2020s




Welcome to a New Year

by Frank Avis | January 8, 2024
This month let us salute one of the most unheralded figures in Provincial radio history – especially in the 40s, 50s and 60s – the Chief Announcer.





2023 is rambling on

by Frank Avis | June 12, 2023
I'm indebted yet again to radio veteran/industry analyst, Brendan Sheedy, who draws my attention to another major watershed in the business... the final nail-in-the-coffin for AM radio?





September 2022

by Frank Avis | August 31, 2022
Farewell to John Tingle and Bob Cooke; radio ratings; Kay Cottee; Anthony Albanese and climate change.













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.



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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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