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Breakfast Announcer (Radiowest Esperance) - Sep 2


Content Director (4BC Brisbane) - Sep 2 
Promotions Manager
(96 FM Perth) - Sep 1
News Director (2CC/2CA Canberra) - Sep 1
 
Creative Writer
(2GB/2CH Sydney) - Aug 28
Panel Operator/Audio Producer (2UE Sydney) - Aug 27
Breakfast Announcer (MAX FM Taree) - Aug 26
Head Of Content (Producer) (Barefoot Investor - Melbourne) - Aug 22
Multi Talented All-Rounder (2SM and Super Radio Network Sydney) - Aug 20
 Breakfast Show Producer (Channel 4/104.8FM - Dubai) - Aug 18

Announcer/Image Producer (WAVE FM Wollongong) - Aug 14


Announcer/Copywriter (2LM/ZZZ FM) - Aug 12 
 Music Director/Drive Announcer
(K Rock Geelong) - Aug 11 
Announcer
 (4SB Kingaroy) -  Aug 7

Program and Content Director (2EC/Hot Country/Power FM Bega) - Aug 5




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In the latest SEPTEMBER issue: We put Lenny Firth (Life FM Adelaide) 'On The Spot', 2XL's Andrew Page is profiled in our 'Making The News' feature and we have a report on 'The Truth About How Repetitive Aussie Radio Station Playlists Are.'  Subscription info.


 


 


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Content Director (4BC), Promotions Manager (96FM Perth), News Director (2CC/2Ca Canberra), Head of Content (Barefoot Producer Melbourne), Breakfast Show Producer (Channel 4 Dubai), Announcer/Image Producer (Wave FM Wollongong) and more ...




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16 surplus AM Narrowcast Apparatus Licences are up for offer in one line or separate.  Full details.


September Radio News 



Brad Made Redundant At ATN

After 7 years with the Australian Traffic Network as Victorian Operations Manager, Brad Arnoldt was made redundant yesterday (Sep 2).




KIIS FM Could Be Liable For Breach of Confidence

Sydney radio station KIIS FM could be liable for breach of confidence or privacy for publishing nude photographs of American actress Jennifer Lawrence.  The station pixelated four images when it published them on Monday, but later replaced them with red carpet photographs of the American actress, the media/marketing website Mumbrella reported. "Rather than the naked pics... Feast your eyes on her amazing red carpet style below!"  the radio station's website now reads.  Mark Pearson, media law expert at Griffith University, said any media outlet that published the material could potentially face a claim for breach of privacy or, more likely, breach of confidence.  Full story.




John Cranfield new host of "The Way We Were" on 6PR


The respected radio and music historian was a regular guest and contributor to the show, hosted by Steve Gordon, for 15 years. He also hosted "Sunday Gold" on 6PR, during the 80's and 90's. In the 60's, he was breakfast announcer on 6iX and continued in other time-slots in the 70's. Over the years he has been called on by other media, including television and ABC radio, to provide information on music, radio and the many personalities working in the industry, plus items of interest on the history of Perth and WA. John Cranfield is a director of  the Zenith Music Group. "The Way We Were" is heard 6pm- midnight, Sundays on 882 6PR.




Botica Returns To Perth Radio

Fred Botica, who was part of 96FM in the 1980’s when it enjoyed its position as the only FM station in the Perth market, is returning to the station where he began his Perth radio career. Botica, who held the Number One Breakfast show for many years in Perth, has decided he wants to be at the station that’s "keeping real music alive".  96FM Content Director Brad McNally said: “I have worked with Freddie at the original 96FM. He is a really passionate music guy and will totally fit with the 96FM brand and persona.  Fred will be our ‘fill in guy’ and we will see what happens after that.”  More details.



Wayne Moving On

Radio West Esperance breakfast announcer Wayne Taylor is moving on.  He leaves the SCA station later this month.  (See 'Radio Jobs'.)



Crocmedia Airs AFL Grand Final On 230 Stations

Crocmedia's syndicated AFL broadcast AFL LIVE will again hit record audiences this year on Grand Final Day, with every state in Australia joining to take the call. The regional syndicated broadcast will hit over 230 stations across the country, led by broadcasting icons Peter Donegan and Rex Hunt, with expert comments from Billy Brownless and Terry Wallace. More details.



New Role For Brendan

Brendan Egan has left 4BU/Hitz FM Bundaberg. The production manager now has  a new role with Grant Broadcasters as a Network Producer  in their Hub operations.



