Radio fit for a king

Martin King will present drive on the all new Melbourne talk radio station which is set to launch soon. MTR 1377's King will go head to head with Derryn Hinch who hosts drive on 3AW

The Touch wins I am with the band.

Adelaide band The Touch is officially Australia’s hottest emerging music act, beating tough competition to be crowned the official winner of Nova’s I Am With The Band competition today.

Beating a staggering 1,065 bands that entered the competition through www.novafm.com.au , The Touch won $10,000 as well as national airplay on Nova stations to help them along their journey to stardom.

Combining interlocking riffs of television with the electronic dance sounds of Bloc Party, The Touch was shortlisted by an industry-judging panel as one of the top ten bands in Australia.

ACMA declares no more automation

SCOOP APRIL 1 The ACMA will this morning issue a press release announcing that commercial radio stations are and have been in breach of their licensing conditions if they provide automated programming including where the air shift is networked from a sister station or interstate source. All shifts including mid-dawns are going to have to an announcer live to air with stations having a minimum number of 6 daytime jocks. The move will send shockwaves across the industry and station bean counters to the drycleaners. Our source for this item was Issie Joshing.

Jamie Dunn gets agro on air

We wrote over 12 months ago that Jamie Dunn was only ever going to be one person on talkback radio, himself. Since joining 4BC breakfast at the start of last year Jamie has had to find his feet and he is the first one to admit it. 2010 has seen him start to carve out his niche and he seemed to be enjoying it more, well that is until this morning.

Nehama Patkin dies

Talented musician Nehama Patkin has passed away in Melbourne at the age of 70. Nehama Patkin was the oringinal presenter of the ABC television program Play School. Her contribution to radio reached generations and for hundreds of thousands of school children she was the voice of the ABC radio schools programs which Nehama scripted and presented. SMH article

Time tunnel 5KA FM 1047

Want to design your own radio station? This TVC from 1991 gives you the basics.

DMG Appoints Jenny Parkes

DMG Radio Australia have announced the appointment of Jenny Parkes to the position of Group Sales Director. Jenny joins DMG from Austereo, where she has most recently held the position of Director of Sales, Sydney.

Jenny also performed the role of Acting General Manager at 2DAYFM and Triple M for eight months in 2009.

Shawn Cosgrove steps out

3MP breakfast host Shawn Cosgrove presented his final program last Friday, 26 March 2010. John Tamb and Peter O'Callaghan are soldiering on at the station. Mark Johnson, Group Programme Director of both 1116 SEN and 3MP, is also covering Mark Irvine's afternoon program while Eddie Olek pops up for the evening program.

Nielsen radio ratings survey 2 2010

Survey 2 of the Nielsen radio ratings are now in Click on the link below to view the results. Adelaide Brisbane Melbourne Sydney Perth

Classic Rock rolling on

Melbourne's newest radio station, Classic Rock 91.5, is working overtime to get their music mix right. PD Dan Bradley to his credit has been quick to respond to recent comments, good or bad on the old Vega web site and he has now invited the listeners to pitch in and help.

SBS ad wins Round 5 of Sirens

CRA RELEASE: An ad promoting two television programs on SBS, Mythbusters and Man vs Wild, has won the overall and single categories for round five of the 2010 Siren Awards. The ad called “Back to Back” was written by Danny Wehbe and David Roberts from agency US Sydney. It is the second time an ad for SBS, created by agency, US Sydney has won in the 2010 Siren Awards.

Nova 969’s The Man Trip

Watch out ladies, Merrick Watts, “Dools” (Scott Dooley) and “Marto” (Andrew Martin) will be going on the blokiest weekend around with 16 “manly” Nova listeners.

This week and next, Merrick, Dools & Ricki-Lee are giving listeners the chance to win a “Man Trip” away with the boys from the Nova breakfast team: Merrick, Dools and Nova’s sports reporter, Marto.

David Oldfield off 2GB overnight

David Oldfield is no longer presenting the 2GB overnight program. David replaced Jim Ball at 2GB just over 2 years ago and quickly gathered a loyal following. Mike Williams will fill the role in the short term.

Archival news intros

Have a listen to a select number of news intros for radio stations including 4IP,3UZ,2UW.

Elise Mooney says no to 3MTR

A Current Affair presenter Elise Mooney has knocked back an offer to read news on the new Steve Price breakfast program soon to be heard on Melbourne Talk Radio MTR 1377.

Vale Bob Cornish

Former 3UZ General Manager Bob Cornish has passed away.

SportsDay launched

2AY have dropped another 3AW program from their weekday schedule. Sports Today which aired between 6.00pm & 8.00pm has been replaced with a new program called SportsDay. SportsDay has been created by Craig Hutchison and will initially be aired for an hour each evening. In addition to Schwass and Hutchison, co-hosts will include football identities Terry Wallace, Danny Frawley and Nathan Thompson and journalist Damian Barrett. The program will also be heard across other regional stations across Victoria.

Radio industry releases first official digital radio data

CRA RELEASE: The first official data relating to digital radio broadcasts in Australia was released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today, showing six months after the consumer launch of digital radio in the five state metropolitan capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, there are 449,000 people listening to digital radio in an average week, around 104,000* digital radios in the market and 80% of people who own a digital radio would recommend it to a friend.

Mal Garvin The ultimate betrayal

Source The Age: IN JANUARY last year, Mal Garvin was awarded the Order of Australia for ''service to the community'' and for ''the development of social welfare programs that support and guide young people, and as a broadcaster and author''.

Garvin, well-known in Melbourne a decade ago for his weekly religious radio broadcasts, is an evangelist who founded a youth program called Fusion in the 1960s. It now has branches throughout Australia and overseas.

Airwave goodbye?

RADIO coverage of the Ovens and Murray is under threat with Wangaratta community station OAK FM told it has to spend thousands of dollars to improve its coverage and keep it on-air on the Border. Full story available at the Border Mail

3MTR is the name

With a marketing push only weeks away it has now been revealed that the official new call sign of 3MP will be 3MTR. This domain name was registered on March 5, www.3mtr.com.au. Their Melbourne Talk Radio domain is now active. Check it out as it comes to life here.

What is in a name?

Could there be a potential challenge or a buy it at the right price in relation to a conflicting FM radio station name? The legalities are currently being looked at by one of the parties.

ACMA allocates licence in Geelong

ACMA RELEASE: The Australian Communications and Media Authority has allocated a long-term community broadcasting licence in Geelong to the Geelong Ethnic Communities Council Inc (GECC). GECC, which has been operating a service known as 94.7 The Pulse under a temporary licence, will provide a long-term community broadcasting service on the 94.7 MHz FM frequency.

‘We feel this is a positive outcome for the Geelong community,’ said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman

Neil Mitchell Law and Order survey

Source 3AW:This item will also appear on our sister site People Against Lenient Sentencing. Law and Order will be a major issue in this coming state election and 3AW's Neil Mitchell wants to know what you think on this hot topic.

