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ARN expands KIIS network drive show

Monday 15 June, 2015

Australian Radio Network (ARN) has announced the KIIS Networks Drive Show, Hughesy & Kate, will be driving listeners home nationally with their addition on Perth’s 96FM from 4pm on June 22.

Today’s announcement comes hot on the heels of Hughesy & Kate taking out the #1FM* network drive position.

Vijay Solanki discusses RadioApp

Friday 05 June, 2015

Southern Cross Austereo recently launched a new, free mobile app, aptly named (pardon the pun) RadioApp, and aimed at making listening to live radio easier than ever before. Story here.

radioinfo caught up with SCA’s, Director of Digital and Innovation, Vijay Solanki to discuss and review the new app.

Studios on board with Wheatstone

Tuesday 02 June, 2015

Yesterday RCS and Wheatstone announced a partnership that combines their respective studio technologies and resources to deliver a seamless integration of radio playout and IP audio networking.
 
A few months ago, radioinfo reported on Sky Radio’s updated studios using Wheatstone technology but the company is also active across many Australian stations.
 

Survey 3 to be released this morning

Monday 01 June, 2015

The third survey of metro markets will be released tomorrow by GfK and all eyes will be on those stations involved in the Macquarie Radio and Fairfax Radio venture.

The spotlight will also be on Southern Cross Austereo  who will be looking for some upward movement within their HIT brand,  which was down to a 3.3 in Sydney and also shed audience in Melbourne.

ARN says goodbye to St Nick

Friday 22 May, 2015
Nick Condon is finishing up at ARN Sydney and moving permanently to Adelaide to take up a new job leading the South Australian Chamber of Commerce's digital and technology teams.

He has told radioinfo: "This is an excellent opportunity for me to diversify my digital knowledge, knowing digital is the future of everything."

APN revenues increase: market update

Wednesday 20 May, 2015

APN has updated the market on its latest trading results at an Investor Day held in Sydney today.

Year-to-date group revenues are 6% ahead 2014, with the key components of growth being increased NZME revenues and continued ARN growth. It is somewhat restrained due to decreased market conditions in Hong Kong, where group revenue has decreased 15% year-to-date.

Cost increases have been driven by ARN’s acquisition of 96FM Perth and investment into KIIS Melbourne, as well as integration costs at NZME.

ARN and Twitter unveil new Greenroom

Thursday 14 May, 2015

Australian Radio Network (ARN) and Twitter Australia have unveiled the radio network’s new-look greenroom, an innovative space at the ARN studios that Twitter has especially decked out with their latest social media technology to provide new ways for on-air talent and their celebrity guests to connect with the audience.

ARN: The focus of continued growth in 2015

Thursday 07 May, 2015

APN News & Media’s AGM was held yesterday with the board announcing dividend payouts to shareholders will continue to be withheld until the company can get a better handle on its debt (see here).

Today, CEO Michael Miller and Jeff Howard gave a presentation to the Macquarie Australia Conference, outlining more of the company's plans for the year ahead.

Radio grows to almost half of APN’s earnings

Wednesday 06 May, 2015

APN, parent company of ARN, iHeartRadio and NZME, held its annual general meeting this morning, revealing a 25% increase in net profit after tax, driven heavily by its radio branches.

Radio nearly doubled its proportionate share of APN’s earnings in 2014 from 26% - 47%.

Annual Radio PD Course underway in Sydney

Friday 01 May, 2015

The annual AFTRS Program Directors residential weekend is underway.
 
Among the speakers, ARN’s Duncan Campbell has spoken about the strategies for success in radio and SCA’s Head of Content Craig Bruce said: “if you want to be great at anything, you have to want to pay the price."
 
In a session about being creative, Bill Bailey asked: "What am I saying? How am I going to say it?"

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