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Media Business Development Manager (MWC Media Melbourne) - Oct 20
Broadcast Distribution Manager (Crocmedia Melbourne) - Oct 17
 Content Producer - Video, Online and Social (SEN 1116 Melbourne) - Oct 17
Breakfast Announcer (2LM Lismore) - Oct 13
Street Crew (ARN - Sydney) - Oct 11
Journalist (Maternity Leave) (6MM/Coast FM Mandurah) - Oct 6
Breakfast Announcer (94.9 Power FM Nowra) - Oct 4
Breakfast Show Producer /Announcer (Wave FM Wollongong) -Oct 3
Copywriter and Announcer (ZZZ FM Lismore) - Sep 29
Journalist (2CA /2CC Canberra) - Sep 26
 


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96FM Axes Breakfast Show

WA Today reports that 96FM has axed its breakfast show hosts Carmen and Fitzi with the duo set to be replaced by Lisa Fernandez and Paul Hogan in 2018. After poor ratings and recently being ranked Perth's sixth most popular breakfast show, Carmen Braidwood and Brad Fitzgerald will finish up at the station on Monday. Full story.




Neil Mitchell Celebrates 30 years on 3AW

On Friday October 20 3AW morning host Neil Mitchell celebrated 30 years at the Melbourne talk station. The only radio he did before that was a regular spot with Derryn Hinch when Mitchell was editor at the Herald Sun newspaper.  They used to do a spot at 5 minutes to 12. Audio and photo highlights.


Glenn Hartas

Glenn Hartas Joins LAFM

Glenn Hartas, former General Manager of 91.9 Fresh FM Gladstone, has a new radio role in Tasmania. Glenn has accepted the position of Music Director and Drive Announcer at LAFM Launceston. He commenced with LAFM Monday on October 16th.


SCA appoints Kim Norman Sales Director
 – PodcastOne Australia

SCA has announced the appointment of Kim Norman as Sales Director – PodcastOne Australia.A Sales Executive for Austereo almost 10 years ago, Kim returns to SCA, most recently from HT&E’s AdShel where she was State Sales Manager for NSW & ACT.


Lawrence Mooney

Triple M Brisbane Breakfast Changes
 
Lawrence ‘The Moonman’ Mooney is officially joining ‘Marto’ and Robin on the new Triple M Big Breakfast 104.5FM in 2018. Lawrence has been a regular contributor to Triple M Brisbane Breakfast, calling in as “Big Mal” and most recently filling in for Ed Kavalee whilst he was on paternity leave. Kavalee, who has shared the brekkie microphone at Triple M Brisbane for the past four years, will be moving back to Melbourne to spend time with his new baby boy and his wife. Kavalee will continue with SCA as well as his raft of media commitments including Have You Been Paying Attention?
 

Erin Molan

Erin Molan Wins Best Newcomer On Air (Metro)

2GB presenter Erin Molan won the ACRA for 'Best New Comer On Air'.  She's also a part of the 2GB Continious Call Team that also won the 'Best On Air Team - Metro' (AM). Jocks' Journal spoke to Erin at the awards. Audio.

Hamish & Andy

Hamish & Andy Win for
Best Station Produced Comedy Segment

Hamish & Andy (Hit Network) scored another ACRA on Saturday night winning for Best Station Produced Comedy Segment - Metro.   Jocks' Journal spoke to the poopular duo at the awards. Audio. Link to the 'Australia's Best Bloke' video.


ABC Radio Hobart

2017 Hobart Radio Survey

For the second year running, ABC Radio Hobart was the top rating station in the latest Xtra Research Hobart survey. In order the top 5 stations were: ABC Radio Hobart (18.0%), 7HOFM (17.7), Triple M Hobart (16.9), Hit 100.9 Hobart (16.7) and Triple J (12.3). Full details.   Press Releases.


Ray Hadley



2GB’s Ray Hadley & Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty
Take out top Radio Awards

2GB/4BC broadcaster, Ray Hadley has become the most celebrated radio announcer in the history of the ACRAs, this year winning the Best Talk Presenter, Best Sports Event Coverage, Best On-Air Team (Metro AM), as part of the Continuous Call Team and an induction into the Hall of Fame, taking his total awards to 30 throughout his 36-year radio career. For the second year running, Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold, hosts of NOVA’s number one national drive show, won the Best On-Air Team (Metro FM).  Full list of winners.


