97.3's New Breakfast Team

Here's one from The Vault - they were about to launch Brisbane's newest breakfast radio show -  Robin Bailey, Terry Hansen and "BBQ" Bob on 973 in Brisbane.  They haven't aged a bit - how are those ratings now?


Together Tonight - 3XY

Here’ a new entry into the Radio Today Vault – from a time where 3XY ruled Melbourne and having a ciggie in the studio… yeah all good.


ABC Alice Springs throw the doors open

Rae Allen ABC Station Manager 88-94, doing an OB at the Alice Springs ShowABC Alice Springs will hold an open day next Wednesday April 1st, on the 25th anniversary of the opening of the current studios on Gap Road.

The opening at that time was quite an event with people riding a line of camels, headed by former ABC Boss David Hill (pictured below).

The first manager of ABC Alice Springs, Rae Allen, said:

"When I first came to Alice Springs the studio was pretty much a demountable studio in an office on top of the photographic store in Reg Harris lane. 


Pure radio marketing genius

One from the Vault. It's from the US, it's a studio tour from 1991 - now this is marketing genius.

Marvel at the innovations - like recording Cd's to Carts - Winning!

A Production Director wearing a Tie -  Winning!

And these guys clicked into this whole multi-tasking thing way ahead of us - a  PD  that is also the MD - we can feel that bottom line humming - Winning!

And  our favourite - every station needs a mascot, every station needs "Billy the Back to Back Bear" - at this point honestly, the minds boggles - but more Winning! 



Flashback - Oh, that 90s style

Some radio ads age really well. Others, well not so much.

Check out this Melbourne radio ad from 1995.

Warning: features some really bad acting and dodgy lines like: "Oh they're fun."

"We wake up in the morning and after a while we're having fun."



Remember when.....

SCA Melbourne journo James Lake was recently flicking through an archived Herald Sun from September 12, 2001 and found this old ratings article.

Fox FM's Tracy & Matt went to #1, knocking off 3AW for the first time. Fox had a 17.2 share, Brian Ford was programming the station, and Hinch was on 3AK breakfast.


Steve Vizard's Tonight Live / Austereo simulcast

In 1990, Steve Vizard's Tonight Live did a simulcast show that aired on the Australian Television network and the Today network.

2Day FM, Fox FM, B105, SAFM, The Eagle and FM104.7 were the stations that took the broadcast and the show featured live crosses to personalities at each station.

While Mike Perso (now smooth Melbourne breakfast) sat next to Vizard in the 'studio', other radio people included Rob McCasker (B105), Mike Hammond (2Day) and Grubby & Dee Dee (Fox).


Hot 30 throwback

Jackie O posted this on social media during the week.

It's the old Hot 30 lineup of Ugly Phil and Jackie O with Ben Dillon-Smith (second from right) and Vanessa the Undresser (far left) but can you name the girl on the far right ?


5KA prepare for 2001 reunion

Former 5KA Adelaide jock Greg Clark has posted this video on the 5KA/KAFM Facebook page.

It was a Today Tonight story that ran prior to the station reunion in 2001. It features famous Adelaide voices like Vaughan Harvey, John Williams, John Vincent, David Day, Neil Humphreys, Greg Clark, John Pemberton and John Dean going through the old building which is no longer a radio station.


The Top New Talent To Watch.....in 1990

With The Top New Talent To Watch in 2014 just released, here is a classic aircheck from the guys who would have been on our list if Radio Today was around in the early 90s.

This is Gibson and Duckworth from Triple M Brisbane breakfast direct from The Vault (via Liam Renton)

Have a listen to the amount of characters the show featured, all voiced by Dave Gibson.


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