Barry (radio)

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Barry
Barry Radio Logo.jpg
City of license Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth
Broadcast area Australia and Online
Branding Barry
Slogan Mildly Amusing Radio
Frequency DAB+
First air date 16 July 2010
Format Comedy
Owner Austereo Radio Network
Website barry.com.au

Barry was a Comedy Digital Radio station broadcasting to the five mainland state capital cities in Australia.[1] The station is owned by Austereo and was the second permanent digital only station the company has launched, alongside Radar Radio. The station launched on 16 July 2010.[2] It ceased operation in June 2012.[3]

Pre-launch[edit]

The station aired a 5 minute loop on Digital Radio promoting the station was coming between 4 June to 16 June.

2 weeks prior to the station launch on 16 July 2010, the station ran a campaign to save the name Barry from extinction. Ads aired on all Today Network and Triple M Network FM stations pointing people to savebarry.com.au.[4]

Programming[edit]

Programming format consisted of a mix of pre-recorded and live comedy segments:

  • The Peanut Gallery with Jeff Wortman & Paul Hogan (Triple M Melbourne)
  • Gotcha Calls with Matt Tilley (Fox FM Melbourne)
  • The Sweetest Plum (Triple M Melbourne)
  • The Little Dum Dum Club with Tommy Dassalo and Karl Chandler
  • Bad Blokes
  • The Lunchtime Laugh
  • Keith and the Girl
  • Monday Night Football - (aest): Live from 6.30PM
  • Stand-Up
  • Song Parodies

Formerly broadcast[edit]

  • Paul & Rach (Triple M Sydney)
  • The Heath & Normy Show (Triple M Sydney)
  • Stefan & Craig (Triple M Brisbane)
  • Neville from New Zealand
  • Running of the Bullsh*t with Pace & Santi (Triple M Sydney)

Availability[edit]

The station formerly was heard on DAB+ radios in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.[5]

The station also streamed online at the Barry website and on the Barry iPad app.[6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Austereo gets funny with Barry - The Financial Review, 19 May 2010
  2. ^ Former Nova presenter Tim Ross backs new Austereo comedy station - mUmBRELLA, 9 July
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Former Nova presenter Tim Ross backs new Austereo comedy station - mUmBRELLA, 9 July
  5. ^ Radio discovers a lost opportunity - Sydney Morning Herald, 3 June 2010
  6. ^ Get Your Barry iPad App Now - Barry Website

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