfield). Bartlett’s long-time producer Joe Pignataro recently quit SEN and started work at Macquarie, producing the station’s breakfast show.




Frank Vincent Resolves Defamation Claim

Former Radio 2CA breakfast host Frank Vincent has recently resolved a defamation claim brought against the Canberra Times newspaper with an out of court settlement on terms agreed by both parties.  Following the resolution of the matter, Mr Vincent said: 'Hats off, respect to all concerned, I'm so glad we've got this matter sorted!'.  Mr Vincent went on to say: 'I look forward to getting back to work and having fun on the airways.  As I always say: "If we're having a good time, the audience is having a good time!"'. This settlement follows the out of court resolution of an unfair dismissal claim against 2CA earlier in the year. More details.




ACRA Winners 2018

Kyle and Jackie O win Best On-Air Team FM at ACRAS

The Kyle and Jackie O Show, KIIS 1065’s breakfast program, has won the Best On-Air Team (Metro FM) category, at the 30th Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs), announced this evening at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. For the second consecutive year, Best On-Air Team (Metro AM), was won by the Continuous Call Team (Ray Hadley, Bob Fulton, Darryl Brohman, Erin Molan, Mark Riddell, Chris Warren & Mark Levy, 2GB, Sydney. The NOVA national drive show, Kate, Tim and Marty took out both Best Networked Program and Best Syndicated Program. Ben Fordham, 2GB’s drive time host, won the Best Talk Presenter for the fourth time and was also awarded the prestigious Brian White Award for Radio Journalism.  Full details.




Lee Simon inducted into Commercial Radio Hall of Fame

Radio industry icon Lee Simon, known as the Godfather of Rock and the man who brought football to FM radio, was tonight inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame at the 30th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards in front of more than 1000 industry peers. Simon, who recently announced his retirement from Triple M Melbourne after 47 years of service, was recognised for his outstanding lifetime achievement and contribution to the Australian radio industry. Full details.




3AW's Ross Stevenson signs five-year contract

Ross Stevenson, has signed a new long-term deal with 3AW. Stevenson signed on the dotted line on Thursday after months of polite negotiation. Under the deal, he will be host of the Ross and John breakfast show for at least the next five years — possibly more. “It is a long-term contract but it has triggers in it that might make it go longer,” Stevenson, 61, said.  Full story from Herald-Sun.




Australian Music - Beyond The Quotas

In this session, CRA, APRA and ARIA provided an overview of results of the last six months of industry reporting and independent monitoring of commercial radio’s Australian music quotas. The the three representatives were Dean Ormiston (Chief Executive APRA AMCOS), Dan Rosen (CEO - ARIA) and Joan Warner (CEO - CRA). One of the concerns was making sure that Australian radio stations maintain playing the correct percentage (or more) of Australian music. Following this, a panel discussed what happens beyond the quotas to support to Australian artists.  The panel for this discussion were Mike Fitzpatrick (Triple M), Scott Baker-Smith (Nova Network), James Speed (K Rock 95.5) and Duncan Campbell (ARN).




Building Your Podcasting Game

One of the sessions this afternoon at Radio Alive was 'Building Your Podcasting Game.' It was moderated by Jay Mueller (McGuire Media/Bad Producer Productions).  The panel featured Ash Bradnam (Nova Brisbane), Adam Shand (presenter and author - SCA) and Matt Nikolic (Imaging Producer - SCA).  Topics included - can you make a podcast?  Isn't radio and podcasts the same? Ash Bradnam has shared his personal story of alcohol addiction through a series of podcasts recorded with his wife from his home in Brisbane. Radio Alive visitors also heard a portion of 'Trials of A Vampire'  which was written by Adam Shand. It was based on the alleged rape and murder of a woman in a Melbourne hotel room.




I Have An Idea For A Podcast ….

Several radio networks are now into their second year of original podcasting. One topic raised at Radio Alive was - what does it take to get a podcast commissioned? Moderated by Jamie Chaux (Head Of Digital - Commercial Radio Australia) with a panel featuring Jay Walkerden (NOVA), Grant Tothill (SCA), and Julia Henderson (ESPN).



