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Hot Tomato smashes the Gold Coast:GfK Survey

Thursday 30 April, 2020

Hot Tomato has exploded to the top of the latest GfK ratings for the Gold Coast/Tweed, picking up 7.7 to move to 20.6 and become the clear runaway number 1 station.
With huge gains in all sessions and age demographics, Hot Tomato now dominates the region,  ahead of triple j (10.5), 92.5 Triple M (10.3) and Hit90.9 (9.6). Hot Tomato did particularly well in the 18-39 demographics.

Hot Tomato is the pick of the crop on the Gold Coast

Thursday 21 November, 2019

Local stations still dominate the Gold Coast market, and Hot Tomato is the number one station in the latest GFK survey for the Gold Coast/Tweed Heads.
While easing slightly from 13.4 to 12.9, GOLDFM dropped 1.9 down to 12.0, with Hit90.9, formally SEAFM, also easing 0.4 to 9.0.

Christo's website for depressed dads

Monday 06 May, 2019

Hot Tomato’s David ‘Christo’ Christopher has created a website for depressed fathers to come together for help and support.
Highlighting his own battles with depression, his site was created by the father of 3 in an effort to normalise mental health conditions for men, and particularly fathers who battle with the black dog.

Gold Coast survey neck and neck

Thursday 11 August, 2016

The Gold Coast survey results have been been released and read like the men's 400 freestyle times at the Rio Games - nothing in it.

But someone needs to take the gold medal and in Survey 2 Sea FM was number one all people 10+ with 12.9%, just ahead of SCA stablemate Gold FM with 12.7% and Hot Tomato taking the bronze with 12%.

It was almost as close in breakfast.

Gold FM is number one with a 13.5% share, followed by Hot Tomato with 12.3% and Sea FM 11.4%.

Luke is on the road to Brisbane

Monday 20 June, 2016
One half of 102.9 Hot Tomato's drive team is leaving.

Luke Bradnam is heading to Triple M in Brisbane.

Executive Chairman Hans Torv says, " Luke has informed me that he will not be staying with Hot Tomato once his current contract expires late this year".

The Mal and Luke show is on-air 3 til 7pm weekdays.

Flan and Emily cook for Masterchef judges

Wednesday 11 May, 2016
1029 Hot Tomato’s Flan and Emily Jade had Masterchef’s Matt Preston and Garry Mehigan in the studio, with a few listeners that had won an intimate Lunch at Jupiters Gold Coast.
Flan and Emily Jade took part in a CarsterChef Challenge, in which they made a dish for the judges that was cooked under the bonnet of Flan’s 1997 Mazda Bravo Ute.

See how the CarsterChef took place here in three small parts:


Meet Hot Tomato's new CD

Thursday 25 February, 2016

Brad McNally is Hot Tomato's new Content Director.

He was most recently the CD at 96FM in Perth and will cross the continent to commence on March 7.

His background includes Group Program Director in Stockholm, Program Director in Melbourne, General Manager and Program Director in Dublin, Music Director of a jazz/blues/soul format in London and a handful of on air roles in Canada, including Toronto.

Craig Bruce: "Life is very different in a good way"

Friday 29 January, 2016

Craig Bruce is back in the world of radio and working as a consultant with Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast.
“…just helping HT whilst they find a content director, focused purely on breakfast and drive. It’s a 12-week project”.
After 27 years with SCA, Craig Bruce left  in August last year and set up his own consulting company.

David Rymer resigns from Hot Tomato

Monday 18 January, 2016

David Rymer has tendered his resignation and will leave Hot Tomato in a month. 

He says he is ready for another challenge before age wearies him, and will head to Brisbane to take up a PD role at Triple MMM.

Hot Tomato finishes the year on top: Gold Coast Survey 3

Thursday 19 November, 2015

Hot Tomato remains the number one radio station on the Gold Coast all people 10+, according to the latest GfK survey released today.

In the third survey this year Hot Tomato increased its share slightly to 13.8% with Gold FM recording a slight loss sitting on 12.4%.

Hot Tomato General Manager Graham Miles, had this to say on today’s result: 


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