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Scott Mayman enjoying the sunshine

Thursday 16 July, 2015

The former 4BC News Director is back in the country.

Macquarie Radio Network launches ‘The Road Next Travelled’ with Ray Martin

Wednesday 01 July, 2015

Macquarie Radio Network’s (MRN) Content Creation team has launched an innovative content initiative featuring respected journalist Ray Martin as host.

The program is called “The Road Next Travelled” and runs over eight weeks on MRN’s websites including 2GB, 2UE, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR. It follows three listener contestants who start a journey towards the next phase of their lives, retirement and beyond.

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.
 

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.

4BC was a poor imitation of the ABC: Ray Hadley

Wednesday 15 April, 2015
Speaking on his program this morning, Ray Hadley slammed the now defunct 4BC format as being a "poor imitation of ABC612" Brisbane, and promised that the station will not be running last by the end of this year, once he and Alan Jones join the station later this month.

Hadley said:

"It was confirmed yesterday that Alan Jones and I will be broadcasting on 4BC from 27 April. It's a challenge... I'm looking forward to the challenge.

4BC Brisbane announces new line-up

Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Following the news last week of 4BC's decision to sack on-air presenters, today the station has announced the new 4BC on-air line-up.

On Monday to Fridays, Breakfast will be hosted by Alan Jones, while Mornings will be hosted by Ray Hadley with both shows being networked from 2GB in Sydney.  

Fairfax Brisbane GM Anthony Frangi redundant

Monday 13 April, 2015

4BC and Magic (previously 4BH) General Manager Anthony Frangi will finish at the station this Friday.

He has been made redundant.

The position of Brisbane General Manager will not be filled in the newly merged Fairfax MRN business.

radioinfo understands that Frangi has already been approached by another Queensland media outlet.

4BC website draws a blank for Breakfast and Morning shifts

Monday 13 April, 2015

The timing of last Friday’s sackings at 4BC was crucial. The problem was always going to be how to let go their biggest stars including the Breakfast team of Ian Skippen and Loretta Ryan along with Morning host Patrick Condren and Evening presenter Walter Williams with the smoothest possible transition to the incoming talent.

Of course, the answer was to do it before a non-ratings period when it would be natural for the incumbents to go on leave with fill-ins at the ready to, well, fill in.

The axe has fallen on 4BC and Magic in Brisbane

Friday 10 April, 2015

Fairfax Media has issued a statement confirming the sackings of 4BC on-air presenters, including Breakfast team Ian Skippen and Loretta Ryan. 

Veteren Brisbane jock gone

Friday 10 April, 2015

After reporting a RadioInfo source yesterday maintaining there was no panic among staff at 4BC ahead of a formal process of review today, the shedding of jobs has begun.

It’s understood veteran announcer Ian Skippen has been sacked along with co-host Loretta Ryan, following the merger deal between Fairfax and Macquarie. It’s believed his breakfast slot will be networked from 2GB.

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