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Sold to the highest bidder! Hot Tomato sale confirmed

Saturday 17 November, 2018

The Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company and Grant Broadcasters Pty Ltd have confirmed that they have agreed to terms for the sale of the 102.9 Hot Tomato Gold Coast licence and business.

Due diligence has been finalised with settlement and completion of the contract slated for 30 November 2018.

Gold Coast Survey 3, and AJ, Bridge & Spida are #1

Thursday 11 October, 2018

Gold FM has moved into a solid second place on the Gold Coast, with an audience gain of 2.2 to give them 14.1 in the latest survey, just behind Hot Tomato's 15.3 (down 0.3) and in front of SEA FM's 10.7 (down 0.9).

GOLDFM's biggest gain is in breakfast with AJ Bridge & Spida gaining 3.0 to move into first place on 14.8, and leapfrogging both SEAFM (11.5) and Hot Tomato (14.4).

On the back of breakfast GOLDFM had solid gains across all sessions.

A new Hot Tomato baby

Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Hot Tomato's Emily Jade O'Keeffe revealed her news today.

Good gains for Sea FM, Hot Tomato retains lead in Gold Coast radio survey

Thursday 17 August, 2017

Hot Tomato has retained its lead in the latest Gold Coast survey, despite a drop of 1.3 share points to 17.1%.

Sea FM gained 2.2 share points to move into second place on 13.4%, ahead of sister station Gold FM, which dropped 1.1 to 10.9%.

Triple J was in fourth place on 6.6%, down 0.4, while Local ABC station ABC91.7, in fifth place, lost 1.1 to 4.8%.

Hot Tomato won breakfast, followed by a resurgent Sea FM, which is closing the gap on the top station.

Hot Tomato won all other dayparts and weekends.

Gale warning issued for the Gold Coast

Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Gold Coasters will be blown away when they hear a familiar voice for their drive home on 1029 Hot Tomato.

Paul Gale will join Mal Lees and Moyra Major from Wednesday, February 1st, 2017.

"Galey, Mal & Moyra" for the drive home will entertain Hot Tomato listeners between 3pm to 7pm weekdays. A local show made especially for the people of the Gold and Tweed Coasts.

Hot Tomato back to number one on the Gold Coast

Thursday 17 November, 2016

GfK Survey 3 results have been released for the Gold Coast and Hot Tomato was the big winner bouncing back after losing its mantle as the Gold Coast's number one radio station all people 10+ earlier in the year.

It's the station listened to most with a 13.9% share all people 10+ a gain of 1.9% from Survey 2.

Gold FM was second with a 13.4% share and Sea FM third with 12.8%.

New CD for Hot Tomato

Thursday 03 November, 2016

1029 Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast has signed Dan Bradley to take up the Content Director role full time. Bradley, through his business Kaizen Media, has consulted Hot Tomato for the past four years, working with the previous two Content Directors.

Brad McNally resigns

Thursday 20 October, 2016

As many in the radio industry will know, Hot Tomato’s Content Director Brad McNally underwent major brain surgery in July and recently completed medical treatment.
While he is expected to make a full recovery, Brad has decided to return home to Perth to focus 100 per cent on his health and to pursue his travel plans. He has therefore regrettably tendered his resignation from the station, effective Friday 28 October 2016.

The Gold Coast has a new number one radio station

Thursday 05 May, 2016

Hot Tomato has lost its mantle as the Gold Coast's number one radio station all people 10+.

New news director at Hot Tomato

Thursday 17 December, 2015

Tony Bartlett will be joining Hot Tomato as News Director in 2016. 
Bartlett has held the role of News Director with some of Australia’s leading broadcasters, he was AAP’s Broadcast Editor based in Sydney and AAP's Brisbane Chief of Staff. 

Prior to AAP he spent many years as a news director on the Gold Coast. He previously also worked at 2SM, 3XY and MMM. 

Bartlett will commence on January 4 at the station, which has had a great year in 2015.


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