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2CH rebrands just like Magic

Monday 22 February, 2016

There is nothing like starting the working week fresh, and it appears 2CH has done just that by changing its call sign and logo. 
 
2CH seems to have been rebranded to Magic in line with the rest of the Magic easy listening stations around the country.

After the Macquarie/Fairfax merger, the new business ended up owning three radio stations in Sydney, which is against the current media ownership laws.

Fairfax posts profit

Thursday 13 August, 2015

Fairfax Media today has announced full-year financial results posting a new profit of 83.2 million after tax, surpassing estimates.

Chief Executive and Managing Director Greg Hywood said:

“Fairfax has today reported top line growth for continuing businesses for a full year for the first time in eight years. Overall revenue grew 0.3%, a key driver of which was the 45% increase in Domain Group revenue.

 

Final news bulletin goes to air on SEN

Friday 10 July, 2015
SEN1116 has aired its final news bulletin.

It was announced mid week via a tweet from Journalist Andrew McCormack that a decision had been made to move forward without a news room.

They are now taking a feed from Macquarie Network which is also heard on 3AW and Magic 693.

Take a listen to the final bulletin read by Emma Bruer.



 
 

'I shed a tear:' Steve Blanda on that redundancy

Friday 19 June, 2015

When the Macquarie Fairfax merger happened, 2UE news stalwart Steve Blanda was holidaying in London.
 
With fifty staff to lose their jobs from a number of departments including news, few imagined the man who holds the record for the most number of ACRAs would be among the casualties.
 

Reports Fairfax chairman is facing ACMA investigation

Friday 01 May, 2015

It’s being reported the Australian Communications and Media Authority are investigating Fairfax Chairman-elect Nick Falloon over an alleged breach of the Broadcast Services Act following the Macquarie Fairfax merger.
 
Mr.Falloon has been temporarily stood aside after the company failed to seek prior approval from ACMA for its directors to temporarily breach broadcasting rules by holding more than two radio licences in Sydney, where it would control three stations.
 

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