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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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Radio’s ‘bullshit’ quotas are holding back Aussie music: exec

Annual music industry talk-fest Big-Sound is wrapping up, and the talk was of local content requirements for commercial radio, plus what the Abbott government will (or won’t) do to help the domestic music industry.

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Our trust in media: ABC still leads as commercial media struggle

Our commercial media have struggled to regain trust with Australians, while the ABC remains far ahead.

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Picking through policies

Crikey readers weigh in on the curtains at Curtin, commercial radio stations and how Gillard’s policies — from climate change to refugees — stack up.

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ACMA put digital radio local content quota on ice

Last week the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced it had registered a new code which would exempt digital commercial radio stations from local music quotas for three years, writes Tracey Grimson.

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Vega: a bright star ahead of its time?

Vega, that contemporary music for older listeners station, has closed after four years and $158 million dollars in license fees. It’s a great concept, it just needed a few more years, says Camille Alarcon.

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The Enthusiast | TV & RADIO|

Cash for cockheads: the empty economics of commercial radio

Commercial radio is based on the economics of attention, says Mel Campbell: a sick culture where scandal always equals success an ethics are completely ephemeral.

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Radio pulls its finger out, talks digital

Radio was united today for the launch of digital broadcasting, but the future seems a little murky. What changes will happen to Australian radio?

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The Punch | TV & RADIO|

Sandilands: Don’t use rape to attack me

Radio shock jock Kyle Sandilands responds to yesterday’s on-air incident in which a 14-year-old girl disclosed she had been raped, after being hooked up to a lie detector.

Previously: Kyle and Jackie O’s live lie detector test goes very wrong

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Something’s rotten in the state of radio

Nothing people do in radio seems to make much difference to generally dismal ratings compared to other media — are they going about it the wrong way? Asks advertising agency director Ray Beattie.

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Media briefs and TV ratings

Sydney leads commercial radio rebound … Hello, what do you think is wrong with AFR.com? … Massive job cuts forecast for BBC … Tasteless TV promo of the week … Last night’s TV ratings.

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Media briefs and TV ratings

The “Channel 9 Clan” … Commercial radio revenue: Show me the money … Seven to use Kath & Kim as a battering ram against Idol and 60 Minutes … Last night’s TV ratings.

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The trouble with Triple J

Triple J just doesn’t get its audience any more, writes former presenter Michael Tunn.

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David Flint: Healthy bias beats an ideological monopoly

It would be ridiculous to expect the media not to be biased. In fact, a robust, diversely opinionated media is a sign of a vibrant democracy.

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