Radio Today Podcast: Is radio’s relationship with political advertising morally bankrupt?

Staff Writer

This week on Radio Today Tonight, Jake and Viv explore the sometimes murky and always lucrative relationship between commercial radio and political advertising. Following an anti-vax campaign on some regional radio stations approved by Clive Palmer last week.

Viv also explains how multiple industry bodies deny any responsibility for the content within political ads, leading to false and misleading messages during Australia’s vaccine rollout.

Radio Today Tonight comes 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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11 Jun 2021 - 7:39 am

I don’t like their politics and Viv’s anti-white racism can be quite toxic but if you can ignore that, this is a good podcast series because they both have a deep understanding of radio

Right or left, asleep at the wheel or woke
11 Jun 2021 - 11:41 am

Anything that doesn’t align to the view of the very conservative is woke and a leftist agenda.

This podcast episode has probably been dismissed along those lines. You’ll be misleading the public, but their broadcast of anti vax content won’t be.

Despite the response being an appalling display of communication toward a serious issue. You will be picking on them for covering it so heavily.

I’m a sensible centre kind of person, happy to be woke on this occasion.

11 Jun 2021 - 1:02 pm

The podcast needs more diversity because it is always the same thing – a privileged white guy asking a white chick lots of questions

I see change
12 Jun 2021 - 8:09 am

@Truth Our industry is privileged white guys telling white chicks what to do. At least this white guy is asking instead of mansplaining.

The podcast is fairly representative of the industry. We are not a true representative sample of Australia.


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