In Episode 107 of the No Limitations podcast “Across the Waves,” Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson speaks to Grant Blackley, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Southern Cross Media Group Ltd, which owns over 99 stations across FM, AM and DAB+ radio under the Triple M and Hit network brands, broadcasts 93 free-to-air TV signals across regional Australia, and operates LiSTNR, Australia’s free audio destination for consumers housing radio, podcasts, music and news.

Against the backdrop of an ever-changing media landscape, Grant shares with us his mantra of innovation and the willingness to take risks in an unforgiving market to those who stand still. We get a glimpse into the future of audio and broader media – the challenges and opportunities locally and internationally. Finally, he opens our ears and lets us into the “House of LiSTNR” as they change the way consumers engage with a variety of digital audio content, tailored for an audience of one.

With over 35 years in the media and entertainment sectors, Grant has served in numerous senior leadership positions, including at Network 10 as Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2010. Grant is also a Director of Commercial Radio & Audio as well as the Australian Association of National Advertisers.

Please note: this episode was recorded on 30 November 2022.

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