Southern Cross Austereo gets plenty of accolades for its Press Pause programming. And other media tidbits of the day.
Southern Cross Austereo was forced to air three hours of ad-free mental health programming last night as a punishment. But the move brought the station plenty of accolades.
Commercial radio breeds the sort of contempt for privacy and decency seen in the royal prank case. But you still have to defend it in the face of legal challenge.
Here's how The Daily Telegraph (owned by News Corp Australia) headlined the story that Rupert Murdoch has accepted a demand that he be recalled to face questioning by British MPs in relation to a leaked tape of him talking about paying police for stories.
Jokes are anything but simple, says comedy writer Evan Williams. The best thing to do is work out who or what exactly we are supposed to be laughing at?
Radio ratings: Jones up, Kyle down. The final radio ratings for 2012 will not be pleasant listening for those who don’t like Alan Jones on 2GB in Sydney (he went up in share figures — again), but it will be more to the liking of those who object to the antics of Kyle Sandilands and […]
Tracy Grimshaw on ACA swanned in and had a royal command performance with lots of emoting and concerned cutaways and won the battle of the phone prank interviews with TT (especially in Sydney and Melbourne).
Finance types enjoy Xmas banquet ... while posties lament a thermos gift ... is BHP Billiton cutting safety, enviro staff? ...
Gotcha calls aren't funny, says former FM radio DJ Christopher Welldon, who's sat in on a few. But management demands them because they make a splash. The intent is to shock.