Pure Gold Network

Ugly Phil had been not on air for few days now… He had an accident so Bill Weaver filling in for him. I hope he will recover soon.

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Amanda Keller is on the cover of Stellar magazine inside News Corp papers this Sunday.

EDIT 23/6: the full interview

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Just part of ARN PR cementing their relationship with this publication.

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WSFM line up this week

6-9am Jonesy and Amanda best bits with Bill Weaver
9am-1.30pm Ugly Phil
1.30-6pm Steve Fitton

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Christian is starting a new mentoring service called Finding Fire.

Finding Fire service will encompass mentoring, courses, workshops, and podcasts, and launches with ‘The Heart of Speaking’, a live four-part, eight-week online program designed to help participants “awaken their truest voice and express themselves more authentically”, based on a system he has moulded over 25 years of doing live radio without a script.

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WSFM line up this week

6-9am Jonesy and Amanda best bits with Bill Weaver
9am-1pm Ugly Phil
1-2pm Totally 80s with Rob Kidd
2-6pm Steve Fitton

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I’ve been meaning to post that the A-Z of the 80s was good last week. They played a few less often heard great songs.

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Steve is sharing the main studio with Jonesy and Amanda while Ugly Phil has his own studio. :blush:

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Good find and a great little video and tour.

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Well, there’s rumours of a lot more work going into ARN’s digital stations now the deal with SCA isn’t going ahead, so I guess OC will be national on digital.

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I’ve never understood why ARN has been so slow off the mark with their DAB stations. I mean for example given they only have one station in Brisbane now with KIIS97.3, why don’t they have Gold on DAB? Or even River or Cruise? Makes no sense.

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I’m predicting Christian will be networked across Australia with ARN via DAB+.

It’s a no-brainer to have Pure Gold DAB+ available in Brisbane & Perth, whilst I reckon Sydney could relay Christian onto WSFM 80’s (or iHeart80s - whatever it’s called these days) to give an alternative to Jonesy & Amanda.

Mind you - I personally don’t need an alternative to Jonesy & Amanda in Sydney.

ARN are very fortunate to have 2x strong breakfast teams in Sydney & Melbourne to leverage the Pure Gold network on.

If anything - I think ARN could/should network Christian onto Cruise1323 Breakfast and on (what I would have done) Pure Gold 97.3FM Breakfast.

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ARN also have launched iHeartBounce, which is a streaming-only R&B station on the iHeart app.

I had a listen last week and it’s easily the best R&B station in Australia, has some great music.

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There was a comment on a recent radio wars podcast that he’s interested in a sports program

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so cada but national?

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It’s available only on the iHeart app, so, yes it’s national but is not on DAB.

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Shocked & saddened to hear of the passing of Sydney Radio Legend; Ron E Sparks.

https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/radio/australian-radio-voiceover-legend-ron-e-sparks-dies-aged-72/news-story/7b667bb632b5627d7d9f7054391f3a11

and:

and a little more info here with the thirty minute interview of Ron by Ben Fordham.

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Bill Weaver did a tribute to Ron E Sparks this morning on WSFM.

As everyone knows… Bill and Ron E worked together on WSFM for few years.

I remember few years ago… Ron E did a Sunday show called the Big Chill on WSFM… it features the music of the 60s and the 70s.

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WSFM line up this week

6-9am Jonesy and Amanda
9am-1pm Ugly Phil
1-2pm Totally 80s
2-6pm Bill Weaver
6-7pm JAMNation
7-8pm Christian O Connell Show

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