Southern Cross Austereo (Regional)

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#1637

Who’s going to host 91.9 Sea FM breakfast with BarRat next year, with Jess Eva moving to Sydney to be part of Triple M breakfast show with Lawrence Mooney?


#1638

Judging by this log, and comparing it with its other stations, it appears that Triple M Hobart is going with a completely different log to the rest of its regional network, with their playlist being mostly older music (70s-90s) with not much newer music.

No doubt that it’s a response to their rather low ratings that they achieved in this year’s Hobart radio ratings, as well as providing a more clear point of difference to its top-rating rival, 7HO.


#1639

As all markets should.

As all markets did not that long ago.


#1640

Was anyone listening to the Ms Christmas Eve around 5pm? Can’t guarantee it, but it sounded like a Michael Buble Christmas special was playing. I heard 2 Buble songs in a row before I had to duck inside to throw up.


#1641

How much more lower can the regional M’s get?
On Saturday night I had a listen for a short period to their “Saturday Night Party Shuffle” It was a shocker (Even the all the Female at our Xmas party could not stand it). All they seemed to play was song songs from Whitney, Mariah, Kylie and Beyoncé.
It was back to streaming Gold 104.3 Saturday Night Party.


#1642

It was only slightly better than the next 3 hours where they basically shoved podcasts down the throat…


#1643

yeah they’re giving Howie Games and the other Podcast One crap a good run. It’s almost like they’re trying to drive the remaining listeners away. 2MMM sounds so damn good these days with their rock hits.


#1644

I agree, all the metro’s M’s musically are sounding awesome these days. :sunglasses:

Who ever programs the music on the metro’s need to do the regionals.

Who is the MD of the regionals these days?


#1645

I noticed 101.3 SEA FM having issues with their Station ID having it placed at random through out their ad breaks yesterday.


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#1646

A so called consultant who a lot of radio company’s have been using (and I don’t know why???) who thinks all females control’s the household spending in regional areas…so that is why these stations are all musically female stewed.


#1647

Andrew Very on the GC has most of the say alongside of Mickey Maher. In Newcastle, Nick Blanch controls Triple M and is Network Music Director on weekends.


#1648

It’s the PD that sets what the MD is to schedule in most cases. That’s who has the ultimate responsibility and should be scrutinised.


#1649

Well the Program Director for the regional M’s need to see if he or she are in the right job position because soon most of the 35+ will be off streaming or searching for other radio stations.


#1650

No need, they’re in the the ‘in crowd’ at SCA that afford protection to each other, won’t be going anywhere.


#1651

I’m going to post something soon with some suggestions, see what you all think. Just getting it prepared.


#1652

So I just posted a three hour metro music log here - Radio Stations - Music Logs

So many male artists, but the simple fact is this could be a base for most of the regional Ms, which can then slot other artists into the mix and make it slightly more broad. For example, in the first hour replace T-Rex with Pretenders, “Don’t Get Me Wrong”. In the second hour, take out Prisoner of Society and replace it with “White Noise”. “Numb” could become “In The End”. Third hour, Longview could become “Time of Your Life.”

Make the regional M’s a more 70s and 80s based rock edge format, move Hit slightly older to the 85-now years and make it Hot AC with less rap.

That way you have 2 clearly defined stations in the market (especially when they are the sole stations in the market) instead of them trying to play fresher hits on both stations and chewing away at each other’s demos.

Thoughts?

2MMM "Rock’s Greatest Hits"
28th December 2018
1-4pm

AMERICAN PIE - DON MCLEAN
CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA - OASIS
WHO MADE WHO - ACDC
LIFE IN THE FAST LANE - EAGLES
ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL - JET
HOT IN THE CITY - BILLY IDOL
CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION - TREX
MYSTERIOUS WAYS - U2
FREE FALLING - TOM PETTY/HEARBREAKERS
BLINDED BY THE LIGHT - MANFRED MANN

RUN TO YOU - BRYAN ADAMS
PRISONER OF SOCIETY - LIVING END
BAT OUT OF HELL - MEATLOAF
LAND OF CONFUSION - GENESIS
NUMB - LINKIN PARK
REELING IN THE YEARS - STEELY DAN
DREAMWORLD - MIDNIGHT OIL
LOSING MY RELIGION - REM
I SEE RED - SPLIT ENZ
SOUNDS OF THEN - GANGGAJANG

ALL OVER YOU - LIVE
SLAVE TO LOVE - BRYAN FERRY
JUMPING JACK FLASH - ROLLING STONES
LITTLE LION MAN - MUMFORD AND SONS
ORIGINAL SIN - INXS
SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING - ELTON JOHN
LONGVIEW - GREEN DAY
CALL ME - BLONDIE
COCAINE - ERIC CLAPTON
BEST OF YOU - FOO FIGHTERS
THROW YOUR ARMS AROUND ME - HUNTERS/COLLECTORS


#1653

I would be more likely to listen to HIT if they were formatted like that… A bit like what 2 DAY FM is now?

Both formats would be an improvement in what they are running now either way.

But I think I’d still prefer Triple M regionals to go back to their previous “Greatest Hits” format.


#1654

GH is fine for some, but there’s towns like Newcastle which are more rock heritage. You can allow GH format to take 80% of that rock format, but throw stuff like Boz Scaggs, Phil Collins into the mix. It would still sound fine.


#1655

I definitely agree with your thoughts. Move MMM a bit more rock focused 70s and 80s but soften it a little and include artists like The Pretenders, Boz Scaggs and Phil Collins to keep a broader appeal. As a note, this is exactly what FM104 was doing in the 80s!

And yes move Hit a bit older to include some rarer 80s hits.

I’m just not a fan of that MMM playlist. Too many over flogged songs. But otherwise I like the concept.


#1656

I could not agree more there mate. I’ve said this all along.