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2010s

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.

2010s

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.

2010s

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.

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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.

2010s

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.



2010s

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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Mid Year Review... 2017

by Frank Avis | September 21, 2017
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%.



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Another Radio Reunion

by Frank Avis | January 18, 2017
Yes, we've made it to another Radio Reunion. This time an assembly of RATS - 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.



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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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