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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?"

ARN appoints new Content Director at Gold104.3

Monday 27 April, 2015

The Australian Radio Network has announced the appointment of Sam Thompson to the role of Content Director for GOLD104.3.

ARN Brisbane’s Family Feud

Wednesday 22 April, 2015
97.3 FM and 4KQ Brisbane are sister stations under the parent company of ARN. They mostly get on, but when Grant Denyer entered ARN Brisbane's family home this week, a Family Feud ensued.
 
The breakfast teams from both stations went head to head to pick the words that best describe radio announcers.
 
97.3’s Robin, Terry & Bob came out on top, with 4KQ’s Laurel, Gary & Mark missing the chance to steal the game from them.
 
So what were the 5 best words to describe radio presenters?
 

Which is the most listened to station in Australia?

Wednesday 22 April, 2015

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the most listened to station in Australia is 3AW with its massive 15.4 of the Melbourne market. Yet, if you take the word of Nova Entertainment’s Paul Jackson then the leading station is NOVA 969 in Sydney. According to him It has more listeners than any other station in the country. Not only that, he says, “NOVA 100 (in Melbourne) is the second most listened to station in Australia.”

Mix 106.3 deliveries some good luck in Canberra

Thursday 16 April, 2015
One of radio's great strengths is the ability to be there when your listeners need you the most, and to reach out to them with some good luck from time to time.  Mix 106.3's Kristen and Rod in Canberra are doing just that, with their Good Luck Truck.

iHeartRadio announces first Content Director

Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Following last month's announcement that Australian Radio Network (ARN) has partnered with content marketing company Emotive, they today announced the appointment of iHeartRadio's first Content Director.

Brett 'Nozz' Nossiter will join iHeartRadio as Content Director, leaving his current position of Content Acquisition and Partnerships Director at Authentic Entertainment.  

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