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Newcastle Radio Ratings 3/2017
rated No 1 in the latest GfK radio ratings with 13.6%. Next came ABC 1233
with 13.1%, HIT 106.9
with 12.7%, 2HD -
10.0%, triple j
9.3% and NEW FM
with 8.0. KOFM rated No 1 in breakfast. 2HD was No 1 in morning and evening. Hit 106.9 was the No 1 station in afternoon and drive. Full details.
RTI Students Make Their Radio Debut
It’s been a successful month at Melbourne’s Radio Training Institute
, with four graduates getting their start in the radio industry. Zoe Scutter
will be keeping herself busy – as well as remaining as a Sales Coordinator at ARN in Melbourne, she’s also now a casual announcer at TRFM in Gippsland, and remains hosting JOY 94.9’s daily “JOY 6 at 6” countdown. Xander Speight
has headed to Ballarat, ready to join the team at Power 103.1 Jennifer Rose
has landed a job as a copywriter at ACE Radio, jumping on air as an afternoon announcer at TRFM in Gippsland. Hayden Bleechmore
has accepted a job as an announcer and audio producer at MIXX FM and 3CS in Colac. More details.
Gold Coast/Tweed Survey 3/2017
was once again the top rating station in the latest Gold Coast/Tweed Survey. Hot Tomato rated 16.9% (-0.2), followed by SCA
stations SEA FM
with 14.4 % (+1.0) and GOLD FM
with 10.3% (-0.6). Hot Tomato was No 1 in breakfast, morning and afternoon. SEA FM was No 1 in drive and evening (+6.1). Full details.
Amanda & Jonesy Rumoured To Go National
The bosses at ARN
have moved swiftly to quash rumours that Melbourne radio hosts Jo and Lehmo
were shelved to make way for a nationally syndicated breakfast show. Less than 24-hours later rumours began emerging that the Sydney WS FM
breakfast show hosted by Amanda Keller
and Brendan 'Jonesy' Jones
, would be shared across the Sydney and Melbourne markets. Full story.
GfK Digital Ratings Survey 7, 2017
The latest GfK
digital ratings were released on November 21. The No 1 digital stations were: Sydney - ABC Jazz
, Melbourne - Double J,
Brisbane - MMM Classic Rock
, Adelaide - The '90s i Heart Radio
and Buddha Hits radio
and Perth - Smooth
and OldSkool Hits Radio
(tie). Full details.
Melbourne's No 1 FM Brekky Show Axed
GOLD FM breakfast hosts Jo Stanley and Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann have been axed from the Melbourne station despite their breakfast show’s recent ratings success (#1 FM brekky show and #2 overall in ratings). ARN confirmed the Jo and Lehmo Show would not be returning in 2018. In a statement, ARN National content director Duncan Campbell said Stanley and Lehmann would remain on air until the end of 2017. “Further details of the plans for GOLD 104.3 (will) be announced shortly,” he said.
Scott Haas Moving On
After 14 years at Ultra 106five Hobart, Scott Haas, Music Director and Breakfast announcer, will leave the station in the New Year.
Ross Stevenson: the Don Bradman of the Wireless,
but you wouldn't know it.
3AW's Ross Stevenson
has won the ratings for nearly 25 years (128 surveys), with nearly one in four radios tuned to his breakfast program. First with on-air partner Dean Banks
and later with former barrister John Burns
. Read John Silvester's story
on the man who began his career as the co-host of Lawyers, Guns and Money.
Em Rusciano Slams 'Archaic' Radio Ratings Method
2DAY FM's Em Rusciano
has called for a complete overhaul of the Australian radio ratings system. Speaking to The Daily Telegraph she labelled the system 'archaic', claiming that it doesn't take into account the various ways people are listening to radio in the digital age. Full story.
John Bertrand, Gary Pert, Michael Nettlefold
all leave SEN Board
Former America's Cup-winning skipper John Bertrand
and ex-AFL club chief executives Gary Pert
(pictured) and Michael Nettlefold
have dramatically been forced to quit the board of radio station SEN
. The trio and another board member, Peter Quattro,
were all moved to resign by the company's major shareholders. (Source: The Age) More details.
