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Press Release: Hawkesbury Gold 89.9 FM

Posted by The Wolf Radio: Planet Country Radio Show on June 25, 2018 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Press Release -  For Immediate Release

From 25th June 2018, radio station Hawkesbury Gold will be syndicating the full 2 hour Planet Country every Tuesday from 4pm local time.

Hawkesbury Gold will air a full replay of the live show from the night before. Hawkesbury Gold broadcasts to 89.9 FM to Windsor and the Hawkesbury region.


Press Release: Big Stu to present a 2nd show!

Posted by The Wolf Radio: Planet Country Radio Show on April 10, 2018 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Press Release - For Immediate Release

Planet Country with Big Stu and MJ are excited to announce a 2nd show: Big Stu's Country Universe!

Following Planet Country moving to SWR Triple 9, Big Stu will launch a new spinoff program to air in the original timeslot.

The program focusses more on the latest news and gossip in New Country along with new music.

Retaining the original timeslot meant listeners used to tuning in on Thursday nights will still hear New Country on the radio. It also provides an opportunity for Big Stu to put new releases to air quicker as apposed to waiting until the one show night.

Big Stu's Country Universe airs every Thursday live 6pm to 7pm local time from the studios of Alive 90.5 on 90.5 FM in Parramatta, Sydney's Hills and surrounding suburbs.

The Wolf Australia, who syndicate Planet Country live and replayed, will pick up Country Universe and air it live as well as replayed on Sundays from 1pm.


Press Release: New Time, New Station, Longer Show!

Posted by The Wolf Radio: Planet Country Radio Show on April 6, 2018 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Press Release - For Immediate Release

During last night's 200th edition of Planet Country, hosts Big Stu and MJ announced a new chapter in the show history.

From next Monday, April 9th, Planet Country will change to a new time, on a new station, at a new studio and air for two hours!

Due to MJ's commitment to studying at the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS), where he has a fortnightly Thursday night class, Big Stu and MJ have decided to find a new, more suitable time to present the show live.

Planet Country will now air on Monday nights live 6pm to 8pm from the studios of SWR Triple 9 and broadcasting on 99.9 FM in Western Sydney.

The Wolf Australia will continue to syndicate the program live at the new time along with new replay times on Wednesdays (7pm) and Saturdays (1pm).


Are Kelsea Ballerini & Morgan Evans a Thing? We Ship Korgan!

Posted by The Wolf Radio: Planet Country Radio Show on April 11, 2016 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

US New Country star on the rise Kelsea Ballerini has shared some interesting photos in her Snapstory on Snapchat that have led many of her Australian fans to believe she has found a man who will love her like he means it... sorry, we had to. 

Ballerini updated her Snapstory to include a quick video of herself co-hosting the CMC Awards with Australian country music star Morgan Evans and followed it up with some cheeky shots from a wedding she was attending. To the surprise of many, the Nashville-based Aussie had joined her.

Now, the idea of the pair becoming friends wasn't hard to picture for our Big Stu & MJ, having noticed a distinct flair when interviewing the duo on the CMC Awards red carpet last month. The pair had both performed at the Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival and were set to co-host the awards program in front of a live national audiance.

Little did we know Kelsea had called Dibs! The Aussie heartthrob planted a kiss on the recent ACM Award winner just in time for a Snap. A follow up post in her Snapstory shows the artists once again looking deeply into each others' sparkly eyes. We wish Kelsea and Morgan - Korgan - all the best! We hope to catch up again soon.

Hear what Morgan and Kelsea had to say about co-hosting the CMC Awards on this week's edition of Planet Country with Big Stu & MJ - Australia's Home of New Country! Details to be posted on our facebook page here.

Written by MJ, edited by Jazz

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Sponsorship Renewal Is A Snap

Posted by The Wolf Radio: Planet Country Radio Show on March 8, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

[Planet Country] Radio Show received a boost on the eve of their historic coverage of the CMC Awards Red Carpet and CMC Rocks QLD Festival, with existing sponsor Snap Print Design Website Castle Hill and St. Leonards renewing their sponsorship agreement for a further period.


The team at Snap, led by franchisee Noel Kelly signed on as program and station sponsor in 2015 just as [Planet Country] signed an agreement as media partner for the Sydney Country Music Festival. Mr. Kelly believes as a local franchise business owner, it is highly worthwhile to support local media including Alive 90.5 FM and a dynamic program such as [Planet Country]. “I listen to the boys show on a Thursday night travelling between the two stores and I really enjoy the modern country music they play” said Mr. Kelly, adding “I think it is fantastic that they are growing their listenership and embracing social media and I am delighted for Snap Castle Hill and St. Leonards to offer our support and encouragement”.