Amanda Keller

Hadley and Keller inducted into Radio Hall of Fame

Ray Hadley and Amanda Keller, were tonight inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame at the 29th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards.  In front of more than 1000 industry peers, 2GB’s Ray Hadley and WSFM’s Amanda Keller were both recognised for their outstanding lifetime achievement and contribution to the radio broadcasting industry.  Full details.




A Round Table of Radio’s Digital Experts


This final session was presented by Matt Saraceni - Innovation Community Manager - Telstra Labs, Telstra. A panel of radio experts from the ARN, SCA, Grant Broadcasters, ABC and Crocmedia shared their thoughts on the industry’s digital side.  Angela Stengel (ABC) says - “We should be leaders in this area.”  One question was - ‘What’s your most successful project?’ - Rohan Dwyer: (Grant Broadcasters) - "Tasmania Talks.". Simon Chapman (Crocmedia) - "Crocmedia’s AFL Trade Radio."  Angela Stengel (ABC)  - “An app we launched recently called ‘How Do You Sleep At Night?’ . Chris Derrick (SCA) - "The RadioApp that we started and then handed over to CRA."




Steve Ahern


Challenges of Journalism In A Dangerous World


Steve Ahern  spoke about his experiences in Kabul, Afghanistan and other ‘media dark’ areas of the world. Steve’s company AMT has been working with news media in these difficult countries. He spoke of one female journalist in Kabul who was pursuing a career in journalism.  However she wouldn’t work on camera as she said her family would kill her!  However she hopes that times will change and hopefully one day her daughter will work on camera - and so she continues to work behind the scenes as a producer. He also shared a story about two of his interpreters who were also working as ‘secret police.'  




Deborah Clay


Real News In A World Of Fake Facts - Radio Alive 2017


The panel included: Deborah Clay (National News Director - ARN), Jason Morrison (Director of News - Channel 7), Michelle Griffin (News Director - The Age), Chris Pane (Huffington Post) and Alan Sunderland (Head of Editorial - ABC). It was hosted by Tim Burrowes (Mumbrella). Jason Morrison spoke about the recent “stop the fags” hoax story.  He said “don’t be sucked into a story unless you see it for yourself and not just some social media pics.”  The panel also discussed the recent ‘Vegemite blend 17” - is it a real news story - or is purely a product push?  Should it be covered in news and where does commercialism meet journalism?   Michelle Griffin says The Age didn’t cover it as it was boring.  The recent Ray Hadley story involving the employee of West Orange Motors was also raised.  Jason says that Ray was right. and says regarding the station that blocked his comments - “ If they don’t trust him on this story then they shouldn’t take his program”.





Powerhouse Women In Media At Radio Alive 2017

Angela Bishop was the moderator for the Powerhouse Women In Media session at Radio Alive. The panel included Erin Molan (Macquarie Media and Nine Network), Carrie Bickmore (Hit Network and Network Ten), Amanda Keller (WSFM and Network Ten) and Susie O’Neill (Nova and Olympic swimmer). More details.




#QandA Session Kicks Off Radio Alive 2017


Virginia Trioli headed a live QandA radio session.  Some interesting comments … Tom Elliott (3AW drive host) says he doesn’t read any newspapers - although he writes for the Herald Sun.  Michelle Rowland (MP) says radio is still her biggest form of media. She starts her day with News Radio.  For a bit of fun in the afternoon she listens to FM radio. It might be Triple M or even Hope FM.  Also enjoys Jones and Amanda on WS FM.  Mitch Fifield (Minister for Communications and Minister for the Arts) begins his day reading six newspapers. He also tunes into AM on ABC and then the early morning TV news programs. Others on the panel included Joel Creasy (comedian), Jamila Rizvi (writer, presenter and commentator) and Michelle Guthrie - Managing Director ABC.



The Chaser


Triple M Hires The Chaser Friday 13th

 

The Chaser's Andrew Hansen, Charles Firth and Dom Knight will return weekdays from 3-4pm on Triple M Sydney. Radio Chaser will also regularly feature Chas Licciardello, Craig Reucassel and Chris Taylor. Full details



GfK

CRA Announces Extension Of GfK Ratings Contract

The commercial radio industry today announced a five-year extension of the radio audience measurement contract with international research company GfK as the industry gathered at the Radio Alive 2017 conference in Melbourne. Full story.




Radio Stars Power $21 million Radio Alive Campaign

The commercial radio industry has launched its new $21 million Radio Alive campaign nationally, highlighting the power of its on-air stars and its growing reach across digital, mobile and social media platforms. Full story.
 



