On The Dial: September 28
96FM rebrands, but still Keeping It Real
ARN have finally unveiled the rebrand of 96FM Perth. The familiar network KIIS lips logo made its debut overnight for 96FM, joining Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide as part of the KIIS national network.
Like ARN did with MIX102.3 in Adelaide and 97.3 in Brisbane, they have maintained the overall station brand name and with Perth even a similar positioner of “Keeping It Real”.
ARN’s National Marketing Director Anthony Xydis said: “The evolution of 96FM with ‘Keeping it real’ embraces the authenticity of the station and its listeners while holding on to the brand’s ‘real’ music cred. The launch campaign was developed to reflect the true spirit and sounds of Perth and audiences’ passion for great music, good times and what living in Perth is all about.”
96FM’s Carmen & Fitzi for Breakfast are back Monday and ARN have also hinted at more local On-Air talent announcements to come.
ARN’s National Content Director Duncan Campbell said: “96FM is loved by its loyal listeners and it’s essential for us to retain the strong heritage of the station. The essence of what listeners love about 96FM will remain unchanged as we build on this solid foundation to create a station tailored for Perth that will be genuine, fun and down to earth.
“After several years of successful growth, the addition of 96FM in Perth is yet another strong step forward for ARN and the national KIIS network.”
Stephen Curry our ACRAs Host for 2015
Actor and comedian Stephen Curry will be the host of the 27th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards.
Think the iconic movie The Castle and a mullet, Stephen played Dale Kerrigan. Since then he has acted in a number of recent movies including The Cup, TV series Hiding and currently the Foxtel sketch comedy series, Open Slather.
Curry will host the radio industry’s gala awards on Saturday 10 October at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“There are many talented people working in radio and I look forward to celebrating their success and being part of radio’s annual awards,” said Curry.
Joining him on stage to present awards include:
Ben Fordham – 2GB
Dan & Maz –2Day FM
Fifi & Dave –Fox FM
Fitzy & Wippa – Nova 96.6
Jules Lund & Emma Freedman – Today’s Hit Network
Jonesy & Amanda – WSFM (Brendan Jones & Amanda Keller)
Kate, Tim & Marty – Nova Network
Kate Langbroek & Matt Acton – KIIS Network
Kyle & Jackie O – KIIS 1065
Neil Mitchell – 3AW
Ash, Kip & Luttsy – Nova 106.9
Galey, Ross & Charli – Sea FM
Robin, Terry, Bob – 973FM
A check in on Mental Health
Tomorrow night from 7pm, SCA will broadcast a special three hour show across their Hit Network, Press Pause.
Mental Health Ambassadors Jules Lund and Bianca Dye will host the program to raise awareness for mental health and look at issues ranging from anxiety and depression to peer and social media bullying.
A list of stars are also lending their voice to the special including Osher Gunsberg , Mia Freedman, models Ashley Hart and Nick Bracks, Demi Lovato, Hugh Jackman, Olly Murrs, Troy Sivan and Anja Nissen.
Jules Lund said, “There’s something incredibly liberating hearing your favourite stars admit they struggle at times. It’s simple yet powerful. I am honoured to bring these messages to our listeners, and ask them to join us for #presspause.”
Jules and Bianca will also be joined by Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley to discuss the brutal statistics around self-harm and suicide amongst the current generation.
The show will go out across The Hit Network’s 42 stations and is one of the agreed actions by SCA following the ACMA investigation and judgement into the “royal prank call”.
The show will be commercial free with airtime being donated to raising awareness for organisations on the frontline including: Lifeline, Kids Helpline, Beyond Blue, Headspace, The Reach Foundation, Reachout.com and Batyr.
Tomorrow is D Day – Who is going to win the Drive battle?
Metro ratings are out tomorrow and for the hotly contested national drive slot, the full 10 week ratings period will be taken into account for SCA, NE and ARN. It’s the full first survey for Hamish & Andy up against Hughesy & Kate and Kate Tim & Marty Melbourne will again take centre stage as the most interesting and competitive of the markets, home to both Hamish & Andy and Hughesy and Kate. Can Hamish & Andy help the fledgling 2Day lift its audience share overall? Will they live up to the huge expectations? Can Kate, Tim & Marty help lift the lower rating Nova's in Melbourne and Sydney? Will Hughesy and Kate do well with ARN's newly branded 96Fm in Perth, which took a big hit last survey in Drive? All three national shows have been heavily promoted On-air and marketed externally via press, billboards and social media. It will now get down to which talent / brand listeners like the most and which has delivered the strongest content. Radio Today will have the full results and analysis from 9:30am Tuesday.
Gold FM98.3 and Gold AM107.1 Central Victoria are looking for an Announcer / Commercial Producer.
Newstalk ZB is looking for a Producer for KMPG Early Edition /Assistant Breakfast Producer
Gold 104.3 has a vacancy for a Campaign Specialist on a 3 month contract.
ARN has a role available for an Account Manager in Canberra.
Nova 96.9 has a vacancy for an Integration Project Manager on a 9 Month Contract.
ARN is looking for a Breakfast Producer for 97.3 Brisbane on a 9-month contract basis.
An Account Executive Role based in Adelaide is currently available.
2ST and 94.9 Power FM are looking for a Program and Content Director.
7HO FM are looking for a Sales Manager.
Tasmanian Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Producer based in Launceston