Last night, New Zealand’s radio royalty moved from behind the microphone to Auckland’s Shed 10 to celebrate the best of a platform that shows no sign of slowing down.
Browsing: Duncan Garner
In July this year the record was broken for the longest solar-powered flight at five hours, and now, while not quite so impressive, RadioLive will make national broadcasting history tomorrow afternoon when it produces a three-hour show, powered on solar energy alone.
In a recent opinion piece by Duncan Garner he said he strives to find more of a work-life balance and prioritise the important things after the loss of his father and realising Parliament was “a ridiculous place to work”. He might find that a bit difficult now, as it was announced today he will be a co-host on Campbell Live’s replacement Story alongside Heather du Plessis-Allan while continuing to present his RadioLIVE drive show from 3-6 weekdays. But no doubt the show will be welcomed with open arms after Come Dine with Me has failed to deliver in the ratings department as TV3 hits an all-time low.
TV3’s ‘competitive current affairs’ show The Vote discussed whether Auckland was sucking the life out of New Zealand this week. Throng.co.nz’s Regan Cunliffe wasn’t too impressed and wrote a post entitled ‘when whoring for ratings doesn’t work’. And he copped an earful on Twitter from the two stars of the show, Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner.
In a display of some truly Hunter S Thompson-esque journalism, Radio Live presenter and the other half of Guyon Espiner, Duncan Garner took some synthetic canabis to show people it’s dangerous – or something like that.
ZO completes its management team, Clems chief financial officer heads for the rum, Y&R adds to its digital chops, Air New Zealand puts even more emphasis on the customer experience, Dita De Boni heads to PR, The Pond adds a digital heavyweight, Commando gets one back, Southern PR bolsters the line-up, On the Grill takes biscuit and Linda Clark returns to TV.
Billy McQueen goes back to the brush, ZenithOptimedia launches its new global positioning, Duncan Garner heads to RadioLive, Crossmark gets its teeth into Cadbury, two new toys for Toybox, Phantom welcomes ‘Queen of the Flyers’, Pluk closes in on 50,000 users and Ideas Shop makes it a double.