Radio Today Podcast: Will the networks ever reach gender parity?

Former Editor & Content Director

How are Australia’s radio networks really tracking in terms of female representation? Radio Today Tonight reveals the real numbers and if the networks are achieving their targets.

We also ask the question: Are we setting the bar too low?

This week’s episode of Radio Today Tonight also delves into the salaries of the industry’s biggest execs, and breaks down the hit they’ve taken in 2020.

Plus, there’s an exploration of whether podcasting can really kill off the radio star, or if it’s just a lazy, bogus headline.

And because the team just can’t let it go, there’s more crystal-ball gazing about the future of 2DayFM Breakfast. Who can believe it?

Radio Today Tonight will come to you each Thursday, mixing the biggest news of the week, along with a discussion of all the personalities, politics and pressures involved in the audio industry.

It will be jointly hosted by Radio Today editor Vivienne Kelly and publisher Jake Challenor.

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9 Oct 2020 - 1:10 pm

There are a dozen male duos/ trios on air, and TWO female shows. While women are the majority of radio listeners for commercial, the age-old “women don’t like listening to women” argument is redundant now.

9 Oct 2020 - 6:02 pm

The fact is a lot of women don’t like hearing other women’s voices on air

Personally I can’t stand it

10 Oct 2020 - 11:15 am

Love the podcast, but can you add chapter markers so segments can be found easier?

10 Oct 2020 - 11:35 am

Not this tired old argument again. People should get roles on their merit not their sex. Two female teams to date haven’t worked like Sally and Erica recording poor ratings across Australia, Those Two Girls Lisa and Sarah was a disaster on radio. Chrissie and Jane bombed in Melbourne. Why it doesn’t work I don’t know. I suspect women listen, that’s half the potential audience, but men tune out. Sorry but you can’t blame them can you.
Someone, anyone give me one, just one example of where two females worked on radio ?

A woman who listens to other women
12 Oct 2020 - 2:55 pm

Really Alasdair? 1960 called and it wants it’s opinions back. Teams exclusively made up of men fail all the time and noone says ‘obviously 2 men together fail because of their gender, let’s never give another 2 men breakfast show a try again’. Women do want to listen to women. Maybe it’s the content that their middle aged white male managers force them to deliver for radio that doesn’t connect…

13 Oct 2020 - 9:32 am

Name me one woman who has been a success on air, by herself. There are none.


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