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It’s not just radio – it’s the economy, stupid!

Monday 28 October, 2019

In recent years it’s been nothing but good news for radio in terms of revenue.

Almost every quarter, revenue rose, year on year.

But, this year, just a couple of weeks ago on the eve of the annual Radio Alive conference, radio was hit with the ‘rigid rod of reality’ as it was forced to announce a massive revenue slump. The September quarter of 2019 showed revenue in the five metro markets down by 10.2 per cent or around $20 million compared to the same quarter last year.

Adam Lang departs Macquarie Media

Monday 21 October, 2019

The rumour mill has been operating overtime about Macquarie CEO Adam Lang's position with the talk network for many months. The surrounding noise has only intensified since the takeover of the company by Nine.

MML Chairman, Russell Tate, has confirmed that Adam Lang will leave Macquarie Media at the end of this week.

Today Russell Tate said “I have today agreed with Adam Lang, Macquarie Media’s CEO, that he will leave the company on October 25th.

In broadcasting we take risks every day: CEO Forum #RadioAlive2019

Friday 18 October, 2019

At the Radio Alive conference today, Tim Burrows hosted a panel of CEOs, who tackled a number of hot topics in the radio industry in their ‘fireside chat.’

Tim’s first question was about brave moves that the CEO have made, and whether they worked or not.

Adam Lang: “Every day in talk radio requires bravery… usually things work really well, that friendship of live talk radio. But sometimes we push it too hard. 99% of our broadcast minutes we can be proud of, but there are a few we can’t.”

Ben Fordham now Live on 4BC

Sunday 06 October, 2019

Ben Fordham Live ​will air in Brisbane from 2-5 pm (AEST), from today (Monday, 7 Oct).

Macquarie Sports Radio scores with the English Premier League

Friday 09 August, 2019

Macquarie Sports Radio has signed an exclusive agreement to broadcast the English Premier League in Australia for the next three years.

Ian Chappell hosting Ashes edition cricket show on Macquarie Sports Radio

Saturday 27 July, 2019

With the Ashes about to get underway, Macquarie Sports Radio is launching The Cricket Show: Ashes Edition, offering analysis, opinions and talkback with one of the
game’s greats, Ian Chappell.

The former Australian Test captain will join co-host Julian King and chart Australia’s defence of the iconic urn and their attempt to knock off The Old Enemy by winning the series on
English soil for the first time since 2001.

"Farcical construction of false claims," Adam Lang slams Tele article

Sunday 07 July, 2019

Last Thursday, following the very public departure of Chris Smith from 2GB's Afternoon shift, The Daily Telegraph published a scathing article about MacRadio CEO Adam Lang. Headed, ‘Smiling assassin’ next in 2GB’s spotlight,' (subscription required).

2GB celebrates 15 years at the top: Historical analysis

Wednesday 05 June, 2019
The release of Survey 3 2019 yesterday marked 15 years of success for 2GB as Sydney’s number 1 radio station, led by breakfast host Alan Jones.

Asked by radioinfo to reflect on his achievements, Jones has told us:

"Whether in life or in radio, the dominant component of success is hard work.

Macquarie Media earnings slightly down in first half year results

Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Macquarie Media has released its half year company results for 2019, with Underlying Net Profit (NPAT) down 6% on last yea

 

Statutory EBITDA, an ‘apples with apples’ comparison requirement from the stock exchange, was down 45% ($6 million), but this includes a range of one-off significant items such as impairment, legal claims and property.

Legal claims, such as the Wagner family defamation payment are expected to impact on the company’s bottom line by over $4 million.

 

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