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News Director (Grant Broadcasters Maroochydore) - Feb 20
Regional Manager (SCA Australia) - Feb 20
Program Producer (2CC Canberra) - Feb 19
Regional Content Director (7HO FM - Hobart) - Feb 16
Creative Writer (6PR Perth) - Feb 16
Assistant Breakfast Producer (96FM Perth) - Feb 14
Customer Account Manager (2ME Sydney) - Feb 9
Customer Traffic Support (RCS Sydney) - Feb 7
Content Director (SCA Bendigo) - Feb 7
Breakfast Personality/Anchor (NEW FM Newcastle) - Feb 6
Promotions Manager (2ST/Power FM Nowra) - Feb 2
Announcer (SCA Shepparton) - Feb 2

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News Director (Grant Broadcasters Maroochydore), Regional Manager (SCA Australia), Program Producer (2CC Canberra), Regional Content Director (7HO FM Hobart), Creative Writer (6PR Perth), Assistant Breakfast Producer (96FM Perth), Customer Account Manager (2ME Sydney), Customer Traffic Support (RCS Sydney), Content Director (SCA Bendigo), Breakfast Personality/Anchor (NEW FM Newcastle), Promotions Manager (2ST/Power FM Nowra), Journalist (2CA & 2CC Canberra), Breakfast Host.

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Former 2Day FM worker says male executive raped him

Blake Phillips, a former 2Day FM staffer who resigned from SCA in 2016 - says the alleged attack occurred in late 2013. In a statement, Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) said the company is assisting police. The 'accused' man was later employed by a rival radio network. Full news story. Blake's blog.

New Annual Diversity Scholarship at AFTRS and ABC

The Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and the ABC have chosen Iranian refugee Pariya Taherzadeh as the recipient of this year’s $19,000 Selwyn Speight scholarship. Full Story.

Troy Ellis Joins Nova Entertainment

NOVA Entertainment has announced that Troy Ellis will be joining Nova and Smooth FM's on air line up from Monday 5 March. Troy Ellis has spent 10 and a half years with Channel Seven along with 20 years in radio, most recently Gold FM's breakfast show. Full Story

Tanya Hennessy to Host Hit Weekend Breakfast
Tanya Hennessy, radio host and comedian, will host Weekend Breakfast on the Hit Network in 2018.  Her program will be heard each Saturday and Sunday morning from 7am - 9am, with a regular rotation of guest co-hosts. Full details.

Macquarie Media To Review ‘Talking Lifestyle’ Brand

Russell Tate, who has been executive chairman (effectively chairman and CEO) of both Macquarie Radio and Macquarie Media since 2008, said the radio network will complete an operational review of its Talking Lifestyle format, which was introduced onto Macquarie’s 2UE station in Sydney in September 2016, and subsequently networked into its Magic music stations in Melbourne and Brisbane last year. “The ratings performance of these stations, particularly in Melbourne and Brisbane, has not met expectations in the first half of FY18,” he said.

Paul Konik Says Farewell

Today Paul Konik will farewell his 3NE listeners at 6pm Friday February 16.  Konik, who hosted the breakfast shift on Wangaratta’s 3NE for 16 years until December is retiring.  In recent weeks the 74 year-old has done the 1pm to 6pm shift at the station which last year was sold to ACE Radio, which owns Albury’s 2AY.  Full story.

Adam Lang Promoted at Macquarie

Macquarie Media has appointed Adam Lang as chief executive, with executive chairman Russell Tate to roll back his duties. Tate will assume a non-executive chairman role from July 1st 2018.

RTI Closing Classrooms and Studios

The Radio Training Institute (RTI), established in 1984 as the Melbourne Radio School, is closing its classrooms and studios for the final time. As of RTI’s June 30 2018 closure and the end of operations in Melbourne, those interested in exploring a radio future will be offered a traineeship within the ACE Network. Full Story.

New Hot 100FM Breakfast Team Announced

Taz Eriksen will be joining Sarah Passalick on the Hot 100FM breakfast show. The new duo will be on air starting March 5th 2018.  More details.

New Drive Announcer for Mix 104.9FM

Mix 104.9FM has announced a new personality joining the team for 2018. Matty Harrison has been appointed as Mix 104.9FM’s new drive announcer, starting March 5th 2018. More details.

Changes at 2ST/Power FM

2ST/Power FM GM Peter Perrin (pictured) is leaving at the end of February. Joel Gosper from 2NM/Power FM Muswellbrook will move into the GM role on March 5. Current CD/PD Rohan Bullock has resigned but will leave at end of March; new CD/PD is Greg Clark, who is moving from his GM role in Bega. The station has also signed two AFTRS graduates: Grace Garde who is on drive (1-4pm) and Jo Lodge who does 10am-1pm and Power FM music.

