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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

Nova signs Taylor Swift to Red Room

Monday 26 October, 2015

The news is so big that some media outlets couldn’t resist the urge to break the embargo that Nova Entertainment had imposed so that it could be announced first at 8:05 am across the network in Breakfast this morning AEST.

Over the years Nova has certainly bagged some of the biggest stars for their intimate invitation only Red Room gigs that typically have only two or three hundred in the audience. But Taylor Swift is arguably the biggest star yet.

Sydney out in force for the smooth festival of chocolate

Thursday 24 September, 2015

smoothfm’s continued extension into the experiential arena saw over 110,000 people turn out to attend the second annual smooth Festival of Chocolate, a partnership between NOVA Entertainment and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, in The Rocks on 12 and 13 September.

Smooth creates a multi sensory experience

Monday 07 September, 2015

NOVA Entertainment has launched the smooth Relaxation Station, a multi-sensory brand experience that reinforces smoothfm’s relaxation proposition in the experiential arena, in market from 7 September.

When your tongue doesn't quite get around Twitter

Friday 14 August, 2015
Bloopers, are they what make radio fun?

Of course!

And the best part is when they go to live to air (dump buttons can be so boring).

Nova Entertainment Journalist Kim Napier was reading the story on 5AA in Adelaide last night about Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios sledging Stan Wawrinka on court by telling the Swiss star fellow Australian player Thanasi Kokkinakis had slept with his girlfriend.

Wawrinka took to Twitter, or was it…

Take a listen.


smoothfm suite extends to Sydney

Wednesday 05 August, 2015
Nova Entertainment has extended the smoothfm brand’s experiential platform into Sydney, following the launch of the smooth suite in Melbourne last year.
The suite is luxurious “pop up” accommodation designed to create a brand immersion experience, helping smoothfm listeners unwind.
It is located at the InterContinental, Sydney Double Bay and The Prince of Wales in St Kilda and has been created as an easy place to relax.

SCA appoints new director of digital sales and operations

Friday 24 July, 2015

Southern Cross Austereo has announced Steve Brown is its Director of Digital Sales and Operations, effective 27th August 2015. Mr Brown will take on the leadership role replacing James Bayes.

He’ll focus on growing digital sales, driving programmatic and supporting key partnerships

With an extensive media career, and over 10 years working across radio both in Australia with the Australian Radio Network and Nova Entertainment, and the United States with Clear Channel, Mr Brown has an all- inclusive understanding and passion for the value of digital in the media landscape. Having worked with some of the best on-air talent Australia has to offer, and leading brands and agencies, his commercial insight has pioneered solution development and cross platform sales over the last decade.

Mr Brown recently fronted the digital development with Australia’s largest media company, News Corp, growing traditional business through digital product development, client engagement and delivering commercial audiences by blending multimedia in solutions that deliver genuine ROI.

Southern Cross Austereo, Director of Digital and Innovation, Vijay Solanki, said: “We are really excited to have a strong digital sales leader join our team. Steve will build on the great work achieved and take us to the next level. He will continue our drive in programmatic and drive the sales growth of our digital assets.

Steve Brown said: “I'm extremely excited about the opportunity to work with SCA who are at the forefront of innovation in Australia. It’s a very exciting time at SCA digital with a2x and an absolute focus on data driven solutions as part of the already powerful audience delivery. With market leading digital capability, highly engaging content a massive social footprint, continued growth will be my number one priority.”

Steve Blanda: "I value radio news"

Monday 22 June, 2015

When radioinfo caught up with Steve Blanda recently (read here), he revealed how he had shed a tear listening to the final 2UE bulletin from his hotel room in London.
Steve was on holiday when he went through the formal process of being made redundant following the Fairfax Macquarie merger – he came back to Australia unemployed.

Adriano Zumbo joins the 2015 smooth Festival of Chocolate

Thursday 23 April, 2015

Smoothfm’s smooth Festival of Chocolate, will return to Sydney and extend to Melbourne in 2015.

One of Australia’s most respected patissiers Adriano Zumbo will be the official ambassador of both the Sydney and Melbourne event, appearing at the Callebaut Test Kitchen to create and sample his renowned creations.

Which is the most listened to station in Australia?

Wednesday 22 April, 2015

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the most listened to station in Australia is 3AW with its massive 15.4 of the Melbourne market. Yet, if you take the word of Nova Entertainment’s Paul Jackson then the leading station is NOVA 969 in Sydney. According to him It has more listeners than any other station in the country. Not only that, he says, “NOVA 100 (in Melbourne) is the second most listened to station in Australia.”


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