On The Dial: Three Way Battle for CHR; Changes and additions at Mix; ARN takes out top honours
There isn’t room for 3 CHR’s in Sydney
By Brad March
The 3 way CHR / Top 40 battle in Sydney can’t last forever. The battle between 2Day, Kiis and Nova for the hit music position has been underway now for nine months since Kyle & Jackie defected and ARN re-branded Mix to Kiis.
Kiis having the most powerful, strongest and “heritage” breakfast show in the market will continue to do well.
The real contest is between 2Day v Nova. We can probably expect further changes both on air and off air following next week’s Survey 6 ratings result.
Changes and additions at Mix 101.1
Melbourne’s Mix 101.1 has a few new additions and changes to the team.
First up in Mornings, Ben Erbsland has joined the On-Air team. Erbsland was with SCA’s Star 104.9 breakfast in Albury. Erbsland also worked with SCA in Mackay and prior, some casual stuff at Nova Adelaide.
He replaces Jess Capolupo on the 9 to 12 shift. It’s Erbsland’s first shift today.
ARN Melbourne’s next new addition is Chrissie Maus. Chrissie is moving across from Perth to take on the role of Breakfast Producer with Chrissie & Jane from September 29. Chrissie has been with Nova 93.7 since 2012. Prior, she was with Channel 7 as Events and Marketing Manager for the Telethon; after a long run with SCA’s Mix 94.5 in promotions, marketing and publicity.
Chrissie is replacing Darren Harding. Darren is moving into the Melbourne Integration team with the company.
ARN takes out top honours for Marketing Excellence
ARN has taken home top honours at the 2014 AMI awards for the launch of KIIS 1065.
It was named Australian Marketing Institute winner of its category at the NSW finals.
ARN were announced as a state finalist a couple of weeks ago and was named NSW state winner in the category of “New Brand, Product or Service Launch”, for the launch of KIIS 1065.
Judges said: “The KIIS1065 launch achieved stellar results, with an outstanding use of multiple channels to reach the target audience.”
With that, they are now a finalist at the National Awards to be held on October 23 in Sydney.
Julia Morris is joining Chrissie on Mix
No stranger to Chrissie and Jane’s Breakfast Show on Mix 101.1,
Julia Morris – comedian, presenter, actor and a friend of the show – is filling in for Jane as she takes some extra time off with the family.
“I am stoked to be sharing my mornings with Julia – although we are both over-sharers and love a chat so Melbourne listeners may get a little more information than they bargained for,” said Chrissie
102.9 FM Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast has a vacancy for a Breakfast Show Executive Producer. (Maternity Leave Contract)
96.5 Wave FM has a vacancy for a Breakfast Show Producer.
Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a part time News Journalist based in Sydney.
RCS has a vacancy for a Managing Director based in ChristChurch.
ARN has a vacancy for a Creative Writer based in Brisbane.
ARN has a vacancy for a Campaign Coordinator based in Brisbane.
Nova Entertainment are looking for Casual Announcers for Nova 96.9 Sydney.
SCA has a vacancy for a Announcer for HOT FM Townsville.
2EC and Power FM in Bega are looking for a Radio Journalist.
ARN has a vacancy for a Show Image Producer based in Sydney.
SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer based in Albury.
Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a Sales Co-Ordinator based in Perth.
Fairfax Radio Network has a vacancy for a Direct Sales Account Manager based in Perth.
ARN has a vacancy for an Assistant Content Director based in Sydney.
97.3 Coast FM and 6MM in Mandurah have a vacancy for their Talent Bank.
Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for an Ideas Director based in Melbourne.
Radio Release has a vacancy for a Release Coordinator based in Melbourne.
The Barefoot Investor has a vacancy for a Head of Content based in Melbourne.