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Just a question for anyone who knows: how do radio stations in Australia decide which songs get played on the airwaves and which don’t, at the time of their releases? Could it depend on the potential they have to chart well here, how they’re performing in other countries, especially their country of origin, etc.?

I also find it rather annoying that songs by particular up-and-comers don’t get their time in the sun as they should be, and some (like I pointed out earlier) only get confined to airplay either during particular shows on the schedule or even in the late night shifts.

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Not exactly a simple answer.

I haven’t specifically worked in music radio for a while but labels would push new tracks to programme directors of stations for sampling and they’d be playlisted perhaps off peak to begin with if the PD liked it and then would grow over time, in line with music charts and audience feedback etc. It used to be new music was confined to off-peak until it “proved” itself through popularity, requests etc and then would move up the ranks in terms of bigger shows and bigger rotations in the music log.

I think it has changed a fair bit especially with TikTok and other forms of music discovery now.

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Sponsors and first week guests for The Chrissie Swan Show were revealed today.

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Priceline v Chemist Warehouse for the 3pm hour then.

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How is it chemist warehouse v Priceline? I feel like I’ve missed something. :confused:

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Chemist Warehouse sponsor The Pick-up on KIIS.

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It looks like this page has made a reappearance on the Nova100 homepage. I wonder why?

Chrissie, Sam & Browny - NovaFM

Maybe they’re rebranding it for Chrissie’s new show?

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Ohhh thank you.

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Chrissie is sounding great.

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What is the content? Is it very “mum radio”?

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Very Mum radio, lots of short sharp segments. Easy to listen to.

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Sounded very different to brekki Chrissie. To be expected I guess.

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I’m really loving Ricki Lee on KTJ lately
even on the socials. Like I do respect Kate. But she doesn’t have the same gel with the boys before she stepped aside

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Yeah and she actually seems to enjoy being there

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Such a shame that we have 2SM Sydney & Nova96.9 Sydney both choosing to network weekday shifts from other markets.

How the heck do we not have any local talent to choose from?

Fair enough at 2SM with Bill… but what is Nova’s excuse?

(FYI I am referring to 2HD’s Richard King and Nova100’s Mel Tracina)

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Three weeks after i was bagging them for not playing “10:35” by Tiesto & Tate McRae and I finally heard it on Nova this afternoon. Still haven’t heard “Calm Down” by Rema with Selena Gomez which is number 6 in the UK and 19 in Australia last week.

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They now have included in the latest Nova Rated weekly survey so they are considering adding ut to the regular playlist if they haven’t added it already.

They also added Say Nothing by Flume ft. May-a to the Nova Rated weekly survey.

Also added to the Nova Rated weekly survey.

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Some songs to watch out for in the coming weeks:

“Weekends” by Freya Ridings - it’s her first new song in three years.
“Red Flags” by Mimi Webb - apparently Sony Music Australia are promoting the song this week via their socials.

Both songs are proving popular in the UK (where both artists are from).

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This song has been on BBC R1 / Capital fm playlist for quite some time now.
How far behind is Australia Radio!???

A good music director should not only be monitoring their local competition but also should be listening to what is hot internationally and adding music that they feel would appeal to their audience., even before the record companies starts pushing it hard. That is what I would br doing if I was head of music for the Nova / KIIS networks,

If the above could be done. programmers would not be so reliant on Throwbacks as fillers of their playlist. When they do play the odd throwback here and there it is a wow song, “I have not heard song for a while” “ that song was really good”
Instead of if “It wasn’t me , by Shaggy for the thousand time this week”

Music wise based on the charts and what is played on CHR radio I think our tastes have more in common with the UK the the US.
Now.

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Record companies hate it when you push music outside of their schedules (it’s their music after all). If they’re not ready for you to push a certain song yet, don’t do it.

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