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Is the NSW Health Minister Kyle's biggest fan?

Friday 23 July, 2021
NSW Health Minister, Brad Hazzard, yesterday outed himself as a fan of Kyle & Jackie O, especially of Kyle’s COVID vaccination rap.
 
The Minister told reporters that “I love that song, that’s fantastic… There is only one real solution at the end of the day it’s get vaccinated or as Kyle says get vaccinated baby.”

 

Lawrence Mooney, You can't breach COVID orders

Friday 09 July, 2021

Triple M Sydney’s breakfast host, Lawrence ‘Moonman’ Mooney, has been forced to apologise after breaching NSW lockdown orders.

Metro radio revenue jumps by over $25M YOY in May

Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Commercial radio advertising revenue for metropolitan stations jumped by 72.6% in the month of May to reach $59.605 million from $34.534 million a year ago, according to data compiled by Deloitte and released by Commercial Radio Australia.
 
The rise reflects a strong rebound for radio from the depths of the COVID-19 slump, as advertisers returned to the market.
 

Covid's impact on the music industry: Double J asks musicians and music industry workers

Friday 04 June, 2021

As a part of the ABC’s Australia Talks project, Double J spoke to Australian musicians and behind-the-scenes music industry workers about the impact of COVID-19 on their gig economy livelihoods.

Radio ad spend improves by 20% in April as the COVID downturn is officially over: SMI

Tuesday 01 June, 2021

The Australian advertising market ‘s COVID downturn is officially over, with SMI reporting April ad demand soaring a record 39.7% year-on-year to $584.4 million which along with stronger Q2 data ensures the market will incredibly report growth this financial year.
 
Radio is showing a 20% improvement, television 42.2% with digital at 81.3%, while Outdoor media has more than doubled year-on-year.

SAFM’S Bec, Cosi & Lehmo raise funds to provide 50,000 meals directly to India’s most vulnerable

Wednesday 19 May, 2021

SAFM’s Bec, Cosi & Lehmo are raising funds to provide 50,000 meals to those most vulnerable in India during the COVID-19 crisis.
 
Due to the devastating effects of COVID-19, India is experiencing lockdown restrictions, school closures, transportation difficulties, loss of work and record numbers of new COVID-19 infections each day. Exposing some of the least fortunate communities living in ‘slum’ conditions, millions are facing a lack of access to food.
 

SCA dividends to recommence in FY21 as finances continue to improve

Friday 07 May, 2021

SCA CEO, Grant Blackley, has told investors that not only has the balance sheet for the company strengthened, but dividends will recommence with the FY21 final dividend.

Dashboard entertainment and Radio more important during COVID: Xperi

Friday 09 April, 2021

A US consumer survey released by Xperi has found that for nearly half of vehicle owners (47%), their personal vehicle is more important than ever to them today versus pre-COVID.

A two speed recovery is becoming evident: SMI

Thursday 01 April, 2021

Australia’s media Agency market has continued to recover from the COVID pandemic according to the Standard Media Index.
 
In February, agencies reported a reduced year-on-year decline of 2.6% to $557.9 million as the start of a two-speed recovery begins to emerge.
 

As stages go dark in Brisbane, B105 will celebrate the city’s favourite show tunes

Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Brisbane’s stages may be dark and silent right now as the city works through the latest lockdown, but that doesn’t mean that the greatest showtunes of all time can’t be celebrated, and that’s just what B105 is doing this week.
 
In a move that sees the station throw away their playlist, B105 Content Director, Jack Ball, says that tomorrow, Thursday, B105 will count down the 50 best showtunes of all time, as voted by Brisbane!
 

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