Nikole Gunn

Nikole Gunn's articles

Is it news?
There’s no denying the past few months have been ‘big’ for news.  Plane crashes, elections, bushfires and terror attacks: you name it, we’ve had it. Barely a day goes ...
KIIS 101.1: It’s official
The newest kid on the radio block has been on air for four weeks, but KIIS 101.1 has only now held its official launch, choosing a funky Melbourne club, the Bond Bar, to showcase the new look ...
Ch-ch-ch-changes to news
A week into the first survey of the year and there have already been big changes on the Melbourne radio landscape and I’m not talking about new stations or new breakfast shows. I’m talking news.  ...
The Quills
They’re not ACRAs, but the party is almost as much fun, but not as much fake smiles and backstabbing. They’re the Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards: one of Australia’s most prestigious media ...
In breaking news…
Just after 10 this morning, a story of national significance breaks.  AAP reports “A siege is taking place at a café in Sydney’s central business district” Within minutes, a clearer picture ...
Neil Mitchell: A sum of all parts
Neil Mitchell is at the top of his game.  With another survey win under his belt, the contract negotiations continue with Fairfax. Should he sign on for another three years, he’ll reach the ...
Neil Mitchell: the here and now. And beyond.
Neil Mitchell is in contract negotiations to extend his time at Melbourne’s 3AW.  He hates the discussions, but loves the job.   It’s also put him in a reflective mood as he ...
Talking Melbourne: Talking Neil Mitchell
Named by Brad March as one of the 40 Most Influential people, Neil Mitchell has been part of the Melbourne media landscape for more than three decades. At 34, he became one of the youngest ever ...
Hamish and Andy
With the successful launch of hit107 and the start of a new breakfast show in Adelaide, what now for Southern Cross Austereo? Rolling out the HIT brand across the country seems to be a natural ...
Pet hates of a radio journalist
My old journalism students will probably be LOL-ing themselves silly right about now.  Apparently I was notorious for my ‘pet hates’ and there was always something to set my ...
What make a good radio journo?
What is it about a particular journo that makes them stand out from the herd? I’ve been asked it a lot and it has me thinking. 20 or even 10 years ago, I would have quickly answered that it ...
MH17: the trauma of reporting trauma
The past few days on the news front have been pretty tough for broadcasters. The rolling coverage of human trauma can take a heavy toll on those processing and delivering the news.    
In defence of “news”
Let me be upfront from the outset.  I have an agenda.  I am a journalist. Putting modesty to one side, I’m even an award winning one: New York Radio Festival silver medallist for ...
Paying it forward: advice for new radio journos
Back when I started out in radio (henceforth to be known as the Good Old Days) there was a well-trodden career path for the would-be journalist/newsreader. You went to radio school, learned how ...