Southern Cross Austereo (Regional)

Can confirm where I am tonight (Bendigo) that Dave Gleeson is on the regionals.

A shame as the Dave Ferrier show was great, but then Dave Gleeson’s show is good too.

Is you search his face book page “Dave Gleeson nights” he mentions 20 more regional stations added from tonight.

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Curious that Triple Regional Victoria stations all have local breakfast shows, then 9:00 flick to Albury for Guy to 12:00 then Leisha. Except Gippsland have a local announcer (Elerrina) 9:00 to 13:00 which is great. Just surprised why Gippsland is local and no one else is??

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Probably because TRFM is half-decent competition?

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I listened yesterday, she is only on from 9:00 to 11:00. Website say to 13:00

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I was in cairns and they have Guy and Rohan on workdays. I think it’s tremendously poor thst they can’t or won’t use at least one local daytime announcer.

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Given the size & population of Cairns, you would think they would be local until at least 12pm.

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Cairns revenue supports local on air content from breakfast through drive including a morning and afternoon journo yet SCA choose to cut corners and forego revenue.

Disgraceful and not operating in the best interest of shareholders. Same for many markets.

Full potential is not realised.

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Thankfully the Riverina has only suffered the non local branding abomination of MMM since late 2016.

Local as 2WG for 84 consistent years.

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Perhaps in name but realistically Wagga and most of the former dmg stations lost their true autonomy in 2000 when the Albury and Townsville hubs were introduced. Since then outside of breakfast it has been local sweepers placed over a networked feed

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Agree @Viclistener, changing a near century long local callsign to an irrelevant, different format callsign from a capital city is the final insult.

Revenue was also higher with DMG’s music programming than SCA’s poorly researched format.

Townsville and Wagga were once revenue powerhouses for DMG, much reduced now under SCA.

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Though to be fair to some extent, streaming and other forms of personal entertainment eg iPods have eroded that.

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I disagree. Well invested, relevant radio can maintain revenue.

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Agree 100%

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Has Nick Blanchmoved on from Triple M Newcastle or on extended leave? Haven’t heard him for weeks. I heard him at the knights game the other week. Nix has come in and done a terrific job.

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As mentioned on the “Gold Coast radio, print, online & other non TV” thread, Lakey will be leaving Hit NSW breakfast, which he co-hosted with Maz, to join Bianca & Ben at 90.9 Sea FM breakfast.

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It doesn’t mention who’s replacing Lakey though. It would be fantastic if Gawndy came back!

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Leaving Maz already? That was bloody quick!

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