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ABC Radio middle management still in the dark about job cuts

Wednesday 22 March, 2017

It's been over two weeks since ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie publicly announced wide ranging staff cuts within the ranks of the government broadcaster.

Ms Guthrie flagged that up to 200 jobs, mainly in middle management, would go. However it is still unclear exactly who is in the firing line.

Number of people affected by shortwave switchoff 'very small' Guthrie tells Senate Committee

Wednesday 01 March, 2017

At a Senate Estimates hearing yesterday, ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie was asked to present details of the research and consultation that took place before deciding to switch off shortwave radio services.
 
Guthrie did not table any research, but did speak about the low number of complaints that have been received since the switch off was announced. "Fewer than 15 people have contacted us since we made the announcement, so the number of people affected seems to be very small," said Guthrie.
 

Let's hear it for the girls

Friday 17 February, 2017
The ABC will recognise the achievements of women this International Women's Day (IWD) Wednesday, March 8th, on all platforms.

The theme for this year's IWD is on "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030". 

The United Nations has marked IWD 2017 with a global call to "bridge the gender pay gap" which is currently 24% globally.

See you in court Radio Adelaide

Wednesday 25 January, 2017
What's in a name?
That which we call a rose by any other name
would smell as sweet.

William Shakespeare

 
What’s in a name?
 
Plenty according to Radio Adelaide and the ABC.
 
The ABC’s metro radio stations have all rebranded with their new look and name for 2017… except Adelaide.
 

ABC Radio gets round to launching new logo

Monday 09 January, 2017
ABC Radio has launched its new logo as part of the 2017 image rebrand.

The round logo reflects the dropping of the call numbers of each local radio station as part of the network's multiplatform philosophy, outlined in our earlier reports.

The photo right shows ABC Regional Content Manager Cath Hurley supporting her metro colleagues by proudly displaying the new logo on her facebook page.

ABC launches old fashioned wireless show for new generation of podcast listeners

Tuesday 20 December, 2016

After nabbing the top spot and Best in Comedy in the iTunes Best of 2016 podcasts list for Burn Your Passport, the ABC is going back to the future for its latest comedy podcast offering: an eight-part radio play with a magic realist touch.    

Showcasing regional Australia’s best young storytellers

Wednesday 14 December, 2016

Forty-one regional Australians, aged between 16 and 22, were honoured today as winners of the ABC’s Heywire storytelling competition.

AFTRS and ABC Radio announce new annual scholarship

Wednesday 14 December, 2016

The Australian Film Television and Radio School and ABC Radio have announced a new scholarship of $14,500 to be awarded each year for the next three years to develop Australian radio talent, with a focus on diversity.

The scholarship has been adapted from an existing, long-standing bequest to AFTRS from the late ABC broadcaster Selwyn Speight, who was the first executive producer of flagship Radio Current Affairs program AM.

ABC Radio warms up for summer

Thursday 08 December, 2016

ABC Radio will launch its summer programming lineup this month with a range of new voices, some festive programming, and a welcome return to some familiar presenters.

“There is a terrific array of new and familiar voices on ABC Radio this summer” said Linda Bracken, ABC Radio’s Head of Content & Digital. “It’s great to introduce new talent from around Australia, and to give more established presenters opportunities in new spaces and timeslots.” 

ABC exits shortwave radio transmission

Tuesday 06 December, 2016

The ABC will end its shortwave transmission service in the Northern Territory and to international audiences from 31 January 2017.

The move is in line with the national broadcaster’s commitment to dispense with outdated technology and to expand its digital content offerings including DAB+ digital radio, online and mobile services, together with FM services for international audiences.

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