Radio Info April 23 08 Apr 4, 2008 5:04:17 GMT -5
Post by Flash on Apr 4, 2008 5:04:17 GMT -5
Recent news items:
Bell bobs up at Macquarie
After a five-month absence Southern Cross Broadcasting’s long time CEO Tony Bell is back in the media saddle as a director of Macquarie Media Group.
Nat shows how to start a Radio career with a bang
It seems that a key prerequisite for a breakfast announcer in today’s radio environment is a high threshold for embarrassment. From Kyle to Dicko to Red and Merrick and Rosso, it seems there’s nothing they wouldn’t do to drive publicity no matter how foolish they look. But how do these stunt hungry jocks get started?
“3D ad for radio” wins Round 5 of 2008 Sirens
An ad described by its writers as “3D radio”, has won the overall and single categories for round five of the 2008 Siren Awards. Written for Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, the ad called “New Trick” was written to raise money for kenneling of dogs and cats and to help find homes for homeless animals.
What Dicko won’t do for publicity for vega 91.5fm
A few weeks ago, Dicko claimed that standup comedy was easy. His vega 91.5fm co-host Dave O’Neil challenged him to try it himself, resulting in Dicko doing a standup gig at Crown Casino. By all reports it was harder than he thought.
Mixed bag in Canberra as 104.7 soars while 106.3 dives in latest survey
In the previous survey the Austereo, ARN joint venture stations had a tiny 1.2% margin between them and together they commanded a whopping 36% share of the market. The latest Nielsen Media Research survey #1 2008, shows that the two stations still hold a remarkable 35.5% of the audience in their clutches but the gap between 104.7 and 106.3 has blown out to a massive 10.3 gap.
Additionally, there are 4 items from around the web updated in the past 48 hours.
Bell lands at Macquarie Media
Long-time Southern Cross Broadcasting boss Tony Bell's five-month absence from the media sector is over after he accepted a directorship with Macquarie Media Group - the company that effectively put him out of a job.
Amazing claim on singer's fortune
SINGER-SONGWRITER Alex Lloyd has been sued for a share of his personal fortune after a man claimed they wrote the hit song Amazing together on the back of coasters in a Sydney pub.
A great face for radio; confessions of an AFTRS student
Keen to have as many fingers in pies or feathers in my cap as possible, I have recently completed a course in presentation and announcing at AFTRS - Australian Film, Television and Radio School.
No MS problem in Hobart ABC
The ABC's Hobart broadcast centre has been cleared of any links with multiple sclerosis (MS).
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01 Apr 2008
Lee 'Bevo' Bevington has been promoted to Music DIrector/ Morning Announcer at Hot 91 Sunshine Coast.
30 Mar 2008
Bevan 'Bevvo' Wilton, former Kiwi who is now Australian, is lining up this weekend to take part in the Melbourne Herald Sun - Run for the Kids over 14km.
He has formed a team - Kiwi Konnection 526 - for the three day Oxfam Trailwalker Challenge.
30 Mar 2008
Billy Healy has left River 949 Ipswich after almost 3 years in Creative and presenting the Sunday Morning Soundtrack. Billy has also worked in the Brisbane market at 4BC, 4BH and FM 104-Triple M.
28 Mar 2008
With Clare Marshall moving from MD/Mornings at Nova 937 Perth to Drive at vega 915 Melbourne, there are some changes at Nova in Perth. Dave McClung (current AMD) is the new Music Director at Nova 937. Simon Baggot moves from afternoons to mornings, and Desiree Savage moves from floating to afternoons.
27 Mar 2008
Claire Marshall has been appointed the new Drive announcer on dmg's Vega 91.5 in Melbourne, Claire is moving from Nova 937 Perth where she is currently Music Director/Morning Announcer.
Bogart Torelli, ex-Mix Sydney mornings is now on weekends at Vega 95.3 in Sydney.
Dave Evans has been appointed as Star 104.5's new Drive announcer on the Central Coast - he comes from SWRfm.