On 12 May, Radio New Zealand’s chief executive Paul Thompson delivered a speech at the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Conference held in Glasgow—and his thoughts on the industry stood in stark contrast to the optimism that has been voiced by the respective PR teams of the commercial stations. From the first line of the speech, which is currently available on the Radio New Zealand website, it’s clear that Thompson is bracing himself for a significant challenge in the role that he only stepped into nine months ago.
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ZM, part of The Radio Network (TRN), has teamed up with ice cream franchise Pride & Joy to give a $30,000 franchise opportunity to a lucky New Zealander, who shows the drive and determination necessary to run a successful business. Pride and Joy co-founders James Coddington and Tony Balfour say that they are focused on providing opportunities for remarkable people among today’s unemployed and underemployed.
The Radio Network may boost other big names with internet-based shows as it adopts an on demand model. This week it launched the Polly and Grant Show on digital platform iHeartRadio.
The T2 radio survey results are out. And they present a mostly positive picture for radio year-on-year.
You can stop arguing over the office radio now: internet radio service iHeartRadio has finally gone into open beta in New Zealand.
Fizzy orange vitamin manufacturer Berocca is taking a rather unique approach to mobile advertising by targeting an underutilised feature of the iPhone (at least by advertisers) – the Calendar App.
Whybin\TBWA has been the The Radio Network’s (TRN) agency partner for a number of years, but Saatchi & Saatchi was chosen ahead of it to rebrand Radio Hauraki last year. And while Whybin\TBWA\ worked on a campaign for its flagship brand Newstalk ZB recently and is still thought to be the agency of record, some big changes in TRN’s management team and a commitment to increase its in-house capability through agency Carbon and reduce agency fees means there might not be quite as much work ahead.
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.
“For the past few years, Radio Hauraki has been shit.” So says a very frank and rather Back of the Y-esque video clip involving petrol, a lighter and some hearty appliance violence. But with a new look, a new breakfast pairing and a new campaign via Saatchi & Saatchi, the Radio Network claims “things are changing” for the rock station in 2013.
The first Radio Industry Research Committee radio survey of 2011 has been released, with the Edge, Newstalk ZB and The Rock all claiming various number one station status. But, take away all the press release trickery and competitive gamesmanship and the the radio industry as a whole will be feeling pretty chuffed with a 5.1 percent increase in the number of humans tuning in to commercial radio since the last survey.
Every six months, about 15000 radio listeners scattered across the country take pen to paper—or pen to diary as the case may be—and share their most intimate of radio listening habits as part of Research International’s Research Audience Measurement Survey (RAMS). And the results for the second half of the year are out.