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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.

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.

Fairfax Radio Network launches Australia’s first sound bite sized mentoring program

Monday 16 March, 2015

Fairfax Radio Network’s Content Solutions Division today announced the launch of an Australian media first content initiative called The 60 Second Mentor with foundation partner iiNet.
The mini mentoring program will feature some of the best and brightest up and coming business owners, entrepreneurs, business coaches and advisors who provide their insights and tips for business managers and owners to be more successful.

Can Alan Jones Really Bring Down a Government?

Sunday 08 February, 2015

And is the Mic Mightier than the Pen? Opinion from Peter Saxon

Alan Jones to continue on 4BC

Friday 30 January, 2015

Alan Jones is set to storm onto the Brisbane airwaves on a regular basis, following the success of his daily Queensland election program on 4BC. 

Starting Monday February 2, Jones will be a fixture on 4BC’s daily schedule, with ‘The Alan Jones Hour’ broadcast from Midday to 1.00 pm on weekdays.

Jones is currently being sued by for defamation Queensland Premier Campbell Newman among other Queensland politicians, suggesting the new show was created to apply constant pressure to Queensland’s political landscape post-election.


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