Fairfax rules the airwaves; MTR has its work cut out: Sydney and Melbourne radio ratings for survey four of the year will go down very nicely at Fairfax Media as its radio arm had the best results for more than two years. Its struggling AM talk station in Sydney 2UE had a nice bounce from what it hopes is its bottom. In Melbourne, Fairfax's 3AW remained on top and in Brisbane 4BC had a solid rise as well to make Fairfax the best overall performer in the survey. At the same time 2UE's gains have come at the expense of rival 2GB, and especially morning gabster Alan Jones. 2GB remained on top, and morning host Ray Hadley also lost share.
The other major talk station, ABC local radio 702, had a small gain. Among the music mob, 2DAY, home of the terrible Kyle and Jackie O, lost ground, as it also did in its breakfast session and Classic Rock (the old Vega) had a solid gain.