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Soprano sings a happy tune for HT&E

Sunday 23 May, 2021

Few organisations, in any sector, have weathered the COVID-19 storm as well as ARN and its parent HT&E.

The market is coming back we're feeling more positive: ARN's Ciaran Davis

Thursday 06 May, 2021

HT&E held its annual general meeting and released its full year results today.

Speaking to radioinfo after the AGM, CEO Ciaran Davis explained the results, talked about the income being earned from podcasting and speculated about acquiring new stations if the opportunity arises.

This time last year the world was a very different place and we were all very uncertain about the pandemic. Lockdowns. economic activity, confidence were obviously rock bottom... last year's AGM, some would say, was a bleak place.

HT&E reports a 35% decline for 2020, but a bright future for 2021

Thursday 06 May, 2021
HT&E have reported to shareholders that the company has navigated COVID-19 well, maintaining strategic focus, and with confidence in the advertising market returning, radio’s relevance remains strong.
In a presentation to shareholders, HT&E underlined their position as the best performing audio company in Australia that has further growth opportunities in digital audio.

People will be listening to more radio when the pandemic is over: Ciaran Davis

Thursday 04 March, 2021
People have learnt that they can listen to radio in new ways and they will be listening to more, not less, when the pandemic is over,” according to HT&E chief executive Ciaran Davis.

HT & E Revenue down 22%, no dividends paid

Wednesday 24 February, 2021

ARN's parent company HT&E has "emerged as a stronger business by strengthening core radio operations and building momentum into digital audio growth," in a tough year for the company, with all its markets "impacted, as the pandemic hit all sectors across the advertising market."

The company's annual financial results, released today show revenue from continuing operations at $197 million, down 22% from $252 million in HT&E's previous reporting year.

Profit (EBITDA) was $49.3 m, down from $75.6 m. A final dividend was not paid.

Angela Ewers joins ARN's Executive Leadership Team

Wednesday 21 October, 2020

HT&E have appointed Angela Ewers to the newly created position of Chief People Officer, a position that will also see her join ARN’s Executive Leadership Team.
Angela will commence her new role in November, based in Sydney, where she will lead both HT&E and ARN’s People & Culture function to support growth and ensure ARN is not just Australia’s number one radio and digital audio business, but also one of the best places to work.

ARN stations not eligible for next round of Jobkeeper

Thursday 15 October, 2020

They say if you're paying tax, at least you're making money.

The same goes for government subsidies, if you're not eligible, you must be doing ok.

ARN's parent company HT&E has calculated that it will make enough money in coming months to exclude it from the Jobkeeper subsidy.

Perpetual Equity buys into HT&E

Monday 14 September, 2020

Perpetual Equity Investment has bought into HT&E, which operates radio stations KIIS, WSFM, Gold 104.3 and a number of other stations through ARN.

Radio is magic, digital is maths, both are important: ARN's Ciaran Davis

Thursday 14 May, 2020

Like so many others around Australia, ARN CEO Ciaran Davis is working from home for at least part of his week during the COVID 19 pandemic. He speaks to Steve Ahern about the priorities of the company and the effect of the virus on the business.


With a background of shelves containing books about negotiation and innovation, Ciaran Davis is quick to answer the question whether he has ever seen anything like this pandemic in any other businesses he had ever worked.

HT&E in a strong position despite the ravages of COVID19

Thursday 07 May, 2020

ARN shareholders have been delivered some sobering, though not unexpected, news at the 2020 HT&E AGM being held online this morning.


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