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APN buys out Clear Channel's share of ARN

Wednesday 19 February, 2014

APN News and Media Limited will acquire full ownership of Australian Radio Network and New Zealand's The Radio Network from U.S. joint venture partner Clear Channel Communications for $246.5 million.

The transaction will give APN 100% of "the largest network of radio stations in the trans-Tasman region."

Kiss trademark case continues: legal analysis

Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Melbourne narrowcast station Kiss is continuing its trade mark infringement action against ARN now that the company has launched KIIS in Sydney.

As revealed last year on radioinfo, the station is taking action under Trade Mark and Passing Off legislation against ARN.

ARN's goal is to have the number 1 and 2 Sydney stations

Monday 20 January, 2014
Kyle told a gathering of clients and media this morning that he expects the new KIIS breakfast show to be number one FM by the end of one or two surveys. Earlier he put a number on what he hopes for in his first survey, 9%.
ARN CEO Ciaran Davis is “glad that Kyle has put that target on himself.”
Davis says ARN’s corporate strategy for 2014 is to have the number one and number two FM breakfast shows in Sydney by the end of the year.

​The selling of Kyle and Jackie O

Monday 16 December, 2013

Ben Gialouris was promoted to Sales Director of Mix 106.5, WSFM and The Edge in Sydney just a couple of weeks before the big announcement that Kyle and Jackie O would be joining the network in 2014. And while the 34 year old is thrilled about the potential numbers they’ll bring to the new KIIS brand, he insists, “We’ve always been about driving results for clients, not ratings.”

​We will have the number one and two FM breakfast shows: Ciaran Davis

Monday 09 December, 2013

Peter Saxon chats with the ARN boss.

The musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying debuted on Broadway in 1961, before Ciaran Davis was born. But someone like him may have inspired the composers to write the lyric, “You have the cool clear eyes of a seeker of wisdom and truth”  for the musical’s hit song I Believe in You.

And it shall be known as KIIS

Sunday 08 December, 2013

After months of speculation and the game-changing news that Kyle & Jackie O will have a new home in 2014, ARN have finally confirmed, what everyone knew, that MIX is no more and the the new station will be called KIIS 1065.


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