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Media i Awards for radio were announced last night

Thursday 12 November, 2020

The 10th Anniversary of the Media i Awards were announced last night in a virtual first for the program due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The awards celebrated both individual and team media sales excellence, as voted by industry peers.
In a year that has been difficult for media and for media sales teams, this year’s Media I Awards over 4000 media staff took part in this years awards casting over 58,000 votes for over 165 teams and individual finalists.
Radio winners this year:

Podcast consumption up 72% this year

Tuesday 10 November, 2020

The iHeartPodcast Network Australia has released October listener data from technology provider, Megaphone. The data from over 1million+ Australian devices shows a massive jump in listening, up 72% since the start of 2020 (Oct20 v Jan20). October is also a record month for listening across the platform.

iHeartPodcast Network supports Aussie content and creators with new partnerships

Wednesday 04 November, 2020

ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia has partnered with DM Podcasts (Diamantina Media) reinforcing its commitment to the biggest local and global podcasts.
DM Podcasts is home to Australian podcasts such as the iconic Betoota Advocate, Chat 10 Looks 3 and So Dramatic!

October was Health & Wellness Month at ARN

Monday 02 November, 2020

ARN’s Health & Wellness Month, rolled out across the entire month of October, has been committed to supporting its staff during these challenging times and beyond.
According to Beyond Blue, three million Australians live with anxiety or depression, and research shows this issue has only been exacerbated by the tough times brought by COVID-19.

Angela Ewers joins ARN's Executive Leadership Team

Wednesday 21 October, 2020

HT&E have appointed Angela Ewers to the newly created position of Chief People Officer, a position that will also see her join ARN’s Executive Leadership Team.
Angela will commence her new role in November, based in Sydney, where she will lead both HT&E and ARN’s People & Culture function to support growth and ensure ARN is not just Australia’s number one radio and digital audio business, but also one of the best places to work.

ARN stations not eligible for next round of Jobkeeper

Thursday 15 October, 2020

They say if you're paying tax, at least you're making money.

The same goes for government subsidies, if you're not eligible, you must be doing ok.

ARN's parent company HT&E has calculated that it will make enough money in coming months to exclude it from the Jobkeeper subsidy.

Hillary Clinton has a new podcast on iHeartPodcast Network Australia

Wednesday 23 September, 2020
ARN’s iHeartPodcast Network Australia today announced “You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton,” will become available to download on September 29.
The iHeartRadio Original Podcast hosted by Hillary Clinton, the first woman to win a major party’s U.S presidential nomination, is a 24-episode show tht joins the expansive iHeartPodcast Network and will be available on iHeartRadio and everywhere else podcasts are heard.

After 52 years in radio, Ian Toull calls it a day

Monday 21 September, 2020

After three stints covering 20 plus years with ARN, radio veteran Ian "Toully" Toull is leaving the network's  Melbourne studios come September 30th.
Since beginning his radio career back in 1968 he has covered many roles including announcer, studio manager, program director, general manager of regional stations 3WM, 3CV, 3SR and Sun FM 96.1 as well as G.M. of Melbourne stations including 3DB, 3TT, TTFM and 3MP. In recent years he's been general sales manager at The Edge96.1 and ARN Melbourne.

ARN, Universal Music and Muru Music Health join forces for the gift of music

Monday 21 September, 2020

To mark World Alzheimer’s Day and the start of Dementia Awareness Week Muru Music Health has partnered with Australian Radio Network and Universal Music Australia to give the gift of music to aged care and retirement village residents across the country.
Muru Music Health is a research-based mindful music listening platform designed to help users relax, relive positive memories or to be active while stimulating the brain.

Some radio salaries will return to normal next month

Thursday 17 September, 2020

After a tough few months of stand-downs, redundancies and restructuring, where many radio industry staff in all sectors have lost their jobs, some stations are planning to return salaries to normal as advertising slowly increases and sentiment begins to turn around.

Today the nation's unemployment figures improved, showing some signs of green shoots as Australia begins to regain control on the pandemic.


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