Crocmedia set to buy a controlling interest in SEN
Movement continues at Melbourne Sports Radio network SEN, with suggestions media company Crocmedia is set to buy a controlling interest. It follows the resignation of major shareholder Ron Hall (28.4%) as a non-executive director of Pacific Star Network, despite being retained as an alternate director to Andrew Moffat. Crocmedia ownership involves brothers Mark Rothfield and John Rothfield, aka Dr Turf, and former Footy Show host Craig Hutchison. Hutchison’s name has been linked with the station CEO role. (Source: Herald Sun)
Josh On The Move
Josh Buckle, breakfast co-host at K Rock Geelong, will be leaving the station. He is currently co-hosting with Tom Lewis.
AO Radio Teed Up For 2017
have announced AO Radio
will be in full swing at this year’s Emirates Australian Open. Crocmedia will be exclusively producing 20 hours of live broadcast radio for Golf Australia available through thousands of free earpieces over four massive days. Full details.
Dani's New Producer Role
Danielle ‘Dani’ Westport is the new Producer of The Luke Bradnam Show with Libby Trickett & Dobbo which is heard on Triple M Brisbane and Gold FM Gold Coast.
GfK Metro Survey 7, 2017
The latest GfK survey results were released this morning. The top rating stations were once again 3AW
Melbourne (15.5%), 2GB
Sydney (11.8), Nova 106.9
Brisbane (13.9), Mix 102.3
Adelaide (11.8) and Mix 94.9
Perth (14.1). full results.
Ned & Josh Are Coming To The Capital
After taking home the ACRA for Best Network Program – Provincial last month, HIT FM
WA breakfast team ‘Ned & Josh’
announced to listeners this morning that they will be wrapping up next Friday (Nov. 24) & moving the show to HIT104.7
in Canberra. More details.
Morning Change At ABC Brisbane?
Unconfirmed but we believe that Steve Austin will move to a new shift at 612 ABC in 2018. He hosts the 8:30-11am weekdays program. Unconfirmed but his replacement could be Katherine Feeney.
National Community Radio Awards
Winners of the 2017 CBAA Community Radio Awards
were announced at a gala dinner held on the Gold Coast on November 11. This year, the prestigious Tony Staley Award for Excellence in Community Broadcasting went to 4MBS Classic FM.
The Michael Law Award for a sustained and outstanding contribution by an individual to community broadcasting was awarded to Ian Stanistreet.
Ian was instrumental in establishing the sector’s National Radio News, which began as a joint venture between 2MCE
and 2NUR. Full story and winners.
Vale Jillian Hocking
who worked as a journalist at ABC
Radio National, trained journalists at SBS
, and was Head of Radio Broadcasting for the UN in Afghanistan, has passed away. For two years struggle against brain cancer. She is also remembered for training journalists in eastern Europe and the Arab world, before returning to become a highly regarded journalism academic in Melbourne. Details
on funeral service.
Ben and Andy Join K Rock
Ben Toyne and Andy Sunderland will be joining the K Rock Geelong weekend lineup for breakfast commencing November 18.
Wollongong Radio Survey
was the No 1 station in this year's Wollongong survey.
They rated 27.4% (-1.7). They were followed by Wave Fm
with 15.6% (-2.9) and then ABC Illawarra
with 14.6% (+1.1). i98 rated No 1 in all sessions. Full details.
Em Rusciano Back in 2018 With New Partner
Em Rusciano's 2DAY FM breakfast show will have a new co-host with actor and radio announcer Ed Kavalee joining in the new year. Rusciano's co-host Harley Breen told listeners on Tuesday morning he was quitting breakfast radio.The breakfast show, which is broadcast from Melbourne, has struggled through low ratings in 2017.
Sarah & Paddy Departing 2GO
2GO Breakfast co-hosts Sarah King & Paddy Gerard will be leaving breakfast. Sarah departs after 26 years with 2GO and Paddy after 14 years with both 2GO and Sea FM. Leisa Wood, General Manager SCA Central Coast said, “Sarah and Paddy have been valued members of the 2GO family and Central Coast community over the past 5 years together. We wish them all the best for the future.” A new breakfast show for 2GO will be announced in due course.
Rabbit and Julie Goodwin Return In 2018
Dave ‘Rabbit’ Rabbetts and Julie Goodwin (Australia’s first Master Chef winner) will return on Star 104.5 Gosford breakfast in 2018. The pair have worked together for the past 2 years.
ARN Announces 2018 KIIS National Network Lineup
have announced the full 2018 national line up for the KIIS Network,
including new nights entertainment show Celeb HQ headlined by Zoe Marshall
and John ‘JC’ Caldwell.
