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Bolt and Devine bury the hatchet after bloody brawl on Macquarie Radio

Tuesday 07 February, 2017
Things got nasty Monday night on the Macquarie Media Network's 2GB, 3AW and 4BC. Miranda Devine took the regular call from fellow conservative commentator Andrew Bolt to discuss political events of the day.

Troy Cassar-Daly inducted into Tamworth Roll of Renown

Friday 03 February, 2017

At this year's Tamworth Country Music Festival, Troy Cassar-Daly was selected for the industry’s most prestigious award - the Australasian Country Music Roll of Renown.

He is the 50th recipient since the Roll was inaugurated in 1976.
 

Troy’s wife, 4KQ’s Laurel Edwards and children, Clay and Gem (pictured below) were in Tamworth alongside him to accept the award which came as a complete surprise to the family.
 

4BC was hacked. Your station could be next

Tuesday 31 January, 2017

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Vale Rod Tiley

Tuesday 05 July, 2016

Veteran Radio announcer Rod Tiley has passed away after a long battle with cancer, aged 66.

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.

4BC down to just one local weekday show with afternoons networked from 2GB

Tuesday 26 January, 2016

2GB’s Chris Smith has three new babies to start the year. 

Twins were born by partner Susie Burrell a few days ago and his 2GB afternoon show is starting on 4BC on February 1st.

Smith announced on air this morning on 2GB, where he has been filling for Alan Jones who is still on holidays, that his regular afternoon show will be networked into Brisbane’s 4BC from next Monday - midday to 3pm.

Clare Blake leaves 4BC

Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Clare Blake has left 4BC after the station decided not to renew her contract for 2016.

Blake opted to not return to her 11am-2pm slot after meeting with management on Monday, with a fill-in presenter taking her slot for the rest of the year.

4BC lauches Summer of Cricket

Wednesday 04 November, 2015

4BC’s Summer of Cricket launches this week with the first ball thrown in Brisbane on Thursday November 5.

The only commercial radio station in Australia to broadcast all games across the season, providing full live coverage.

The Coverage will include, Australia Vs New Zealand Tests, Australia Vs West Indies Tests, One Day International Series, Brisbane Heat Fixtures and grand final and the Big Bash League

4BC Operations Director Liz Illidge said:

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. 

4BC live 24/7 with new line-up for daylight saving

Monday 05 October, 2015

With the start of daylight saving time News Talk 4BC stays live across the day. Regular 4BC programs will continue to bring live, up-to-date and news about what’s going on in Brisbane along with the Macquarie Radio Network.

4BC’s new run times from today are:

 

11pm-3am:  Luke Bona

3-4.30am:    Michael McClaren

4.30-8am:    The Alan Jones Breakfast Show

8am-11am:  The Ray Hadley Morning Show

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