Today on the Mitchell Program, Neil announced he is surveying Melbourne to obtain a snapshot of what you really think on Law and Order.

This mornin

Melbourne's own 3DB oops 3AW

With 3AW now referring to themselves as Melbourne's Own you may find yourself asking - 'where have I heard that before?'

If you said when Bert Newton was in charge of 3DB you would right.

Between 1986 and 1988 the station was known as Melbourne's own 3DB, the new beginning. Of course 3DB went on to become 3TT, later TTFM and now known as MIX 101.1.

Grandstand now heard on Coast FM

ABC Grandstand will commence broadcasting on ABC Coast FM to coincide with the launch of the 2010 NRL season. This Friday, 12 March, listeners will be able to hear Quentin Hull & Gerry Collins call the Brisbane Broncos v North Queensland Cowboys match.

Long lost 3XY Rocktober 1984 audio

Have a listen to this long lost audio highlighting 3XY and Roctober, 1984. We last used it on our 3XY tribute page back in 2003/2004 and although it only runs 1min 7seconds it is well worth a listen. Enjoy

Changes at Sky radio

SKY media release: Sky Sports Radio has announced a series of exciting changes and new faces for its line-up in 2010.

Sky Sports Radio’s new schedule includes enhancements to the racing stable with the expansion of racing coverage due later this month, while its sports team will be laden with premiership talent.

Jim Ball quits 2UE

Jim Ball has walked away from his 2UE Mid Dawn program after just on 2 years in the role at the station. Could a new radio role be on the cards for Jim?

Ash Bradnam not returning to breakfast

It has now been confirmed that Ash Bradnam is no longer a member of Brisbane's Nova 106.9 breakfast team. Up until now it had been understood that Ash would be returning to the show at some stage. In January we reported Nova have released a statement confirming Ash still is very much part of the station. “Co-host Ash Bradnam is still on break from the breakfast show and Nova 106.9 continues to support him on his road to recovery,” it said. This clearly is no longer the case.
Ash Bradnam went into rehab for an alcohol problem after being pulled over for drink driving around two hours after finishing work in October 8 2009.

Vega turn to Classic Rock

DMG will relaunch both Melbourne and Sydney Vega radio stations as Classic Rock 95.3 and Classic Rock 91.5 from 6.00am Friday March 12.

Classic Rock 95.3 FM comes to Sydney

DMG Radio Australia today announced the launch of a new radio station in Sydney, Classic Rock 95.3FM.

Formerly vega, Classic Rock 95.3FM will be Sydney’s only dedicated Classic Rock station, totally focused on this music 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

ABC Chairman Maurice Newman must Explain

ABC Chairman Maurice Newman's criticism of the media's coverage of global warming is extraordinary and inappropriate,” said Glenys Stradijot, a spokesperson for Friends of the ABC (Vic).

“Mr Newman is entitled to his personal views on controversial matters. But his expression of them while he remains head of the ABC damages public confidence in the national broadcaster’s independence.

Call for expressions of interest to speak at national radio conference

CRA RELEASE: For the second year in a row, Commercial Radio Australia has called for expressions of interest for people wanting to speak at its national conference on October 15 at Crown in Melbourne. Speakers are being sought to present on issues of relevance to the radio industry - digital technologies, broadcasting trends, programming and content, and opportunities and challenges for the media industry at home and around the world.

Time tunnel: 2UE Sydney Radio Jingle

From the time tunnel is this long lost 2UE Sydney Radio Jingle Sydney Is A Fabulous Town -


Hot 30 new page and high fives!

From next Monday (15 March) Chris Page, 2dayFM morning presenter, and Charli Delaney, of Hi 5 fame, will take over Austereo's Hot 30 Countdown.They replace Tim Lee and Biggzy who are moving on after a couple of years presenting Australia's favourite countdown.
Chris and Charli are no strangers on air, they currently present Party People from 7.00pm every Saturday night

Action stations

Source The Age: JOHN Singleton and Steve Price may have to rethink the name of their new radio station because ''Melbourne Talk Radio'' is already registered as a business name by Melbourne Observer media mogul Ash Long. The radio duo will also have to do something about the bad reception on the 1377 frequency, now used by 3MP, because while it has traditionally been crystal clear while travelling up the Nepean Highway to Dromana, it's crackly in the metropolis. As for the station's call sign, Long may consider selling the name if the price is right. view article

Tim Rosso bound for Triple M?

Tim Rosso Ross may be more than just a special guest at 2MMM where he was heard today on the Paul and Rach Drive show. Listen to the Podcast below.

Chrissie Swan goes full circle

When Vega 91.5 decided to ditch Chrissie Swan from breakfast late last year she must have thought 2010 was going to be a pretty lousy year. Well that certainly has not been the case as Chrissie was lucky enough to land a role hosting the Network Ten new morning show, The Circle.

The program which premiered on 9 February 2010

Magic 1278 top 500 March 2010

Magic 1278 devoted this long weekend in Melbourne to the latest list of The Top 500 Best Songs of All Time as voted by their listeners.. From 12 midday Friday March 5 Magic counted down starting with Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra and concluding yesterday March 8 with the number one, Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers Check them out here

3UZ turns 85

Radio station 3UZ was launched 85 years ago today, March 08 1925. Now known as Sport 927 the station was originally at 930 on the dial. 3UZ was the first B class licence station, permitting it to broadcast paid advertisements. 3UZ Wikipedia here Listen to the following from Bluehaze, Your rocky jockey, Stan the Man on 3UZ, 1970 (1 hour MP3 - large, 21Mb)

Vizard MTR 1377 10am - 1pm

Steve Vizard will present the 10am to 1pm timeslot on the propsed new radio station, Melbourne Talk Radio MTR 1377.

MTR 1377 melbournetalkradio.com.au

MTR 1377 Melbourne Talk Radio has registered the domain name of www.melbournetalkradio.com.au. The domain is currently parked and who is details show it has been registered to the family of MRN domains. Here is an extract of the domain name details.

Domain Name: melbournetalkradio.com.au
Last Modified: 18-Feb-2010 04:14:01 UTC
Registrar ID: NetRegistry
Registrar Name: NetRegistry
Status: ok

Registrant: MELBOURNE RADIO OPERATIONS PTY LIMITED
Registrant ID: ACN 141224124
Eligibility Type: Company

Registrant Contact ID: DOMR1003
Registrant Contact Name: MRN Domains
Registrant Contact Email: Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs

Tech Contact ID: C0573762-AR
Tech Contact Name: Dominic Main
Tech Contact Email: Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs

Name Server: ns3.netregistry.net
Name Server: ns1.netregistry.net
Name Server: ns2.netregistry.net

MTR 1377 Melbourne Talk Radio

3MP will relaunch as Melbourne Talk Radio MTR 1377. Program director Steve Price has hit the press with a clear message that he means business and what we are about to witness will possibly be the biggest shake up of Melbourne radio in close to twenty years. Don't confuse this with the more recent debacle that was Talk 1116 3AK, 3AW were always going to win that fight.