ABOVE: Staff at Snap Castle Hill present Planet Country with their custom Instagram Board for Sydney CMF on Halloween.

Speaking on behalf of [Planet Country], co-host Big Stu said he was thrilled to have Snap continue their association; “Local business sponsorship is the lifeblood of local media organisations and when major brands such as Snap Print Design and Web Sites become involved through a franchisee it allows the station to present high quality programming. In our case, Snap’s support has been a huge boost for [Planet Country] and it’s heartening that as we grow, they want to continue to be part of what we are creating. We are very thankful to Noel, Mitch, Oliver and the team.”

ABOVE: Mitch from Snap Castle Hill with Big Stu

The agreement takes effect immediately and will include the [Planet Country] coverage of the CMC Awards Red Carpet on Thursday 10th March and the CMC Rocks QLD Festival, Friday 11th to Sunday 14th March. Follow Big Stu and MJ on social media.

 Contact Planet Country today to see how your business or brand can benefit from sponsoring Planet Country!

Welcome to New Country.

Posted by The Wolf Radio: Planet Country Radio Show on May 15, 2014 at 12:40 AM

Welcome to New Country.


Forget everything you thought about country music. Times have changed and so has country.

Modern country music can be considered so far from the traditional notion of a rural lifestyle that the line between musical genres gets blurred, leaving listeners to consider the style and substance beyond simplistic stereotypes.


The reality is that country is listened to by farmers in the bush and bank managers in the city. It isn’t simply a case of the city dwellers longing for the rural pace either. The music conveys more than a message about billabongs and dirt roads. Rather, it’s real emotions and real issues affecting everyone that forms the basis for many songs.


Country is about escapism. Whether you need to be lifted up because you have faced adversity or whether you are mending a broken heart - yes, the cliché about country music and break-up songs might be real, but so what? It works for Taylor Swift - and haven’t we all been there? But for every song about a girl, there are others about trucks, drinks, tattoos and partying. It’s a rich tapestry!


For a city dweller, enjoying country music is about a state of mind. The misconception is that everyone stuck in the city must be yearning to leave for a better life in the bush. The reality is that anyone (regardless of their location) can identify with the themes - and the music isn’t bad either.


Some of the best guitar players in the world belong to the country genre. Some of the loudest drumming can be heard at country concerts. Yes its true there may be banjos, but it’s OK, they’re electric and they rock!


The genre bending is gathering pace. There are many country artists in America who have collaborated with artists from other genres, including rap and pop. The resulting hits have topped the charts in both country and mainstream (all genre) charts, ensuring record companies continue to promote these get-togethers. Australian artists are a bit slow to participate in genre bending, with just a few examples to date but watch this space…


Media plays a part in growing modern country music, and in Australia there are many radio stations playing mixed country music, meaning you might hear a traditional country song alongside a song featuring a rap artist and a country artist. The result is a mismatch of styles and sometimes it leaves the listeners unhappy. Many traditional country fans aren’t so accepting of the new sound - and let’s face it, if we are trying to gain new (read young) listeners to country music, they aren’t going to hang around listening to a radio station that plays John Williamson straight after Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly.


Now there is a radio program dedicated to ‘New Country’ focusing on promoting modern music and genre bending collaborations. The tag line says it all…



Music Like You’ve Never Heard. This is Planet Country.


Sneak Peek: Our hosts talk Rock Star Wishes and Facebook Fans

Posted by The Wolf Radio: Planet Country Radio Show on May 6, 2014 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Listen to a "sneak peek" at the type of hard hitting discussions that will take place on Planet Country Radio Show.

Our hosts Big Stu and MJ talk rock star wishes and Facebook fans!

Music Promo - What will listeners hear on Planet Country?

Posted by The Wolf Radio: Planet Country Radio Show on April 28, 2014 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

From Nashville to Tamworth, country rock to country pop - [PLANET COUNTRY] plays all things NEW COUNTRY! We play what's trending, chart topping and all the best music you've never heard... until now.

Heres a teaser of the type of music you will hear on the new Planet Country Radio Show:


Posted by The Wolf Radio: Planet Country Radio Show on April 27, 2014 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

With the show set to go live to air in the near future, a radio ad has been produced for the show.

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All systems to the next level for approval!

Posted by The Wolf Radio: Planet Country Radio Show on April 16, 2014 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Latest News: The Alive 90.5 programming committee have unanimously approved the Planet Country radio program.

The next step is Board approval. Following that, it's back to programming for time allocation and start date.

It's coming!!!