Tim Lands Weekend Gig With KiiS

Tim Wong-See, 2013 AFTRS graduate, who was fortunate enough to score a mid dawn gig on the NOVA network fresh from the AFTRS radio course, now has a regular weekend shift.  He has moved from NOVA to take up an offer to do weekends on KIIS 1065 in Sydney.


KISS On Way For Melbourne

Australian Radio Network will hurry the move of its KIIS format to Melbourne after a poor fifth radio ratings survey for the city’s Mix101.1. The Melbourne station dropped 0.9 points in this week’s radio ratings and ARN content director Duncan Campbell noted its classic-hits talk format Gold remained solid but Mix “came off a little bit”. (The Australian)


August Radio News 




Jodie Joins ZZZ in Lismore

The Central Institute of Technology in Leederville, Perth, is proud to announce another student hire this week.  Jodie Williams has been recruited by 100.9 ZZZ FM in Lismore, NSW.  Prior to her industry placement Jodie was Boom Radio’s current Program Director & Breakfast Presenter




Mick For Breakfast

4KZ Innisfail Saturday morning presenter Mick Hay has joined the team at NQ Radio's sister station 4AM as Breakfast announcer.



Bridget Joins AIR Team

AIR News has announced that Bridget Judd will be joining the weekend news team whilst Kym Cartwright takes some leave. Bridget has completed a number of internships with the ABC and 4ZZZ, and will be handling Saturday and Sunday News and Sport updates across the national AIR news affiliate network.



'Blocker' Exits 2GB

Steve Roach's 13-year association with 2GB is no more after the radio station sacked him over allegations of intimidating behaviour towards a producer. The former Balmain Tigers, NSW State of Origin and Australian front-rower confirmed on Thursday that his contract with the Macquarie Radio Network had been terminated as a result of a bullying complaint made by a younger male colleague. Full story.



Beth Makes Her Debut At Spirit FM

The Central Institute of Technology in Leederville, Perth, is proud to announce another student hire for 2014.1st year student Beth Krapljanov  has been recruited by industry partner Redwave Media to her first full-time job in radio as Breakfast Host at Spirit FM in Broome, WA. To tune in to Central’s Diploma students check out their online station ‘Boom Radio’. https://www.facebook.com/boomradioau

The Radio Training Institute is delighted with the success of a number of former students getting into the finals at this year’s Australian Commercial Radio Awards. Ten former students have been announced as finalists across nine categories.  “The success of our former students comes as no surprise to me. RTI prepares them for the challenging, but always exciting radio industry.  I am proud of both RTI and our graduates ACRA success” says RTI General Manager Heidi Everett.  More details.




Star Fm's New Content Director

2SM Sydney production guy Peter Samios is moving on. He has taken up a position as content director at Star FM Dubbo.




Cars Drive Digital Radio Figures to 5 Year High


Official data relating to DAB+ digital radio in Australia was released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) in the 2014 Digital Radio Report, showing nearly 100,000* (97,177) new vehicles have been sold with DAB+ digital radio, and digital radio listening is at an all time high with 21.4% or almost 2.8 million people tuning in each week in the five metropolitan capital cities alone. More details.




Nova Network Now Airing Outros


The Nova Network is now airing the next chapter in branding for music radio stations – Outros, a new service from On The Sly Production.  Developed especially for Nova, Outros brand the ends of hit songs to create a seamless platform for jocks while fusing the station’s name into the music.  Outros delivers perfect segueways in the style of the biggest hits.  More details.




Mel B Leaves 2DAY


Mel B will not be renewing her contract with 2DAY FM. SCA has confirmed that Melanie Brown has left the morning spot she has co-hosted since the beginning of the year alongside Jules Lund, Merrick Watts and Sophie Monk. 'We can confirm Mel B will not be continuing with the breakfast show for the remainder of the year,' said Southern Cross Austereo Sydney General Manager Jeremy Simpson.  More details.




The GfK Metro Survey #5 results have been released. 3AW had a strong survey and returned to No 1 in Melbourne.  Breakfast (Ross Stevenson and John Burns) had a 2% increase whilst ABC 774 breakfast (Red Symons) dropped 2.8%.  2GB continue their reign at No 1 in Sydney. Despite a slight drop of 1.5%, 97. 3 remained No 1 station in Brisbane.  In Adelaide, it was another great result for MIX 102.3 with a 15.9% share.  In Perth, MIX 94.5 rated No 1 once again with 14.2%. Full details.



