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News October 27, 2015

On The Dial: Interview: Chrissie Swan; Nova to host 70th Red Room; Nozz joins ARN; The Growth of Digital Radio

On The Dial: Interview: Chrissie Swan; Nova to host 70th Red Room; Nozz joins ARN; The Growth of Digital Radio

Swan to Fox makes sense
by Dan Bradley

Last week SCA announced that Chrissie Swan would join “Fifi & Dave” on Fox Breakfast in Melbourne each Friday at 8am.

It’s a smart move. For both parties, and for quite different reasons.


This is Chrissie Swan

We told you aboutChrissie Swanheading back to the Sunshine Coast and joining Fifi & Dave on Fox FM. We decided to have a chat to Chrissie about it all.

We’ll talk about what she learnt being on breakfast radio, has her thinking changed since leaving, what was the worst thing that happened on I’m a Celebrity and has she got the Work/Life balance thing sorted?


DAB+ has Mother’s Day Wrapped

Commercial Radio Australia have again partnered with Sony with a bonus offer for swinging a DAB+ radio for your mum.

With the ad campaign On-Air now across 42 metro stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth; is it aimed at upgrading the old radio to a DAB+ unit with the bonus hook of a pair of noise cancelling headphones for free worth $200.

The DAB+ Mother’s Day campaign will run until May 10 and was produced by Ralph van Dijk’s agency Eardrum.


The Script see Red

The Script is the latest group to headline Nova’s Red Room.

Set for Saturday 25 April in Perth, Nova is pushing the gig nationally with Smallzy’s Surgery and for Nova 93.7 Perth Nathan, Nat & Shaun have a local tactic running for the tix.

Nova’s Red Room with The Script will see them notch up the 70th exclusive event, which has included international and local acts from Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to Usher and Sam Smith.

The Red Room brand launched in 2012.


Nozz joins ARN

Brett ‘Nozz’ Nossiter is joining ARN as iHeartRadio Australia’s first Content Director.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Brett to the team. He will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this newly created role. His proven experience across radio, television and live events will mean even more unforgettable musical experiences for our audiences, coupled with creating great unique and engaging content,” said ARN National Content Director Duncan Campbell.

Nozz will work closely with Emotive, which ARN partnered with last month to create and engage a larger slice of the market with the iHeartRadio platform.


The Growth of Digital Radio!
by Brad March

Is digital radio in Australia dead?

Not according to recent figures, in fact far from it. Digital radio is going strong and getting stronger.

The recent news that Digital radio is now reaching 3.2 million listeners in Australia, according to GfK figures released by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), shows growth of 24% in the past year.

If that growth rate continues, digital radio listeners would exceed 10 million in Australia by 2020.



Omny has a vacancy for an Operations Manager in Melbourne.

RCS are looking for a Radio Automation Support Person based in Sydney

Grant Broadcasters are looking for Sales Staff in Cairns.

Southern Cross Austereo have a role available for a Group Assistant Content Director WA, based in Bunbury.

Crocmedia has a senior role available as NSW Commercial Manager, based in Sydney.

NZME have a role available for an Announcer to host a local daytime show on 'The Hits' in Gisborne. C91.3 FM are looking for a Sales Executive.

C91.3 FM has a vacancy for a Sales Manager.



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