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Zenith Optimedia Top Macquarie Media’s Footy Tipping Comp

Monday 05 September, 2016

2016 proved to be a great year in AFL with an increasingly even competition creating rivalry and difficult decisions amongst footy tipping participants.

Radio sales teams use all sorts of creative ideas to engage with their ad agency clients.

In footy mad Melbourne nothing's been found to work better than a good old fashioned Footy Tipping Competition.

Macquarie Media’s 2016 footy tipping competition was no exception with 19 Melbourne agencies going up against one another each week in the bid to win weekly prizes of $500 and an overall prize worth $5,000.

New host for Australia Overnight

Friday 19 August, 2016

Entertainer and writer Tony Moclair has joined 3AW, 2UE and network stations as the new full-time host of the Australia Overnight program. 

'Remember When' hits Central Victoria

Tuesday 19 July, 2016

For the first time since the programme went to air on 3AW, Melbourne Radio and Television legend Philip Brady along with Simon Owens will bring “Remember When” live and direct from 3AW throughout Central Victoria on Radio KLFM when it launches the programme this Sunday the 24th
 
KLFM General Manager Brad Geier said he was "...over the moon to bring such a wonderful programme to listeners across Central Victoria".
 

Eddie McGuire responds to 'verbal attack' on Caroline Wilson

Monday 20 June, 2016
Collingwood President Eddie McGuire is under fire after talking live on Triple M from the MCG's "Big Freeze" event last Monday, along with North Melbourne chair James Brayshaw and Wayne Carey joking about taking bets to get football journalist Caroline Wilson to take part in the event.
 
 The Big Freeze has celebrities slide into a pool of ice-cold water to raise funds for motor neurone disease.
 

Vale Bruce Mansfield

Sunday 17 April, 2016

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

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.

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