Mediaweek Podcast – Radio Industry – Ep 9

Mediaweek’s Radio Industry Podcast
Episode 009
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* Graham Mott – Group General Manager – Fairfax Radio
* James Manning – Editor – Mediaweek
* Brenden Wood – Moderator

* Talent management
* Crisis management eg the Rex Hunt “sex scandal
* “In a crisis, get on the front and tell the truth”
* Channel Nine’s handling of the Matty Johns scandal
* Cash for comment and the reason for sacking 3AW broadcaster Bruce Mansfield
* Contract negotiations with talent
* Does Fairfax Radio have a “contract season?”
* The importance of the producer-talent relationship in talk radio
* Fairfax Radio’s Melbourne stations 3AW & Magic
* Sydney v Melbourne advertising income
* Trialling new talent as program contributors
* 3AW’s A-team and B-team
* The content on Fairfax Radio’s websites is created by Fairfax Digital
* Fairfax Digital sell advertising space on Austereo’s websites
* Why do Fairfax newspaper websites not promote Fairfax radio stations?
* Fairfax Radio’s head count
* Fairfax Radio’s specific financial information is not released in the annual report
* Talk stations in the United States
* 3AK’s CBC experiment
* The importance of companionship on Fairfax Radio’s overnight shows
* Paying outrageous salaries to talk stars
* The daily phone call with 2UE program director Greg Byrnes
* Graham Mott’s personal listening habits
* Graham’s passion for radio, law & politics
* Mentors – Barry Augustus, Ron E Sparkes, Tony Bell
* Tim Webster on 2UW
* The high expectations of management and breakfast teams
* Football coaches who wind-up their teams too tightly
* Sydney newsreader Brian White
* Graham’s wife has been a strong supporter of his career
* Listening to Stuart Bocking on 2UE while visiting Sydney
* Graham’s future

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