June 3, 2014
Strewth provides a rare look into Andrew Bolt's real tastes. Plus other media tidbits of the day.
April 1, 2014
How the nation's media covered the IPCC report, plus the best April Fools' jokes and other media tidbits of the day.
January 20, 2014 10
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.
November 29, 2013 2
Fairfax is losing more star writers, and brekkie radio hosts call it quits. Plus other media snippets of the day.
March 27, 2012 14
ACMA is proposing an additional condition on 2DAY-FM’s broadcast licence ... Another slap with a wet lettuce from our lofty regulator of the electronic media, writes David Salter, veteran journalist and former Media Watch executive producer.
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.
November 25, 2011 26
To brand Kyle Sandilands as a "woman-hater" overlooks the fact that he is an equal-opportunity bully, writes Wendy Harmer.
December 23, 2009
Was 2009 the year that popular culture pushed the edgy right off the cliff face? From skits about kids with cancer to black face and rape scandal, Mel Campbell examines the power of the media shitstorm.
December 23, 2009
Let's all raise our candles to sing along to our Crikey Christmas carols, including the classic hits 'Dickheads We Have Heard On Air' and 'Oink To The World', penned by Mel Campbell and Daniel Zugna.
December 17, 2009 1
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.
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.
September 17, 2009 2
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?
September 15, 2009
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.
September 10, 2009
As we have seen again this week in the troubled world of professional attention seeker Kyle Sandilands, media regulation in this country packs all the punch of a wilted shard of rocket.
September 10, 2009 22
Sorry Kyle, it’s Godwin’s Law. The minute you invoke the Nazis, your salad days as a shock jock are over.
September 9, 2009 4
Kyle Sandilands has hit the airwaves -- and headlines -- again with another attention-grabbing stunt. Will the provocative tactics that have made his career also break it?
August 21, 2009 10
As odious as Kyle and Jackie O can be with their shock jock car crash radio stunts, they are a necessary part of free speech, which we consumers should police with the off button.
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.
August 11, 2009 3
The controversial pair, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, were ratings winners in the latest survey five of Sydney radio. Will their ratings win silence their critics?
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.