Todd & Sami Debut On 92.7 MIX FM

92.7 MIX FM Sunshine Coast have welcomed their new local drive show ‘Todd & Sami For The Drive Home’ to the 3pm – 7pm time slot Monday to Friday.  Hear Todd & Sami’s first break here – http://bit.ly/1tAdK2x



In Memoriam: Paul Rowe

Well known country music commentator Paul Rowe passed away on August 22 from what is believed to be a heart related condition. Paul, who has spent most of his career in the radio industry in both New Zealand and Australia, and more recently over the last 15 years, headed up the iconic Festival FM at the Tamworth Festival, spent the last days of his life doing what he loved - on air at Australia's largest field days as the AgQuip FM on site PA voice. Many will also know Paul as the first contact for both the Festival FM radio station and the Official Guide to the Tamworth CM Festival publication. More details.



Dunkerley New PD Role


Andrew Dunkerley is on the move again!  He's heading back to the role of PD for Snow FM & 2XL.  Andrew told JJ: "The opportunity came up to return to the Snowies and I couldn’t say no! I met my wife there funnily enough from when I previously worked there."   He commences on September 12.




The finalists in the 26th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) have been announced. Winners will be announced at a gala black tie event, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre on Saturday, 18 October. The National Radio Conference will be held in Melbourne on Friday 17 October.  Full list of finalists.



John Laws program rated No 1 on 2HD in the latest GfK Newcastle Survey.  Laws morning figure increased by 2.8% - to 17.9.  The station also went to No 1 in nights with an increase of 4.7% - now 16.9%.



Radio Industry Mourns Passing of Phebe Irwin

Phebe Irwin, an AFTRS graduate and former WAVE FM breakfast co-host, has died from complications during an operation. Her funeral will be held at the Albury Crematorium at 1.30 next Wednesday.  It will be followed by a wake at La Maison Albury. Phebe was a graduate from the Australian Film, Television and Radio school in 1995.  Her first gig was in Albury as a co-host of Truck Radio, a late night radio program. But she is best remembered for her time as a presenter on WAVE FM and i98. For 8 years she co-hosted The Big Breakfast with Dave Gorr. WAVE FM Tribute.  News report.



'Friendly Phil' Passes Away Aged 89

Phil Charley, a former radio announcer, Papua New Guinea radio pioneer, AFTRS lecturer, has passed away aged 89. He died at his Gladesville nursing home on August 22. He worked at stations including 3NE Wangaratta, 2QN Deniliquin and 2CH Sydney. He also established radio stations and training programs in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Fiji and the Philippines. More details.



Aiden Grant On The Move To Adelaide

Aiden Grant, K Rock Geelong MD and drive announcer, has accepted a new radio role in Adelaide.   He's joining SAFM as MD and Floater.

How Many Radio Stars Can You Fit Into One Studio

What happens when WSFM’s Jonesy and Amanda, KIIS 1065’s Kyle and Jackie O and Rosso, The Edge 96.ONE’s Mike E and Emma and 2SM’ s John Laws all come together in one studio?



It was all completely organic – as you can tell by the fact no one really knew what they were doing there - but a few funny moments to come out of it.  Highlights included Rosso’s apology to John Laws, John asking if ‘The Love God’ was Alan Jones and, yes, a few comments on Ray Hadley from Kyle.



Malcolm T Elliott Marks  Anniversary With Tony Dickinson

 

Malcolm T Elliott says that it's been 42 years since he and Tony Dickinson became Australia's first comedy team.  He was reminded of this fact when he visited Dickinson in hospital. (Dickinson has been battling cancer. See story from Scott Mayman below.)  Tony was the 2UW breakfast newsreader and comedy foil and Peter Shanahan was the traffic reporter/foil. Malcolm says it developed into the first breakfast team of it's type but as Tony told him - "there is now one on every street corner." Hear audio of a stunt that Malcolm and Tony did on air in January 1973.




SCA Suffers a $296 Million Loss

Southern Cross Austereo has suffered a $296 million loss and announced the departure of its chairman Max Moore-Wilton.  The loss in the 2013/14 financial year was caused by impairment charges on the value of its regional television stations. Excluding one-off items, Southern Cross made a profit of $79.7 million, down seven per cent on the previous year. Its revenue dipped 0.3 per cent to $640.8 million. Southern Cross, whose stable of radio stations includes Triple M and 2Day FM, said Mr Moore-Wilton will leave the company in the current financial year. Full story.



Clarke now with ABC Darwin

Richard Clarke, former Content Director with 8HA/Hot 100 Darwin, is now Operations Coordinator with ABC Darwin.



