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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.
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.
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.
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.
by Frank Avis | April 9, 2018
Radio, TV, Trucks and America's right to bear arms.
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...
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.
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%.
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".