Alexa, Tell Me What The Future Is

The use of AI powered voice assistants and smart speakers are set for a future of growth. Radio Alive speaker Kate Burleigh spoke about the future of voice assistants and smart speakers. Kate is the General Manager of Amazon Alexa Skills, ANZ.  Kate demonstrated 'Alexa' asking her how to spell 'Warrnambool' and to play radio station 103.1 Ballarat and to play Nova.   Alexa can recognise 315 individual Australian radio stations.




Brain Power
At Radio Alive today, Todd Sampson took the audience on a scientific journey providing them with practical tools, strategies, and techniques to improve your brain. Sampson is the writer, host and human guinea pig of the Discovery Science Series called Redesign My Brain. He’s also well known for his appearances on ABC TV’s Gruen Planet and Channel Ten’s The Project. Some tips for increasing brain power; Learn another language, learn a musical instrument or simply brush your teeth for 30 days with your non-dominant hand.





Secrets To Drive Time Success

At Radio Alive 2018, a panel discussed the secrets to a radio drive program,  It was moderated by Paul Murray, host of PMLive with Kate Langbroek (Hughesy & Kate), Kate Ritchie (Kate, Tim and Marty), Ben Fordham (Macquarie Radio/Nine Network), Will McMahon (ARN) as guests.




Q & A Session Led By Virginia Trioli

ABC News breakfast announcer Virginia Trioli has led a Q & A session at the Radio Alive 2018 conference. The panel consisted of Tracey Spicer (journalist and presenter), Rachel Corbett (Head of Podcasts, Mamamia and Founder, Podschool), Tanya Hennessy (comedienne and weekend breakfast host - SCA), and Jonathon Moran (Entertainment Editor - Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph).  They discussed social media and challenges facing both traditional and new media.




CRA announces world-first GfK super pilot

Peak industry body Commercial Radio Australia and global market research firm GfK today announced they will commence a world-first super pilot in the first half of 2019 to test the measurement of radio listening using a combination of diary and electronic meters. Joan Warner, the chief executive officer of CRA, said the initiative would be the largest scale radio audience measurement pilot study using diary and electronic monitoring ever undertaken in the world. Full story.




Radio industry unites to grow podcasting

Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), will establish a Podcast Working Group, comprised of all major radio players - commercial, ABC and SBS - to spearhead the development of the growing podcast industry in Australia. Announcing the initiative at the Radio Alive 2018 national conference in Melbourne today, Joan Warner, chief executive officer of CRA, said the working group would be charged with developing an all-of-industry podcast strategy, including recommendations on measurement, promotion and research. Full story.




Listening to Aussie radio is easier than
ever with Amazon Alexa

The commercial radio industry today announced the launch of the RadioApp skill for Alexa, which makes it simple and convenient for listeners to ask Alexa to play any of nearly 300 Australian AM, FM and DAB+ digital radio stations. “Listening to radio is one of the most popular uses for smart speakers, so the Australian radio industry has created a voice experience that works easily and seamlessly across all Alexa-enabled devices,” said Joan Warner, the chief executive officer of industry body Commercial Radio Australia, who announced the initiative at the Radio Alive national radio conference in Melbourne today. Full details.




Radio moves forward with automation

The commercial radio industry announced today it is moving forward to Phase 2 of an industry wide project to automate and simplify the buying of radio. Phase 1 has resulted in the roll out of the AudioNET automated holding software RadioMATRIX. The industry wide system, live since October 2017 and paperless since July 2018, is now used by 131 advertising agencies and 380 radio stations.   Full story.




Shane Lowe says decision to leave was out of his control

The Advertiser reports: "Mystery surrounds the departure of Shane Lowe from Nova’s brekkie show, with the radio presenter declaring the decision to leave was in fact “out of his control”. Last week, Nova told Confidential Shane wasn’t axed and had made the call himself to leave the station and the brekkie program with Dylan Lewis and Hayley Pearson. Full story.




