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I think it’s both.

They do make an enjoyable radio show together. I think timing had a huge thing to do with it. For example, Clint had recently opened up on his loneliness and how hard it was to make friends as an adult - and then they created connections between listeners who felt lonely… it was like you really knew who they were as people - started to really relate beyond the banter between news and then BAM, they were cut.

And the second is an indication of how the news was received. Sure I’m a nerd, but not in radio. And it was honestly SUCH a conversation among people. Like random posts on insta, Facebook from people in my circle a bit surprised that this would happen.

It is because of those two things that Jase and Lauren are now seen as the underdog… and Aussies do like an underdog.

What will happen in the future, who knows! There’s probably space in the market for all of them.

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I don’t think Melbourne has enough FM listeners to share the love all around.

Someone will lose amongst KIIS, Fox, Gold,
Nova and 3MMM.

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Isn’t that always the case in ratings? It’s just a case who is the flavour of the month.

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The giveaway ended yesterday at Kingston Heath Reserve in Moorabbin in Melbourne’s south east. Two girls claimed the $10,000 cash.

Also see

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Nova should add another Station before the Years Out, Playing the Freshest Guitar Based Rock Music and Hard Hitting Rock in the Way Radio X in the UK does, Triple M has gone Safe.

What artists does the UK station play?

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I’d prefer it if they bring back Nova Noughties but call it Nova 2000s. It was the best decade of music (especially the first half of the decade) along with the 90s, but there is only one 2000s station (MMM 2000s) so it’s an underserved format IMO.

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I agree and have been saying this on the MMM forums for a while. The MMM decade-based stations are ok, but what they lack is a decent station with a broad playlist playing rock music across decades, but more skewed post-1980’s, and without cutting to football on the weekends.

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Maybe Nova could launch a similar DAB+ station and call it Nova Sounds Different. They could play the tracks & format which mad 96.9FM famous in the early 2000s.

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I pitched a similar station to them when I worked there called MMM Rewind. It had Rock of Ages - a three hour 9-midday show featuring one year.

I didn’t hear back. :man_shrugging:

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The “best” decade really depends on your age. :wink:

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They are idiots for not going with that

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I would definitely listen to that! Triple M 2000s have some of it covered but there’s definitely a lot more great alt and indie songs from the 2000s that Nova used to play that don’t get any airplay on Aussie radio anymore, even on Double J or Triple J.

John Butler Trio - Funky Tonight; Eskimo Joe - Older Than You; Mark Ronson - Somebody to Love Me; Amy Winehouse - Rehab & Valerie (Smooth occasionally plays these tracks); Andy Bull - Small Town Girl; Basement Jaxx - Hush Boy / Take Me Back to Your House; Groove Armada - If Everybody Looked The Same / Superstylin’ (Dance hits sometimes plays these tracks); Shapeshifters - Back To Basics; Estelle - American Boy; Bluejuice - Act Yr Age; All American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret; Passion Pit - Little Secrets; Stonebridge - Put ‘em High; Miami Horror - Holidays; Keri Hilson - Knock You Down; The Avalanches - Since I Left You; Gus Gus - David; Gym Class Heroes - Clothes Off; Kelly Rowland - Daylight; Mylo - Drop The Pressure; Lupe Fiasco - The Show Goes On.

They could even add in some Salmonella Dub - Dancehall Girl and Fat Freddy’s drop - Roady, from across the ditch , both great songs.

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There are some other songs that Nova played during the first few years of its launch that could get another run:

Green Day - American Idiot; Faithless - Mass Destruction; Lazyboy - Underwear Goes Inside the Pants; Simple Plan - Crazy.

They could also throw in some UK garage:

Artful Dodger - Re-Rewind / Movin’ too fast; B-15 Project - Girls Like Us; MJ Cole - Sincere; DJ Pied Piper - Do you really like it?; The Streets - Weak Become Heroes.

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More from the Ministry of Sound CD insert collection this time circa 2008-2009. DJ Goodwill hosting MoS radio on Nova on Thursday nights.

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You’d reckon that KIIS is a Toxic workplace??

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Probably didn’t like the idea of working for a Sydney produced Breakfast show which replaced a show that he probably enjoyed working on.

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I remember that during Australia’s first year in Eurovision (2015), no one expected us to perform so well (even if it was a singer who became famous through winning a TV show representing the country) and that year’s winner, Måns Zelmerlöw (representing Sweden)'s “Heroes” was put into high rotation by many radio stations to celebrate this.

The next year, everyone expected Dami Im to win that year’s Eurovision final and she lost at the last second to Jamala (representing Ukraine)'s war-themed “1944”, a song that most stations refused to play. To me, this is partially the reason why Nova and other stations have been playing less “new” Australian songs in recent years, sticking to artists with either worldwide success or pre-established careers. Songs by artists representing Eurovision never get played either.

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…Jackie O’s loyal listeners.