Darwin’s New Drive Announcer

Tiffany ‘Tiff’ Rouge is taking over from the nationally broadcasted Hamish and Andy drive program on Hot 100 Darwin.  A local, 'Tiff' has been part of the station since 2016. She presented the program 'Hanging With Tiff' each weekday.

Natalie Moves to ABC

Natalie Livingstone is leaving AIR News. Natalie moved to Australia with the aim of making her way in news media after having a short career in British media. For the last couple of years Natalie has been presenting the news on a part time basis for AIR News and pulls her final shift on Friday. News director Artie Stevens says "Natalie has been a wonderful example of someone coming to a new country and making good. She has been a fantastic asset to AIR News and will be missed. ABC's gain is our loss, and I can only wish Natalie great things for the future. I have no doubt we'll hear a lot more of Natalie."

Bree Tomasel Now On NZ Radio

Bree Tomasel, former Sea FM Central Coast Breakfast show host, is now working with New Zealand's ZM. Former drive host and current KIIS Melbourne breakfast co-host Jase Hawkins spent the last 3 years in New Zealand on ZM.

David Schwarz Takes Legal Action Against SEN

Melbourne Demons footballer David Schwarz is reportedly taking legal action against former employer SEN. The Herald Sun reports the 45-year-old has launched a legal claim against the new-look Pacific Star Network — SEN’s parent company — over lost wages and damages to his character. Full story.   His on air partner Mark Allen is also taking action.  

Triple M Launches Into Bundy

Southern Cross Austereo has announced that from Monday 26 February, 93.1 SEA FM Bundaberg will be renamed 93.1 Triple M. Celebrating its 18th anniversary on-air, this brand change will see the Bundy station join Australia’s second largest radio network with 35 Triple M stations across metro and regional markets plus an additional four Triple M digital stations. Full story.

NOVA Network Launches 2018 Marketing Campaign

NOVA Entertainment will reinforce Nova’s position as the number one music network, and showcase the brand’s high performing on air line-up around the country, with a multi-platform marketing campaign launching in February. Full details.

Nova 106.9 Official FM Radio Broadcaster
 of Commonwealth Games

Brisbane’s number one rating radio station, Nova 106.9, announced a partnership with the Seven Network today, making the station the ‘Official Brisbane FM Commercial Radio Broadcaster of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games’. Full details.

Paul Holmes Joins 2CA

Forever Classic 2CA is excited to announce that Paul Holmes will be joining the station in 2018 as host of its flagship Breakfast Show. Paul Holmes is a well-known radio personality through his many years at Sydney’s 2Day FM working alongside Wendy Harmer, Peter Moon, Jamie Dunn and Agro and more recently at WS FM and Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast. Full story.

Why people listen to radio – it makes them feel happier
People listen to radio because it makes them feel happier and more informed, with news and traffic updates, on-air personalities and the live nature of radio being key drivers for choosing radio over other forms of media, according to GfK’s latest Radio Insights research on listening drivers. Full details.

Josh Olek Hosts Oz Made

Josh Olek is the new host of the Grant Broadcasters weeknight music show "Oz Made". Josh who is the daytime host of K Rock Geelong takes over from former host Sarah Demicoli aka "Sarah D". Sarah gave birth to her first child recently.

Steve Smith Returns To Australia

Steve Smith, former ARN Melbourne general manager, is returning to Australia. He's been the COO of the Arabian Radio Network has accepted the role of role of CEO of Boost Media International, a consultancy formed by George Buschman.

Christian O'Connell

ARN Secures Christian O’Connell For Gold Breakfast

international radio announcer Christian O’Connell is moving to Melbourne to join the Pure Gold network, hosting GOLD 104.3 Breakfast in 2018. Christian is best known as the host of the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio in the UK. The youngest ever inductee into the UK’s Radio Academy Hall of Fame and winner of more Radio Academy Awards than any other person, Christian is also a successful stand-up comedian, author and TV presenter. Full details.

Leigh Montagna

A New Duo Of Dead Set Legends

St Kilda champion Leigh Montagna (pictured) and Triple M Footy news breaker Jay Clark will head up Dead Set Legends on Triple M Melbourne each Saturday morning in 2018. Triple M Melbourne’s Head of Content, Shaun Gough said, “We look forward to a Big and exciting year with Joey & Jay making their DSL debut tomorrow.” A rotating cast of co-hosts and guests will join Joey & Jay each week. First up is Billy Brownless. Dead Set Legends are heard Saturday’s on Triple M Melbourne 10am to Midday.