Celeb HQ will air nationally from 7pm – 8pm, right after Kyle & Jackie O’s
Hour of Power. Craig ‘Lowie’ Low
will also contribute special news and features from his base in LA. Full details.
Francis Leach Announces Departure
SEN 1116 Melbourne afternoon announcer Francis Leach has announced he’s moving on. He tweeted: “Peeps. I’ve decided not to return to @SENAfternoons in 2018.Time for some new challenges!”
Clare Bowditch leaves ABC Radio
Clare Bowditch will leave ABC Radio Melbourne at the end of this month to concentrate on her music career and her first book. The ARIA winner and Logie Award nominee has hosted the Afternoons program from 1pm to 3pm on ABC Radio Melbourne since January 2016.
Movement at Brisbane’s Nova106.9
NOVA106.9 will replace its locally produced weekday mornings program with a syndicated Sydney show, moving Katie Mattin to the afternoons slot. Tim Wong-See, who currently hosts the afternoon program, has been left without a job as a result of the shake-up. Replacing Tim will be Greg Burns who will host a customised Brisbane show from Nova’s Sydney studio.
Ed And Ash On Summer Breakfast
Ed Kavalee & Ash London’ will air weekdays on 2Day FM, Fox FM, Hit105, Hit107 & Hit92.9 from December 11 – December 22, 2017. Joining Ed & Ash each morning will be comedian, actor, writer & host, Ash Williams. ‘Summer Breakfast with Ed Kavalee & Ash London’ will be produced in Melbourne.
Emma Mullings Off To US
Hope 103.2 afternoon presenter Emma Mullings is leaving Sydney and moving with her family to Miami in the USA in 2018. Emma, who is also a talented singer and TV host, has been with the station for 5 years. Laura Bennett has moved from brekky and replaces Emma on afternoons.
The Monkeys win Round 3 of Sirens
Sydney agency, The Monkeys
(now part of Accenture Interactive) has won Round 3 of the 2018 Siren Awards taking out the single category and overall win with the Meat and Livestock Australia ad “Beef. The Greatest”. Monkey’s creative team Chelsea Parks, Hugh Gurney
and Grant Rutherford
have incorporated a song into the ad, explaining why beef isn’t ‘just’ beef. Audio.
Random Radio News
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.
The Adventures on the Glen Huntly Tram
It's the mid-1950s and a group of friends, colleagues and work acquaintances together with a motley collection of others travel daily on the Glen Huntly tram. Produced in the studios of Golden Days Radio, 95.7fm, it’s believed that “The Adventures on the Glen Huntly Tram” is the first radio drama to be produced since the demise of the long-running ABC serial, “Blue Hills” in September 1976. Full details.
New Masts For NQ Radio
NQ Radio completed construction at east Innisfail of the new 105 metre mast for station 4KZ and 4AY. The present 121 metre mast, believed to be the tallest structure in Far North Queensland, will be demolished once the new structure is on the air. Full story.
Neil Mitchell and Jon Faine take stock of their decades-long duel
To tally their years as the dominant forces in Melbourne radio, you come up with a number just north of 50 – 3AW's Mitchell this week on 30, ABC Melbourne's Faine this year on 21 – and yet in that time the powerhouse broadcasters at 3AW and the ABC have rarely met, barely talked and, on the face of it, found little in common as people or as broadcasters. Full story.
Which Media Women Get Paid More Than Men?
When WSFM duo aka Jonesy and Amanda — recently emerged from pay talks with their parent company ARN, Jones made a rare public admission. He said: “Amanda earns more than me,” Jones told The Australian, to which Keller quickly countered: “You don’t know that I earn more than you.” Full story.
Guy Sebastian teams up with
Hamish and Andy to prank radio executives
Hamish and Andy wrote a song in 10 minutes and gave it to Guy Sebastian to see if he could convince a room full of SCA radio executives it’s his next single. Full story.
Maz Compton reveals how she was sacked
Maz Compton has opened up about the brutal way in which she found out she was getting replaced on radio by Rove McManus and Sam Frost. 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.
4GG 50th Birthday Reunion
Former 4GG Gold Coast staff met on Sunday October 1 to celebrate 50 years. (Former News Team members - Peter Jones, Ross Thompson, Neil Johnson and David Mackay.)