2CH Kayley out Mardi in

Kayley Harris has resigned from 2CH breakfast - a role she shared with co host Gareth McCray. Kayley is jumping in the Big Red Car with The Wiggles as their new Public Relations Manager. Mardi Cole has now joined Gareth McCray on breakfast while Rick Wayde takes over drive.

96fm listener wears mankini

AC/DC are set to rock Subiaco Oval this weekend and Perth some people are clawing at the bits to get a ticket to the sold-out shows.Radio station 96fm has used its dirty deeds segment to give listeners the chance to win tickets to the show.
96fm breakfast team, The Crew, asked listeners what they would be prepared to do to win tickets to AC/DC’s Perth concerts and one punter jumped at the chance by donning a mankini. Full story PerthNow

Radio ad revenue continues to grow

CRA RELEASE: The commercial radio industry has recorded the fourth consecutive month of growth in advertising revenue with a rise of nearly three per cent in February, according to figures released today by industry body, Commercial Radio Australia.

Figures for the month of February 2010 show growth of 2.74% in the five metropolitan markets to a total of $48.36 million, with the strongest growth in Perth of 6.28%, and growth in all markets except Adelaide.

Vizard will talk at the new 3MP 1377

As hinted here a couple of days ago it has now been confirmed that Steve Vizard will join the new MRN/PSN joint venture Melbourne talk station. There is speculation that Sam Newman and Jason Akermanis are on the radar to join the new station. Thursday nights A Current Affair video here

Chicken not happy or stirring the pot?

KROCK's Paul 'Chicken' Dyer has boycotted his brekkie show after an on-air dummy spit on Wednesday.Chicken hosts the morning brekkie radio show with Matt Bern and went on strike yesterday to protest against attempts by management to pre-plan his segment. Leigh Kuhlmann started as K-Rock's program director a week ago and implemented a daily meeting to organise the following day's breakfast segment. Full Geelong Advertiser article or Audio

DMG Radio moves to a flexible advertising model for Nova

In a continuation of DMGʼs history of market-leading innovation, Nova will from March 22nd start offering access to a new advertising model allowing its clients the flexibility to choose between ad breaks of varying lengths.

DMG Radio CEO Cathy OʼConnor said today: “We have identified an opportunity to better support our clients and also grow our business by introducing more flexibility into our ad break structure.

Grant Goldman award

Versatile 2SM breakfast presenter Grant Goldman has been presented with the CMA International Country Broadcaster of the Year Award for 'Outstanding Contributions to Country Music.

Man guilty of killing radio announcer

Source Courier Mail: A BRISBANE jury has taken just on three hours to convict a man of the savage bashing murder of a hotel patron. Sunshine Coast man Tyson Alfred Barden, 22, had pleaded not guilty in a Brisbane Supreme Court to the murder of Brisbane radio announcer Brian Heathcote in January 2007. Justice Margaret Wilson sentenced Barden to life in jail as Heathcote's friends and family cried in court. The court was told Mr Heathcote, 40, had been drinking at the Royal English Hotel in Nundah when he left to walk the short distance to his home. Full story Courier Mail

Mick Malthouse joins SEN commentary team

Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse will join the 1116 SEN AFL commentary team for a selected number of games this year starting with the season-opener between Carlton and Richmond on March 25.

Radio veteran John Kelly signs off

Source Illawarra Mercury: Former ABC Wollongong bureau chief John Kelly died yesterday, aged 82. Those who knew Mr Kelly described him as a terrific journalist, natural gentleman and proud family man. He arrived in Wollongong from Adelaide in the 1960s, and in October 1968 provided national coverage of the fires that were devastating the region. His own house was threatened by flames, until a sudden change in wind direction.
Full article here

Bob Maumill hands over to Ted Bull

After battling a few health issues Bob Maumill has retired from 6PR's daily line up. Maumill who presented afternoons has been replaced by former ABC presenter Ted Bull.

Rock of Ages

3MMM welcomes Lee Simon back to the airwaves presenting Rock of Ages, a new program, each weekday between 1pm and 2pm.

Vizard trying out for something bigger?

Could Steve Vizard be looking for an ongoing role in radio? He is currently filling in for Triple M's Eddie McGuire on ''The Hot Breakfast'' and seems to be enjoying himself. Herald Sun article here

3MP will be digital only

Easy listening 3MP will live on and become a digital only station when it surrenders the 1377 frequency to the planned new talk station.

Radio ratings survey 1 2010

Survey 1 of the Nielsen radio ratings have been released today, Adelaide Melbourne Perth Brisbane Sydney

Positive outcome for Bendigo stations

What initially appeared as a winner takes all scenario for only 1 community station in the Bendigo region of Victoria has seen the ACMA allocate three long-term radio licences in Bendigo. The successful applicants are:

Andrew Bolt joins new talk station

Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt has joined the new talk station that will soon replace Melbourne's easy listening 1377 3MP. Bolt will be heard daily on the new talk radio alternative to 3AW and promises some straight talking. Writing on his blog he said ''I’ll appear each weekday for a good long session with Steve Price, the Obama-cheering, Bush-bashing snowfield socialist. It’s the best opposition they could find, but I’m not losing sleep. In fact, it should be fun.''

3MP going talk

After months of speculation it has been confirmed that Melbourne Easy Music radio station 3MP will relaunch with a talk format. A joint venture has been formed between Macquarie Radio Network (owners of 2GB & 2CH) and Pacific Star Network owners of 3MP and SEN.

AC/DC digital station

Austereo will, for a limited time, launch a digital radio station called High Voltage dedicated to AC/DC who are about to kick off their Australian tour. Listeners will get to hear unlimited AC/DC songs including rarities, album tracks, archival audio and live recordings of their songs. High Voltage will air for four weeks until the end of AC/DC's national tour.

novafm.com.au is with the band

While most of us think we’re guitar heroes in our own living rooms, there’s a group of Aussie musicians out there who actually have the talent, and now novafm.com.au will help propel them into the spotlight with the launch of I Am With The Band.

If you’re part of an emerging band or know someone who’s in one, they can enter

I Am With The Band online at www.novafm.com.au by simply registering and submitting their original song.

Radio ad revenue continues to grow

CRA release: The commercial radio industry has recorded the third consecutive month of growth in advertising revenue with a rise of nearly four per cent in January, according to figures released today by industry body, Commercial Radio Australia.

Figures for the month of January 2010 show growth of 3.69% in the five metropolitan markets to a total of $43.61 million, with the strongest growth in Brisbane of 7.2%, and growth in all markets except Adelaide.

