Topic archives: radio

Why does every FM radio show sound like it’s hosted by the same five people?

April 16, 2018 11

Comedian + sportsperson + incomprehensible name = profit? We take a look at the seemingly fixed categories of people you'll find on your airwaves.

The intrepid rebels behind Norfolk Island’s go-it-alone radio station

September 4, 2017 1

Radio Norfolk told them they were surplus to requirements. So they formed their own station.

Desperate measuring: an insider’s guide to the weird world of media ratings

January 11, 2017

Ratings are important. But measuring them is far from a perfect science.

iSentia index: Senators and state elections hog the media

iSentia index: Senators and state elections hog the media

March 5, 2014

Senator Stephen Conroy was the most unexpected entry onto this week's lists.

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?

Wanted: women to infiltrate white male shock jock crew

Wanted: women to infiltrate white male shock jock crew

November 1, 2012 4

Talkback radio is dominated by male presenters. If we're to have any hope of diversity of opinion we need more women on the radio, says radio producer Kate Leaver.

Radio chiefs’ error: mistaking social media for traditional media

Radio chiefs’ error: mistaking social media for traditional media

October 10, 2012 6

Mainstream media powerbrokers only understand social media in traditional media terms, undermining their efforts to deal with it.

The regulation revolution of the Convergence
Review

May 1, 2012 2

A single, revolutionary concept forms the basis of many of the recommendations of the Convergence Review.

Talkback radio: the one medium where feminism dare not enter the waves

March 8, 2012 17

When you ask Amanda Blair, the only female radio presenter on commercial AM radio in Australia, if she's encountered sexism in the workplace, her war stories seem to never end.

Essential: trust in commercial media continues to fall

Essential: trust in commercial media continues to fall

December 12, 2011 5

Trust in Australia's commercial media continues to slump despite the industry's insistence all is well.