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Angela Ewers joins ARN's Executive Leadership Team

Wednesday 21 October, 2020

HT&E have appointed Angela Ewers to the newly created position of Chief People Officer, a position that will also see her join ARN’s Executive Leadership Team.
 
Angela will commence her new role in November, based in Sydney, where she will lead both HT&E and ARN’s People & Culture function to support growth and ensure ARN is not just Australia’s number one radio and digital audio business, but also one of the best places to work.
 

ARN stations not eligible for next round of Jobkeeper

Thursday 15 October, 2020

They say if you're paying tax, at least you're making money.

The same goes for government subsidies, if you're not eligible, you must be doing ok.

ARN's parent company HT&E has calculated that it will make enough money in coming months to exclude it from the Jobkeeper subsidy.

Some radio salaries will return to normal next month

Thursday 17 September, 2020

After a tough few months of stand-downs, redundancies and restructuring, where many radio industry staff in all sectors have lost their jobs, some stations are planning to return salaries to normal as advertising slowly increases and sentiment begins to turn around.

Today the nation's unemployment figures improved, showing some signs of green shoots as Australia begins to regain control on the pandemic.

Lauren Joyce gets a new role in the Leadership Team at ARN

Monday 31 August, 2020

ARN have promoted Lauren Joyce to the newly created role of Chief Strategy & Connections Officer, a role that will also see her join the Executive Leadership Team.
 
She will lead the innovative evolution to amplify ARN’s commercial and content offering through the creation of mutually beneficial relationships between brands and audiences.
 

Radio is magic, digital is maths, both are important: ARN's Ciaran Davis

Thursday 14 May, 2020

Like so many others around Australia, ARN CEO Ciaran Davis is working from home for at least part of his week during the COVID 19 pandemic. He speaks to Steve Ahern about the priorities of the company and the effect of the virus on the business.

 

With a background of shelves containing books about negotiation and innovation, Ciaran Davis is quick to answer the question whether he has ever seen anything like this pandemic in any other businesses he had ever worked.

Radio revenue softer for HT&E in the first half of 2019

Wednesday 14 August, 2019

HT&E has released its half yearly report, showing a 4% decrease in revenue, partly attributed to a softer radio market in Australia.
 
ARN revenue declined by 3.8% year on year to $115 million with a poor result in the first quarter before an improvement early in the second quarter and then a softening in May and June.
 

Smart speaker home invasion?

Wednesday 31 July, 2019

A study conducted last year by the US based organisation Consumer Watchdog found that Google and Alexa have patented a range of eavesdropping functions associated with their smart speakers. 
 
While the two companies file hundreds of patents each year and often do not take them to market, the patents reveal some of the thinking from Google and Amazon about how they might monetise the new smart speaker technology using data heard in houses and offices where smart speakers are present.
 

Qld Premier Palaszczuk officially opens ARN's new Brisbane studios

Sunday 23 June, 2019

ARN chas moved Brisbane 97.3FM and 4KQ into new radio broadcast studios with an exclusive housewarming party. 

'Rumblings' of HT&E management buyout 'untrue' says Ciaran Davis

Thursday 02 May, 2019

ARN CEO Ciaran Davis has told radioinfo that an article* in The Australian yesterday, speculating about a management buyout of HT&E is untrue.

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