Ron Papps on attempted murder charge

Former racecaller Ron Papps has reportedly been charged with attempted murder. It is understood Papps, 64, appeared in Port Lincoln Magistrates Court on Friday 29th of January in relation to an alleged incident at his Port Lincoln home the previous day. He has been remanded in custody to reappear on Wednesday the 3rd of February.

Ian Blackley in hospital after heart attack

Source PerthNow: Popular Mix 94.5 radio presenter, Ian Blackley, "Blackers", had a heart attack yesterday afternoon on-air.

The radio station's website said that "Blackers" called in the content director Russell Clarke complaining of pain in his chest, with "tingles" in his arms.

Staff at the station immediately rushed the 52-year-old to Sir Charles Gairdner hospital.

He was in a stable condition in intensive care last night.

The website has a message, "We're extremely proud of Blackers for acting so quickly and identifying the seriousness of the situation... otherwise it could have been a far worse outcome."

NOW FM Moree big 20

NOW FM Moree, regional Australia's First Commercial FM Radio Station, (Under The S39 scheme) turns 20 in May this year. Greg Henry would like to hear from anyone who has worked at NOW over the years & if possible get a reunion weekend together to coincide withe the 20th birthday celebrations. Greg is also looking to record a few Vox pops with people who have had a stint with NOW FM over the years so if you can help him out please email nowfm983@bigpond.com or call on 0267 521155

Moral guardian's last crusade

SMH: In May last year, after the Matthew Johns sex scandal involving the Cronulla Sharks in New Zealand, 2GB's leading morals crusader, Chris Smith, thundered into the microphone: "If you carry on like a lunatic, full of grog, and have disrespect for women, you should be fired."

Mike Goldman joins C91.3

Mike Goldman has joined Macarthur's C91.3 FM. Mike will present the drive prgram between 3.00pm and 6.00pm from Monday January 25. Mike has most recently been heard presenting breakfast on Gorilla - a digital dance radio station operated by 2SM.

FABC Calls on Govt to Fund ABC News 24/7

“Friends of the ABC applauds the ABC's decision to launch a 24-hour television news channel this year,” said David Risstrom, a spokesperson for Friends of the ABC (Vic).

“It makes good sense for the ABC to establish a 24/7 TV news channel. The community has come to expect and rely on timely news. Importantly, the ABC can be depended on to provide independent news and analysis.

Green Guide 21 Jan 2010

CHRISTOPHER Lawrence used to think his voice was not suited to radio. "And the listeners agreed," says the broadcasting veteran, who returns to ABC Classic FM next week after vacating the drive slot in 2001. "They wrote letters to Green Guide saying, 'He sounds like a bee in a bottle', and 'Get that woman off air'." Full story The Age Green Guide

Joel weekend nights 4BC

Joel Helmes is the new host of weekend nights at 4BC. The Helmes Media Solutions GM was warming the chair over summer but following a program shake-up will stay on in the role.

Vale Ken Austin

Veteran Shepparton Radio and TV identity Ken Pappy Austin has passed away at the age of 86. Ken had been ill for the past three months and died at Goulburn Valley Base Hospital yesterday morning. Since retiring from GMV6, Ken became very much part of Goulburn Valley community station ONE FM.
Ken Austin got his start in radio at Warraguls 3UL in 1941 before it was interupted by World War 2. Upon returning home from the war he resumed his radio career at 3UL before heading to 3SR in the late 1940's. Shepparton News article here
Below Ken talks on his entry into radio

Nova 969's the chosen one

This Friday January 22, listeners can come down and meet the new Nova 969 brekky team – Merrick Watts, Scott Dooley and Ricki-Lee Coulter – between 6am-9am at their first outside broadcast (OB) as a team.

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O Take 40

As of this weekend Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O are the new hosts of the mcm media produced Take 40 Australia. Take 40 will feature the 2DAYFM breakfast duo at a new time of 3pm (EDST) every Saturday afternoon. It was formerly hosted by Australian Idol's Andrew Gunsberg who has moved to America. Take 40 airs on Austereo’s Today Network and across numerous regional stations around the nation.

ACMA calls for new safeguards

ACMA release: The Australian Communications and Media Authority is calling on the commercial radio industry to strengthen community safeguards for participants in live hosted entertainment programs or face new regulatory measures.

No return for Laws until December

There is little chance of radio veteran John Laws returning to the airwaves until much later this year after speculation suggested he could soon be heard on 2SM and their Super Network. At his former station, 2UE, Laws signed a ten year contract in the year 2000

Jones and Hadley on 2CC

2GB presenters Alan Jones and Ray Hadley will be heard on 2CC Canberra from Monday January 18. Each weekday morning between 9.00 and 11.00am the Ray Hadley program will be networked from 2GB. A one hour best of Alan Jones program will be heard between 11.00am and midday.

Jackie O - wanted to walk

2Day fm breakfast presenter Jackie O has spoken candidly with magazine New Idea in reference to a number of controversial incidents encountered by herself and co-host Kyle Sandilands during 2009.
The New Idea article centres around the on-air rape revelation scandal aired on 2Day fm breakfast last July,

Nova gives Dave the gig

Nova 106.9 have announced that Comedian Dave Thornton will replace Ash Bradnam on Brisbane's number 1 breakfast show when it returns to the airwaves next week. Dave, who previously filled in for Ash in October last year, will be joined by co-hosts Meshel and Tim.

Time Tunnel 973 FM Brisbane

973 FM Brisbane circa 2007

Radio ad revenue 2009 figures

CRA RELEASE:The commercial radio industry ended 2009 on a strong note with revenue growth in December of nearly five per cent – the second consecutive month of growth for the year, according to figures released today by industry body, Commercial Radio Australia.

Radio fit for a king

Sunday, April 4, 2010 | 0 comments »

Martin King will present drive on the all new Melbourne talk radio station which is set to launch soon. MTR 1377's King will go head to head with Derryn Hinch who hosts drive on 3AW

The Touch wins I am with the band.

Thursday, April 1, 2010 | 0 comments »

Adelaide band The Touch is officially Australia’s hottest emerging music act, beating tough competition to be crowned the official winner of Nova’s I Am With The Band competition today.

Beating a staggering 1,065 bands that entered the competition through www.novafm.com.au , The Touch won $10,000 as well as national airplay on Nova stations to help them along their journey to stardom.

Combining interlocking riffs of television with the electronic dance sounds of Bloc Party, The Touch was shortlisted by an industry-judging panel as one of the top ten bands in Australia.

ACMA declares no more automation

| 3 comments »

SCOOP APRIL 1 The ACMA will this morning issue a press release announcing that commercial radio stations are and have been in breach of their licensing conditions if they provide automated programming including where the air shift is networked from a sister station or interstate source. All shifts including mid-dawns are going to have to an announcer live to air with stations having a minimum number of 6 daytime jocks. The move will send shockwaves across the industry and station bean counters to the drycleaners. Our source for this item was Issie Joshing.

