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John Kerr’s 60 year journey through radio

Monday 13 November, 2017
Few people reach a 60 year milestone in radio. That sort of celebration is reserved for monarchs blessed with longevity and few alternative career prospects.








 

Radio legend to be laid to rest: Funeral Details

Thursday 24 August, 2017

Gary O'Callaghan's funeral has been confirmed for 1pm this Monday at St Agnes, Port Macquarie.
 
The former Sydney radio icon passed away last week aged 83.
 
He started his career at 2SM and joined 2UE in 1956 where he stayed until his retirement in 2003, apart from a short stint at 2KY during Kerry Packer's brief ownership of 2UE.
 
O'Callaghan moved back to the mid north coast of NSW and continued to work at 2MC.
 

When Richard Glover was rejected by 2UE

Sunday 02 July, 2017

It may have been the biggest talent scouting blunder since The DECCA record company’s Dick Rowe passed up the opportunity to sign The Beatles.

Rowe is believed to have told their manager that "Guitar groups are on their way out, Mr Epstein.”

That was (as legend has it) in 1962. 

Did You Know - Sydney radio advertiser crossovers

Thursday 02 February, 2017

Did You Know... There was a 37.2% crossover of advertisers between SmoothFM and 2GB on air between 1 - 31 January 2017. That is, 37.2% of the advertisers heard on Smooth in January were also on 2GB in the same period.
 
Of the stations compared, the lowest crossover was between 2UE and WSFM with 21.2% - meaning the two stations have more spots from advertisers that are not airing on the other.
 

Some things about radio news will never change

Wednesday 18 January, 2017
Kim Napier

The Future of News in Radio was placed under the spotlight last year at the National Radio Conference in Melbourne.

And while news in the digital age and how different radio formats are approaching it was debated, one thing was agreed on.

News is in our DNA.

ABC Radio's Jeremy Miller was part of the panel who argued, “Getting back to reliable dependable news is a good thing."

How I got into radio at 2UE and why I left: Alan Jones

Sunday 20 November, 2016
With 199 survey wins in 30 years of broadcasting under his belt, Alan Jones tells Chris Smith who helped him along the way and who didn’t.

Alan Jones credits radio star-maker John Brennan with discovering him but not everyone at 2UE shared Brennan’s faith. At first, station management agreed to put him on Mornings with a big name female co-host but Brenno insisted he do it alone or not at all.

Hear the first sounds of 2UE relaunched as a Lifestyle destination

Saturday 17 September, 2016
Hear the first sounds of 2UE relaunched as a Lifestyle destination

The positioning statement is: 2UE, Talking Lifestyle

“If you like it. If you need it, 2UE’s Talking Lifestyle’s talking about it” - lyric from the new imaging for the new 2UE. Scroll down to listen.

Luke Bona: "Watch this space"

Thursday 01 September, 2016

2UE's Luke Bona has posted a cryptic message on his Facebook page.

In a roster upheaval at 2UE Luke recently left his Australia Overnight show to temporarily fill in on 2UE mornings for Stuart Bocking who was axed.

The message says he will continue filling in for another two weeks and to then watch this space.

"I don’t see a compelling case to go back from the decisions we’ve made." Adam Lang.

Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Last week’s survey delivered better news for Macquarie Media’s radio network than it has had for some time.

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