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smoothfm celebrates its fifth birthday with the release of a special song

Friday 19 May, 2017

smoothfm celebrates its fifth birthday, as the number one FM radio station in Sydney and Melbourne, on Sunday.

 

And to celebrate smoothfm has released a special song today, featuring the vocals of Australian rock and pop singer Rick Price.

smoothfm launched in May 2012 with a "unique music position" and the mantra to create an easy place to relax.

'Redundancy may just end up being your best ever career move'

Wednesday 17 May, 2017

 

End of An Era for 2UE News.

Anger at ABC Over Local News Cuts.

Fairfax Strike Continues Over Newsroom Job Cuts.

These are just a few of the headlines from the past 18 months that strike fear into every working journo, seemingly lucky to have a job.

Smooth - a text book example of research driven strategy, tactics, execution: BPR's Wayne Clouten

Wednesday 03 May, 2017

In a presentation earlier this year at Radio Days Europe Tony Thomas recognised the work done by programming consultancy BPR (Broadcast Programming and Research) in contributing to the success of smooth fm.

smoothfm presents Music for Mum 2017

Thursday 20 April, 2017

smoothfm and Sony Music Entertainment Australia have announced the release of their latest compilation album smoothfm presents Music for Mum 2017.

It wasn’t always smooth

Friday 07 April, 2017

Smooth FM's recent success didn't just happen overnight, it is the culmination of a format that has been evolving for many years.

David Rogerson is a research expert and analyst, familiar with the soft Adult Contemporary format. radioinfo asked him for an assessment of the format over the past few decades.

 

 

We have a proud story to tell about smooth fm: Tony Thomas #RDE17

Tuesday 21 March, 2017
Speaking at Radio Days Europe, Nova Entertainment’s Tony Thomas told the story of smooth fm’s success, sharing learnings about the marketing and brand of the station.

“After the unsuccessful early formats on the frequency, we found a gap in the market,” he said.

“There was no soft AC format, so we formulated a strategy in 2011 to look at what we would do next.

“We formed a very tight group of ten people to work on the concept... we wanted to take the market by surprise with our new brand.”

Survey 1: Which radio stations have leapt into 2017

Monday 13 March, 2017

“How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?”
 
-Dr.Seuss
 
Yep, it seems like yesterday Survey 8 results were handed down and everyone disappeared for their end of year break. Yet here we are on the eve of the first survey for 2017.
 

Bee Gees top Smooth FM's top 500 countdown

Friday 27 January, 2017

The Bee Gees How Deep is your Love has taken out number one spot in smooth fm's top 500 countdown.

The countdown began last weekend, culminating on Australia Day.

The Bee Gees have sold over 220 million records worldwide, making them one fo the best selling groups of all time.

Also in the top 5 were: Abba's Dancing Queen second, followed by Michael Buble's Home, the late George Michael's Careless Whisper and Dolly & Kenny's Islands in the Stream.

The full list is below, in reverse order.

John and Olivia friends of smooth

Wednesday 14 December, 2016

John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John are the latest big names to join the smoothfm all-star weekend line-up.

Early Christmas present for smooth listener

Thursday 24 November, 2016

 22-year-old Abigail from Victoria has won $56,100 by guessing smoothfm’s Mystery Word - the biggest Mystery Word win to-date - just in time for Christmas!
 
In the fourth Mystery Word tactic that smoothfm has aired this year, smooth listeners have been attempting to guess “who Barry Gibb was listening to in his car” since 10 October.
 

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