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Pale roses and principles - ABC AM's 50th anniversary

Tuesday 05 September, 2017

John Highfield looks back on 50 years of AM for radioinfo.

News-Jacking goes Audio as Eardrum launches EarTrigger

Friday 01 September, 2017

Australian brands and local government departments will now be able to react faster to events, trends and breaking news stories. 

EarTrigger, a new service launched this week by audio specialist agency Eardrum, allows advertisers to piggy-back topical stories with a radio or music streaming campaign, created and broadcast nationally within 24 hours. 

A medley of radio news themes for your playlist

Monday 05 December, 2016
One of Australia's most recognisable news themes is arguably the ABC's.

The abridged version of Majestic Fanfare, written by British Composer Charles Williams in 1935 was first used as the ABC news theme on 1 January 1952.

triple J uses its own remix, which includes a sample from hip-hop group NWA's F---Tha Police.

Every human language has a word that means news: @MargaretSimons #CBAAConf

Saturday 12 November, 2016

“Citizen journalism is seen as new, but the activity is as old as human kind,”  Margaret Simons from the Centre for Advancing Journalism told a CBAA Conference session this morning.
“People have been committing acts of journalism for centuries by sharing news and information with each other.
“Every human language has a word that means news…

New commercial radio scholarship for journalism students: Deborah Clay

Monday 31 October, 2016

At this year’s Australian Commercial radio Awards, ARN’s Sydney and Brisbane News Director Deborah Clay announced a new scholarship, which will give radio journalism students a chance to hone their skills across various networks.

Deborah talks to radioinfo about the new Brian White Scholarship, which sees radio networks put their rivalries aside for a good cause.

How did the idea for the scholarship come about?

We don’t do breaking news anymore: BBC World Service

Wednesday 25 May, 2016

If taken out of context, this statement by the Director of the BBC World Service Group at the Asia Media Summit in Korea, could seem like heresy.
In context however, it explains the BBC’s evolution of news coverage in the face of the challenge of social media.

End of an era for 2UE News

Thursday 09 April, 2015
As Robert Spicer reported in the last news item of 2UE's 6pm news, "it is the end of an era for 2UE News."

The 2UE and 2GB newsrooms have merged and will now operate from 2GB's Pyrmont studios.

The first 2UE bulletin from those studios was heard at 7pm tonight.

The day there was no news on BBC Radio

Wednesday 16 July, 2014
On the 18th April 1930 the BBC announced that there was no news worth broadcasting... so they played music instead in the radio news bulletin slot.

This 90 second flashback from the BBC remembers the day when there was no news and discusses why. It is from the BBC archival series celebrating that British national broadcaster's 90th birthday.

BBC News Director Helen Bowden says it could never happen today:

Every second counts in FM news: Award Winner Deborah Clay

Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Deborah Clay is Sydney News Director at Southern Cross Austereo’s 2Day FM and Triple M. At the Australian Commercial Radio Awards, she received the prestigious Brian White Memorial Award, which recognises sustained achievement and effort across news, current affairs, entertainment and sport reporting.

radioinfo spoke to Deborah about her award.

Congratulations, you’re only the third FM journalist to receive the award and the first female FM journalist. Can you tell us about your entry?


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