November 29 was a big day in Australian radio. The Australian Radio Network revealed it had signed Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson for 2014 and they would be hosting the breakfast show at a new Sydney station that would be replacing Mix 106.5. Mediaweek visited ARN that Friday afternoon and recorded a podcast with ARN chief executive Ciaran Davis (left) and ARN group PD Duncan Campbell. Mediaweek was sitting in the soon-to-be-renovated studio where the new K&J Show will be coming from in January 2014. We asked lots of questions and they answered most of them!
The day after The Daily Mail and Mi9 announced their new JV to bring MailOnline to Australia, James Manning and Brenden Wood sat down with MailOnline publisher and editor-in-chief Martin Clarke and Mi9 chief executive Mark Britt to hear about their plans. Clarke reveals how soon they hope to have Sydney-based journalists filing stories while Britt tells that advertisers are already taking advantages of opportunities on the MailOnline website.
The writer and executive producer of House of Cards talks to Mediaweek during his recent visit to Melbourne for the Screen Forever Conference. He speaks about how Netflix wooed the project and talks about some of the key characters.
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Not exactly a Melbourne Cup podcast, but Who editor Nicky Briger and her team did win an important race last week when Who was named best Entertainment magazine Cover of the Year and then best Overall magazine Cover of the Year. Briger tells Mediaweek about the challenges of organising a photo shoot with Nicole Kidman in Nashville.
The racing editor for The Daily Telegraph has relocated to Melbourne for a month. The very busy Ray Thomas found a few minutes to spare for us on Derby eve to talk about his online, print and radio deadlines. In addition to his work for The Telegraph, Thomas co-hosts a Saturday morning 2GB racing show and appears on Sky Sports Radio on Sunday mornings.
Both Stewart and Thomas gives us their Cup tips too.