Also! Finally they have resumed the OB studio cams which is great. Pretty good setup, even switches back to the studio when there is someone there (being news update, guest etc)
Great setup from them and good to see them being this back!
Nine launches next round of radio & audio internship program
Nine’s talk radio stations have launched their highly successful internship program for 2023, focusing on Content Producers, Social Media and Podcasting.
This will be the fourth round of the internship program since its launch in 2022. It’s designed to discover the next generation of radio professionals, provide them with invaluable hands-on experience and a comprehensive understanding of what it’s like to work within a leading radio and audio business, with support from some of the best talent in the industry.
Importantly, the six-week internships are paid, and will be offered at each station: Sydney’s 2GB, Melbourne’s 3AW, Brisbane’s 4BC and 6PR in Perth.
During the program, interns are provided with hands-on training in radio production, broadcasting, journalism and social media. Successful applicants will work alongside the Digital Audio teams, learning how to drive audiences through engaging social media content and even get exposure to the 9Podcasts team, creating entertaining content for listeners.
Tom Malone, Managing Director of Nine Radio, said: “We’ve seen applications increase by more than 50 percent since the first round in 2022 and the quality keeps getting better.”
“To date, 82 percent of our interns have gained employment with our stations after completing the course, in roles such as producer, journalist or panel operator, and I’m so excited to see a new generation of talent continue to come up through the ranks, from a range of different backgrounds.”
This is the first of three internship rounds that will run in 2023. Applications close on 28 March, with successful applicants commencing in mid-April.
Well that is true but the problem I find with Ben Fordham is that he tends to shout at his audience, not enough time calls, too many irritating commercials, too many goody good stories, too many traffic crosses and nonsensical competitions such as 2GB For Me.
4BC’s figures for GfK survey 1/2023 were not good news for Nine Radio: 4BH which they sub-let to Ace Radio and moved to 1116 to give 4BC 882 in the middle of the band, pulled 8.4 for the GfK 10+ as opposed to 4BC’s 6.9, making 4BH the top rating AM station in Brisbane.
As far as I am aware the 4BH announcers are on work from home so ACE don’t even have the overheads of a studio.
Seven Brisbane made a point about 4BH being the AM number 1 on their evening news but stopped short of mentioning 4BC’s position. Even so I don’t think things would be too cheery at 4BC today.