New Zealand Radio


Interesting to see the support he has from some of his former colleagues, I thought the culture at Mediaworks was changing…

I think the support is in that he has been able to turn his life around - so says someone like Dave Letele - and that putting him in prison now would only serve to send that backwards. No one is saying what Nate did is good, but putting him in jail to do a sentence risks undoing that hard work in the community.


Weird that a Sunday afternoon show listened to by around 0.1 of the listening population in NZ justifies a write up (ok, cut and paste press release) on Radio Today.

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Probably because they were sent the story, so it’s free easy content. Basically the point of press releases.

I know. RadioToday just seems to have got exceptionally lazy over time.

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Ian smith on senz has had a dig at sky
For not using justin Marshall at the upcoming rwc

GFK S1/2023
Major Metros Top Ten S4/22-S1/23
Newstalk ZB averaging a 19 share among the three major markets.

Newstalk ZB 16.5 - 17.2
The Breeze 10.0 - 10.2
Mai FM 8.1 - 8.1
More FM 5.9 - 5.7
The Edge 4.5 - 5.6
Coast 5.1 - 5.5
ZM 5.1 - 5.2
The Sound 4.7 - 5.2
Magic 5.4 - 4.2
Rock 3.2 - 3.8

Newstalk ZB 17.1 - 19.6 (Largest share since 1998)
More FM 8.6 - 9.8
The Breeze 10.6 - 9.7
The Sound 12.5 - 8.9
The Rock 9.3 - 8.4
The Edge 8.0 - 7.9
Magic 6.9 - 6.8
ZM 6.1 - 5.3
The Hits 4.1 - 3.9
Hauraki 3.5 - 3.8

Newstalk ZB 21.6 - 20.2
The Breeze 9.0 - 10.6
ZM 6.3 - 6.9
The Rock 5.9 - 6.9
The Hits 6.8 - 6.7
The Edge 5.0 - 5.9
The Sound 6.4 - 5.9
Coast 4.0 - 5.5
Hauraki 4.6 - 5.4
More FM 5.9 - 5.2


Huge ratings for ZB.

Was Today bundled under ‘Other’?

To my understanding Mediaworks rehired Nate last year as a producer for Dave’s show.

Also makes sense.

And had been working in his charity.

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Fantastic results for The Breeze all around. Top music station in both Auckland and Wellington and second in Christchurch.


Would Buttabean have had more than 1 producer then? Cos whenever I listened in he involved the producers a lot and they were mostly newbies from broadcasting school learning the ropes.

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@OnAir @Baldrick It has come to my attention that The Breeze will broadcast to Whakatane and the Eastern Bay of Plenty on 92.1FM from next week (1 June). I tuned to that frequency just a short time ago.

The Breeze was due to replace Today FM and begin broadcasting on 92.1FM from early April, but this was delayed due to unforeseen circumstances.


“Other” isn’t broken out in the GFK releases anymore, but if you look at the total for MediaWorks, there are some shares that are unaccounted for in the stations listed, which was likely listening to Today.

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Wow zb rating massive in all markets
Pleased to see the sound do well in my area
Here in christchurch
Whats changed at the breeze…they must also doing something right

Since the dropping of More FM Marlborough’s own daytime show (10am-3pm) sometime ago, Max Goodman, who is based in Nelson, now hosts the daytime show for both Nelson and Marlborough.

I wonder where Georgia Watt (who used to host the local daytime show for Marlborough on More FM) is now?

If that’s the case it doesn’t look like Today FM was getting any better in the ratings

Survey 4 2022 Auckland MW stations added up to 48.2 share
MediaWorks Combo showed 48.7 share
0.5 difference
Today FM then 1.4

Survey 1 2023 Auckland 48.5
MediaWorks Combo = 50.3 share
-0.5 difference
Would be a 1.3 share for Today FM … vs 17.2 for ZB


According to her Instagram feed, she resigned from the station and left about 4 weeks ago. Doesn’t look like she’s working in radio again, although she may be based in Nelson.
Pity about that, I remember Sounds FM when it was local being all about Marlborough, but (as happened with most of the More FM stations) a good portion of the local stuff was eroded over time all in the favour of networking.
I think The Hits is the same - the show for the top of the South Island comes from Nelson as well?

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Pretty sure they take Megan’s network show now.