AFTRS Launch NEXT– Sounds like you

AFTRS’ fourth and final assessment Radio station NEXT, is live nationally on iHeartRadio Australia and via https://next.aftrs.edu.au/  Over the past fortnight, industry professionals have shared their knowledge with AFTRS Graduate Diploma of Radio students. This high-level, hands-on course produces Australia’s NEXT generation of Radio and Podcast professionals and explores the ins and outs of building a radio station from the ground up. Full story.




SCA and RCS complete  integration of GSelector and Zetta

Southern Cross Austereo and RCS Sound Software have announced the successful completion of a two-year, company-wide software integration project which has seen all SCA metropolitan and regional studios fitted with state-of-the-art audio playout and music scheduling technology. Zetta, the advanced playout system and GSelector, the patented music scheduling platform, have revolutionised SCA’s radio operations and primed the company for sustained growth. Full story.




2018 Hobart GfK Radio Ratings

ABC Radio Hobart rated No 1 in the latest GfK Hobart radio survey with a share of 20.4% (+2.4).  They were just ahead of 7HOFM with 19.0 (+1.3), then came Hit 100.9 with 16.4%.  triple j had a share of 15.1 % then Triple M Hobart with 13.5% (-3.4).  Full details.




Performers, Hosts & Presenters for Radio Awards
 
Australian performers Conrad Sewell, Amy Shark, Vera Blue and Cyrus will headline the entertainment at the 30th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (the ACRAs) in Melbourne on Saturday. The artists will perform in front of 1,000 guests at radio’s night of nights, with satirical comedy stars Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen from The Chaser hosting the event for the third year in a row. Full details,




Shane Lowe Returns To Perth

Shane Lowe has made the decision to leave Nova 919’s Lewis & Lowe with Hayley Pearson breakfast show. Lowe made the decision to leave the show and return to Perth to spend more time with "his mum, nephews and the rest of my family.”. Jarrod Walsh, Nova 919’s morning announcer, will join Dylan Lewis and Hayley Pearson as anchor of the breakfast show beginning Monday 15 October.




The Campus now Random 30

Grant Broadcasters ACRA nominated night show, The Campus, is getting a fresh coat of paint and from Monday becomes the Random 30. Broadcast on 18 radio stations Australia-wide across the Grant Broadcasters network, Random 30 will be a countdown of the biggest songs of the day in no particular order hosted by Mikey Nielsen. More details.




Gold Coast/Tweed Radio Survey 3 Ratings

Hot Tomato has rated No 1 in the latest GfK Gold Coast/Tweed ratings with a 15.3% share (-0.3). Gold FM came second with 14.1% (+2.2) followed by sister SCA station SEA FM with 10.7 (-0.9).  Next came triple j with 9.5%.  Gold FM rated No 1 in breakfast with a rise of 3.%.  Hot Tomato was No 1 in morning, afternoon and drive. Full details.




Gosford Survey Results 2018

Star 104.5 was the top rating station (station listened to most 10+) in the 2018 Gosford survey - but only by a whisker.  Star 104.5 had a share of 16.7% with SEA FM on 16.6%.  Next came 2GO with 10.8%.  SEA FM rated No 1 in breakfast.  Full results.




Sam's Long Service Leave

Sam Cavanagh, Triple M’s National Drive show producer, is taking a few months long service leave. He will return in 2019. Whitney Plowman has taken his place on Kennedy Molloy and Gill Goode will back fill her role on the Rush Hour.




Radio Alive 2018 Full Conference Program

Todd Sampson, former CEO and chair of ad agency Leo Burnett, ABC News Breakfast co-presenter Virginia Trioli and premier Australian and international podcasters, feature in the radio industry’s Radio Alive 2018 conference program. Full details.




Alo Baker returns home to join Dubbo’s Hit Brekky with Pippa
 
Local boy Alo Baker has made the return to his roots taking on a new journey as co-host with Pippa on Dubbo’s Hit93.5 breakfast show. More details.
 



Macquarie Weekly

Macquarie Weekly is  a new program that looks at the news of the week gone by and the week to come, through the eyes and ears of the Macquarie Media Network. It's hosted by Justin Smith drawing on the talent and resources of 2GB Sydney, 3AW Melbourne, 4BC Brisbane, 6PR Perth and Macquarie Sports Radio.




