Last night, the country's top radio talent ventured to Auckland’s Shed 10 to celebrate the best in the business at the NZ Radio Awards. And the big winners on the night were Mai FM and Mike Hosking, winning Station of the Year – Network and Best Talk Presenter - Breakfast or Drive.
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Yesterday, the radio world stopped in its tracks for the release of another round of GFK survey results. Now, we take another look at the numbers by pairing off stations and shows to see who came out on top.
As part of a content partnership with MediaWorks, we've asked a few of the company's programme directors about the performance of their brands, the state of radio and the importance of digital channels. And the rising tide of hip hop and RnB in popular culture is lifting the Mai FM boat along with it and attracting a big, young audience around the nation, says Philip Bell.
Industry happenings at Snakk, TRN, MediaWorks, Maori TV, Mai FM, Tangible Media, Adshel, and MEA Mobile.
Hauraki breakfast team follow in successful stations' footsteps, APN gets in on the cross-promotion action
Radio Hauraki has fully embraced its 13th most-listened to breakfast show tag in recent months, with Jeremy Wells' brilliant 'Like Mike' section being born out of a desire to replicate Mike Hosking's morning success and a new online video series showing the team heeding memos from on high and doing a few things guaranteed to move them up the rankings, such as using t-shirt cannons and adding some sexual tension to the mix. And, as per usual, they've done it in slightly unusual, self-deprecating and moderately NSFW fashion.