Jamie Dunn gets agro on air

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 | 0 comments »

We wrote over 12 months ago that Jamie Dunn was only ever going to be one person on talkback radio, himself. Since joining 4BC breakfast at the start of last year Jamie has had to find his feet and he is the first one to admit it. 2010 has seen him start to carve out his niche and he seemed to be enjoying it more, well that is until this morning.

Nehama Patkin dies

| 3 comments »

Talented musician Nehama Patkin has passed away in Melbourne at the age of 70. Nehama Patkin was the oringinal presenter of the ABC television program Play School. Her contribution to radio reached generations and for hundreds of thousands of school children she was the voice of the ABC radio schools programs which Nehama scripted and presented. SMH article

Time tunnel 5KA FM 1047

| 1 comments »

Want to design your own radio station? This TVC from 1991 gives you the basics.

DMG Appoints Jenny Parkes

| 1 comments »

DMG Radio Australia have announced the appointment of Jenny Parkes to the position of Group Sales Director. Jenny joins DMG from Austereo, where she has most recently held the position of Director of Sales, Sydney.

Jenny also performed the role of Acting General Manager at 2DAYFM and Triple M for eight months in 2009.

Shawn Cosgrove steps out

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 | 2 comments »

3MP breakfast host Shawn Cosgrove presented his final program last Friday, 26 March 2010. John Tamb and Peter O'Callaghan are soldiering on at the station. Mark Johnson, Group Programme Director of both 1116 SEN and 3MP, is also covering Mark Irvine's afternoon program while Eddie Olek pops up for the evening program.

Nielsen radio ratings survey 2 2010

| 0 comments »

Survey 2 of the Nielsen radio ratings are now in Click on the link below to view the results. Adelaide Brisbane Melbourne Sydney Perth

Classic Rock rolling on

Monday, March 29, 2010 | 0 comments »

Melbourne's newest radio station, Classic Rock 91.5, is working overtime to get their music mix right. PD Dan Bradley to his credit has been quick to respond to recent comments, good or bad on the old Vega web site and he has now invited the listeners to pitch in and help.

SBS ad wins Round 5 of Sirens

| 1 comments »

CRA RELEASE: An ad promoting two television programs on SBS, Mythbusters and Man vs Wild, has won the overall and single categories for round five of the 2010 Siren Awards. The ad called “Back to Back” was written by Danny Wehbe and David Roberts from agency US Sydney. It is the second time an ad for SBS, created by agency, US Sydney has won in the 2010 Siren Awards.

Nova 969’s The Man Trip

| 2 comments »

Watch out ladies, Merrick Watts, “Dools” (Scott Dooley) and “Marto” (Andrew Martin) will be going on the blokiest weekend around with 16 “manly” Nova listeners.

This week and next, Merrick, Dools & Ricki-Lee are giving listeners the chance to win a “Man Trip” away with the boys from the Nova breakfast team: Merrick, Dools and Nova’s sports reporter, Marto.

David Oldfield off 2GB overnight

| 37 comments »

David Oldfield is no longer presenting the 2GB overnight program. David replaced Jim Ball at 2GB just over 2 years ago and quickly gathered a loyal following. Mike Williams will fill the role in the short term.

Archival news intros

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 | 0 comments »

Have a listen to a select number of news intros for radio stations including 4IP,3UZ,2UW.

Elise Mooney says no to 3MTR

Monday, March 22, 2010 | 0 comments »

A Current Affair presenter Elise Mooney has knocked back an offer to read news on the new Steve Price breakfast program soon to be heard on Melbourne Talk Radio MTR 1377.

Vale Bob Cornish

| 2 comments »

Former 3UZ General Manager Bob Cornish has passed away.

SportsDay launched

| 0 comments »

2AY have dropped another 3AW program from their weekday schedule. Sports Today which aired between 6.00pm & 8.00pm has been replaced with a new program called SportsDay. SportsDay has been created by Craig Hutchison and will initially be aired for an hour each evening. In addition to Schwass and Hutchison, co-hosts will include football identities Terry Wallace, Danny Frawley and Nathan Thompson and journalist Damian Barrett. The program will also be heard across other regional stations across Victoria.

Radio industry releases first official digital radio data

| 3 comments »

CRA RELEASE: The first official data relating to digital radio broadcasts in Australia was released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) today, showing six months after the consumer launch of digital radio in the five state metropolitan capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide, there are 449,000 people listening to digital radio in an average week, around 104,000* digital radios in the market and 80% of people who own a digital radio would recommend it to a friend.

Mal Garvin The ultimate betrayal

Sunday, March 21, 2010 | 2 comments »

Source The Age: IN JANUARY last year, Mal Garvin was awarded the Order of Australia for ''service to the community'' and for ''the development of social welfare programs that support and guide young people, and as a broadcaster and author''.

Garvin, well-known in Melbourne a decade ago for his weekly religious radio broadcasts, is an evangelist who founded a youth program called Fusion in the 1960s. It now has branches throughout Australia and overseas.

Airwave goodbye?

Thursday, March 18, 2010 | 0 comments »

RADIO coverage of the Ovens and Murray is under threat with Wangaratta community station OAK FM told it has to spend thousands of dollars to improve its coverage and keep it on-air on the Border. Full story available at the Border Mail

3MTR is the name

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 | 0 comments »

With a marketing push only weeks away it has now been revealed that the official new call sign of 3MP will be 3MTR. This domain name was registered on March 5, www.3mtr.com.au. Their Melbourne Talk Radio domain is now active. Check it out as it comes to life here.

What is in a name?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 | 1 comments »

Could there be a potential challenge or a buy it at the right price in relation to a conflicting FM radio station name? The legalities are currently being looked at by one of the parties.

ACMA allocates licence in Geelong

| 0 comments »

ACMA RELEASE: The Australian Communications and Media Authority has allocated a long-term community broadcasting licence in Geelong to the Geelong Ethnic Communities Council Inc (GECC). GECC, which has been operating a service known as 94.7 The Pulse under a temporary licence, will provide a long-term community broadcasting service on the 94.7 MHz FM frequency.

‘We feel this is a positive outcome for the Geelong community,’ said ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman

Neil Mitchell Law and Order survey

Monday, March 15, 2010 | 2 comments »

Source 3AW:This item will also appear on our sister site People Against Lenient Sentencing. Law and Order will be a major issue in this coming state election and 3AW's Neil Mitchell wants to know what you think on this hot topic.

Today on the Mitchell Program, Neil announced he is surveying Melbourne to obtain a snapshot of what you really think on Law and Order.

This mornin

Melbourne's own 3DB oops 3AW

Sunday, March 14, 2010 | 2 comments »

With 3AW now referring to themselves as Melbourne's Own you may find yourself asking - 'where have I heard that before?'

If you said when Bert Newton was in charge of 3DB you would right.

Between 1986 and 1988 the station was known as Melbourne's own 3DB, the new beginning. Of course 3DB went on to become 3TT, later TTFM and now known as MIX 101.1.

