Radio people make Top 50

Staff Writer

The Australian has today released its list of the most influential people in the Australian media in 2012, and there are seventeen people named in the list who are either directly involved in the radio industry, or are connected to it.

The most influential person in Australian media has been named as Stephen Conroy, the Federal Minister for Communications. The Australian has forecast his biggest challenge in 2012 as dealing with the recommendations of the Convergence Review. This review has indicated wide changes are being considered to the Australian media landscape, most notably for radio the abolition of cross media-ownership laws.

Others to make The Australians Top 50 Media list, with radio connections are:


1 Stephen Conroy Minister for Communications
4 Harold Mitchell Executive Chairman, Aegis Media Pacific
8 Mark Scott Managing Director, ABC
9 Greg Hywood CEO/Managing Director, Fairfax
10 Rhys Holleran CEO, Southern Cross Austereo
11 Lachlan Murdoch Chairman, DMG Radio, Ten Network
13 Alan Jones Breakfast host, 2GB
14 Ray Hadley Morning host, 2GB
16 Andrew Bolt Breakfast contributor MTR, News Limited columnist
28 Gina Rinehart Fairfax Media shareholder, Director Ten Network
30 Russell Tate Executive Chairman, Macquarie Radio Network
31 Fran Kelly Breakfast host, ABC Radio National
32 Neil Mitchell Morning host, 3AW
35 Brett Chenoweth CEO, APN News and Media
38 Kate Torney Director of News, ABC
40 Andrew Denton Founder, Zapruders Other Films
44 Kyle Sandilands Breakfast host, 2Day FM

The complete list can be seen at The Australians website here, a subscription is required to view the article.

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