January 4, 2019

A number of aggressive community radio stations are certainly skating on thin ice at the moment.

When I heard the news that Southern Cross Austereo was saying ‘adios’ to their Head of Regional Media, Rick Lenarcic, and, combining regional radio with metro, I asked myself ‘has Grant Blackley gone nuts?’

Everyone in the industry knows regional and metro media don’t p...

June 19, 2018

Why do I feel that ‘Macquarie Sport’ is yet another wild ‘shot in the dark’ from MRN.

Each time the company rolls out a new format, they seem to be relying heavily on the old Bullwinkle Moose strategy - ‘this time for sure.’

With its latest offering, MRN is, no doubt, tr...

April 6, 2018

I really don’t believe there are any serious players in the Australian radio industry who’d envy the massive task now lying ahead of Macquarie Radio in the wake of the ‘Talking Lifestyle’ fiasco.
While the ‘pile of poop’ they’ll now have to clean up is entirely o...

January 10, 2018

Did someone put a target on the back of commercial radio while I wasn’t looking?

Seems these days there are so many people are out there ready to predict the death of commercial radio at the hands of a digital hitman, that you have to stand in line and take a number jus...

November 25, 2017

Why is it that the worst of human nature seems to say it’s OK to throw our most vulnerable of species to the wolves?

If you don’t think that’s true, just take a look at the ongoing battle over Brisbane’s digital radio coverage.

When digital radio finally raised its head...

October 8, 2017

Will CBS be the saviour of Australian commercial radio by providing so much competition the free-to-air networks won't have time to think about acquisitions?