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Revenue down by 28.15% in September, but up on the June quarter

Thursday 15 October, 2020

The effect of the current pandemic on station revenue continues to bite with the latest figures from Deloitte showing a drop of over $51 million in the September quarter.

FIVEaa lending a hand to businesses looking for staff

Monday 12 October, 2020

In this time of Covid, where so many people are losing jobs and seeking new ones, FIVEaa Breakfast’s David & Will are giving airtime to any SA business currently looking to employ new staff.
 
On Friday Will Goodings said,

SCA confirms JobKeeper eligibility until early next year

Thursday 08 October, 2020

Southern Cross Media has confirmed the company's eligibility for continued support under the JobKeeper program until January next year.
 
According to SCA, ad bookings for the December quarter are stronger, and with the gradual easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, the company expects revenues to recover to a level where SCA would no longer be eligible for JobKeeper past January 3rd.
 
Until then SCA expects to receive approximately $12 million in JobKeeper payments.
 

Daily COVID-19 bulletins for Victorian Ethnic Communities

Thursday 10 September, 2020

Seven Victorian ethnic communities will receive daily news bulletins regarding COVID-19, in their own language, broadcast on their local community radio station from next week.
 
As Victoria continues to struggle with Covid, the state government has provided funding to the National Ethnic Multicultural Broadcasters Council (NEMBC) to deliver reliable information in different languages in response to the coronavirus pandemic’s ‘second wave’ to ensure official announcements including health warnings and updates are accessible.
 

SEN Melbourne has another COVID 19 scare

Tuesday 08 September, 2020

The Herald Sun is reporting (subscription required) that Melbourne’s Crocmedia offices, which include the SEN radio studio, have had a COVID-19 scare.
 
According to the Herald Sun, a SEN employee last week tested positive and all the staff at the company’s Southbank offices were ordered to get urgent testing.

Regional Radio spend in August continues to improve: SMI

Wednesday 02 September, 2020

Australia’s media industry continues to rebuild following the huge COVID-19 pandemic hit, reporting the second consecutive month of lower declines with a 28.4% fall in national marketer advertising expenditure in July.

Redundancies, job cutbacks: There’s more to say after R U OK?

Tuesday 01 September, 2020

Kim Borrowdale is a communications specialist who lends her expertise to socially conscious organisations, many of these in the mental health and suicide prevention sector.

Jackie O's life is f***ed

Wednesday 26 August, 2020
Jackie O will have to serve a double dose of COVID quarantine before she can go home, opening the Kyle & Jackie O Show by telling Kyle, "...my life is F***ed.'

Already serving 14-days of quarantine In Melbourne because of an outbreak of the disease on the set of the Masked Singer, she revealed today that once her quarantine is finished in the southern capital, she will have to serve another 14 days when she arrives in Sydney.

Hughsey and Jackie O test negative for COVID 19

Monday 24 August, 2020
Both Dave Hughes and Jackie O have revealed that they have tested negative for COVID-19 after a dancer on The Masked Singer contracted the disease.

There are now seven cases connected to the show's Melbourne production location according to Victoria's Department of Health and Human Services which has meant that Triple M's Eddie McGuire has also been unable to begin recording new episodes of Millionaire Hotseat at the same studio location.


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