Sign in/sign up

Stevens bows out of AIR News

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Arthur "Artie" Stevens (photo credit: 94.1FM Gold Coast)Arthur “Artie” Stevens has officially retired from heading Australian Independent Radio (AIR) News.

He made the move after completing a management transition to Terry Daniel. Stevens, who founded AIR News in 2004, sold Daniel the company last year, but has stayed on as news director and weekend breakfast news presenter.

Although Daniel is officially in charge of the company, Stevens has agreed to pitch in.

“It’s retirement of sorts, as you can’t just stop dead, and I will be in the background assisting at times with technical and support services. Listeners will still hear me present The World on Monday and Tuesday, and the odd report for our services out of Melbourne,” Stevens told Radioinfo.

AIR News was originally a supplemental radio service offering client community stations three daily bulletins. Its work was gradually expanded to collaborations with Feature Story News in the US, and all radio outlets in Australia.

Membership privileges

  • Read and comment an all stories
  • Weekly digest of media and PR news (optional)
  • Post media releases to PRWire newswire
  • Advertise job vacancies
  • List your business in our PR directory


Please note that Influencing is used EXCLUSIVELY by media and influencers, as well as professionals who manage marketing and communications within their organisations, so we need a work email address.

More Media News

Which-50 bought by Boardroom.Media

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Digital content portal Which-50 has been officially acquired by multimedia outfit Boardroom.Media. 

Which-50 editor-in-chief Andrew Birmingham said the purchase agreement was signed late last week. 

The brand and website will be retained as its staff is integrated within the Boardroom organizational structure. 

“We will keep writing the stories we have always written. We will also utilise the Boardroom Media capabilities and incorporate video and other multimedia into our coverage,” explained Birmingham.

“Another change the Which-50 audience should expect is to see a wider range of perspectives in stories. Traditionally we would interview chief digital officers, or CMOs or CIOs in our stories, or founders if they are an emerging business. With the expanded focus expect also to see more perspectives from CEOs, CFOs, HR, risk managers. We always wanted to do this in the past, but lacked the scale to do so.”

The acquisition came months into a pa

Knowing who journalists write for

By Seamus Byrne in Media News on

 

Following on from the question of having your contact buckets in order last week, and bouncing off Redrup’s 5 Minutes yesterday, there’s an important issue that constantly crops up in discussions with other journalists about what goes wrong in PR pitches.
 
“Why are you pitching me this? I would never write about this.”
 
The ‘me’ in that sentence is critical. We know why you’re pitching it. It’s your job.
 
But if you treat everyone in your contact bucket as exactly the same – a generic list that tells your client you contacted THIS MANY journalists – then you get a reputation as a timewaster that starts to get filtered into our own special bucket… the ‘Ignore’ list.
 
Journalists are under the pump. Overworked. Underpaid. Time poor. And when I say that I don’t want to discount that PR teams are also under a lot of pressure to move fast and hit targets. But, like those

3MP radio back on the air

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

The ACE Radio Network has officially reactivated Victoria regional station 3MP.

The network stated that the new 3MP will be an Easy Music station catering to the Mornington Peninsula over 1377AM. It will also be available on Melbourne DAB+, iHeartRadio, and CRA’s RadioApp. 

SEN granted ACE Radio the licence. 

Launching out of Frankston in July 1976, the original station, 3MP Classic Hits, was changed when the Pacific Star Network rebranded it as Classic Rock Radio in 2016.

ACE Radio announcer Emily Canning kicked off the broadcast on Friday night. 

John Vertigan and Julie Strini are hosting The Easy Breakfast, followed by Canning from 9AM to 3PM. Cathy Jubb is on drive and primetime duties from 3PM to 9PM, while Dave Drinkell goes on the late-night run.

Hamilton exits MTV

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Lisa Hamilton has bowed out of MTV Australia.

She will be up for freelance opportunities.

Hamilton had been with MTV since 2013, when she came in as writer for MTV Travel Co. She later moved up to writing for MTV Style and MTV News, and later promoted to VJ and editor of MTV.com.au.

Follow Hamilton on LinkedIn.

5 minutes with Yolanda Redrup

By Seamus Byrne in Media News on
When she’s not breaking news at the AFR, you might find Yolanda Redrup in the pool, on a run, or chowing down on popcorn while smashing out words on a deadline. Here’s her 5 Minutes with Influencing Tech.
 
What do you do and where does your work appear?
I’m a technology and healthcare reporter for The Australian Financial Review. You’ll see my stories appearing in the daily paper, as well as the Tuesday tech section.
 
Anything else in your career you’ve been known for?
I moderate panels at events and you might also hear me pop up on podcasts every so often.
 
What did you really want to be when you were growing up?
When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut because I loved space, but I quickly realised that was unrealistic because I hated amusement park rides that went upside down… or really fast. I knew I wouldn’t get through the training. By the time I was in my early teens I’d settled on becoming a journalis

Tilli hosts Triple M Albany breakfast show

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

Anthony Tilli has started hosting Triple M Albany’s breakfast show, now named Anthony for Breakfast.

He takes over from Ray Love, who pitched in during the recruitment period but will handle other assignments at the station. 

The move is also Tilli’s first radio gig in four years. He previously aired over on Radiowest in Merredin before leaving to work in the real estate business. 

“Anthony brings so much experience and creativity to the team. We’re so thrilled he’s decided to return to what he does best – entertaining and relating to his audience, while making them smile as their day begins,” said Triple M Southwest group content director Jarred O’Brien.

SENTrack 1593 AM goes live

By Jonas Lopez in Media News on

The Sports Entertainment Network (SEN) has assumed the 1593AM frequency in Melbourne for its racing station, SENTrack.

The new station is already rolling with a strong lineup.

The Odds Couple with Simon O’Donnell and David Taggart is up at 8AM Saturday with previews of the weekend races, followed by Saturday Trackside at 11:30AM with Jack Heverin joining O’Donnell and Taggart promising punters the latest mail on race day.

The Sunday lineup is headlined by 11AM show Tricks of the Trade.

For weekdays, listeners are treated to Harness Racing Victoria’s Blake Redden and Jason Bonnington from 11AM to 1PM with Talking Trots on Track. Taggart, Heverin, Campbell Brown, and Sam Hargreaves bust up the 1PM-5PM block with Trackside.

The 5PM-6PM block on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, will have Thrill of the Chase keeping greyhound fans tuned in, while Hargreaves and Molly Haines take over the 6PM-10PM slot with The Lids Fly.

The new station also resulted in current

More News latest

Haystac lands Springfree Trampoline account
Haystac is now representing Springfree Trampoline.

Slack taps new APAC comms manager
Slack has enlisted a new APAC communications head.

RED Havas earns Hydralyte account
Hydralyte has tapped RED Havas for representation.

AKQA/Switched On merger complete
The merger of AKQA and Switched On is done.

Tourism NT rolls out PR agency list
A number of PR outfits are working with Tourism NT.