Radio Headlines: 5 stories you need to know today

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1. Kate Ritchie finds her voice

Kate Ritchie has narrowly avoided a wardrobe malfunction — not on a red carpet but in the desert.

The actress and radio host found herself in a precarious position perched on the back of a camel, for a photo opportunity during a pit stop at Alice Springs while on board The Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin yesterday. [Daily Telegraph]

2. Russell Brand gatecrashes Katie Hopkins’s radio show

Russell Brand has filmed himself gatecrashing Katie Hopkins’ LBC radio show during a live broadcast.

The comedian posted footage on Twitter, saying he was hoping to lure the Mail Online columnist – who he dubbed “Hatie Kopkins” – “back to humanity”. []

3. #onthemike Episode 23 – Grant Goldman

A real eye opener for me as my Dad, TV and Radio legend Grant Goldman spills the beans on his 50 years in the industry.

Celebrity bust-ups, love affairs, lost children, highlights and struggles of an incredible life so far. This has to be my favourite interview so far. We had a tonne of fun. []

4. Osher Gunsberg and Matty Acton bury the hatchet

Osher Gunsberg and his radio co-host Matty Acton have buried the hatchet after a heated clash on air yesterday.

Things got personal between the two Hit105 breakfast personalities as they were discussing a letter from a listener who was annoyed that her colleague gets to work from home for two days a week. []

5. Six Ways to fight and defeat a new competitor

It’s normal to freak out a little when a new personality or show comes on the air. After all, the radio pie is already sliced pretty thin and now there’s another player coming to eat.

But did you know that you can fight off a new competitor and actually increase your share if you play it right. This is particularly true if it’s a direct competitor in your format. []

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