Radio stays number one in latest Share of Audio Study

Radio has strengthened its position as Australia’s favourite and most listened to form of audio entertainment, with time spent listening on mobile devices increasing over the past year, according to a comprehensive study on listening trends.  Full story.


Ray Hadley

Ray Hadley Accuses Two Big Media Companies Of Censorship

Ray Hadley, the radio 2GB talkback broadcaster took aim at SCA and Fairfax Media after his broadcast about a court case involving an employee of West Orange Motors, in the NSW central western town of Orange, was not played on the local Triple M station or reported in the local Fairfax-owned Central Western Daily newspaper. The truck driver, who was involved in a fatal accident and has been charged with dangerous driving causing death and negligent driving causing death, was given his licence back by a magistrate. Full story.




Commercial Radio Industry Automated Holdings System Is Live

Commercial Radio Australia has announced that radio holdings - the first step in the industries common automated trading platform to operate across the entire radio and media industry in Australia - is live and operational. Full story.


6PR

Radio Renovation at 6PR

The last time Perth talkback station 6PR 882 had a makeover in 1985, then Premier Brian Burke cut the ribbon and Back to the Future was electrifying cinema screens.  Fast forward 32 years and Radio 6PR is broadcasting round-the-clock from brand new, state-of-the-art radio studios, custom built during a multi-million dollar overhaul that began late last year and has just wrapped up. Full story from Canberra Times.


Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen

Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen back as ACRAS hosts
 
Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen, best known as members of the comedy group The Chaser, will host the 29th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) in Melbourne, for the second year running. This year’s ACRAs will feature Sheppard, the Australian indie pop band with the worldwide successful song “Geronimo”, will open the show.  Ricki-Lee Coulter will perform her new single “Not too Late”.  Plus, Caitlyn Shadbolt whose debut single “Maps Out the Window” hit number one on the Country iTunes chart.  Full details.


Carrie & Tommy

Hughesy & Kate To Join SCA Alongside Carrie & Tommy

The Hit Network has announced a newline up for Drive in 2018 - Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little from 3.00pm - 4:30pm, followed by Drive team Hughesy and Kate from 4:30 - 6:30pm. In a radio first the new extended Drive show programming,  will broadcast to all 43 Hit Network radio stations.


Will and Woody

Will and Woody To Head KIIS Drive
 
ARN has announced the first phase of its transformative 2018 strategy with a new Drive show on the National KIIS Network and a new Breakfast show for Melbourne’s KIIS 101.1. ‘Will & Woody’ aka Will McMahon and Woody Whitelaw will move to ARN’s KIIS Network in 2018 and drive audiences home across the country. Both boys are from Melbourne.  


Jase and PJ

Jase & PJ Join KIIS On Breakfast

 ‘Jase & PJ’ aka Jason ‘Jase’ Hawkins and Polly ‘PJ’ Harding will be bringing their ‘Always Awkward’ brand of content to KIIS 101.1 Breakfast in 2018. As a result of these changes, Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes and Kate Langbroek will not return to the network in 2018 but have joined the Hit Network. In addition, Matt Tilley and Meshel Laurie will also not be returning to KIIS 101.1.


Hughesy and Kate

Hughesy And Kate KIIS Goodbye

KIIS FM Drive hosts Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek are understood to be parting ways with the radio station at the end of the year according to the Sunday Herald Sun.  The pair joined KIIS to present their Hughsey and Kate national Drive program in early 2015 after a long career at Nova. Both Langbroek and Hughes are out of contract at the end of the year.



Jay Mueller

Jay Joins Pacific Star

Jay Mueller, current Triple M Melbourne’s The Hot Breakfast EP will be joining The Pacific Star Network as group content director of broadcast and digital in February 2018. The Pacific Star Network is the owner of all 1116 SEN, Classic Rock Radio, Aussie Digital, Koool and their respective digital platforms.


Matt and Meshel

New Breakfast Menu at KIIS

Sunday Herald Sun reports that KIIS breakfast hosts Matt Tilley and Meshel Laurie are understood to be signing off, with NZ radio duo Jase Hawkins (formerly known as Labby at B105) and Polly ‘PJ’ Harding hot favourites to land the timeslot in 2018.  When approached for comment, ARN — the parent company of KIIS — wouldn’t confirm rumours but said “we will be making announcements about 2018 very shortly”.

Dave Howard

Dave Howard Dodges The Bullet Twice

Back in 2008 whilst working with Triple M Adelaide, Dave Howard was diagnosed with bowel cancer. Dave, who is currently filling on on FIVEaa, told JJ: “But it was the on the recent Easter long weekend in 2017 that would prove my battle and recovery from cancer would seem like a walk in the park compared the fight I was about to face.”  Read his full story and health update.  


