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ACRA nominees announced

August 10, 2009

The 2009 ACRA Award nominees have been announced. Kyle and Jackie O are nominated for a stunt called Heartless Hotline. The full list of finalists can be seen after the jump. Advertisements

2UE loses political editor to ABC Radio National

August 10, 2009

Alison Carabine, 2UE Political Editor, has resigned and will join ABC Radio National’s Breakfast with Fran Kelly in a fortnight. Carabine’s loss will be felt hard at Fairfax Radio and is a huge plus for an already political heavyweight programme that RN produces. Knowfirst is pleased to have Carabine as part of its favourite breakfast […]

Wilson quits VEGA 95.3 breakfast

August 10, 2009

Rebecca Wilson, part of VEGA 95.3’s breakfast trio, is leaving the network after five years. The News Limited journalist has been an integral part of the fledgling station’s lineup and has helped improve the audience share with adult fun and great music from the 70s, 80s and now. The Rock Legends format fits the 40-54 […]

Former 3MMM caller Michael McLean dies

August 9, 2009

Michael ‘Madge/Magic’ McLean has died after battling an illness for the past year, 3MMM has reported. ‘Madge’ spent 10 years with the Triple M team as a Football caller and sports reporter. ‘Madge’ loved sport and calling, so much so, that many times this season he willed himself to calling matches on Saturday nights for […]

Kyle and Jackie: let us have our say

August 9, 2009

Sydney’s top-rating breakfast FM announcers, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, are furious that Austereo have gagged them from talking about the controversy that has plagued them for the past two weeks. Sandilands has faced a media onslaught since a 15-year-old girl, coaxed by her mother live to air, revealed that she was raped when she […]

Triple M regains AFL rights

July 31, 2009

3MMM Melbourne has renewed their AFL broadcasting rights for 2 more years. Melbourne Austereo General Manager Ben Amarfio says he is thrilled with the extension of the broadcast deal: “We have secured an extension of the right to call AFL matches over the next few seasons into Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane. With the introduction […]

MasterChef winner Julie Goodwin talks to local radio about her win

July 24, 2009

Courtesy of STAR 104.5 Gosford, with Rod and The Flack for breakfast, Mandy and Mike across the day and Dave driving you home with Rock Stars! Link

Charli Delaney joins 2DayFM

July 24, 2009

Following her great work filling in on the Hot30 Countdown last month, former Hi-5 star Charli Delaney has signed on to be 2Day FM’s newest DJ with a new night show that will air after the Hot30 from 10pm-12am, starting August 17.

Young people still listen to radio: survey

July 24, 2009

A survey by marketing company LifeLounge has found that young people are not giving up radio listening despite the plethora of other media offerings available to them. The annual survey, which studies media consumption habits of people between 16 and 30 years old, found that radio listening rose slightly, from an average of 3.8 hours […]

Anderson to leave Austereo

July 23, 2009

Michael Anderson, CEO of Austereo, will leave the group at the end of the financial year, the radio network announced today. “I have enjoyed my years with Austereo immensely and believe I have been a strong contributor to its success,” Anderson said in a statement on Thursday. “I am privileged to have been CEO of […]

Geelong may lose digital radio signals from Melbourne

July 23, 2009

ACMA is considering blocking Melbourne’s digital radio stations from reaching Geelong after complaints from local broadcasters. Grant Broadcasters*, owner and operator of K-Rock and Bay FM, has called on the authority to jam the Melbourne signals. Grant Cameron wrote in his submission to ACMA, that: “A key difference, then, to analog radio, is that if […]