The latest ASA figures showed the radio industry grew its ad revenue by 2.5 percent and maintained stable share of all advertising at 11 percent. And it’s good news on the audience front too, with the latest six-monthly audience research figures showing that commercial radio in New Zealand has more listeners now that at any time in the past decade.
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The Rugby World Cup is only a few months away and most New Zealanders, including our mincing strutter of a prime minister, are starting to get a little hot under the collar. But, unlike the seemingly excessive television broadcasting deal, where most of the games will be available to view on three different channels, there will be just one official radio station. So for all those poor sods who can’t get themselves in front of a screen, the Radio Network’s Radio Sport will be the place to hear all 48 games after it was named as the official radio broadcaster of Rugby World Cup 2011.
Last night, at a secret location thick with the smell of cognac and cigars that must never be spoken of (unless the secret handshake is given and you sacrifice a virgin), some of radio’s biggest personalities gathered to eat things on sticks, eat things on spoons, drink things in glasses and take the piss out of themselves, their competitors, the medium of radio, the Auckland media, New Zealand politics, TV newsreaders and, the guests of honour, agency folk.