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News February 11, 2020

The Most Powerful Women on Australian FM Radio in 2020

The Most Powerful Women on Australian FM Radio in 2020

Australian radio industry authority Radio Today has released its annual Top 10 list of the Most Powerful Women on Australian FM Radio.

Consulting industry experts, market size, competitive landscape, and factoring in the thoughts of leading radio programmers, Radio Today laboured over the following Top 10. The list sees KIIS FM’s Jackie O taking out the top spot, following her show’s double-digit survey results alongside Kyle Sandilands and her primetime TV gig hosting the Masked Singer.

The 10 Most Powerful Women on Australian FM Radio in 2020:

1. Jackie ‘O’ Henderson – KIIS 106.5 (steady)
2. Chrissie Swan – Nova 100 (+)
3. Amanda Keller – WSFM (-)
4. Carrie Bickmore – Hit Network (+)
5. Kate Ritchie – Nova Network (+)|
6. Jane Kennedy – Triple M Network (+)
7. Abby Burdon – Hit105 (+)
8. Fifi Box – Fox FM (-)
9. Robin Bailey – 97.3FM (-)
10. Susie O’Neil – Nova 106.9 (new)

“Every year Radio Today looks to the industry to help compile a list of the most powerful women on FM radio. Together we evaluate and debate profile, ratings, growth and influence in determining the Top 10. This year’s final selection are true stars, with a number of standout changes from 2019,” said Jake Challenor, Publisher & Editor of The Music Network and Radio Today.

“Again this year #1 goes unchanged as Jackie O holds her position, courtesy of continued double-digit survey results and a primetime TV gig. It’s also great to see Nova’s Chrissie Swan move up and Susie O’Neill arrive following the departure of Kate Longbroek from her full-time Drive show on the Hit Network.”

The 2020 ‘Most Powerful Women’ list also sees WSFM’s Amanda Keller hold her #3 spot from last year’s ranking. Keller is also a TV host veteran with appearances on Have You Been Paying Attention?,  Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation and Dancing With The Stars.

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.

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