Alan Jones & Kyle Sandilands land on Tele’s Sydney Power 100
The Daily Telegraph has revealed its list of the most powerful people in Sydney, and the radio industry is well-represented.
The highest radio entrants on the Sydney Power 100 are named as a trio, in the form of Nine Radio personalities and “titans of talkback”, Alan Jones, Ray Hadley and Ben Fordham. They land together at #10.
The list, which includes millionaires, politicians, sports stars, actors and musicians, names former host of Triple M’s The Grill Team at #21, with Matty Johns still a prominent media personality and successful podcast host since departing full-time radio.
A few places further down, The Tele names ABC chair Ita Buttrose, citing her work in “advocating for press freedom” following AFP raids on the ABC and News Corp in the past year.
Nine CEO Hugh Marks places at #35 despite his “gymnastics” in firing and re-hiring Karl Stefanovic on the Today show.
The only other radio host to make the list is Kyle Sandilands, who The Tele have named at #67 as part of a duo with Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim. “The bromance is real between the pair”, says the list, whose “business dealings are kept secret”.
Last, but by no means least, NOVA Entertainment chief Cath O’Connor comes in at #76, who makes the list thanks to her three decades in radio and being “revered by colleagues and rivals”.