Imo, Power 100 is probably the best station in Australia when it comes to rock music - B-Rock a distant second. Makes Triple M look laughable. The fact that I can hear Motionless in White, Slipknot & Trivium on a commercial station in Townsville instead of nationwide is a great reflection on the state of things. Congrats to all up there kicking arse as always
I don’t get what they’re doing with River in any way, shape or form. Sometimes it sounds pretty similar to KIIS 97.3 and I just don’t see how that makes sense with such an overlap. KIIS and River are direct competitors over most of western and southern Brisbane.
Sounds like they do… couldn’t find anything about the ute, but their van (previously an SUV) has been called the “Confidence Cruiser” for a while [at least a few years apparently], which is even more bizarre… at least the ute melds in with their slogan
They have dropped the mix name and they wont want to confuse people losing potential audience from Melbourne which is in survey. if anything they will follow Sydney and turn it into that abomination called cada
I promise you that ARN relaunching a radio station in Ipswich will/would not disrupt a survey in Melbourne.
It is known there is a clause in the Grants acquisition that prevents ARN from emulating the same networking as SCA: I’m led to believe this is for three years. Only once this is complete would you expect to see the regional brands consolidating into KIIS and Gold.
I don’t think they are direct competitors any more, now that they are under the same ownership umbrella.
973 has always been more of a direct competitor to B105 and MMM and a competitor to Nova (despite Nova owning half of 973), as they are in the same license area. But you are right, River has also been a competitor in the past but to a lesser extent than the other 3.
My point was if you live in western Brisbane and Ipswich which is a huge swathe of the metro you can listen to KIIS or River just as easily, and the two stations now sound very similar. They are probably the most similar two stations in the market and thus are directly competiting for that audience. KIIS sounds somewhere between River and B105, but is still closer to River. They need to differentiate the two more and move River towards Gold and 4MMM to avoid canibalising the sister station.