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'I shed a tear:' Steve Blanda on that redundancy

Friday 19 June, 2015

When the Macquarie Fairfax merger happened, 2UE news stalwart Steve Blanda was holidaying in London.
With fifty staff to lose their jobs from a number of departments including news, few imagined the man who holds the record for the most number of ACRAs would be among the casualties.

Ross Greenwood to present Budget night for the Macquarie Radio Network

Friday 08 May, 2015

Business journalist and financial commentator Ross Greenwood will present the 2015 Budget Night for Macquarie Radio Network’s (MRN) News Talk stations in a network first.
Greenwood will broadcast live from Canberra for the Budget announcement on May 12th.

Gone but not forgotten

Monday 27 April, 2015
A tribute to the 2UE newsroom is doing the rounds on social media.

It's compiled by the Kennedy Foundation, a registered charity that administers a benevolent fund for news media professionals facing hardship.

Take a look.

Former 2UE journalists make the move to MRN

Friday 17 April, 2015

Following the merger of Fairfax and the Macquarie Radio Network, it has been widely reported that many former Fairfax staff have lost their jobs.  

MRN to broadcast from Gallipoli

Thursday 16 April, 2015

Earlier this week we reported that ABC Local Radio will broadcast from the dawn service at Gallipoli.

Effective today: 2UE announces new line up

Monday 13 April, 2015

Sydney’s News Talk 2UE 954 has announced its new on air presenter line-up.

The 2UE Mornings presenter Stuart Bocking and Afternoons presenter Justin Smith will both now have extended programs.

Stuart Bocking’s program will air from 9.00am until 2.00pm, while Justin Smith’s program will air from 2.00pm until 6.00pm.

2UE Breakfast with John Stanley and Garry Linnell will continue to be scheduled from 5.00am to 9am.

All other 2UE programming remains unchanged.

Angela Catterns 'casualty' of merger

Friday 10 April, 2015

2UE’s Angela Catterns is the latest casualty to lose her job following the Fairfax Macquarie merger.

Macquarie National News now heard on 2UE and 2GB

Friday 10 April, 2015
The first 2UE bulletin, networked from Macquarie Radio Network's combined Pyrmont newsroom was heard at 7pm last night

Award winning morning news reader Steve Blanda is expected not to make the move to Pyrmont and will be one of the many redundancies from the 2UE Sydney newsroom.

End of an era for 2UE News

Thursday 09 April, 2015
As Robert Spicer reported in the last news item of 2UE's 6pm news, "it is the end of an era for 2UE News."

The 2UE and 2GB newsrooms have merged and will now operate from 2GB's Pyrmont studios.

The first 2UE bulletin from those studios was heard at 7pm tonight.

Historic: 2GB and 2UE newsrooms to merge tonight

Thursday 09 April, 2015

Tonight at 6pm is the final news bulletin from 2UE's Greenwich studio following the Fairfax Macquarie merger. The 7 o'clock bulletin will come from the newly merged newsroom in Pyrmont, which is a larger newsroom combining staff from both 2UE and 2GB and created to service both stations and affiliates.


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