APN is centralising management of its radio, publishing and digital business interests in New Zealand with the appointment of Jane Hastings in a redefined chief executive officer role. Previously, the Kiwi arm of APN had dual chief executive roles, with Martin Simons being in charge of the publishing and digital side and Hastings holding the reins at TRN. Updated with comments from Hastings.
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Radio New Zealand (RNZ) has announced that Simon Mercep will leave the Morning Report in April when Geoff Robinson, the co-host on the show, retires. And according to a Herald report, the empty seats left at the Morning Report by the imminent departure of the two hosts will be filled by Auckland-based Guyon Espiner and, if speculation is to be trusted, Wellington journalist Susie Ferguson, who has previously filled in on the show.
A confused Guy Williams is the punch line of a new TVC that Mediaworks Radio has launched to promote the line-up of The Edge. Shot as a pool party by Daniel Thorn and his team at Rubberneck productions, the 30-second video also features cameo performances by The Edge radio personalities Dominic Harvey, Steph Monks, Sharyn Casey, Jay-Jay Feeney, Clint Roberts, Megan Annear and Mike Puru. Updated with comments from Guy Williams.
The latest radio survey results have just been released, so we've decided to republish an edited version of Lynda Brendish's story on New Zealand's radio scene that originally featured in the July/August edition of NZ Marketing.
Radio survey results mostly easy on the ears, TRB trumpets growth in multi-platform campaigns—UPDATED
The T2 radio survey results are out. And they present a mostly positive picture for radio year-on-year.
Radio New Zealand isn't known for being the hippest network on the airwaves, but the public broadcaster is launching a new brand aimed at bringing in the youth.
Listen: Airbnb user design experience manager Jenny Arden on design building trust, design-thinking and designer-founders
The unseen but often heard stars of New Zealand's radio industry took some time to pat themselves on the back last night, celebrating another year of achievements at the New Zealand Radio Awards.
The final round of the Outstanding Radio Creativity Awards (ORCA) is now done and dusted. A pair of creatives from Clemenger BBDO is $500 richer and a step closer to a trip to the Cannes Lions.