Osher Gunsberg

Osher Gunsberg announces departure from Hit105

HIT105’s Stav, Abby and Matt were left reeling during their show this morning when their co-host Osher Gunsberg announced he was done.Using an original song, Osher surprised his breakfast co-hosts with the news during the show this morning, explaining that the addition of hosting a Bachelor spin-off to his already loaded schedule had proven too much. Earlier this week, Ten had confirmed US-based reality show Bachelor in Paradise was being adapted for Australia with Osher as host. (news.com.au)


GfK

GfK Metro Survey 6/2017

Talk stations 2GB (12.6%) and 3AW (16.2%) continue their reign respectively at No 1 Sydney and Melbourne. Nova 106.9 (13.5%) were once again No 1 in Brisbane with MIX 102.3 (12.4%) the top station in Adelaide and MIX 94.5 (13.7%) at No 1 in Perth  Full details.


Christina Samarin

 Christina Debuts In Radio

Christina Samarin from Boom! Radio in WA who has scored a commercial radio job. She has landed a role with Real FM & 2MG in Mudgee. Boom is part of the radio course at North Metropolitan TAFE in Perth.


Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson To Make a Career Change

Sam Thompson, Content Director for GOLD 104.3 and KIIS 101.1 in Melbourne, is leaving her ARN role to focus on a career change. She joined the ARN in April 2015. She also spent 7 years with DMG radio as well as time with MCM Media and Authentic Entertainment.


SEN116

Mark Johnson Departs SEN

Mark Johnson, SEN 1116 Program Director, has left the Melbourne sport station after 11 years. No word as yet on his replacement.


Spencer Howson

Spencer Howson’s New Role

Spencer Howson, former ABC Brisbane breakfast announcer, has a new ABC role. He’s been appointed as the ABC Regional, Program Quality Advisor.


Jerimiah Busniak

Jerimiah Busniak Off To Brisbane

Jerimiah Busniak reports that he’s moving up to Brisbane and into a Hit Network Image Producer role. He’ll be doing station imaging for Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. He’s currently Creative Producer for Fifi, Bev and Byron in Melbourne.


Hawkesbury Radio

Michael Golikov Leaves Hawkesbury Radio

Michael Golikov, Hawkesbury Radio 89.9FM rugby league commentator, is departing the community station after twenty years. Hawkesbury Radio has been in the news of late as their full time licence has not been renewed.  However the station has been granted a temporary licence to stay on air.


 

Radio Targets Summer Advertising

Commercial radio will conduct research on summer listening for the second year in a row as it urges advertisers to use radio to tap into consumer spending during the upcoming holiday season. Joan Warner, chief executive officer of industry body Commercial Radio Australia, said while media consumption patterns changed during the hottest months of the year, radio listening tends to increase as consumers have more leisure time. Full details.



Creina Chapman

Creina Chapman to join SCA Leadership Group

SCA has announced that Creina Chapman, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications has joined the SCA Leadership Group. Creina joined SCA in 2015 with extensive media and political experience gained from positions at News Corp, Nine Network and Senior Adviser roles in Federal Election campaigns. Since joining SCA, she has been an active member of the Executive team.



Bryce Ruthven

Bryce Ruthven Joins TR FM

On Friday September 29, Bryce Ruthven concluded his time at WS FM as Jonesy and Amanda’s studio manager and as announcer on The Edge 96One in Sydney. He’s moving to TR FM in Gippsland to take up an on air role and to pursue his passion in sports broadcasting. He says: ”I couldn’t thank Jonesy, Amanda and Charlie Fox enough for giving a guy from a regional market a shot in the big smoke!”


John Burns

Is John Burns Leaving 3AW?

The Australian newspaper reports: “A few weeks ago, it seemed that the most successful partnership in radio could end. At 72, John Burns, was contemplating retirement. Burns, is breakfast partner-in-crime with Ross Stevenson on 3AW. The pair have dominated Melbourne breakfast radio since 2001, winning more than 100 consecutive ratings periods. The radio station says such speculation is misplaced. Burns “is negotiating a new contract”, says 3AW head of operations Stephen Beers.


Daniel Doody

Doody Joins 2EC/Power FM

Daniel Doody has joined 2EC and Power FM in Bega as a Radio Journalist. He’s been with the station for just over a month.

