Welcome to Radio Today
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Welcome to Radio Today: radio’s online community. So who are we, and what will we be doing?
Our view is that radio deserves a resource that not only reports the ‘what’ and the ‘who’, but also the ‘why’ and the ‘how’. A resource offering compelling, thought-provoking and actionable content from people with deep, exceptional and contemporary experience at the highest levels.
We believe in robust strategy. We believe in high calibre execution. We believe in crafting. We believe in developing talent. We will look to engage you in conversation. We will inform you. We will challenge you. And at times we will provoke you. Radio Today will not be a monologue, but rather a dialogue and whether you work in the largest competitive markets, the smallest regional markets or are involved in the industry in some other way, you have a role to play in this dialogue and we encourage you to do so.
Whilst we would appreciate you registering your details (top right) Radio Today is, and will remain, free. Occasionally there may be a content piece that won’t be, however the vast majority of our content will always be entirely free. And we reckon that’s how it should be.
So who are the people behind Radio Today?
Greg Smith needs no introduction. But we will give him one anyway. Greg is the most influential radio programmer in Australia’s history. Together with Austereo and DMG Radio founder Paul Thompson, he led Austereo through its most successful period. Greg was also a founding partner of esp, a successful radio & research consulting business, and is an inductee into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame.
Brad March led Austereo’s Today and Triple M Networks to market dominance with a record 56% share of under 40’s and as Group Managing Director oversaw revenue growth of 67%, and profit growth (EBIT) of 155%. He has identified and developed many of the biggest names in Australian radio and has been awarded Media Executive of the Year. Brad is Managing Director of Marchmedia, working with radio, television, entertainment and new media companies. He is a Director of Pacific Retail Management and is on the board of Wasabi Warriors.
Dan Bradley was a foundation programmer with DMG, and a part of the small team who built and launched the Nova network: prior to that he was with Austereo in Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. Dan was awarded the industry-voted ‘Program Director of the Year’ award for his work on Nova 100. He is a director of Kaizen Media: a boutique media consultancy working with radio stations and networks internationally, and Collective Music: an artist management group.
Scott Muller has an enviable track record. He is Director of mbos consulting group, a creative strategy & élite talent consulting firm which has attracted clients from Australia’s major television & radio networks to ASX200 corporations. He has led millions of people to black out London’s lights for the first time since World War 2, turned around Capital Radio London from long-term decline to its strongest growth rate in over a decade – and in Sydney led Nova to 12% and #1 overall. He is on the Advisory Board of Pacific Retail Management.
Daryl Missen is one of Australia’s most distinguished and awarded sound designers for radio, having worked in Australia, the UK, and across Europe. Daryl has built recording studio businesses servicing radio, television and advertising agencies and his broad expertise of audio covers 5.1 for cinema, through to television and radio commercial and imaging production. Daryl is actively involved producing weekly promo, sweeper and program content for radio stations.
Eriks Celmins was a foundation member of the team that built and launched Nova, and was responsible for scoping, performing and analysing the research used to build the brand. Eriks has programmed multiple formats in Sydney, Adelaide and New Zealand. Further, he has consulted stations and conducted research projects in Australasia, SE Asia, UK and Europe. Eriks is Managing Director of Third Wave Media, and a Full Member of the Australian Market & Social Research Society.
Radio Today will provide original content from each of these people, further, we will feature different perspectives on issues from guest writers from various parts of radio, music and in fact any area we feel we can learn from.
So today, on our launch day, we feature David Borean from Waterfront Marketing and Entertainment on why ratings are misused as a sales tool. We hear how a successful radio career can translate into a spectacularly successful business career in ‘Beyond Radio’ – with Group G.M of Pacific Retail Management (and former Austereo Marketing Director), Nicola Mills. And we pose ’10 questions’ to Paul Bartlett from Southern Cross Austereo on the Gold Coast. However the additional perspective on radio that we require is yours, and we welcome your comments on any issue, and on any of our content – whether you agree with our perspective or wish to challenge it.
Of course we will also inform you of breaking news and information relevant to the radio industry, and welcome your input into this, if you know of something that we should have on Radio Today, please let us know here.
February 20 is our birthday and, like any newborn, Radio Today will be growing and changing over the coming days, weeks and months. We look forward to growing with you as we strive to become radio’s online community.
We look forward to the conversation.