Grandstand now heard on Coast FM

Friday, March 12, 2010 | 0 comments »

ABC Grandstand will commence broadcasting on ABC Coast FM to coincide with the launch of the 2010 NRL season. This Friday, 12 March, listeners will be able to hear Quentin Hull & Gerry Collins call the Brisbane Broncos v North Queensland Cowboys match.

Long lost 3XY Rocktober 1984 audio

| 4 comments »

Have a listen to this long lost audio highlighting 3XY and Roctober, 1984. We last used it on our 3XY tribute page back in 2003/2004 and although it only runs 1min 7seconds it is well worth a listen. Enjoy

Changes at Sky radio

| 4 comments »

SKY media release: Sky Sports Radio has announced a series of exciting changes and new faces for its line-up in 2010.

Sky Sports Radio’s new schedule includes enhancements to the racing stable with the expansion of racing coverage due later this month, while its sports team will be laden with premiership talent.

Jim Ball quits 2UE

| 26 comments »

Jim Ball has walked away from his 2UE Mid Dawn program after just on 2 years in the role at the station. Could a new radio role be on the cards for Jim?

Ash Bradnam not returning to breakfast

Thursday, March 11, 2010 | 2 comments »

It has now been confirmed that Ash Bradnam is no longer a member of Brisbane's Nova 106.9 breakfast team. Up until now it had been understood that Ash would be returning to the show at some stage. In January we reported Nova have released a statement confirming Ash still is very much part of the station. “Co-host Ash Bradnam is still on break from the breakfast show and Nova 106.9 continues to support him on his road to recovery,” it said. This clearly is no longer the case.
Ash Bradnam went into rehab for an alcohol problem after being pulled over for drink driving around two hours after finishing work in October 8 2009.

Vega turn to Classic Rock

| 1 comments »

DMG will relaunch both Melbourne and Sydney Vega radio stations as Classic Rock 95.3 and Classic Rock 91.5 from 6.00am Friday March 12.

Classic Rock 95.3 FM comes to Sydney

| 10 comments »

DMG Radio Australia today announced the launch of a new radio station in Sydney, Classic Rock 95.3FM.

Formerly vega, Classic Rock 95.3FM will be Sydney’s only dedicated Classic Rock station, totally focused on this music 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

ABC Chairman Maurice Newman must Explain

| 0 comments »

ABC Chairman Maurice Newman's criticism of the media's coverage of global warming is extraordinary and inappropriate,” said Glenys Stradijot, a spokesperson for Friends of the ABC (Vic).

“Mr Newman is entitled to his personal views on controversial matters. But his expression of them while he remains head of the ABC damages public confidence in the national broadcaster’s independence.

Call for expressions of interest to speak at national radio conference

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 | 0 comments »

CRA RELEASE: For the second year in a row, Commercial Radio Australia has called for expressions of interest for people wanting to speak at its national conference on October 15 at Crown in Melbourne. Speakers are being sought to present on issues of relevance to the radio industry - digital technologies, broadcasting trends, programming and content, and opportunities and challenges for the media industry at home and around the world.

Time tunnel: 2UE Sydney Radio Jingle

| 0 comments »

From the time tunnel is this long lost 2UE Sydney Radio Jingle Sydney Is A Fabulous Town -


Hot 30 new page and high fives!

| 0 comments »

From next Monday (15 March) Chris Page, 2dayFM morning presenter, and Charli Delaney, of Hi 5 fame, will take over Austereo's Hot 30 Countdown.They replace Tim Lee and Biggzy who are moving on after a couple of years presenting Australia's favourite countdown.
Chris and Charli are no strangers on air, they currently present Party People from 7.00pm every Saturday night

Action stations

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | 0 comments »

Source The Age: JOHN Singleton and Steve Price may have to rethink the name of their new radio station because ''Melbourne Talk Radio'' is already registered as a business name by Melbourne Observer media mogul Ash Long. The radio duo will also have to do something about the bad reception on the 1377 frequency, now used by 3MP, because while it has traditionally been crystal clear while travelling up the Nepean Highway to Dromana, it's crackly in the metropolis. As for the station's call sign, Long may consider selling the name if the price is right. view article

Tim Rosso bound for Triple M?

| 1 comments »

Tim Rosso Ross may be more than just a special guest at 2MMM where he was heard today on the Paul and Rach Drive show. Listen to the Podcast below.

Chrissie Swan goes full circle

| 0 comments »

When Vega 91.5 decided to ditch Chrissie Swan from breakfast late last year she must have thought 2010 was going to be a pretty lousy year. Well that certainly has not been the case as Chrissie was lucky enough to land a role hosting the Network Ten new morning show, The Circle.

The program which premiered on 9 February 2010

Magic 1278 top 500 March 2010

| 1 comments »

Magic 1278 devoted this long weekend in Melbourne to the latest list of The Top 500 Best Songs of All Time as voted by their listeners.. From 12 midday Friday March 5 Magic counted down starting with Strangers In The Night by Frank Sinatra and concluding yesterday March 8 with the number one, Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers Check them out here

3UZ turns 85

Monday, March 8, 2010 | 0 comments »

Radio station 3UZ was launched 85 years ago today, March 08 1925. Now known as Sport 927 the station was originally at 930 on the dial. 3UZ was the first B class licence station, permitting it to broadcast paid advertisements. 3UZ Wikipedia here Listen to the following from Bluehaze, Your rocky jockey, Stan the Man on 3UZ, 1970 (1 hour MP3 - large, 21Mb)

Vizard MTR 1377 10am - 1pm

| 0 comments »

Steve Vizard will present the 10am to 1pm timeslot on the propsed new radio station, Melbourne Talk Radio MTR 1377.

MTR 1377 melbournetalkradio.com.au

Sunday, March 7, 2010 | 2 comments »

MTR 1377 Melbourne Talk Radio has registered the domain name of www.melbournetalkradio.com.au. The domain is currently parked and who is details show it has been registered to the family of MRN domains. Here is an extract of the domain name details.

Domain Name: melbournetalkradio.com.au
Last Modified: 18-Feb-2010 04:14:01 UTC
Registrar ID: NetRegistry
Registrar Name: NetRegistry
Status: ok

Registrant: MELBOURNE RADIO OPERATIONS PTY LIMITED
Registrant ID: ACN 141224124
Eligibility Type: Company

Registrant Contact ID: DOMR1003
Registrant Contact Name: MRN Domains
Registrant Contact Email: Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs

Tech Contact ID: C0573762-AR
Tech Contact Name: Dominic Main
Tech Contact Email: Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs

Name Server: ns3.netregistry.net
Name Server: ns1.netregistry.net
Name Server: ns2.netregistry.net

MTR 1377 Melbourne Talk Radio

| 0 comments »

3MP will relaunch as Melbourne Talk Radio MTR 1377. Program director Steve Price has hit the press with a clear message that he means business and what we are about to witness will possibly be the biggest shake up of Melbourne radio in close to twenty years. Don't confuse this with the more recent debacle that was Talk 1116 3AK, 3AW were always going to win that fight.

