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On air evacuation at ARN Sydney

Tuesday 03 March, 2015
A fire alarm at ARN Sydney this morning led to the on air evacuation of the KIIS, The Edge 96.One and WSFM studios.

On KIIS 1065, Kyle & Jackie O had to cut short a phone interview with British pop superstar Charlie XCX despite the objection of Sandilands.

“We have to go, they’re being serious.” warned Jackie.

 “You can go, I’m just going to talk to Charli for a bit.” replied Kyle.

ARN gets all Emotive about content marketing

Monday 16 February, 2015
ARN and parent company APN have helped launch Emotive, an independent content marketing business founded by Simon Joyce who for years prior was Chief Executive of MCM Entertainment. 

Emotive promises to bring a new model to the content marketing landscape by helping marketers inject emotion into content creation and guaranteeing that this content will be consumed by the right audience. 

APN reports growth in radio

Thursday 12 February, 2015

APN News & Media has recorded an Overall Net Profit of $15.2m in financial results released today, for the 2014 calendar year.

APN is the parent company of NZME and ARN, both of which improved their revenue from 2013.

While the Australian radio market grew 3% in 2014, ARN revenue grew 18% to $180.9m and EBITDA grew 14% to $66.5m. Its agency revenue grew 32% to $109.6m, reflecting improved 2014 ratings.

NZME Radio experienced 5% growth in revenue to $116.8m and 7% in EBITDA growth, which sits at $23.1m.

iHeartRadio joins forces with Soundwave Festival

Wednesday 04 February, 2015

ARN’s iHeartRadio platform has teamed up with Soundwave Festival 2015 to launch a customised station to celebrate all things rock, metal and punk.

The station features music by artists and bands set to take the stage for this year’s festival, including Slipknot, Faith No More, Soundgarden and The Smashing Pumpkins.

ARN buys 96FM Perth from Fairfax: KIIS network expands

Monday 22 December, 2014

As part of the Fairfax MRN deal, Fairfax Media has unloaded its Perth FM music station 96fm to ARN.

Elf Radio broadcasts Christmas spirit

Friday 28 November, 2014

Elf Radio, ARN’s Christmas station is back on air this morning on iHeartRadio and DAB+ Radio.

The station plays classic carols and Christmas tunes from a range of artists including Guy Sebastian, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, U2, Paul Kelly and more.

Elf Radio has been broadcasting since 2009 and this year won its second ACRA for Best Digital Radio Format – Short Term.

Ciaran Davis awarded CEO of the Year

Friday 28 November, 2014

ARN's Ciaran Davis has been awarded CEO Magazine's top award, CEO of the Year at the third annual Executive of the Year Awards tonight.

Davis began his role in 2010 and, after three years of growth, the challenge was to deliver a business plan that built on this success. His strategy has "combined the best people, most entertaining talent and bold client solutions to build a strong, contemporary media company," according to the awards judges.

Nova Entertainment and KIIS 106.5 fly the flag for radio at B&T Awards

Tuesday 25 November, 2014

At a glittering event held at The Pavilion in Sydney’s Darling Harbour with more than 900 people, mostly agency types in attendance, M&C Saatchi dominated proceedings but radio managed to get a look in, taking out two of the coveted B&T Awards. 


Winner: KIIS 1065 (Australian Radio Network)


RED – Seven West Media



Winner: NOVA Entertainment

Matt Tilley and Jane Hall confirmed for KIIS Melbourne Breakfast

Sunday 16 November, 2014

Chrissie Swan gone!  Another major rumour has been confirmed as true with ARN's announcement that the new Breakfast show for the KIIS rebrand in Melbourne from January 2015 is Matt Tilley and Jane Hall.

Was working together really that bad?

Friday 07 November, 2014

It goes without saying that if Merrick & Rosso got back together, they'd be in one hell of a good negotiating position.

Radio networks, in particular Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) and the Australian Radio Network (ARN), have been busily lining up their chess pieces for a very serious game of Who Can Win The Survey Across The Board next year.


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