2SM Sydney In Trouble With ACMA


According to ACMA, radio licensee, 2SM Pty Ltd, breached the privacy provisions of the Commercial Radio Codes of Practice when presenter, John Laws, read a man’s personal phone number on air. Clause 2.3 (d) of the Codes provides that the licensee must not ‘use material relating to a person’s personal or private affairs, or which invades an individual’s privacy, unless there is a public interest in broadcasting such information.’ ACMA found that in a broadcast on 25 November, 2013, Mr Laws twice read out, on air, the full name and mobile phone number of a man who was critical of his program.The ACMA did not accept the licensee’s argument that there was implied consent on the part of the complainant to the broadcast of his phone number. Furthermore, the ACMA did not accept that broadcasting the private details of the complainant was in the public interest.


APN Lifts Interim Profit


Recent acquisitions and a focus on cost cutting has delivered a boost to APN News & Media's interim profit, but the group has warned advertising markets remain volatile, and agency revenues have been soft at the beginning of the second half. The newspaper and radio group earlier this year acquired the remaining half of the Australian Radio Network (ARN) and The Radio Network (TRN) from Clear Channel Communications for $246.5m, funding the deal through a capital raising. The group noted the acquisitions contributed significantly to profit growth in the first half. Full story.




Erin Nolan Quits KIIS FM

Erin Molan, Channel Nine sports journalist and NRL Footy Show presenter  has quit her weekly sports chat with the Kyle and Jackie O Show after she was bombarded with inappropriate and sexist questions on their Kiis FM brekky show. As reported by The Australian, Kiis FM management and producers were forced to apologise to the TV star after she was subjected to questions live on air about how many sportsmen she has had sex with and whether she has had a boob job, before Kyle accused her family of being cocaine addicts.  Full story.


Dave Higgins Goes Public On Battle With Depression

Triple M radio host Dave “Higgo” Higgins has gone public with his battle with depression in the hope it encourages others to seek help. The radio personality, who decided to share his story in the wake of Robin Williams’ tragic death, wrote on the Triple M website that he received a phone call from his mum in 2001 when he was living in Western Australia “that set a course of change in my world." My sister was on the other line as well,” said Higgins. “Mum proceeded to tell us that we had another brother that she gave up for adoption at birth in 1960. It turns out he was living in Western Australia as well and mum had put her name down on some system to allow him to find and then contact her."  Full story


Gene Simmons Comments on Facebook

Triple M stations have banned playing Kiss recordings in Australia (how many do they actually play nowadays?) - however band member Gene Simmons has clarified his comments on his Facebook page releasing tow statements. On a US radio show Simmons had started talking about people with drug addiction and alcoholics and along the way he lumped in people dealing with suicidal thoughts. Full story.



POWER FM  Down Three Announcers – so what do you do?

 

On Thursday August 14, Power FM Ballarat PD Garreth Cockerell received the news that three of his announcers were unavailable because of sickness and annual leave, and he was literally left thinking how he would cover the shifts. For the answer ... follow this link.


Max Leaves Brisbane After 24 Years




Congratulations to Max Dudley who has been appointed as the new Executive Producer of SAFM Adelaide breakfast.  Max who is currently assistant Producer of Triple M’s Grill Team Brisbane, commences on September 22.




Jamie Has New PD Gig


Jamie Row has joined Nova 106.9 Brisbane as their new Program Manager.  In recent times he has been doing casual shifts including on air at Hot Tomato Gold Coast.




Nik Leaves Radio After a 20 Year Career

Nik James has hosted his final program on 2MC FM Port Macquarie. He's spent over 20 years in radio including over 10 years, 9 months and 3 weeks at 2MC FM. He's taken a new job with HCCU (Holiday Coast Credit Union).


Mark Scott foreshadows major changes to ABC services

ABC managing director Mark Scott has laid the groundwork for the public broadcaster’s future as “an important strand” of Australia’s “civic life” and major changes to its services. The Australian reports that in a speech to students at the Queensland University of Technology’s Faculty of Creative Industries, Mr Scott spoke of a future of asset sales, scaled-back services, more outsourcing and more focused broadcasting. Full story.



John Stanley Wins Kennedy Award

Sydney Talk station 2UE's Breakfast presenter John Stanley took out the award for Radio Commentator of the Year at the prestigious Kennedy Awards for Excellence in NSW Journalism this week. The award recognises a significant year for Stanley, who has been co hosting the 2UE Breakfast program since January with former Fairfax Media Director – News Media Garry Linnell.  The Kennedy Awards recognise excellence in journalism in NSW.