GfK Metro Survey 6/2018

Talk stations 2GB and 3AW continue as the top rating stations in Sydney and Melbourne. 2GB had a 15.4% (+1.3) share, 3AW 13.5% (+0.3).  In Adelaide, Mix 102.3 rated No 1 with 13.6% (-1.5), Nova 106.9 returned to the top in Brisbane with 12.6% (+1.2), whilst in Perth, Mix 94.5 remains the No 1 station with 14.1% (+0.4).  Full details.

Top Rating DAB+ Stations - Survey 6

In Sydney - Edge Digital, Melbourne - Old Skool Hits, Brisbane - The '80s iheart radio, Adelaide - The '90s iheart radio and in Perth - Smooth. Full details.




Pottsy and Leighton Sign Off the Riverina’s 1152 Triple M

After 18 years together in the Riverina and 25 together overall, Pottsy and Leighton have signed off on Riverina’s 1152 Triple M. They moved to Wagga in 2000 working at Star FM for 13 years before moving to 2WG, now Triple M. Leighton has decided to retire from breakfast radio and focus on leisurely bike rides, cruising the seas around Australia. His decision led Pottsy to also decide to move out of breakfast radio after over 35 years of 4am alarms. He is looking forward to an expanded role as Content Director of both SCA Wagga and Griffith. The show has been taken over by Danielle Jerrick and Leigh Ryan .




Vale Ron Casey

Former Sydney radio talk back host and Channel Nine sports television presenter Ron Casey has died at 89. He passed away at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital. Casey was well-known for his work with the Wide World of Sports program along with  his co-presenter Frank Hyde. He also hosted talkback programs on radio stations 2GB, 2SM and 2KY. More details.


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Stav, Abby & Matt's $10,000 Cashnado


Brisbane experienced unseasonably lucrative weather thanks to Hit105’s Stav jumping out of a plane and throwing cash. HIT105’s Stav Davidson made it rain cash down on greater Brisbane on Saturday November 3! The brekkie host jumped out of a perfectly good plane at 11am, and released $10,000 to the sky!   Full details.





Jackie O Splits From Husband


Jackie “O” Henderson has announced she has split from husband Lee, but the pair will remain “best friends”. The KIIS FM radio host told the Daily Telegraph she and her photographer ex would stay close as they co-parent their daughter Catalina, 7, also known as Kitty. “After 18 years together, we have made the decision to separate,” said the Kyle and Jackie O show star. “We do so amicably, sharing many incredible memories and remaining best friends."  This was her second marriage.  The first marriage was to 'Ugly' Phil O'Neil. More details.





Triple M's Allan for Breakfast Conquers the Cape


Coming off the back off Allan’s Parmi Army, Allan Aldworth, Triple M Bunbury announcer, took on the famous Cape to cape Track! This spectacular Cape to Cape Track runs for 135km’s along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, between the lighthouses of Cape Naturalist and Cape Leeuwin. Full story.





The barbarians are not at the gate;

they’re in the building'


In the months before managing director Michelle Guthrie was sacked, the ABC was at war with itself. Then, all hell broke loose. Full story courtesy of Sydney Morning Herald.





SEN Radio building site brings in almost $30m


The Reject Shop co-founder Ronald Hall has made a whopping profit after selling the SEN Radio building supersite in inner Melbourne to local developers for almost $30 million. The 3025-square metre L-shaped site at the eastern end of Swan Street in Richmond will make way for a mixed-use retail and residential development in one of Melbourne's emerging apartment hotspots.






Man who inspired 'Good Morning, Vietnam' film has died


Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, has died. He was 79. During his service as a US Air Force sergeant in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966, Cronauer opened his Armed Forces Radio show with the phrase, "Goooooood morning, Vietnam!" Full story.




Community radio is growing the music industry

What makes Melbourne’s music scene so productive and alive is the combination of musicians, live music venues, and community radio writes Maddy MacFarlane. Full story.