 
 
iHeartRadio Australia Launches Planet Oz
And The Showdown Stations

iHeartRadio Australia has launched  two new radio stations. Planet Oz, featuring the best of Australian music and The Showdown which will provide the ultimate soundtrack for some of the country’s biggest events on the sporting calendar. The Showdown will pop up on iHeartRadio for all major arena events including Grand Finals, State of Origin, Olympics, World Cup, and Commonwealth Games so audiences can listen to a mix of big anthem tracks and songs. Since 2014, Planet Oz has aired as a dedicated Australian music radio program on Sydney’s KIIS 1065 and Melbourne’s KIIS 101.1 broadcast weekly on Sundays between 6am – 8am and Wednesdays from 10pm to midnight.


Kieran Simpson

Kieran Simpson Joins 2DAY FM

Kieran Simpson has accepted a new role as Digital Content Producer at 2DayFM. He spent the previous 18 months working with Matt and Meshel at KIIS 101.1.


Matthew Granger

Granger Leaves ARN

Matthew Granger, Commercial Director for ARN in Sydney and Brisbane has left the business after six years. Granger was responsible for the commercial function for both agency and direct sales in both markets and management of national agency partnerships.




Home of 3SA Sold

31 Grosvenor St St Kilda - the home of the 3SA radio station - has been sold for $1.705 million. The residence was originally owned by Clarke Sinclair. This was where many Victorian radio announcers got their on air training.  The St Kilda landline station opened in 1954 and closed following Clarke’s death in 2010. 




ABC No 1 in GfK Canberra Survey

ABC Canberra rated No 1 in the Canberra Radio Survey 3 with 16.9% (+3.3).  They were closely followed by Mix 106.3 with 16.4 (-3.1.  Next came hit 104.7 with 14.3 (-2.5).  2CA had a share of 7.5 % (+1.0) and 2CC were 5.9 % (+2.0).  Full details.  Press Releases.




Wayne Shearman Retires

After over 40 years in radio and 34 years with the ABC, Wayne Shearman has announced his retirement. His final program on ABC Wide Bay will air on October 2.




ABC Farewell Shane McLeod

ABC Sydney News Director Shane McLeod has moved on.  He has lead the ABC News team in Sydney since March 2015.




Michael Stamp Leaves 6PR


The 6PR Perth newsroom is losing reporter and newsreader Michael Stamp. The station is now seeking a replacement.






Vision Christian Radio's 700th Station


With the installation of Lake Nash in the Northern Territory, it now means that Vision Christian Radio has 700 stations broadcasting nationwide.  In just 18 years since tiny beginnings in the Queensland country town of Beaudesert, Vision Radio has covered the airwaves from coast to coast. It's been listener-supported the entire time.





Wil Anderson to Join Triple M's Hot Breakfast
 
Wil Anderson is joining Melbourne’s Triple M Hot Breakfast alongside Eddie McGuire and Luke Darcy. A die-hard Western Bulldogs and AFL fan, Wil has been a long-time listener to Triple M’s Hot Breakfast, tuning in wherever he is in the world.Wil Anderson replaces his friend Mick Molloy on Hot Breakfast, who is heading over to Triple M national drive with Jane Kennedy in 2018. Mick’s last show with the Hot Breakfast will be Friday 6 October. Wil will start Monday 23 October.




Patrick Joins Sun 969 Breakfast

Patrick Comerford from Melbourne has joined Sun 969 in Alice Springs. He’s now hosting 'The Morning Grind With Pat' breakfast show.




Lyn Barp Appointed Head of Local Sales

SCA has announced the appointment of Lyn Barp to Head of Local Sales – Sydney. Lyn, who has been a part of the sales team at SCA & Austereo for the past 18 years. Lyn will be leading a team of over 30 staff where she is responsible for managing revenue across metro radio, regional radio and digital assets.




Hot 100 No 1 in Darwin Radio Ratings

Local stations HOT 100 FM and Mix 104.9, part of the 100% family owned Grant Broadcasters radio network, were the two top rating stations with 34.4 and 22.5 % respectively in the latest Darwin ratings. Next came ABC Radio Darwin with 14%. Full details.   Press Release.




