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

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Kyle Sandilands has put Nova and 2Day FM on notice today following Monday night’s episode of Media Watch in which it aired a segment titled ‘Two cities, one prize on Nova stations’.

The ABC TV show labelled NOVA Entertainment “downright dishonest” and called out the network over its on-air workdays competitions in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Host Paul Barry called into question the network’s sharing of winners between the two markets – broadcast with localised breaks – was “naughty”.

“So how does it work? Well, Nova’s Morning and Afternoon programs are made in Sydney but broadcast in Melbourne too,” commented Barry.

“And winners in each city are also made to double up.

“Nova’s host makes just one phone call but cuts in a new fake question to change the Melbourne or the Sydney reference.

“And they do it all the time. And it’s not just with tickets. Nova also does it with $1000 cash prizes.

And that got Sandilands on the offensive, and ready to lift the lid on some of his competitor’s tactics. “Bringing down the opposition is on Thursday,” he said at 6:40am this morning.

“Nova, you should change your billboards to ‘it’s all over for Nova’ – and those clowns at 2DayFM, don’t think you get out of it either.

“You’re going to cop it as well. I’ve been digging around,” he said. “I’ve got some great shit on people, things that people have done bad.

The KIIS 106.5 resident shock jock wrapped up the five-minute segment by informing listeners, and undoubtedly his competitors and perhaps their lawyers, to tune in on Thursday.

“Thursday,” he warned. “Write it down. 2DayFM and Nova, you’re in my sights. I have to tell everyone: there’s some bad shit going on.”

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28 Mar 2017 - 10:50 am

How come there’s a story about Kyles reaction to what Nova did, but not actually an article on what Nova did?
Surely that’s a MUCH bigger story here with larger implications for show network/dual programming?? Mediawatch absolutely went to town on them

Andy Grace
28 Mar 2017 - 11:15 am

hahah! And you mean to say ARN or SCA have never done that little bit of three card trickery? Well, I seem to remember executing remarkably similar tactics on all three networks!

And Kyle Sandilands with ‘great shit’ on people? That’s like the old Bondi ocean outfall calling the nappy stinky. Where do I start turd-burglar?

28 Mar 2017 - 12:25 pm

This could open a can of worms and reveal how radio has been lying to listeners for ever. Night show hosts giving away fake prizes to listener reactions recorded months in advance…Breakfast talent dropping in questions to interviews done by junior staff they couldn’t be bothered to do…national radio shows rigging comps so that the majority of the prize winners come from the city that is hosting the activity to save money. I’m just going to grab the popcorn, brb.

28 Mar 2017 - 1:58 pm

Andy Grace you rarely contribute anything positive, insightful or valuable to these comments.

28 Mar 2017 - 2:47 pm

I would have to agree with James, I get the feeling that radio has left a bitter taste in your mouth Andy, c’mon mate we’re not all that bad.

Garret McJones
28 Mar 2017 - 3:54 pm

Apparently there’s ‘never been a better time’ to join the MMM ‘CLUB’ – which is hysterical as it’s only been going for a month. Win a 15 K “payday” – whatever a payday is, I think it’s ’80s Jive Talk’ for a cash prize. The hat is so big, the prize so unacheivable. Then you have to listen to a winners promo, with an announcer not from your market giving away a prize to someone on the Gold Coast. . I think Media Watch have only just scratched the surface of just how redundant radio is hell bent on letting itself become.

Intern Pete
28 Mar 2017 - 3:57 pm

Well well well Andy Grace. Haven’t the “Has Beens” come out of the wood work. Sure you’ve got experience of that in 1997 when you were kinda relevant. Look everyone can be jealous of Kyle when you’re a washed up loser. Take a chill pill sunshine. Kyle is the king who earns easy 10 million dollars a year. Jealous much?

28 Mar 2017 - 4:02 pm

I love Kyle this is why he is so great.

Kevin Jones
28 Mar 2017 - 4:08 pm

Anon @ 28 Mar 2017 – 10:50 am – RT take on this story is great and this is an industry page. If we wanted an account of media watch we’d just watch the story, if we want NOVA’s response we’ll wait for them to do something like a press release. I can’t wait for Thursday hope it’s not a Fizzer. The boys running that two cities stuff did exactly what i would have done in trying to make the radio sound local and shit hot. But they should change their practices and no doubt they will.

