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2 April 2019 - 7:29am
I did Bruce's radio school program back in the early 90's, all by cassette!!! Covered everything. So much information learned. A giant of the industry. Programming just got so much better on the other side. Vale Bruce Rogerson
1 April 2019 - 11:14pm
Good idea ARN.
Sell the big asset and rent elsewhere.
Tynte St building next ?
ARN and SCA both moving their Brisbane stations to new digs
1 April 2019 - 2:37pm
Great hoax! You had me going until the last few paragraphs :) BREAKING: Fitzy to Replace Eddie on Triple M
1 April 2019 - 2:00pm
Fabulous April Fools Gag... not getting sucked in! BREAKING: Fitzy to Replace Eddie on Triple M
Anthony The Koala
28 March 2019 - 10:03pm
I have been missing "Stardust" radio for quite a few years. It was similar to the "Beautiful Music" format of 2CH in the 1980s. The "Stardust" format could have expanded its repertoire to include contemporary artists, and yes even a tinge of 1990s electronic dance and classics.

The only downside apart from from closing was that there were too many songs from Rod Stewart's "American Songbook".

I remarked a few times of the saturation of the classic hits/hits and memories/golden oldies formats in the Sydney market on DAB+, FM, AM (2CH has the best signal of all stations on DAB+ at 128kbs) and online (2UW from Newcastle). Then the problem I see is that if you target the age group to a particular market, particularly an older demographic, is that the particular market will shrink over time.

To illustrate, a station playing 1960s and 1970s music targets music to the 50-65 age group. But a station playing the music from Bach (1700s) Chopin (1800s) and Johan Strauss (1800s) does not target a demographic of people aged 200+. Yet this music endures across all age groups. Music from the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Kinks also appeals to all age groups.

I believe that it is possible to have a music format that appeals to all age groups. A universal format for all ages and attract advertising from diverse groups, not just superannuation services, dental services, aged care services and undertakers.

The proviso before proceeding with a format that there there is genuine research and not just confirmation bias and assume that a particular genre of music belongs to a particular age demographic.

Anthony from exciting Belfield
Stardust melodies on digital radio
28 March 2019 - 7:53pm
we need a new ihartradio station dat plays esey listning classics 50ts 60ts 70ts 80ts 90ts plese iHeart Radio strong but Spotify and Pandora have the numbers in latest US streaming rankings - Triton
28 March 2019 - 1:29am
It is genuinely interesting, in having kicked around in the background of radio as nobody since the first AM two way i bought and a spectrum scanner in the mid 1980's i largely have no objection to DAB and SDR systems coming to existence since recently listening to news only channels.
Only last week i found that the market (retail) finally has 3 good model of DAB available at least
1. An AM/FM/DAB with external antenna and bluetooth wireless (around 200),
2. a world band SW ssb/FM/AM/DAB radio (around 200)
3. A very cheap priced 'mono" large portable shelf sized good reception (around 25 bucks) from a major cheap department store franchise
The last i have been listening to and using.
It has long been known that if the signal is there then UHF frequencies deliver some form of information in the signal with it.
However, both VHF and UHF have their problems but it is no surprise DAB because of the building of file segments of binary for temporary operation unlike the only moment the actual information is present is the moment the carrier has it and gone forever if it is missed !
However, the antenna remains the most subtle link in the chain.
It seems the sun is going down on FM stereo stations, but they have never had a proper omni-directional antenna.
But it does not mean you do not need a good one for DAB in the rain too.
Radio in the car - a better experience
25 March 2019 - 11:40am
I am also involved in a workplace bullying matter, although my thoughts are with Chris as his experience sounds so much worse.

There is no doubt bullying is a problem in our industry, in my case with a broadcaster that my wife and I worked for overseas.

The best thing I ever did was call it out and report the bully, which I did. That action cost me my senior role in the business, but it was either call it out or continue watching it happen to good people. Eventually I became the target.

After reading the story from Chris, I've re-affirmed speaking out was the right thing to do. If I were 20 years younger and 100% dependent on the role for my future I would probably have put up with it, hoping someone else did something.

I'm happy to be back home in Australia, unfortunately at the expense of being able to fulfil my dream role in broadcasting.

My thoughts are with Chris.
2GB presenter accused of bullying
Secret Squid
22 March 2019 - 10:52am
Seriously, who cares? Feeble attempt at grabbing a headline.yEm Words matter on radio. Just ask Breakfast presenter Carly Portch
Gel Lushac
19 March 2019 - 9:26am
The lady doth protest too much, methinks, most likely because she doesn't have a solid job in radio like she once did with Triple J. Is Helen Razer really a wanker?


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