BOOM Radio Returns To Perth Royal Show

BOOM Radio is set to make a return to the Perth Royal Show this year. Every day for the full 8 days, the student run radio station based in Leederville will be on site conducting a live OB as well as running competitions and providing a chill-out lounge and games for any attendees of the Show. Senior Lecturer Annwen Burrows said:  “The Perth Royal Show is a great opportunity for the students to bring together all the skills they have learnt throughout the year at previous events such as the Skills West Expo” For more information on BOOM Radio, or to listen in, head to the website www.boomradio.com.au


 

Vale Bob Perry

Bob Perry, one of Adelaide's best known radio and TV newsmen, has passed away. He started in the mid 1960s hosting 5AD's Saturday Night. He was also the station's weekend surf and shark patrol reporter and went on to do breakfast news. After a stint as a reporter and newsreader with ADS 7 he joined Nine where he eventually became News Editor and Chief of Staff. (Source: Radio Green Room)


SEAhit101.3

Gosford Radio Survey 1, 2017

SEA HIT 101.3 was the top rating station in the Gosford Xtra Insights Survey 1, 2017. SEA HIT rated 17.9% (-2.0), closely followed by Star 104.5 with 17. 3 (+ 3.3) and then FM 107.7 2GO with 11.7 (-2.0). Full details.


Juliette Luculano

Juliette’s New Job

Juliette Iuculano has accepted a new job as the Tactics Manager for hit 101.9 on the Fraser Coast. She is moving there from Lismore where she has been working at 100.9 ZZZ FM as the drive announcer and production assistant.


Show + Tell

Show + Tell on KIIS

Kiis Network has launched a new women’s radio show – Show + Tell, which will run on Saturdays for 11 weeks from October 7. Airing on the national KIIS Network 9 – 10am on Saturday mornings and hosted by Show + Tell co-founder and KIIS FM 3PM Pick Up’s Katie ‘Monty’ Dimond.Show.


Andrew Sidwell

Andrew Sidwell Heads ARN Custom Solutions

ARN has announced the appointment of Andrew Sidwell into the newly created role of Head of Custom Solutions. Leading the national Integration and Campaign Solutions team Andrew will be responsible for elevating ARN’s ideation, integration and thought leadership proposition.


Stolzy

New 2NM/Power FM PD

Glenn ‘Stolzy’ Stolzenhein has taken up the role as PD/Content Director at 2NM/Power FM Hunter Valley. ‘Stolzy’ also continues on the Power FM brekky program.


Mel Heldon

Mel Moves To Zoo

Mel Heldon will be doing breakfast at Super Radio Network's Zoo FM Dubbo after five years at Real FM/2MG Mudgee.




John Laws With Phil and Simon on 3AW

2SM Sydney morning announcer John Laws has granted a rare interview to "an old mate" Philip Brady.  He told Phil and his 3AW Nightline co-host Simon Owens why he will never retire. Audio.


Dave Thornton

Dave Thornton Quitting Fox FM Breakfast

After four years of early starts, Dave Thornton, is quitting Melbourne’s FOX FM breakfast show.  Thornton will depart Fox FM’s Fifi, Dave, Fev and Byron show at the end of the month. He recently informed management of his decision to sign off from the show and that he would not be seeking a new deal at the end of his current contract.  He and Box launched their Fox FM breakfast show in 2014 and in recent years have welcomed Brendan Fevola, and then Byron Cooke to the line-up. (Source: Herald Sun)


Adrian Johnston

AJ Joins 92.5 Gold FM Breakfast

Adrian ‘AJ’ Johnston will join Peter ‘Spida’ Everitt and Bridge Daley on the Gold Coast breakfast show from September 18. He says: “I want to help Gold - they have gone from No 1 to No 3 and I don’t like being on a sinking ship.” He moves from the morning program. Richard Fowler left the breakfast program in June last year after 22 years on air.


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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.





Mitchell’s Part-time Dream


With his contract about to expire, 3AW morning presenter Neil Mitchell is contemplating a radical change — going part-time.  “I reckon if I could do a four- day week I would work for ¬another 10 years,” Mitchell says from an outside broadcast studio where he has just finished a 3½-hour shift for 3AW, the Melbourne AM radio talkback institution. Full story.





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.)



Radio 97


Tweed Radio Station Marks Big Milestone


Radio 97 this week marked an impressive 80 years since its studios first went live in Murwillumbah on September 2, 1937. Breakfast presenter Scott Mayman said it was listeners who claimed the gifts when the station offered big birthday giveaways from last week. Full story.





2CH Listener Wins a Brand New Lexus


Sydney’s 2CH listener, Patricia from Hurtsville has walked away with a Brand New CT200h Lexus as part of Sydney’s 2CH Unlock a Lexus Campaign! All culminated with an Outside Broadcast hosted by Gareth McCray at Sydney City Lexus today, Saturday 26th August.  Full details.