'Dicko' Battles Cancer


Tony Dickinson, veteran radio and TV broadcaster is in hospital, suffering cancer. He was diagnosed 18 months ago, but has only now gone public. Tony pioneered Australian TV's 6pm one-hour news format at SAS10 (now SAS7).  He's best known as the frontman of Channel Ten's Adelaide News in the 1980's,  working alongside Anne Wills, Jane Reilly and Anne Sanders - just to name a few.  Prior to television,  "Dicko" worked in radio - A former Program Director of radio 4BH in Brisbane,  he's also best known as the breakfast newsreader at 2UE where he was the first to break the news about the tragic Granville Train Disaster. Well wishers can contact Scott Mayman - 4BC News Director. Scott worked with Tony in Sydney Radio and has been asked to act on behalf of the family. Call 0415 728 195 or email smayman@fairfaxmedia.com.au




Cooney Seeks New Radio Job


Campbell Cooney, has accepted a redundancy from the ABC. Campbell joined the ABC in 1997, and has reported on rural issues, mining, politics and sport, before taking responsibility for the Pacific. He’s covered coups in Fiji, elections in Papua New Guinea and tsunamis in Solomon Islands and Samoa. Campbell reported for both radio and television.  He's now seeking a new radio job.



Fairfax Media Swings Into Profitability

Fairfax Media has swung back to profitability, with a result boosted by the sale of its accommodation website Stayz. But earnings in traditional print divisions—particularly in New Zealand and Australian community, rural and regional newspapers—continued to come under pressure, along with Fairfax's radio division, which suffered a 6 per cent revenue decline. Full story.




Christopher Sewell has left WAVE FM Wollongong and accepted the breakfast jock role at STAR FM in Dubbo.  (See ‘Radio Jobs’.)




Presenter changes at 612 ABC Brisbane


612 ABC Brisbane has announced that evenings presenter, Rebecca Levingston, will replace Tim Cox on Drive when he returns to his family in Hobart at the end of August. Rebecca Levingston is a familiar voice to ABC listeners as host of the state-wide Evenings program since 2012. ABC News presenter, David Curnow, steps into the ABC Local Radio Evenings chair. The new line-up will commence on air September 1.




Jackie O Walks Out of KIIS FM Radio Show


Jackie O stormed out of the studio this morning and left co-host Kyle Sandilands to host their Kiis FM breakfast show on his own after the two had a fight in the opening break of the show. The on-air spat started just after 6am when Jackie O had a go at Sandilands for chucking a sickie last week.  More details.


 



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Robin Bailey Loses Husband To Depression


High profile radio announcer Robin Bailey’s husband Tony Smart has died suddenly after battling with depression. A spokesman for ARN, who own Brisbane's 97.3 where Bailey presents the breakfast program, said the family had asked for privacy. “Yesterday we were saddened by the terrible news that Tony Smart, husband to Robin Bailey took his own life. Tony had been suffering from depression,” a spokesman said in a statement.  “Robin is a beloved member of 97.3’s breakfast team and we extend our deepest sympathy to her, her three young boys and Robin & Tony’s entire families. This is obviously very difficult for them and we appreciate Robin and her family’s need for privacy. Robin will be making no further comment at this time.”  (Courier Mail)




Wes Prepares for 100 Buckets of Ice Water


Wesley Heather, Roccy FM Young drive announcer and promotions manager, is going beyond the traditional 'Ice Bucket Challenge.'  This Saturday he will have a total of 100 buckets of ice water poured over his head.  Each bucket is worth $100 - which means he's raised $10,00 for ALS research.  It took Wes just one week to raise the funds.  (Wes below in studio.)






Songl Shuts Down


Australian music streaming app Songl has shut down after just 18 months of launch due to stiff competition. It is the second streaming service to shut shop in the country after Deezer in February, while Pandora and Spotify continue to dominate audience share. More details.



Polly & Morro take the Breakfast Show to Africa

98five’s Breakfast with Polly and Morro are taking their show to Tanzania as part of CBM’s Miracles Day!  It will be the first overseas trip for the Breakfast show and it’s all for a great cause.  “We’re going to witness miracles ourselves,” says Breakfast co-host Paul ‘Morro’ Morrison.  “We are really looking forward to hanging out with CBM and it’s fantastic what CBM’s up to.”  A $32 miracle to CBM will restore the gift of sight to some of the world’s poorest people suffering from cataract blindness.



