News January 23, 2017

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This Is Robin Bailey: “We are all pawns in a game called radio”

Here is our exclusive with Robin Bailey after her debut on Triple Brisbane breakfast yesterday, following a highly publicised departure from 97.3 FM where she led a winning breakfast show for ten years.

On joining Ed and Marto, Robin said she was a little nervous and excited ahead of the first show and quietly spent last week in the studio with them, “just observing”.

“I always said when it was first announced that I was coming to Triple M that my gig was to come in a be a part of their party, and I really wanted to just come in and join what they were doing, and maybe add a bit of my stuff to it. They’ve got a great thing going on,” she said.

Radio Today editor Jake Challenor caught up with Robin for a candid chat after yesterday’s show. Listen to the interview below.

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Big changes for 96FM Perth

ARN has listened to Perth’s feedback and responded, shifting its music to focus more on pop rock/modern rock, giving 96FM a unique music position in the market and reigniting the strength and heritage of the brand.

To coincide with the format change, 96FM has launched an outdoor and digital marketing campaign, inviting listeners to “Experience the Change” and introducing “Perth’s Real Gold”.

In a statement, ARN said that 96FM Perth’s Real Gold is all about the music, better music and more of it with a whole new playlist and the return of the ’No Repeat Workday’ guarantee.

The station’s news service, previously sourced from 6PR, service will also be improved.

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Em Rusciano: “Look, who knows how long it’s going to last?”

Em Rusciano woke at 4am ahead of her new 2Day FM breakfast show this morning.

Last night, the comedian took to her Facebook page to discuss “the media’s obsession with the fact that Harley and I won’t be living full time in Sydney”.

Em told fans, “I don’t think you care where a show comes out of, if it’s good, it’s good, and I promise you the show is going to be as good as we’ve got.”

We all know location matters – the word “local” is ingrained in us.

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Carrie Bickmore & Tommy Little for new Hit Network show

Gold Logie winner Carrie Bickmore is set to return to the network that launched her career next month, co-hosting a new show with comedian, Tommy Little.

Live at 3pm on weekdays across the Hit Network’s 43 stations, SCA is promising its listeners an hour of “do-not-miss radio” starting Monday 13 February.

Gemma Fordham, The Hit Network’s head of content, said that the first time she met Carrie, she was immediately struck by her “realness”.

“She calls it as she sees it, but has enormous compassion and can connect with everyone from everyday Aussies out in the suburbs to Hollywood megastars.

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Smallzy to host new Nova show

Nova’s Kent ‘Smallzy’ Small will add the Apple Music Fresh 40 to his hosting duties on the network.

“I’m pumped to be counting down Apple Music Fresh 40 each week and bringing our listeners some of their favourite hits,” Smallzy said, who last year won an ACRA Award for Best Music/Entertainment Personality.

The new show will count down the 40 biggest songs on Apple Music during that week, airing Saturdays 12pm to 3pm, and will be EP’d by Zach La Cava.

As we know, radio networks teaming night talent with digital music players is not a new concept; SCA have previously partnered with Shazam and YouTube, and last September, launched the Vevo Top 20 Countdown with Angus & Ash, following its acquisition of Authentic Entertainment.

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This is Bianca Dye: Warts & All

Bianca Dye is happy to tell you everything “Warts & all” – trust me she does.

We talk Bianca’s radio journey – the wins – the failures – a 23 year career that has seen her work in some of the country’s biggest markets and now with ARN at 97.3 in Brisbane with Terry & Bob.

We also talk about the Elephant in the room – Bianca replaced Robin Bailey who ruled the 97.3 roost for 10 years –  “It was a massive surprise”…  but as we know  “Things go to shit sometimes” said Bianca.

How does Bianca handle the expectations of stepping into her new breakfast role with an established team in Brisbane?

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Marto, Ed and Robin’s first day – the new Triple M Brisbane

The new breakfast lineup of Marto, Ed and Robin started at 5.30am today on Triple M Brisbane, and they hit the ground running.

Robin Bailey and the boys sounded like a well-oiled machine; delivering strong content and chemistry; sounding like they had been on-air together for years.

One of the first callers to the show welcomed Robin to the station, saying he had switched over from her former station.

The new Triple M Brisbane, as well as featuring the new and improved breakfast lineup, has tweaked its music to a new broader rock music mix, appealing to men and women – no doubt looking to pick up some of Robin’s listeners from ARN’s 97.3.

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SCA on the Central Coast are looking for a Breakfast Producer.

NOVA Entertainment has a vacancy for an Adelaide based Drive Show Producer at Fiveaa.

SCA is on the hunt for a new Assistant Content Director for 2Day FM.

NOVA Entertainment in Adelaide are seeking a Technology Manager

SCA are accepting submissions for a Drive announcer in Dubbo

SCA are looking for an Announcer/Music Director in Newcastle.

Hope Media in Sydney is looking for a Producer for the Open House program.

Hope Media has a vacancy for for a Content Director -Sydney.

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for an Infrastructure & Development Manager – Digital Media.

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