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.
The first results of the GfK Radio Survey of the year are out and it appears the industry has a lot to celebrate as 85 percent of the New Zealand population (10+) tunes into the radio each week. That’s 3.63 million New Zealanders.
RNZ National has maintained its number two spot behind The Edge following, the release of the last radio survey of the year, which reveal a drop in its audience numbers.
Radio might be one of the oldest media channels around, but with over three million New Zealanders still tuning into the airwaves on a weekly basis, it continues to have a strong hold on the attention of today’s listeners. We chat to TRB general manager Peter Richardson about why radio is still grooving despite all the changes in media.
Tomorrow, Bay of Plenty music fans will get a new sound to feast their ears on as The Station goes to air on 105.4FM. Not only is it a new station, it’ll feature new music and is structured around new radio ideology. We speak to Founder Grant Hislop about where it all started, launching artists, local music and reconstructed formats.
The silky voice of Lionel Richie has won over the ears of New Zealanders as well as the latest round of the radio results, with the Breeze overtaking The Edge as the number one station in terms of time spent listening. It was, however, business as usual on the talkback side with Newstalk ZB remaining comfortably on top.
As Cannes wrapped up over the weekend, local agencies Colenso BBDO, DDB and Y&R pulled in their final Lions across the Creative Effectiveness, Integrated, Film and Radio categories.
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.
Counting down the music charts has long been a feature of many radio stations, with listeners calling and txting in their favourite. In more recent years we’ve seen that voting adopt social media and now, ZM is taking that to the next level by only taking votes through Snapchat in its new Snapchart show. We talk to host Cam Mansel about connecting with listeners on a one-to-one level and bringing radio into the modern media mix.
In the wake of last week’s commercial radio celebrations, Radio New Zealand has something to cheer about following the release of its survey results by GfK. RNZ National has maintained its spot at number two for audience reach against its commercial competitors and saw growth where other news stations saw a drop.