Radio News

Vale Richard Daniel 1958-2024

Richard Daniel, radio announcer and former radio station owner, has died aged 65. He began his radio career at 8HA Alice Springs in 1977. He then went on to work for 2MC and 2CS. In 1998, Richard and his wife Julie purchased 2BH and Hill FM in Broken Hill.

‘Strawny’ To Take A Break

Alex ‘Strawny’ Strachan has wrapped up his final shift, as he departs his role on Triple M Mid North Coast Breakfast to take care of his mental health. Strawny took over Breakfast from his dad Mark Strachan OAM at the beginning of this year.

Aiden Grant Joins 96Three Geelong

Aiden Grant Joins 96Three Geelong

Aiden Grant will join Geelong’s 96three as Assistant Content Director and Drive show host. He moves from Christian station 1079 Life FM Adelaide, where he has lived for the past 10 years. He has also worked for SAFM and Nova in Adelaide as well as K-Rock in Geelong.

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Australian Podcast Ranker – April

The Australian Podcast Ranker has been released by Commercial Radio and Audio (CRA) and Triton Digital. The top 5 podcasts in April were: Hamish & Andy (918,977 monthly listeners), followed by Casefile True Crime (814,928), then ABC News Top stories (668,722), Mamamia Out Loud (547,801) and in fifth spot Shameless (527,448 monthly listeners)

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Ipswich – Xtra Insights Survey 1: 2024

River 94.9 is the station most listened to in the latest Ipswich Xtra Insights survey (#1/2024).  They had a share of 33.6% (+4.0). Next came B105 with 13.4% (-1.3)  then Triple M with 10.1% (+3.8). River 94.9 was the station listened to most in all sessions.

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Update on the proposed ARN/ACP merger with SCA

Southern Cross Media Group Limited (ASX: SXL) (SCA) notes the announcement from ARN Media Limited (ASX: A1N) (ARN) that the consortium comprising ARN and Anchorage Capital Partners Pty Limited (ACP) (Consortium) has withdrawn its proposal to acquire SCA. 

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GfK Newcastle Radio Ratings

In the first survey for Newcastle, Triple M was clearly the No 1 station with a share of 23.3% (+3.0). Next came Hit 106.9 with 13.3% (-2.1) and then 105.3 FM with 11% (-0.4). Triple M was No 1 in all sessions increasing their share in morning by 5.5% and 5.6% in afternoon.

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GfK Gold Coast/Tweed Radio Ratings 1/2024

In the first survey for 2024, HOT TOMATO was clearly the No 1 station with a share of 20.8% (+4.4). Next came 92.5 Triple M with 10.6% (-2.2) and then sister SCA station 90.9 SEA FM with 9.3% (-0.3). Hot Tomato was No 1 in all sessions increasing their share inevening by 9.9% and 9.9% in drive

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The KIIS Network gets a new weekend breakfast show

Chris ‘Pagey’ Page and Amy Gerard have been paired for a new weekend breakfast show on the KIIS Network, Saturday and Sunday mornings, bringing with them their lives including five kids under eight, a million parenting tales and fails, friendship, fun and a whole lot of heart.

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ABC Parramatta Officially Opens




The ABC has officially opened its new broadcast facility in Parramatta with key ABC Sydney presenters now live on-air from the site with ABC News, Audio and Digital teams joining them over the next few months.

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Vale John Summerton

John Summerton has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the first General Manager at 2 Double 0 in Wollongong (now i98FM), and of Power FM /2ST Nowra for 23 years before his retirement in 2013. Summerton spent nearly 50 years in radio including on air roles at 2WL Wollongong and programming and on air roles at 2CH in Sydney.

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Ballarat

103.1 Power FM Ballarat was the most listened to station in the Xtra Insights Ballarat survey with 27.3 % (-0.8). Next came 3BA 102.3 FM with 21.3 (+0.1). Triple J came next with 9.3% then ABC Ballarat 6.7%.

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