September 21, 2017 · 0 comments
So here we are at the half way mark in another ratings year and the 2GB juggernaut continues to jugger along, at no. 1 overall – around 12.6 percent. SMOOTH FM fell victim to the "commentator's curse" – yours truly should have held his tongue in his previous blog. The Smoothies lost over a full point, down to 8%. WSFM is now the big boy in the FM market, with a rating of 9.3%.
May 25, 2017 · 0 comments
Sitting in a doctor's surgery recently and I happened to catch an hour or so of SmoothFM. You might remember my dire warning last time of a return to the 1929 "crash", a sort of economic variation on Dante's "Inferno".
April 4, 2017 · 0 comments
Well, not much new according to my pals in the industry across the country.
January 18, 2017 · 1 comment
Yes, we've made it to another Radio Reunion. This time an assembly of RATS â€“ Radio and TV Survivors. I'm lucky to be one of the survivors but trust me, there are many others who didn't manage to get safely over the raging river. Sad to hear that we've lost a few on the way.
October 24, 2016 · 1 comment
We launched spring this year with another Radio Reunion at our favourite Pymble Hotel with numbers a bit down on normal.
August 31, 2016 · 0 comments
Welcome to hell: welcome to FM programming. Looking at the latest Sydney surveys, we are still playing "snakes and ladders" on the FM band with Smooth FM picking up strongly in recent months as the usual suspects battle it out for the 18-to-45 market.
April 13, 2016 · 1 comment
We entered Autumn 2016 with our annual radio reunion at our favourite venue, the Pymble Hotel. Yes folks, another success thanks to our Honorary Organiser Andrew Kilpatrick - the "Keeper of our Radio Treasures".
January 12, 2016 · 2 comments
This is definitely beyond as it relates to my persistent warnings about the impact of modern technology.
October 20, 2015 · 0 comments
Sincere thanks to radio wiz Andrew Kilpatrick for taking the time to explain to me what Smooth FM is and where it came from. Apparently it used to be Vega but has now opted to be Smooth. I had to control my immediate reaction which was to ask Andrew what Vega was and where IT came from. Didn't pursue that line of enquiry: I hate to hear a grown man cry on the other end of the phone.
September 21, 2015 · 1 comment
I'm leafing through the latest Sydney radio surveys and finding the trend now seems to be pretty well settled... Well, for the immediate period ahead anyway.
July 1, 2015 · 4 comments
Here we go with some more stuff about that most complex of industries... Good old radio.
March 22, 2015 · 0 comments
Which moves nicely into another BEST EVER list, in this case My TOP TV DETECTIVE SHOWS.
January 29, 2015 · 0 comments
There has indeed been a bit of a delay in the latest update with your author having had to solve a major computer glitch. He agonized over this complex issue for some months until his daughter arrived recently, took one look at the computer, hit + on the zoom and solved the whole saga in 18 seconds.
December 2, 2013 · 0 comments
Yes, the election is over and Australia has spoken, electing Tony Abbott to the Prime Ministership.
August 27, 2013 · 4 comments
Wow, two chapters in quick succession after such a long interruption... What's going on here?
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June 23, 2009 · 4 comments
I returned to Sydney, along with Mike Jeffreys, on a Friday afternoon.We got word that we were to start on Breakfast the following Monday, which was a bit of a shock. I had to get into the newsroom to familiarise myself with the panel over the weekend.
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2MMM was centred I think it was the 25th floor of this super high-rise building in Bondi Junction.
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