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Media briefs: ACMA v 2Day … Insiders host … Monthly change …

CEO proposal will probably get up at MEAA … Fran Kelly to Insiders, who’ll replace on RN? … Musical chairs at The Monthly

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Radio revolution? Tuning in to the new breakfast ‘all-stars’

Commercial radio is in middle of its biggest shake-up in years, but there was no sign of fresh content as the new breakfast all-stars hit the airwaves today. Crikey tuned in.

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On joyless FM, the joke is on all of us

Commercial radio breeds the sort of contempt for privacy and decency seen in the royal prank case. But you still have to defend it in the face of legal challenge.

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Royal phone prank: the joke’s on who?

Jokes are anything but simple, says comedy writer Evan Williams. The best thing to do is work out who or what exactly we are supposed to be laughing at?

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A single hoax call, so many repercussions

Crikey readers have their say.

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Media briefs: ratings: Jones up, Kyle down … DJs front Seven, Nine …

Radio ratings: Jones up, Kyle down. The final radio ratings for 2012 will not be pleasant listening for those who don’t like Alan Jones on 2GB in Sydney (he went up in share figures — again), but it will be more to the liking of those who object to the antics of Kyle Sandilands and his offsider […]

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How prank call DJs played it by the book in TV tell-alls

The radio DJs behind the royal prank call fronted TV cameras last night for tell-not-quite-all interviews. They played it by the book of crisis management, says marketing consultant Toby Ralph.

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Sponsors say breakfast with Jones leaves a bad taste

Slater & Gordon and The Australian was still advertising on Alan Jones’ 2GB program this morning. Crikey reveals the advertisers withstanding the pressure.

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Decency and undue emphasis on gender. A matter of interpretation.

Kyle Sandilands’ comments cut to the core of the internal FM radio culture towards women. Well, let’s just say radio.

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ACMA response to Kyle, Jackie O: admin law equivalent of bullshit

ACMA could do much more to lift its profile, and thus the effectiveness of its rebukes. Clearly, in light of the Vile and Jackie Ho rape scandal earlier this year, we need it to do so.

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Well, how would you like to be Sandilands’ boss?

The toughest media job in the world is husbanding 2DayFm and Austero through to the end of the two current ACMA inquiries into talkback radio, one involving Kyle and Jacki O.

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The fall and rise of Kyle and Jackie O

Reports this week that troubled radio stars Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O had lost 20% of their audience were way off the mark. Is Vile Kyle just trying to get himself fired?

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mUmBRELLA | TV & RADIO|

Kyle and Jackie Oh no: ratings plummet

In the wake of the Kyle Sandilands concentration camp debacle, Crikey asked whether it was the tipping point for the Kyle and Jackie O show. Would the tactics that brought in listeners also make the tune out? The answer seems to be yes.

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Could 2GB poach Sandilands to be the new Stan Zemanek?

In all the frothing and hissing about Kyle Sandilands, did anyone notice that it’s a non-ratings fortnight for Sydney radio?

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Will Godwin’s Law finally bring down Kyle Sandilands?

Sorry Kyle, it’s Godwin’s Law. The minute you invoke the Nazis, your salad days as a shock jock are over.

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The Kyle and Jackie O Code of Contrition

In commercial radio, if you grossly offend the nation’s sensibilities, you simply suspend yourself for two weeks and move on, writes Andrew Dodd.

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AFP and media broker deal, Kyle and Jackie O dodge a bullet

AFP and media to broker deal … Kyle and Jackie O dodge a bullet … Headline Watch: Viscous or vicious? … Majority of tweets inane drivel? …

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Kyle’s contract and the crew he took along for the ride

The Daily Telegraph has long been a willing fan, reporter and exploiter of the Kyle and Jackie O style of shock jocking, but is now running a holier-than-thou campaign against the pair without a shred of embarrassment.

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Putting a price on the Sandilands saga

American Express and Optus have joined Qantas and Channel Ten in pulling advertising dollars from the Austereo network in the wake of the Kyle and Jackie O lie-detector saga, while documents reveal Sandilands’ lavish lifestyle has left him $2.2 million in debt — and now unemployed.

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Herald Sun | TV & RADIO|

Don’t let Jackie O off the hook

As Australians clamber to get on-board the Kyle Sandilands hate-train, let’s not forget his partner-in-crime, Jackie O, who has so far avoided most of the blame for last week’s on-air lie-detector saga, says Sally Morrell.

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There is a God Dept: Sandilands dumped from Idol

Kyle Sandilands has lost his judging job on Australian Idol. Meanwhile, his absence from radio today has been interpreted as a suspension — but apparently that may not be the case.

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The Punch | TV & RADIO|

How “people power” dethroned King Kyle

Austereo has removed shock jocks Kyle and Jackie O from the airwaves indefinitely, following last week’s on-air rape revelation debacle. The move is a triumph for the power of public opinion on radio and the web, says David Penberthy.

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Leave Kyle and Jackie alone!

Why the relentlessly vicious attacks on poor Kyle Sandilands? wonders Ben Pobje. After all, he was only protecting freedom of speech, children and entertainment.

ALSO: This week’s Wankley goes to … do we even need write it?

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Tough media times = tabloid journalism

The overwhelming point of too much commercial media today is to generate ratings or circulation by methods which push the boundaries of reputation, ethics, taste and decency.

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Vile Kyle and tacky Jackie

And the Wankley goes to … do we even need to write it? Everyone involved in green lighting the idea of strapping a child to a lie detector to interrogate her about her sexual experiences, live on air.

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