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It'll be a tough summer for all of us on a range of fronts.

by Frank Avis | October 6, 2020
Coronavirus continues to stalk us all with a second wave in Victoria having a devastating impact on the national economy. Donald Trump and Joe Biden are trying desperately to fight out a US Presidential election in the middle of all of this drama. Radio has just revved back into life with our first ratings in six months. It continues to be pretty average in TV land. This has been a pretty special football season in the UK.











Farewell to '18

by Frank Avis | January 9, 2019
As I go to print, we've just lost one of the superstars of the entertainment world, Jimmy Hannan.

Spring of 2018

by Frank Avis | November 27, 2018
I've gone to radio heaven this month bathing myself in a book about the classical period downunder through the 30s, 40s and 50s.

More goodbyes my friends

by Frank Avis | September 26, 2018
More goodbyes my friends – it just goes on – with the deaths of a famous name in Melbourne radio, John Worthy and that of Ray Bean.

Midwinter 2018

by Frank Avis | August 8, 2018
Sadly I have to report the passing of Jeff Sunderland, one of the longest serving radio presenters in our industry.

What's happening out there?

by Frank Avis | June 20, 2018
And so the 2GB radio train keeps full steam ahead, continuing to dominate the latest ratings here in Sydney while the most significant move elsewhere is by WS FM which takes over as the number 1 operator on the FM band.



The Spring of '17

by Frank Avis | November 17, 2017
I don't think we need to take up too much of your valuable time with the latest Sydney radio ratings. Enough for you to know that 2GB is obliterating everything else in the AM band with Jones and Hadley owning the 5:30 to noon arena — and quite a few other areas to be honest. KIIS is battling it out with WS FM and SMOOTH for control of the FM sector.

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This is the history of radio newsman Frank Avis who worked in the Australian electronic media from 1954 to 1996.

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