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Radio Wrap August 17, 2018

Radio Wrap: smoothfm goes back to Bublé, Barnsey on Gold FM Breakfast

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Radio Wrap: smoothfm goes back to Bublé, Barnsey on Gold FM Breakfast

smoothfm returns to Bublé after Sam Smith marketing campaign

Just four months on from the launch of smoothfm‘s Sam Smith campaign, the artist’s spins appear to be on the wane in favour of the tried and tested Michael Bublé.

UK-hailing Smith was unveiled as the new face of smoothfm in April this year, replacing fan-favourite and long-term ambassador Bublé.

But in the months since, the airtime of his music has fallen significantly from the playlists of smooth 95.3 Sydney and smooth 91.5 Melbourne.

A spokesperson for NOVA Entertainment confirmed to Radio Today this week that the Sam Smith marketing campaign is now finished.

Marc Fennell’s top five tips for interviewers

Marc Fennell is the host of ABC Radio‘s Download This Show and a regular announcer and guest on ABC Radio Sydney. He was also triple j‘s ‘That Movie Guy’ for over a decade.

Over the years he’s interviewed torture victims, former terrorists, politicians right through to the biggest names in popular culture: Tom CruiseSteven SpielbergJennifer LawrenceJulian AssangeAl GoreQuentin Tarantino and many more.

This week he shared his top five interview tips with Radio Roday.

Jimmy Barnes bursts into song on Gold FM Breakfast

Jimmy Barnes arrived at the Gold FM studios this week to chat with Christian O’Connell, and in classic Barnsey style he spontaneously burst into song.

Christian’s sidekick Cacklin’ Jack Post has been working on a Melbourne Anthem all week, so the boys couldn’t help but ask Jimmy for a hand on how to deliver a certain line in the song.

Jimmy was only too happy to oblige with a guttural rendition of the line “we are Melbourne, we are strong.”

Check out the Aussie legend in action here.

Newcastle Radio Ratings: Big swing away from Southern Cross Austereo

SCA stations remain dominant in Newcastle following 2018’s second radio ratings survey, despite significant losses in share overall, on Breakfast and Drive for both Hit and KOFM.

KOFM (soon to be rebranded to Triple M Newcastle), retained top spot overall in People 10+ despite falling to a 14% share (-2.8).

Hit106.9 slid even further in the same category, plummetting to 12.7% (-3.4).

triple j’s Veronica and Lewis had a great result in Drive the slot. The duo held steady with 14.8% (-0.1) but it was enough to take second spot off Kennedy and Molloy on KOFM who saw a massive downturn of -5 ratings points to finish with just 13.4%.

The full wrap up of Newcastle Survey #2 is here.


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