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Broadcast media most effective in emergencies: Joan Warner at Bushfire Inquiry

Sunday 16 August, 2020

Australia’s 222 regional commercial radio stations “play a crucial role during times of emergency,” CRA’s Joan Warner this week told the Parliamentary Committee inquiring into Australia’s bushfires.

Community radio gave 'granular level' local information during bushfires: Senate Inquiry

Thursday 13 August, 2020

Speaking at the Senate Finance and Administration Committee hearing into the bushfires this week, Braidwood FM station manager Gordon Waters praised the work of his station's volunteers and asked for more recognition of the role community radio plays in emergencies.

"For listeners in our area we were the only source of information from the ground," said Waters.

Labor says the Govt has failed in relation to emergency broadcasting in regional Australia

Thursday 13 August, 2020

The Labor Party says the Morrison Government's "inaction and buck passing" in relation to emergency broadcasting in regional Australia is putting lives at risk, while the Nats are "missing In action."

Bushfire Research shows ABC Radio highly trusted and saves lives

Wednesday 03 June, 2020

As the Bushfire Royal Commission continues, the ABC has released independent research that shows Australians turned to the national broadcaster in record numbers during the recent bushfire crisis.

The research shows that the ABC was the most trusted information source during the fires and that lives were saved as a result of people acting on information the ABC provided.

Who listens to the radio over summer?

Thursday 20 February, 2020

GfK Radio Insights (formerly AudienScope) is a national online survey of behaviour, providing context and additional perspective to the Australian radio ratings. The research is released quarterly and involves 5,000 respondents per year.

While the radio ratings provide data on "who" is listening to "what", Radio Insights looks at the reasons "why" by delving deeper into listening behaviour.

Radio Insights Report 1 - Summer Listening

World Radio Day 2020 letter

Thursday 13 February, 2020

Almost every Australian has a climate change story to tell from this summer holiday.

Fires, smoke, power outages and now floods.

We are used to the cycle of natural disasters in Australia, but this summer has been different. This is the year that the effects of climate change disasters came to the cities.

Smoke obscured the Harbour Bridge and the banks of the Yarra River. Eerie red suns shone over Brisbane and Adelaide. Power outages were felt in many cities. Now floods have finally put out the fires, but have also swept away cars and trees.

WSFM's Pure Gold Live will benefit WIRES and BlazeAid

Friday 07 February, 2020

WSFM, Empire Touring, and West HQ are bringing Pure Gold Live home to Western Sydney this Friday.

Heroes Gold sells out in 3 days

Thursday 06 February, 2020

Listeners to The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Gold104.3 have rallied to buy out 650 cases of Heroes Gold beer to raise funds for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
 
The beer will be brewed exclusively by Gold and Hawkers for the appeal, and was to be distributed in Dan Murphy, BWS stores and in pubs across Melbourne from Monday 17 February, but pre-orders have snapped up the first round of brewing in just 3 days.


Nine Radio talk stations support bushfire recovery

Thursday 30 January, 2020
In his return to radio this week, 2GB's Alan Jones visited the bushfire affected areas of of the NSW South Coast to see first hand the dmaage done and the recovery effort that will be needed.

"I have no idea how you manage," Jones said to locals after touring the affected area, getting hugs of thanks from the people he was speaking to.

In a powerful first show for 2020 Jones talked to politicians and affected locals, championing the need for continued support the the victims.

Brisbane media combine forces to raise funds for the Bushfire crisis

Thursday 23 January, 2020

The major players in Brisbane’s media landscape will put aside any work rivalries and come together to raise money for Australia’s bushfire crisis.
 
Nova 106.9 has joined forces with News Corp, Nine, QMS and TLA to host an industry fundraiser tonight, Thursday 23 January 2020, with all proceeds going to Australian Red Cross.
 

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