2CH Kayley out Mardi in

Saturday, March 6, 2010 | 0 comments »

Kayley Harris has resigned from 2CH breakfast - a role she shared with co host Gareth McCray. Kayley is jumping in the Big Red Car with The Wiggles as their new Public Relations Manager. Mardi Cole has now joined Gareth McCray on breakfast while Rick Wayde takes over drive.

96fm listener wears mankini

| 0 comments »

AC/DC are set to rock Subiaco Oval this weekend and Perth some people are clawing at the bits to get a ticket to the sold-out shows.Radio station 96fm has used its dirty deeds segment to give listeners the chance to win tickets to the show.
96fm breakfast team, The Crew, asked listeners what they would be prepared to do to win tickets to AC/DC’s Perth concerts and one punter jumped at the chance by donning a mankini. Full story PerthNow

Radio ad revenue continues to grow

| 0 comments »

CRA RELEASE: The commercial radio industry has recorded the fourth consecutive month of growth in advertising revenue with a rise of nearly three per cent in February, according to figures released today by industry body, Commercial Radio Australia.

Figures for the month of February 2010 show growth of 2.74% in the five metropolitan markets to a total of $48.36 million, with the strongest growth in Perth of 6.28%, and growth in all markets except Adelaide.

Vizard will talk at the new 3MP 1377

| 0 comments »

As hinted here a couple of days ago it has now been confirmed that Steve Vizard will join the new MRN/PSN joint venture Melbourne talk station. There is speculation that Sam Newman and Jason Akermanis are on the radar to join the new station. Thursday nights A Current Affair video here

Chicken not happy or stirring the pot?

Friday, March 5, 2010 | 0 comments »

KROCK's Paul 'Chicken' Dyer has boycotted his brekkie show after an on-air dummy spit on Wednesday.Chicken hosts the morning brekkie radio show with Matt Bern and went on strike yesterday to protest against attempts by management to pre-plan his segment. Leigh Kuhlmann started as K-Rock's program director a week ago and implemented a daily meeting to organise the following day's breakfast segment. Full Geelong Advertiser article or Audio

DMG Radio moves to a flexible advertising model for Nova

Thursday, March 4, 2010 | 0 comments »

In a continuation of DMGʼs history of market-leading innovation, Nova will from March 22nd start offering access to a new advertising model allowing its clients the flexibility to choose between ad breaks of varying lengths.

DMG Radio CEO Cathy OʼConnor said today: “We have identified an opportunity to better support our clients and also grow our business by introducing more flexibility into our ad break structure.

Grant Goldman award

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 | 0 comments »

Versatile 2SM breakfast presenter Grant Goldman has been presented with the CMA International Country Broadcaster of the Year Award for 'Outstanding Contributions to Country Music.

Man guilty of killing radio announcer

| 0 comments »

Source Courier Mail: A BRISBANE jury has taken just on three hours to convict a man of the savage bashing murder of a hotel patron. Sunshine Coast man Tyson Alfred Barden, 22, had pleaded not guilty in a Brisbane Supreme Court to the murder of Brisbane radio announcer Brian Heathcote in January 2007. Justice Margaret Wilson sentenced Barden to life in jail as Heathcote's friends and family cried in court. The court was told Mr Heathcote, 40, had been drinking at the Royal English Hotel in Nundah when he left to walk the short distance to his home. Full story Courier Mail

Mick Malthouse joins SEN commentary team

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 | 0 comments »

Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse will join the 1116 SEN AFL commentary team for a selected number of games this year starting with the season-opener between Carlton and Richmond on March 25.

Radio veteran John Kelly signs off

| 1 comments »

Source Illawarra Mercury: Former ABC Wollongong bureau chief John Kelly died yesterday, aged 82. Those who knew Mr Kelly described him as a terrific journalist, natural gentleman and proud family man. He arrived in Wollongong from Adelaide in the 1960s, and in October 1968 provided national coverage of the fires that were devastating the region. His own house was threatened by flames, until a sudden change in wind direction.
Full article here

Bob Maumill hands over to Ted Bull

Monday, March 1, 2010 | 0 comments »

After battling a few health issues Bob Maumill has retired from 6PR's daily line up. Maumill who presented afternoons has been replaced by former ABC presenter Ted Bull.

Rock of Ages

Sunday, February 28, 2010 | 0 comments »

3MMM welcomes Lee Simon back to the airwaves presenting Rock of Ages, a new program, each weekday between 1pm and 2pm.

Vizard trying out for something bigger?

Saturday, February 27, 2010 | 0 comments »

Could Steve Vizard be looking for an ongoing role in radio? He is currently filling in for Triple M's Eddie McGuire on ''The Hot Breakfast'' and seems to be enjoying himself. Herald Sun article here

3MP will be digital only

| 0 comments »

Easy listening 3MP will live on and become a digital only station when it surrenders the 1377 frequency to the planned new talk station.

Radio ratings survey 1 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010 | 0 comments »

Survey 1 of the Nielsen radio ratings have been released today, Adelaide Melbourne Perth Brisbane Sydney

Positive outcome for Bendigo stations

Friday, February 19, 2010 | 0 comments »

What initially appeared as a winner takes all scenario for only 1 community station in the Bendigo region of Victoria has seen the ACMA allocate three long-term radio licences in Bendigo. The successful applicants are:

Andrew Bolt joins new talk station

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | 0 comments »

Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt has joined the new talk station that will soon replace Melbourne's easy listening 1377 3MP. Bolt will be heard daily on the new talk radio alternative to 3AW and promises some straight talking. Writing on his blog he said ''I’ll appear each weekday for a good long session with Steve Price, the Obama-cheering, Bush-bashing snowfield socialist. It’s the best opposition they could find, but I’m not losing sleep. In fact, it should be fun.''

3MP going talk

Thursday, February 11, 2010 | 7 comments »

After months of speculation it has been confirmed that Melbourne Easy Music radio station 3MP will relaunch with a talk format. A joint venture has been formed between Macquarie Radio Network (owners of 2GB & 2CH) and Pacific Star Network owners of 3MP and SEN.

AC/DC digital station

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | 3 comments »

Austereo will, for a limited time, launch a digital radio station called High Voltage dedicated to AC/DC who are about to kick off their Australian tour. Listeners will get to hear unlimited AC/DC songs including rarities, album tracks, archival audio and live recordings of their songs. High Voltage will air for four weeks until the end of AC/DC's national tour.

novafm.com.au is with the band

Monday, February 8, 2010 | 0 comments »

While most of us think we’re guitar heroes in our own living rooms, there’s a group of Aussie musicians out there who actually have the talent, and now novafm.com.au will help propel them into the spotlight with the launch of I Am With The Band.

