Dec 11, 201240 Comments
The radio DJs behind the royal prank call fronted TV cameras last night for tell-not-quite-all interviews. They played it by the book of crisis management, says marketing consultant Toby Ralph.
CrikeyAug 29, 2011
The latest Power Index list is Megaphones, a look at the top 10 shit-stirrers, tub-thumpers or loudmouths in Oz. Matthew Knott examines the people who rustle up controversy, spark debate and help set the tone of our national conversation.
CrikeyMar 7, 2011
After his successful Restoring Honor rally last year, US shock jock -- and Tea Party supporter -- Glenn Beck has seen plunging ratings and his show dropped in numerous cities. What happened? Was he too extreme for the conservatives?
CrikeyMar 7, 2011
Shock jocks aren't journalists, but they should have the decency to treat the political leaders of this country with a little bit of respect, because the recent rudeness just lowers the -- already low -- standard of public debate, declares Phillip Coorey.
Margaret SimonsApr 20, 2010
Melbourne loves to tells itself that our city is more literate, more politically aware and more civilised than Sydney. With the launch of Melbourne Talk Radio yesterday, that narrative is about to be tested, writes Margaret Simons.
Oct 27, 20093 Comments
The position of the shock jock on our airwaves is becoming increasingly precarious, writes Luke Williams. Is radio heading towards a younger, user-generated and more democratic style of broadcast?
CrikeySep 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.
Glenn DyerSep 11, 20092 Comments
In all the frothing and hissing about Kyle Sandilands, did anyone notice that it’s a non-ratings fortnight for Sydney radio?
Sep 9, 20094 Comments
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?