28 Mar 2017 - 4:41 pm

Congrats to Kyle for being the only one doing anything different on radio.

Andy Grace
28 Mar 2017 - 5:03 pm

Hey kiddies. Better to be a has-been than a never was hey intern-boy? And $10M ? If you believe that you believe anything. That’s a *LOT* of revenue to write in a down-trending market before you think about even opening the doors!

Look – half your luck – if you think radio has a fantastic future the way it’s going well good on you. You only need about grade 5 comprehension to read half the articles here that aren’t press releases to see the bleedin’ obvious.

There are cutbacks everywhere, networking is everywhere, news has been decimated, that the pure play legacy advertising model is dying fast, that interactive digital (not DAB+) is killing not just radio but TV, advertising agencies, newspapers, pay TV in fact ALL legacy media.

I’m trying to give you guys a heads up … that’s all. But frankly if you don’t want to learn from my experience in both radio and digital media – seeing it from both sides,
well awesome for you. Go for your life.

Seriously, maybe I am completely clueless. Maybe I know nothing about today’s radio industry or the Internet. You might be right – too old and perhaps just too dumb. Maybe the Internet really is a fad and will whither and die on the vine and the good ole wireless will make an amazing comeback in the last quarter and be the only profitable medium long term.

I mean… it is possible. After all, that’s what your boss and your boss’s boss is saying and you believe him/her – right ?

28 Mar 2017 - 6:54 pm

Hang on.. Let me get this straight..

The guy who;

– Strapped a lie detector to a 14 year old rape victim and quizzed her live on air
– Was caught out using fake callers as real stories
– Played his wife (and his record companies) new single – And made money off it..

And the list goes on..

I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Steve from melb
28 Mar 2017 - 7:37 pm

lol andy – you got too much time on your hands mate.

hopefully over the next few months all these radio stations put each other on blast.

good fun

29 Mar 2017 - 4:53 am

There’s a few VERY dirty secrets the folks at KIIS might not want shared.

And as if Kyle watches Media Watch or does his own digging, unless it’s into a big bowl of ice cream.

29 Mar 2017 - 7:30 am

Classic Kyle vintage stuff.

29 Mar 2017 - 9:14 am

Andy Grace – Radio remains one of the most robust traditional mediums out there and all networks are undergoing digital transformations and investing in high growth areas. Digital native content, music streaming, podcasting, social, video, mobile and live events are diversifying radio’s revenue streams and future-proofing the business. Keep your prophecies of doom and gloom off this site, or come up with a solution to the problem as you see it. Nobody here gets any benefit from your comments.

29 Mar 2017 - 9:27 am

was “Man-Child” the man sent out to do the research for this show and tell segment?…. Bet he was getting all the dirt from 2day and Nova… Bet it was setup yonks ago and it’s been unfolding underneath everyone’s eyes for months.. Either way i’m hooked and can’t wait for Kyles spray!

nick bartlett
29 Mar 2017 - 9:59 am

I really can’t stand Kyle. I also find it very hard to not listen to his show every morning.

Anon...because I HAVE to be if I want to work
29 Mar 2017 - 5:56 pm

Andy Grace does have a solution. Educate yourself
But be warned ….. the solution in a digital world IS NOT podcasting or music streaming as Dobbo and crew would have u believe … its…much broader …and doesn’t require “Middlemen” ….like radio stations or networks…for it to succeed.

Andy Grace
30 Mar 2017 - 10:38 am

I wasn’t going to comment any further on this childish nonsense; a thread which has nothing to do with me but instead was about Sandilands’ hypocrisy, but someone brought Anon’s comment to my attention. I appreciate the plug and you’re right about the disintermediation of the “middle-man” thing, but some of the stuff Dobbo’s doing is actually very good, especially considering the resistance he’s faced from others at the very highest levels of management over the years. In fact I was the person who first showed him the Internet in 1994 and since that day he’s probably been the most proactive, pro-digital executive I’ve ever met.


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