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Nine is warned about the risk in acquiring Macquarie Media

Wednesday 06 March, 2019

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that one of Nine Entertainment’s top shareholders is cautioning the network about acquiring John Singleton’s share of Macquarie Media.

Singo ready to move on from Macquarie Media

Monday 04 March, 2019

John Singleton has told The Australian that selling his shares in Macquarie Media is inevitable.
According to The Australian, any offer from the Nine Network will be delayed until and if Alan Jones signs a new contract to take him past June 30.

Will Nine end up owning all of Macquarie Media?

Thursday 06 December, 2018

The merger of Nine and Fairfax is due to complete this Friday.

Along with the merger of both companies, Nine will also end up owning Fairfax Media's 54% share of Macquarie Media.

But would Nine like to own it all? Perhaps so.

Nine has responded to media speculation today with a short media statement saying the company has "had discussions" about the remaining 46% of shares in Macquarie Media, most of which are owned by John Singleton.

Fairfax knocks back Singleton’s bid for MacRadio

Tuesday 20 June, 2017

With a number of would be buyers propositioning the ailing Fairfax empire, it was the obvious call from John Singleton and Mark Carnegie to make a play for their radio assets.

2CH Sale: Play by the rules or get out of broadcasting says Brad Smart

Saturday 19 November, 2016

Former regional radio network owner Brad Smart believes Macquarie Media should "play by the rules" or get out of radio.

2GB launches radio ad campaign to promote 2UE

Sunday 06 November, 2016

And how 2WS tried to fool its competitors

Radio millionaires in BRW Rich List

Friday 27 May, 2016

Business review Weekly has just released its rich list for 2016.

Among the top media names on the 2016 BRW Rich 200 are:

Kerry Stokes, who comes in 25th, with individual wealth of $1.71 billion. As well as beign the biggest shareholder in Channel 7, Stokes' company, Seven West Media, also owns Spirit Radio Network in West Australia.

Win TV's Bruce Gordon is 54th in the rich list, with a fortune of $990 million. As well as his tv interests, Gordon owns i98 in Wollongong and C91.3 Campbelltown.

Ray Hadley lashes out on air

Wednesday 28 October, 2015
Not many announcers would be game enough to openly criticise decisions made by senior management on air, but that’s what Ray Hadley did last Thursday morning on 2GB, according to a report in The Australian. (subscription required)

Apparently management of Fairfax Radio has upset the MRN stars Alan Jones and Ray Hadley.

Gina Rinehart dumps her Fairfax shares

Friday 06 February, 2015

A large parcel of shares in Fairfax Media were dumped on the stock exchange below market value.

The 2.3 billion shares, much more than the average daily trading volume of 5 million, were offered in after hours trading and snapped up by a range of institutional investors.

It was later revealed that the seller was a disgruntled Gina Rinehart, who accepted 87 cents per share for her 14.9% holding in the company, below the day's closing price of 96 cents.


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