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CADA Faces Identity Crisis Amidst Ambitious Rebranding Efforts

StarterMuse   Sydney, Australia - September 19, 2023   In a surprising turn of events, CADA, formerly known as The Edge, has found itself embroiled in an identity crisis following its ambitious rebranding efforts earlier this year. Once a Western Sydney broadcaster with a steadfast commitment to hip hop and R&B, the station's recent transformation into a national multi-platform brand has left both listeners and industry experts scratching their heads. […]

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The Younger Generations Varied Perspectives on 2GB’s Ray Hadley’s Influence

Starter Muse August 29, 2023 Sydney, Australia - Ray Hadley, the venerable voice of Australian talk radio, has long been a household name. Yet, among younger generations, opinions about the media veteran are as diverse as the topics he tackles on air. While some find resonance in his commentary, others feel a growing disconnect. At 68, Hadley recently celebrated his 150th consecutive radio survey win, a testament to his enduring […]

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Central Coast Residents Ask: ‘Who Invited Alan Jones to the Party?

Residents of the Central Coast were left reeling this week after it was announced that controversial radio presenter Alan Jones would be joining community station Coast FM963. The move was the brainchild of station patron John Singleton, who reportedly extended the invitation after being inundated with questions from locals that he couldn't answer. "If anyone knows how to provide a national voice for the residents of the Central Coast, it's […]

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How a Fake Tweet and Poor Journalism Led to Defamatory Remarks by 2SM Hosts and Callers

On March 1, 2023, three presenters from radio station 2SM made defamatory statements about the Australian Prime Minister after a fake tweet attributed to the leader was circulated online. The tweet suggested that the Prime Minister was advocating for the protection of paedophiles. The presenters, who have a large audience in Sydney and across Australia, used the fake tweet to make accusations against the Prime Minister and invited callers to […]

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Farewell to 89.9

The ACMA have decided to not renew the license on 89.9 for Hawkesbury Radio or provide a FM license for Starter FM. So Starter FM and Hawkesbury Radio are saying farewell to the 89.9 frequency. Join us laughs, music and memories from the past 40 years of Hawkesbury Radio and 9 years of Starter FM for one last FM broadcast 6-12 Saturday Morning and stream it LIVE on, the […]

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Navigating the Challenges: How the Music Industry is Responding to the Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the music industry, causing widespread cancellations of live performances and tours, closures of venues, and a decrease in album sales. These challenges have forced the industry to adapt and find new ways to continue to connect with fans and make a living. One way that the music industry has adapted is by streaming concerts online. Many musicians have taken to social […]

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House Music and Mental Health

House music has been shown to have a positive effect on mental health. Studies have found that listening to house music can reduce stress, improve mood, and even decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety. One study conducted by the University of London found that listening to house music can increase the release of feel-good chemicals in the brain, such as dopamine and serotonin. These chemicals are associated with improved mood […]

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The Gambling Lobby: A Winning Streak for Politicians

In a recent survey, 9 out of 10 politicians agreed that accepting donations from the gambling lobby is a surefire way to increase their chances of winning elections. "It's a win-win situation," said one anonymous politician. "We get the money we need to fund our campaigns, and the gambling industry gets a seat at the table when it comes to shaping policy." Indeed, the gambling lobby has been on a […]

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Radio Stations Struggle to Compete with Cats’ Online Dominance

In a shocking turn of events, local radio stations across the country are closing down left and right due to a lack of listeners. As it turns out, people would rather watch funny cat videos on YouTube than tune into their favorite radio shows. "It's a sad day for radio," lamented station manager Joe Schmo. "We've been putting out quality content for years, but nobody seems to care anymore. It's […]

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