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Vale Bruce Mansfield

Sunday 17 April, 2016

3AW's legendary Bruce Mansfield has died after a long battle with prostate cancer, aged 71.

ABC's 774 and 3AW win at the Quills

Tuesday 22 March, 2016

The Melbourne Press Club Quill awards ceremony was held last Friday March 18th with the winners in the radio catagory going to 3AW and ABC's 774.

3AW's Lauren Hilbert won the Best Radio News Report category in her coverage of a public sector pay dispute. 

Yvette Gray also from 3AW was highly commended for ‘Schoolgirl Murder’ coverage.

Your NRL and AFL radio listening guide

Wednesday 02 March, 2016

With the NRL season due to kick off tomorrow and the AFL season will beginning on March 24th, your favourite radio stations have been preparing to bring you all the coverage of your favourite footy games your radio. 

Macquarie Radio reports fall in revenue

Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Following last year’s merger of Fairfax Radio with Macquarie Radio, Macquarie Media has posted a 9% fall in half year revenue to $66.83 million.

This is the first full six month period of the combined groups since the merger came into effect on April 1st 2015.

MRN announces cricket commentary team

Monday 02 November, 2015

Macquarie Radio Network (MRN) has revealed its cricket broadcast commentary lineup for this summer.

It features some of the game’s most-recognised names and includes all the biggest local and international cricket matches.

Year three of the network’s landmark five-year broadcast deal is set to be the biggest and best yet. MRN’s world-class cricket commentary team for the 2015/16 season will include Ian Chappell, Glenn McGrath, Damien Fleming, Dean Jones, Greg Matthews, Carl Rackemann, Tom Moody, John Emburey, Mickey Arthur and, new to the team this season, former champion wicket keeper Darren Berry.

Tim Lane, Bruce Eva, Tony Leonard, Karl Langdon and Peter Psaltis will be head commentators for the network and will cover the Tests, One Day Internationals, Big Bash and International T20's.

In addition, legendary cricket commentator Kerry O'Keeffe will also host a summer Saturday Sports Show on 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane and deliver a series of cricket reports that will air across network stations plus more than 50 regional stations. O’Keeffe will also appear in cricket coverage of international matches to provide special comments during lunch, tea and innings breaks

After acquiring the rights to the cricket broadcast for the summer of 2013/2014 and breaking the ABC's long-held stranglehold on the game, cricket will be broadcast on Macquarie Radio Network’s News Talk stations 2UE, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR as well as digital radio station, NTS (News Talk Sport). MRN has a five year broadcast rights agreement for the Australian cricket season that deliver the most comprehensive radio broadcast coverage of live cricket in Australia.

Cricket is undoubtedly Australia’s biggest sport over summer. Macquarie Radio will celebrate all of the tradition and excitement by delivering our cricket audience of 1.3 million* listeners the nation’s best expert commentary team with live calls and insights, making our network a true cricket destination,” Macquarie Radio Network Chief Operating Officer Adam Lang said.

MRN has once again secured Harvey Norman as naming rights partner of the network’s cricket coverage, which will include broadcast integration, on air credits and commercials.

MRN’s cricket coverage will include all Test matches, all One Day Internationals, Big Bash League (BBL) and International T20 matches, providing sports fans with unprecedented access to live cricket.

The following cricket matches will be broadcast across the network:

  • 4BC Brisbane and NTS Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth will broadcast all six Tests starting this week

  • 2UE Sydney will broadcast the three West Indies Tests (Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney)

  • 3AW Melbourne and 6PR Perth will broadcast the Boxing Day and Sydney New Year’s Test

  • Affiliate station FIVEaa will broadcast the Adelaide Test plus the three West Indies Tests (Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney)

  • 2UE, 3AW, 4BC, FIVEaa, 6PR and NTS will broadcast all One Day Internationals and International T20 matches against long time rivals India, whilst the network will adopt a localised approach to the BBL with stations broadcasting all matches that feature their local team.

The network’s cricket coverage will begin on November 5th, with Australia vs New Zealand in the first Test live from the Gabba in Brisbane. 

3AW's champagne pyjama party

Friday 16 October, 2015

He didn’t make the #ACRAs2015 on the Gold Coast last weekend to receive the award alongside collegue John Burns for Best On-Air Team AM, Ross Stevensen is recovering from back surgery.

Steve Price back on 3AW

Saturday 12 September, 2015

Steve Price will once again be heard on 3AW after the AFL season finishes.

3AW night announcer Bruce Mansfield diagnosed with cancer

Tuesday 08 September, 2015
3AW presenters and listeners show their support of Bruce Mansfield after prostate cancer diagnosis.

Mansfield has been on extended leave while overcoming deep vein thrombosis, which he developed while traveling overseas.

Further tests led doctors to discover the cancer.

Mansfield was in good spirits when he spoke to his nightline co-host Phil Brady as well as Simon Owens on Monday night describing his diagnosis:

3AW surprises Nightline audience

Friday 21 August, 2015

3AW’s Nightline program has welcomed a cameo of 12 different guest presenters who hosted with Philip Brady while co-host Bruce Mansfield took a well-deserved holiday.

The identity of each guest presenter was kept secret until introduced by Brady and kicked off on August 3rd with a trip back down memory lane.

'Rumour Feast' raises $170,00 for child protection

Tuesday 18 August, 2015
Melbourne radio station 3AW held it's 10th Annual Rumours Feast last Friday night at the Plaza Ballroom, raising more than $170,000 for the Child Protection Society (CPS).

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