Topic archives: Austereo

Mayne: Aveo, Fairfax and Ten all need to fix their disclosure

June 29, 2017 2

Fairfax has slammed aged care provider Aveo for lack of disclosure, but the media company needs to check its own backyard.

No show in radio business: jocks make way for ‘integration’

No show in radio business: jocks make way for ‘integration’

February 12, 2013 1

It's not the same game for radio announcers any more, writes freelance journalist Alyce Vayle. Broadcasters are more concerned about cross-platform integration -- but is the sector becoming boring?

Sandilands’ falls … Schembri on air …. BBC cuts jobs …

Sandilands’ falls … Schembri on air …. BBC cuts jobs …

March 28, 2012 2

In today's Media Briefs: Sandilands ratings lowest in three years ... Herald Sun’s all-body experience ... Front Page of the Day ... ACCC delays Foxtel/Austar merger decision ... again ... BBC News cuts: 140 posts to go and more ...

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

March 27, 2012 3

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

Kyle Sandilands producer’s pet project: brunolovesboobs

Kyle Sandilands producer’s pet project: brunolovesboobs

March 26, 2012 7

A senior aide to shock jock Kyle Sandilands has erased from the web a personal hate site that featured images of domestic violence and petrol-sniffing Aborigines.

Southern Cross Media bid to buy Austereo

January 31, 2011

Southern Cross Media Group Ltd has made a highly geared 1980s-style takeover bid for Austereo Group Limited, valuing the company at about $706.8 million.

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

September 18, 2009 1

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.

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

September 11, 2009 2

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

The Kyle and Jackie O Code of Contrition

The Kyle and Jackie O Code of Contrition

August 18, 2009 5

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

Cash for cockheads: the empty economics of commercial radio

Cash for cockheads: the empty economics of commercial radio

August 13, 2009

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.

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

August 5, 2009 1

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.

Putting a price on the Sandilands saga

August 5, 2009

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.

There is a God Dept: Sandilands dumped from Idol

August 3, 2009 34

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.

How “people power” dethroned King Kyle

How “people power” dethroned King Kyle

August 2, 2009

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.

The media eats itself…

The media eats itself…

July 30, 2009 18

and gets a stomach ache

A tale of two media incidents

July 30, 2009 8

Both The Chaser and Austereo's Kyle and Jackie O show have stepped outside acceptable public standards recently. One dealt well with the fallout, the other, not so much.

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

July 29, 2009 64

A 14-year-old girl disclosed live on air this morning that she was raped at the age of 12, during 2Day FM's Kyle and Jackie O breakfast show.

Media magnates split the bill on political donations

July 13, 2009

Australia’s media proprietors have given the major political parties around $1.6m in donations in the last two years.