Show us the money

There has been an outpouring of impassioned comments from radio employees following the publication of an open letter addressed to radio network executives.

Radio Today was contacted anonymously by a radio employee arguing for increased pay.

“I’m one of your many passionate employees that have worked in the industry for a while, and if I’m being honest, I’m a little over you taking advantage of us all…

“My peers and I all talk, and the common theme is – ‘you don’t need a pay rise, think about all the perks and experiences you’ll gain from this opportunity’.

“With total respect, we see through the bullshit and it’s time to start paying up.”

And it appears the letter has hit a nerve.

Our readers mostly say they love the industry and want to stay in it, but can’t make ends meet on their pay scales, which are well below their high profile peers.

Radio Today has reached out to the Media Entertainment and Art’s Alliance (MEAA) requesting answers to several questions asked by our readers, including recourse for employees with wage disputes and what protection the union offers if negotiations with an employer fall flat.

We have asked various other industry spokespeople but they have declined to comment up until now.

We will update this story when we have more information.



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10 Mar 2022 - 2:34 pm

Will any of our industry leaders acknowledge our concerns?
We look forward to your response.

11 Mar 2022 - 9:46 am

The silence is deafening.

This has dominated office chat all around the country and not one person in power is willing to address it.

Give us the spin
11 Mar 2022 - 11:29 am

Great work on following this up RT, I echo the sentiment of Anonymous
10 Mar 2022 – 2:34 pm. I look forward to a response from the networks, not just a talking point from CRA.

The attitude of, we will just replace you with someone who wants the job doesn’t hold up anymore. Digital pays streets ahead of radio… frankly, is more fun now.

11 Mar 2022 - 12:41 pm

Why aren’t you asking the stations why they don’t pay their employees fairly?

No cash for you
13 Mar 2022 - 5:13 pm

They won’t pay lowly announcers and production staff more because that means less cash for them. Management are all about themselves. It will never change

30 Mar 2022 - 12:26 pm

It’s a little disappointing that no one has acknowledged our concerns. Over 40 comments in the original article…

The silence from our executive level management is deafening.


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