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2010s

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

Welcome to another year of radio ravings and other stuff

by Frank Avis | April 9, 2018

Radio, TV, Trucks and America's right to bear arms.


2010s

Summertime, and the Livin' is Easy

by Frank Avis | January 15, 2018

And so we say farewell to another year of radio ratings. Careers are made: careers are lost. But good old 2GB just keeps rolling along at no. 1...


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.


2010s

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%.


Radio (general)

Welcome to another radio/philosophical update from Yours Truly

by Frank Avis | May 25, 2017

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".


2010s

Ah... Welcome to 2017... What will it bring?

by Frank Avis | April 4, 2017

Well, not much new according to my pals in the industry across the country.


2010s

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.


2010s

Spring Arrives in 2016

by Frank Avis | October 24, 2016

We launched spring this year with another Radio Reunion at our favourite Pymble Hotel with numbers a bit down on normal.

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About me

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

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