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FIVEaa raising funds for Variety South Australia

Friday 08 July, 2016

For the second year, FIVEaa will be hosting Radiothon for Variety SA, on Friday 22nd July.

For 10 hours straight live on air, the FIVEaa announcers will be working towards raising much needed funds for South Australian children in need.

"I'd roll around on icy coke cans to get a job in radio"

Wednesday 08 June, 2016

The sound and feel for a radio show is driven not only by the announcers you listen to, but the people you don’t.
Every day, producers around the country are busy exhausting their contact books, bouncing around ideas for segments and thinking of the next bold move that will keep their show one step ahead of the competition.
In Adelaide, Tahni Schaefer and Laura Medlin are two of FIVEaa’s pool of show producers.

FIVEaa helps battling Adelaide family

Thursday 05 May, 2016
A Good Samaritan FIVEaa listener has come to the rescue of a battling Adelaide family who couldn’t afford the customised vehicle they needed to transport their wheelchair-bound daughter.

When Danny from Munno Para rang Alan Hickey on FIVEaa evenings he was in a desperate situation.

He and his wife – both on disability pensions – couldn’t afford the special van they needed to transport their 13-year-old daughter Valma who is in a wheelchair.

Mel Greig to help launch anti bullying book

Friday 29 April, 2016

She was once the co-host of the nation’s most popular night program “The Hot 30 Countdown”.  It was on this program Mel Greig became involved with the “Royal Hoax’’ phone call which she describes as a “life changing experience”.
Three years later Mel has returned to the airwaves, co-hosting the breakfast show on Wollongong local station 96.5 Wave FM.

Former Power star joins FIVEaa drive show

Wednesday 30 March, 2016

FIVEaa has announced on its website Kane Cornes, former Power Premiership player and member of the FIVEaa Football commentary team, will join the FIVEaa Drive Show with Rowey and Bicks every Friday during the 2016 AFL Season.

Jon Blake celebrates 40 years in radio

Thursday 03 March, 2016

I first met Jon Blake “Blakey” or Jonathan to his partner Cheryl, in 2012 when I was remote broadcasting from Triple M in Adelaide and Blakey had just started with the breakfast team after a very public “defection” from FIVEaa.
We were like the new kids at school (although I doubt our heads were going to be flushed down the loo).

Radio rallies as SA bushfires continue to burn

Friday 27 November, 2015
As St Vincent de Paul in South Australia launch their Bushfire Appeal (in addition to the State Government appeal), NOVA 919 and FIVEaa are offering their support to those affected by the devastating Pinery blaze.
“We are providing free air time with commercials, CSA's and editorial support with interviews and highlighting how and where the public can help donate,” says NOVA Entertainment’s Craig Munn

MRN announces cricket commentary team

Monday 02 November, 2015

Macquarie Radio Network (MRN) has revealed its cricket broadcast commentary lineup for this summer.

It features some of the game’s most-recognised names and includes all the biggest local and international cricket matches.

Year three of the network’s landmark five-year broadcast deal is set to be the biggest and best yet. MRN’s world-class cricket commentary team for the 2015/16 season will include Ian Chappell, Glenn McGrath, Damien Fleming, Dean Jones, Greg Matthews, Carl Rackemann, Tom Moody, John Emburey, Mickey Arthur and, new to the team this season, former champion wicket keeper Darren Berry.

Tim Lane, Bruce Eva, Tony Leonard, Karl Langdon and Peter Psaltis will be head commentators for the network and will cover the Tests, One Day Internationals, Big Bash and International T20's.

In addition, legendary cricket commentator Kerry O'Keeffe will also host a summer Saturday Sports Show on 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane and deliver a series of cricket reports that will air across network stations plus more than 50 regional stations. O’Keeffe will also appear in cricket coverage of international matches to provide special comments during lunch, tea and innings breaks

After acquiring the rights to the cricket broadcast for the summer of 2013/2014 and breaking the ABC's long-held stranglehold on the game, cricket will be broadcast on Macquarie Radio Network’s News Talk stations 2UE, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR as well as digital radio station, NTS (News Talk Sport). MRN has a five year broadcast rights agreement for the Australian cricket season that deliver the most comprehensive radio broadcast coverage of live cricket in Australia.

Cricket is undoubtedly Australia’s biggest sport over summer. Macquarie Radio will celebrate all of the tradition and excitement by delivering our cricket audience of 1.3 million* listeners the nation’s best expert commentary team with live calls and insights, making our network a true cricket destination,” Macquarie Radio Network Chief Operating Officer Adam Lang said.

MRN has once again secured Harvey Norman as naming rights partner of the network’s cricket coverage, which will include broadcast integration, on air credits and commercials.

MRN’s cricket coverage will include all Test matches, all One Day Internationals, Big Bash League (BBL) and International T20 matches, providing sports fans with unprecedented access to live cricket.

The following cricket matches will be broadcast across the network:

  • 4BC Brisbane and NTS Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth will broadcast all six Tests starting this week

  • 2UE Sydney will broadcast the three West Indies Tests (Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney)

  • 3AW Melbourne and 6PR Perth will broadcast the Boxing Day and Sydney New Year’s Test

  • Affiliate station FIVEaa will broadcast the Adelaide Test plus the three West Indies Tests (Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney)

  • 2UE, 3AW, 4BC, FIVEaa, 6PR and NTS will broadcast all One Day Internationals and International T20 matches against long time rivals India, whilst the network will adopt a localised approach to the BBL with stations broadcasting all matches that feature their local team.

The network’s cricket coverage will begin on November 5th, with Australia vs New Zealand in the first Test live from the Gabba in Brisbane. 

Christopher Pyne joins FIVEaa

Thursday 22 October, 2015

Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne has quit his regular spot on the ABC 891 breakfast show and will instead appear regularly on rival station FIVEaa.
Mr Pyne was absent from his regular Wednesday morning spot this week, alongside Labor MP Mark Butler.

Midnight to dawn...shift workers, insomniacs and early risers

Thursday 22 October, 2015

Midnight to dawn. Not an easy shift, you’re heading to work when it seems everyone else is heading to bed and going home when the world is just starting to waken.
The late Keith McGowan once owned the time slot in Melbourne on 3AW pulling over a million listeners to his show the Overnighters…shift workers, insomniacs and early risers.
Keith retired from radio after 54 years of broadcasting, 21 of which were in the midnight to dawn timeslot.


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