Radio Today’s year in review (including our top 15 articles for 2017)

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The team at Radio Today want to thank you, our readers and advertisers, for your continued support and engagement.

We’re thrilled to let you know that 2017 has been another great year, with year on year readership increasing by over 60%, up from 208,378 unique page views in November 2016 to 344,585 in November 2017.

Over 85,000 individual people visited Radio Today looking for a new job this year, and 75% of our visitors were under 49 years old.

That’s great news in any language. We’re happy you like the 2017 version of Radio Today and as always there will be more improvements to come based on your feedback.

Below we have curated a list of the top 15 stories throughout the year. They might not be the stories that attracted the most comments, but they did attract the most amount of views.

So without further ado, here’s how 2017 looked…

#15 Scandilands: “2DayFM and Nova, you’re in my sights”

The comment was prompted by an episode of Media Watch in March in which it aired a segment titled ‘Two cities, one prize on Nova stations’.

#14 EXCLUSIVE: Top New Talent to Watch in 2017

Did we get it right when we made these suggestions back in January? You be the judge…

#13 Nova unveils new branding and TVC

Nova stated the updated look and feel unveiled in February – it’s first since 2011 – was “to reflect Nova’s passion for providing the freshest music and highlighting the power of live entertainment”.

#12 Hit Network unveils national lineup for 2018 (and there’s some big changes)

The announcement revealed a new pre-morning team, Ash London’s move to 6.30pm and earlier start for the Collective Noun boys.

#11 The Top 20 Most Influential Women in Australian Radio 2017

Cath O’Connor leapfrogged her way to the top spot on Radio Today’s annual list, which was consolidated down from 25 to 20 this year to reflect the fierce competition.

#10 Hughesy & Kate confirmed for Hit Network drive in 2018

Less than 20 minutes after ARN confirmed the imminent departure of Hughesy & Kate, the Hit Network swooped in and announced a “formidable line up” for 2018 drive that includes Carrie Bickmore & Tommy Little from 3.00pm – 4:30pm, followed by Hughesy & Kate from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.

#9 SEN 1116’s Sam McClure on radio, scoops, sport

In January he joined SEN 1116’s new breakfast show as a regular guest reporter while juggling his commitments covering AFL for The Age in Melbourne.

#8 Sydney will wake up with Em Rusciano and Ed Kavalee in 2018

Rumours had circulated regarding Harley Breen’s departure, but this one announcement we didn’t see coming.

#7 Jo and Lehmo out as ARN announces changes to GOLD 104.3 Breakfast in 2018

Earlier in November, Radio Today reported that Lehmo may not return to the station next year, instead replaced by anchor Troy Ellis.

#6 96FM Perth welcomes Paul & Lise for Breakfast; Carmen & Fitzi out

The real question was, why did is Lisa Fernandez now known as ‘Lise’?

#5 Anonymous Confessions: Is radio ready for its own #metoo campaign?

Allegations made by those in both the local and international entertainment business left us asking questions about our own industry.

#4 Multiple restructures underway at Nova Entertainment

The November changes included a reorganisation of news operations and more “duel programming” for the Nova Network.

#3 ARN announces 2018 KIIS national network lineup

Radio Today’s story on The Thinkergirls being axed also saw the KIIS national 2018 line-up announcement made that afternoon.

#2 Em Rusciano: “Everyone go to Kyle & Jackie O, I don’t care”

When it came to Boy George, the rulebook went out the window.


#1 Talent Watch: No love lost as Thinkergirls are axed at KIIS

The shock news came on a Friday, leaving the ‘girls unable to broadcast that evening.

We always aim to deliver to our readers the radio news, information, interviews and resources you want.

Let us know your thoughts and comments so we can make sure Radio Today stays the Number 1 radio industry site in Australia.

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