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WSFM and GOLD take on fresh classic hits to make Pure Gold

Tuesday 22 April, 2014

ARN has ramped up its efforts to engage Gen X in a rebrand of Classic Hits WSFM and GOLD.
 
Te stations will now become the Classic Hits Pure Gold Network and expand their playlists to include music from Robbie Williams to Fleetwood Mac, No Doubt to ACDC, and INXS to U2.
 
A marketing campaign for the rebrand begins immediately on-air and via outdoor advertising, while a digital launch and TV campaign for WSFM begins Monday 28 April.
 

Kylie hearts radio for KIIS

Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Kylie Minogue has announced her first major performance for the year will be for iHeartRadio Live presented by Mix101.1 and KIIS 1065.  
 
The Queen of Pop announced the concert in an interview with Kyle and Jackie O this morning.
 
Kylie told the duo:
“Melbourne Lovers, I'm so happy to say I'm coming home to perform for iHeartRadio Live. I can't wait for my fans to hear songs from my new album, as well as some old favourites!”
  
ARN CEO Ciaran Davis said:

​2Day and KIIS declare facebook war via YouTube

Thursday 10 April, 2014

Keen rivalry between Kyle and Jackie at KIIS and their old station, 2Day, continues apace with Jackie releasing a mocking video of one featuring Fifi Box released by 2Day a few days ago.

This latest acrimony arises from a dispute between the Today Network and its former breakfast duo, as to who owned the Kyle and Jackie O facebook page which had amassed some 160,000 fans during their decade long tenure with the network.

Rosso announces Sam Armytage leaving Sunrise for 60 Minutes

Wednesday 09 April, 2014

Sunrise host Sam Armytage was guest co-host on Sydney’s KIIS 1065 and Melbourne’s Mix 101.1 yesterday afternoon and Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross decided they were in for a simple game of Truth or Dare.
 
Sam opted for truth but politely declined to answer the question Have you kissed Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet?, after huge media interest over the past few weeks.
 

Beverly Hills Cop, beers and bad jokes but no one cracks in WSFM cone of silence

Monday 31 March, 2014

Who talks more out of WSFM’s breakfast duo Jonesy and Amanda?
 
The show’s audience voted Jonesy the most talkative but when they tested who really had to talk the most by entering the cone of silence both managed to stay mum – though Jonesy was accused of making deliberate bodily noises and Amanda did inadvertently shout when a loud blast caught her off guard after three hours of silence.
 

No ratings, no worries. Agencies get close to The Edge

Friday 28 March, 2014

Amidst the euphoria of a stunning start to the year for its new KIIS brand as well as a resurgent WS-FM, ARN’s top brass may have been forgiven for opting out of last night’s function for their lesser known third brand, The Edge 96.ONE. But no, CEO Ciaran Davis, Network PD, Duncan Campbell were both there along with a bevy of senior execs including Edge and WSFM PD Charlie Fox to lend enthusiastic support to this unique station that serves up hip hop and dance hits to the ethnically diverse youth of the western suburbs of Sydney.

One stop shop for all things Kyle and Jackie O

Monday 24 March, 2014

ARN is making hay while the sun shines, launching a new social media platform that will allow listeners to feel even more a part of the Kyle and Jackie O experience.  

The new digital collaboration with Moment Media aggregates all KIIS and Kyle and Jackie O social media content into one place and allows listeners to create their own profile pages, updates and private or group messaging to provide a fully interactive experience.

APN releases annual report

Thursday 20 March, 2014

Following APN's AGM last month, the company has now released its annual report.

Report highlights include:

  • $63m of net cash inflows, ahead of target
  • More than $40m of publishing cost savings, ahead of target
  • Strong radio market share gains and earnings growth
  • Statutory net profit after tax $2.6m
  • EBITDA $162.8m (best growth rate since 2005)
  • NPAT $59.5m (best growth rate since 2007) 

APN's business overview for radio reads:

THAT awkward moment on KIIS explained...

Tuesday 18 March, 2014

"What was heard on air today was due to a miscommunication.."

It may be a while before we know what happened to the MH370 but a clearer picture is starting emerge of how it inspired one of the most awkward moments in radio so far this year.
 
Julian Morrow went on the Kyle and Jackie O show this morning to talk conspiracy theories surrounding the flight’s disappearance but things turned sour when he kicked off with a conspiracy theory of his own:

The ding-a-ling-a-ling song

Friday 14 March, 2014
An eyewitness at the Barangaroo fire caught WSFM breakfast host Amanda Keller's attention so she has had his classic comments remixed into a song.

His comments turned the Irishman eyewitness into an instant sensation.

Watch the video below:

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