New Baby Girl For Kate

On Sunday 17 August 2014, Kate Ritchie and Stuart Webb welcomed a little girl into the world.  Mother and daughter are both doing well. In making the announcement Kate and Stuart said: “We happen to think she is perfect and couldn’t be more delighted."  As a part of Nova’s national drive team Kate, Tim & Marty, Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold announced the news on air . Marty said “we wish them all the best in the first few weeks of their baby’s life, it’s a very special time for them both.” more details.




Kyle 32 Kilos Over Weight Claims Doctor

KIIS FM brekky host Kyle Sandilands will be dead by the end of the year if he doesn’t urgently alter his diet and ditch his chain-smoking habit, a health expert has warned. In an article in New Idea magazine, obesity specialist Dr Edward Jackowski said Sandilands’ notoriously unhealthy lifestyle and excessive weight gain have him in danger of suffering a fatal stroke or heart attack. Full story.


All India Radio's 35 age limit sparks mass sacking


India's national public radio broadcaster appears to have sacked around 100 presenters for being over its new age limit of 35. All India Radio has responded by saying it will allow presenters to stay on if they pass a test to prove that they don't sound "too mature and boring."  Full story.




AFTRS OPEN RADIO COURSES


AFTRS are running a number of radio courses over the next few months. For example: "Learn how to make a ‘radio package’" - in a two day intensive. Tutor is Martin Corben who has extensive experience working for ABC Radio 702. Dates: 13 - 14 September.  Details.   There is also an 'Advanced Voice Over' course. This two day course over two weekends builds on the skills developed in AFTRS Open’s Voice Over course and also suits those with some experience with professional voice over work who wish to further polish their skills. A small group (maximum 6) and focus on performance will allow for more on mic time to work on strengths and weaknesses. Dates: 20 - 21 September.  Details:  And finally, there is an 'Announcing and Presentation' course.  On air Radio industry professionals Gaby Brown (Triple J, KIIS 1065 FM, WSFM) and Melanie Withnall (2UE, 2SER FM) are the tutors for this practical and inspiring course where you will acquire invaluable skills and knowledge that will enhance and advance your career. Dates: 27 - 28 September. Details:  To view all radio courses visit the website: http://www.aftrs.edu.au/short-courses/radio




The Rebel's Ash & Dave made a splash on the Gold Coast again  this week, as Ash had to live like a lady & be a V8 grid girl for the day.  The lads, had previously had a go kart challenge that ended in Ash getting a station logo tattooed on his leg. Determined for revenge Ash recruited "Pete The Roadie" Driver ( A former go kart champ ) to take on Dave & earn some retribution!  More details.



 

92.7 Mix FM has upgraded a major piece of equipment, the Orban Audio processor for the on-air sound.  The station has just upgraded from an old 8200 to the latest Orban Optimod 8600.  This has given the station a better quality sound with more dynamics and crispness.  While this new technology was being installed, something that most radio stations have now removed was being put back into action… a vinyl turntable.  To highlight the new fidelity, 92.7 Mix FM is playing a 80’s vinyl album in its entirety every Friday during August for the stations tactic, 80’s August.  Content Director Ryan Khay said “we wanted to showcase the new sound of Mix FM after the new processor was installed, by playing a classic 80’s vinyl album in its entirety, a great way to showcase the audio dynamics, clicks and pops included”. “before iTunes where we purchase only the songs we like, listening to a full album was a real experience, we look forward to bringing back that experience uninterrupted  during 80’s August”.


World Record Broken for Most People Singing on a Live Radio Broadcast




The world record for most people singing live on a radio broadcast was previous set on July 2011 by 3,885 people from The Biggest Band (UK) at Wembley Arena, London, and broadcast live to air by Resonance FM UK.  On Thursday  July 3, 2014 this was broken by Hillsong’s Young and Free, when over 4,000 conference delegates sang live from Olympic Park Homebush, and were broadcast live across Sydney on Hope 103.2.  The large gathering sangYoung and Free’s hit song ‘Alive’ acapella, and Hope 103.2’s Breakfast Team Aaron and Dan, decked out in their Hope 103.2 Purple Onesies, were there to start the ball rolling and cross live on-air.The entire performance was captured live on video which can be watched here: YOUTUBE.    Half of Hope’s breakfast duo, Dan Widdowson said, “it was an amazing experience to see so many young people singing their hearts out, and awesome to hear that broadcast live on the air!”



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