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Fairfax Radio Network launches Australia’s first sound bite sized mentoring program

Monday 16 March, 2015

Fairfax Radio Network’s Content Solutions Division today announced the launch of an Australian media first content initiative called The 60 Second Mentor with foundation partner iiNet.
 
The mini mentoring program will feature some of the best and brightest up and coming business owners, entrepreneurs, business coaches and advisors who provide their insights and tips for business managers and owners to be more successful.
 

Ross Stevenson hosts A Moveable Feast

Friday 06 February, 2015

3AW will launch a new one-hour program dedicated to travel and food called A Moveable Feast on Saturday, February 7 from 11.00 am until 12.00pm.

The program is the brainchild of Ross Stevenson, who will co-host the new program with Kate Stevenson (no relation). Ross Stevenson has co-hosted 3AW Breakfast for decades with partner John Burns and the team has maintained the program’s Number One position for a record 104 surveys engaging 19.3% of the Melbourne radio audience.

Jeff Kennett’s shock exit from 3AW

Thursday 05 February, 2015

Jeff Kennett, former Victorian Premier and weekly guest on Neil Mitchell’s 3AW morning show announced to everyone’s surprise, that he was leaving the station.

“Just one other thing before I go, this will be my last appearance.” Kennet stated bluntly on air.

“Really? I thought we were going to discuss that further.” replied Mitchell.

“No.”

Kennet explained that negotiations with 3AW management to renew his contract went to pieces.

‘Sad, angry and frustrated’ 3AW listeners

Friday 16 January, 2015
In his last weeks on 3AW’s overnight shift, Andrew McLaren has been facing a barrage of calls from listeners, outraged that the Melbourne-based overnight show will be replaced with a national program, fronted by Luke Bona, from Sydney.
 
When it was announced on air this week, caller after caller complained about the decision, as one sequence of programming from the 3am hour earlier this week shows (listen below).
 

Fairfax Radio Network launches major promotion with Dubai Tourism this weekend

Saturday 29 November, 2014

Fairfax Radio Network’s News Talk stations 2UE and 3AW will launch a major promotion in conjunction with Dubai Tourism from this weekend with 2UE’s Tim Webster broadcasting live from Dubai.

The promotion sees four lucky listeners from Sydney and Melbourne travel to Dubai to join the experience.

Webster will broadcast live from Dubai this weekend from 12.00pm to 6.00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The 2UE show will feature content about Tim’s trip and some fascinating interviews.

How radio is tackling the Victorian State Election

Friday 28 November, 2014

774 ABC Melbourne morning presenter Jon Faine will present a state-wide Election Night Count broadcast this weekend, in front of a live audience at the ABC Election Centre at Southbank.

Joining Jon to dissect the results will be David Feeney, Labor Member for Batman and Josh Frydenberg, Liberal Member for Kooyong.

Also providing expert analysis will be Associate Professor Paul Strangio from Monash University.

Neil Mitchell renews contract with 3AW

Friday 28 November, 2014

Neil Mitchell has renewed his multi-year contract with 3AW to continue as the station’s mornings presenter. Neil Mitchell said:“People ask me why I continue working stupid hours and getting up in the middle of the night to come to work.  It is because I have one of the most satisfying jobs in journalism in this country. It is a privilege to have access to a microphone and it is an honour to work with an audience like ours.”

 

Tom Elliot interviews another imposter while real rapper laughs along in bed

Tuesday 04 November, 2014
3AW’s Tom Elliot has come under fire again after interviewing a man claiming to be Melbourne rapper Matt Colwell aka “360” over comments he made about the Australian flag on Q&A a few weeks ago.

Yet as the interview progressed, it came apparent that the caller 3AW had on the line was no such person.

After the event went to air, the 360 Facebook page posted a video of the rapper listening to the interview from his bed after only becoming aware of it moments earlier. 

Is 2UE on the way back? Adam Lang thinks so

Tuesday 30 September, 2014

At the beginning of the year, critics - and Fairfax had more than most - had written the Radio Network and, indeed, the whole organisation off.

By Survey 2, only the second one conducted by new radio measurement company GfK, 2UE had fallen to a 4.6 share overall. Even that was flattering as it was being propped up by Weekends. Take the weekend out of the equation and the station’s audience share was a whittled down to a paltry 3.6 per cent, Monday - Friday.

Worse still, the Fairfax flagship, Melbourne’s 3AW, was beaten out of it’s accustomed number one spot by ABC774.

Drinks break for Agencies thanks to Fairfax Radio's cricket legends

Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Fairfax Radio’s team of cricket commentary legends Ian Chappell, Dean Jones, Greg Matthews, Glenn McGrath and Tim Lane have been doing the rounds of media agencies as the network pitches this year's commercial radio cricket coverage to advertisers.

The team has already visited OMD (pictured) and are continuing the roadshow to a number of other media agencies to discuss the upcoming season.

The Aussie cricket team will play visitors including India, England and South Africa in Australia this season.

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