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ARN unveils new plans and Hozier at iHeatRadio Live

Wednesday 01 April, 2015

Hozier played iHeartRadio Live at The X Studio in Kings Cross last night, presented by KIIS 1065 and hosted by the station’s Gordie Waters.
After playing at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in LA last week, Hozier performed to 300 fans with a set of crowd favourites including his new single Someone New.

Adelaide gets the KIIS of life

Thursday 26 March, 2015

This year has marked the much-anticipated extension of ARN’s hugely successful KIIS brand beyond Sydney and Melbourne.

It appears the rebranding of Adelaide’s Mix 102.3 has begun in earnest with banners spotted around the city this week.

ARN revealed late last year Mix 102.3 and Brisbane’s 97.3 would be rebranded under the KIIS label but would not be renamed to retain their strong heritage within their individual cities.

APN Delivers Strong Result on the back of Radio

Monday 16 March, 2015

APN, the outdoor, newspaper and radio organisation which owns Australian Radio Network (ARN) in Australia and The Radio Network (TRN) in New Zealand has released it’s annual report to the ASX for 2014.

Overall net profit, after tax and before exceptional items, is up 25% for the company with the Australian Radio arm a strong contributor. Its revenue was up by 18% but the extra costs, (up 21%) limited EBIDTA profit to 14%.

Hozier kicks off 2015 Australian iHeartRadio Australia Live series

Friday 13 March, 2015

The Irish singer-songwriter will take to the stage later this month to perform an intimate gig at brand new entertainment venue The X Studio, in Sydney’s Kings Cross. 

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.


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