If you’re part of an emerging band or know someone who’s in one, they can enter

I Am With The Band online at www.novafm.com.au by simply registering and submitting their original song.

Radio ad revenue continues to grow

Friday, February 5, 2010 | 0 comments »

CRA release: The commercial radio industry has recorded the third consecutive month of growth in advertising revenue with a rise of nearly four per cent in January, according to figures released today by industry body, Commercial Radio Australia.

Figures for the month of January 2010 show growth of 3.69% in the five metropolitan markets to a total of $43.61 million, with the strongest growth in Brisbane of 7.2%, and growth in all markets except Adelaide.

Ron Papps on attempted murder charge

Sunday, January 31, 2010 | 0 comments »

Former racecaller Ron Papps has reportedly been charged with attempted murder. It is understood Papps, 64, appeared in Port Lincoln Magistrates Court on Friday 29th of January in relation to an alleged incident at his Port Lincoln home the previous day. He has been remanded in custody to reappear on Wednesday the 3rd of February.

Ian Blackley in hospital after heart attack

Friday, January 29, 2010 | 2 comments »

Source PerthNow: Popular Mix 94.5 radio presenter, Ian Blackley, "Blackers", had a heart attack yesterday afternoon on-air.

The radio station's website said that "Blackers" called in the content director Russell Clarke complaining of pain in his chest, with "tingles" in his arms.

Staff at the station immediately rushed the 52-year-old to Sir Charles Gairdner hospital.

He was in a stable condition in intensive care last night.

The website has a message, "We're extremely proud of Blackers for acting so quickly and identifying the seriousness of the situation... otherwise it could have been a far worse outcome."

NOW FM Moree big 20

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 | 0 comments »

NOW FM Moree, regional Australia's First Commercial FM Radio Station, (Under The S39 scheme) turns 20 in May this year. Greg Henry would like to hear from anyone who has worked at NOW over the years & if possible get a reunion weekend together to coincide withe the 20th birthday celebrations. Greg is also looking to record a few Vox pops with people who have had a stint with NOW FM over the years so if you can help him out please email nowfm983@bigpond.com or call on 0267 521155

Moral guardian's last crusade

| 1 comments »

SMH: In May last year, after the Matthew Johns sex scandal involving the Cronulla Sharks in New Zealand, 2GB's leading morals crusader, Chris Smith, thundered into the microphone: "If you carry on like a lunatic, full of grog, and have disrespect for women, you should be fired."

Mike Goldman joins C91.3

Friday, January 22, 2010 | 0 comments »

Mike Goldman has joined Macarthur's C91.3 FM. Mike will present the drive prgram between 3.00pm and 6.00pm from Monday January 25. Mike has most recently been heard presenting breakfast on Gorilla - a digital dance radio station operated by 2SM.

FABC Calls on Govt to Fund ABC News 24/7

Thursday, January 21, 2010 | 0 comments »

“Friends of the ABC applauds the ABC's decision to launch a 24-hour television news channel this year,” said David Risstrom, a spokesperson for Friends of the ABC (Vic).

“It makes good sense for the ABC to establish a 24/7 TV news channel. The community has come to expect and rely on timely news. Importantly, the ABC can be depended on to provide independent news and analysis.

Green Guide 21 Jan 2010

| 0 comments »

CHRISTOPHER Lawrence used to think his voice was not suited to radio. "And the listeners agreed," says the broadcasting veteran, who returns to ABC Classic FM next week after vacating the drive slot in 2001. "They wrote letters to Green Guide saying, 'He sounds like a bee in a bottle', and 'Get that woman off air'." Full story The Age Green Guide

Joel weekend nights 4BC

| 0 comments »

Joel Helmes is the new host of weekend nights at 4BC. The Helmes Media Solutions GM was warming the chair over summer but following a program shake-up will stay on in the role.

Vale Ken Austin

| 0 comments »

Veteran Shepparton Radio and TV identity Ken Pappy Austin has passed away at the age of 86. Ken had been ill for the past three months and died at Goulburn Valley Base Hospital yesterday morning. Since retiring from GMV6, Ken became very much part of Goulburn Valley community station ONE FM.
Ken Austin got his start in radio at Warraguls 3UL in 1941 before it was interupted by World War 2. Upon returning home from the war he resumed his radio career at 3UL before heading to 3SR in the late 1940's. Shepparton News article here
Below Ken talks on his entry into radio

Nova 969's the chosen one

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 | 0 comments »

This Friday January 22, listeners can come down and meet the new Nova 969 brekky team – Merrick Watts, Scott Dooley and Ricki-Lee Coulter – between 6am-9am at their first outside broadcast (OB) as a team.

Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O Take 40

| 0 comments »

As of this weekend Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O are the new hosts of the mcm media produced Take 40 Australia. Take 40 will feature the 2DAYFM breakfast duo at a new time of 3pm (EDST) every Saturday afternoon. It was formerly hosted by Australian Idol's Andrew Gunsberg who has moved to America. Take 40 airs on Austereo’s Today Network and across numerous regional stations around the nation.

ACMA calls for new safeguards

Friday, January 15, 2010 | 5 comments »

ACMA release: The Australian Communications and Media Authority is calling on the commercial radio industry to strengthen community safeguards for participants in live hosted entertainment programs or face new regulatory measures.

No return for Laws until December

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 | 0 comments »

There is little chance of radio veteran John Laws returning to the airwaves until much later this year after speculation suggested he could soon be heard on 2SM and their Super Network. At his former station, 2UE, Laws signed a ten year contract in the year 2000

Jones and Hadley on 2CC

Monday, January 11, 2010 | 0 comments »

2GB presenters Alan Jones and Ray Hadley will be heard on 2CC Canberra from Monday January 18. Each weekday morning between 9.00 and 11.00am the Ray Hadley program will be networked from 2GB. A one hour best of Alan Jones program will be heard between 11.00am and midday.

Jackie O - wanted to walk

| 0 comments »

2Day fm breakfast presenter Jackie O has spoken candidly with magazine New Idea in reference to a number of controversial incidents encountered by herself and co-host Kyle Sandilands during 2009.
The New Idea article centres around the on-air rape revelation scandal aired on 2Day fm breakfast last July,

Nova gives Dave the gig

| 0 comments »

Nova 106.9 have announced that Comedian Dave Thornton will replace Ash Bradnam on Brisbane's number 1 breakfast show when it returns to the airwaves next week. Dave, who previously filled in for Ash in October last year, will be joined by co-hosts Meshel and Tim.

Time Tunnel 973 FM Brisbane

Sunday, January 10, 2010 | 0 comments »

973 FM Brisbane circa 2007

Radio ad revenue 2009 figures

Friday, January 8, 2010 | 0 comments »

CRA RELEASE:The commercial radio industry ended 2009 on a strong note with revenue growth in December of nearly five per cent – the second consecutive month of growth for the year, according to figures released today by industry body, Commercial Radio Australia.