Hit and Triple M for Amazon Alexa

From February 1, Hit Network and Triple M flash briefings will be available to listen on Amazon Alexa. Listeners can now add Triple M news and sports updates, as well as news, entertainment and celebrity news from the Hit Network to their personalized flash briefing, which they can then play simply by asking “Alexa, what’s the news?” Full Details.

Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman's Final Day On Radio

2CC announcer Chris Coleman will host his final radio show on Friday February 2.  He's worked in the industry since 1986. He's joining the ACT Police media team.  Read what he had to share on Facebook.  Full story.


ABC dismantles sound libraries and axes staff

The ABC is dismantling its historic sound and reference libraries across the country and making 10 specialist librarians redundant to free up floor space and save on wages. Full story.

Matt Granland

Matt Granland joins 3AW football commentary team.

Matt Granland will broadcast Saturday night matches for 3AW Football.  Granland, who was axed from SEN 1116, will broadcast Saturday night matches for the Melbourne's top rating talk station.

Kane Cornes

Adelaide Radio Show on SEN Melbourne

SEN’s Melbourne audiences will be listening to a radio show hosted from Adelaide with the appointment of Kane Cornes to its Friday morning spot. He will fill the space left by Gerard Whateley, who will take Friday mornings off to allow him to call the football on Friday nights (Source: Herald Sun).

Triple M Country

Triple M Country – New SCA Digital Radio Station

Triple M Country will go live at midnight tonight, with Southern Cross Austereo launching its new digital radio station. Triple M Country will feature contemporary music by many celebrated Aussie and international artists, from Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers and Keith Urban, to Sam Hunt, Florida Georgia Line, and Carrie Underwood. Full details.

Jaime Chaux

CRA appoints Jaime Chaux Head of Digital

Commercial Radio Australia today announced the appointment of Jaime Chaux to the position of Head of Digital. Mr Chaux takes up the new role in March. Full details.

Emma Field

Emma Field Joins ABC

Emma Field tweets: "After 7 years I'm leaving The Weekly Times to take up a job with ABC Gippsland. It's been a wonderful ride with WT, but I look forward to new challenges and moving back to Gippsland."

Record numbers listen to commercial radio in 2017
More Australians tuned into live and local commercial radio throughout 2017 than ever before, with an average cumulative audience of nearly 10.5 million people listening each week in metropolitan areas, growing the audience by more than 200,000 people. More information.

Brett Thomas

SEN Cuts Newsreader

Craig Hutchison has wielded the knife again, with sports newsreader Brett Thomas the latest to be shown the door at SEN. The SportsSENtral newsreader, who was heard in the afternoons, has been sacked, the Herald Sun has confirmed. Thomas has been at the station for almost nine years. “Have worked for the past five years as the afternoon news reader for SportSENtral with stints on the road as well,” his LinkedIn profile says. “Commentate, host, produced there isn’t a role I haven’t done at SEN.”

Janet Cameron

Janet Cameron Wins Australia Day Honour

Janet Cameron has won an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the general division.  This is for service to the broadcast media.She's the Managing Director of Grant Broadcasters. The company started back in 1942 when her father  Walter Grant bought the license for 2DU Dubbo, NSW.

Tim Holt

Former ABC Radio South East presenter Tim Holt also received an Order of Australia honour.  After landing a slot with station Radio DJ in 1969 as a 19-year-old, Mr Holt was making pre-recorded tapes for the military, with a mix of news and music. One of the tapes landed him a job with Radio 2BE in Bega, so he jumped in his car and never looked back. Full story.

Mel Mayer has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community of Coolamon and to radio broadcast production.

Matt Cameron

Changes At 3GG

Matt Cameron (Tipping) is now 3GG’s night and weekend announcer. He replaces Orion Kelly who moves into local news. Matt will be filling in for “Deaksy” on breakfast in February 2018.

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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.

Kristen - Power FM

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.

Gerard Whateley

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)

Jay Bangers

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.

Kennedy Molloy

Hamish Blake gives Kennedy Molloy Tips

Hamish Blake of Hamish & Andy fame has given Triple M's Kennedy Molloy some segment tips. Audio.


Ed Kavalee

Why Ed Kavalee broke down mid-interview

During an interview with, 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

Lee Kernaghan

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.

Will McMahon

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.