Radio Wrap November 23, 2018

Radio Wrap: Gold Coast playlists, Hit Newcastle writes ‘Every Pop Song’

Radio Wrap: Gold Coast playlists, Hit Newcastle writes ‘Every Pop Song’
Calvin Harris & Sam Smith's 'Promises' was spun most by Hot Tomato & Sea FM

Which Gold Coast stations share the most music?

Gold Coast’s Hot Tomato shares 26.8% of its music playlist with 90.9 Sea FM.

Strangely enough, Hot Tomato shares the exact same percentage of its music with 92.5 Gold FM.

The stats have been unveiled in a recent data dive by AirCheck, who analysed music crossovers on the Goldie and in Brisbane, following news emerging this week that Hot Tomato has been purchased by Grant Broadcasters.

The most played track between Hot Tomato and Sea was ‘Promises’ by Sam Smith and Calvin Harris’, while between Gold 92.5 and Hot Tomato played George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ most.

Hit106.9’s Nick, Jess & Simon will change how you listen to music with ‘Every Pop Song’

Hit106.9‘s Breakfast team have put their own spin on the formulaic way that pop music is written in 2018.

Nick, Jess and Simon, with help from regular guest Kalyn Ponga, have released their own tune called ‘Every Pop Song (in 2 minutes)’ poking fun at the tried and tested tropes that make up pop music.

They explore cliches including “a nice short intro that they can talk over on the radio” and “when a rapper comes from nowhere and sings a verse”.

Check out the song here.

Sam Dastyari fills in on Triple M’s The Night Shift

Disgraced former Labor politician Sam Dastyari has been given a two-week crack at hosting his own radio show, with SCA bringing him on as a fill-in for Luke Bona.

Sam is broadcasting Triple M’s national show The Night Shift.

“In what will be a decision that Triple M will no doubt live to regret, they decided they were foolish and dumb enough to give me the reins of Luke’s show,” he said, during his first break, which you can listen to here.

Scott Menz promoted to music director at Triple M Brisbane

Scott Menz is the new music director at Triple M Brisbane.

Scott has spent the past three years as EP for top rating Breakfast show The Big Breakfast with Marto, Robin and The Moonman.

He is also the assistant content director, a role that he will continue to perform, but Scott will also be working inside the new Triple M music hub as MD.

Scott replaces Ben Wood, who moves to the role of operations manager at Triple M Melbourne.

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