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Livinia Nixon joins Nines music stations on the weekends

Friday 03 July, 2020

Livinia Nixon will host the breakfast shift on Nine’s recently launched music stations from Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5.

Stevie Jacobs joins Nine for breakfast, not TV but radio

Sunday 19 April, 2020

Stevie Jacobs is returning to radio as the breakfast host on Nine’s newly launched music stations 2UE 954, Magic 1278, 4BH 882 and 6GT DAB+.

Nine Radio analysis: AirCheck Australia

Friday 20 March, 2020

After Nine Radio recently revived the 2UE, Magic 1278 and 4BH brands, AirCheck Australia has analysed the playlist crossovers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

In Sydney, 2UE and WSFM shared the greatest crossover, sharing almost a third of their playlists, though 2UE played a wider range of music, spinning 142 tracks more than WSFM.
The most played track across the two stations was ‘And We Danced’ by The Hooters, earning 46 spins.

We're back...Nine resurrects 2UE, Magic and 4BH

Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Nine has announced a move to a music format playing the best of the 70s, 80s and 90s across its stations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, along with digital radio in Perth, killing off the Macquarie Sports Radio brand.

Mass redundancies at Magic 1278

Wednesday 07 December, 2016

For the second time in two years, staff have been given their notices at Melbourne’s Magic 1278.

Sources speaking on condition of anonymity have told radioinfo that some staff were handed redundancy notices last week, prior to the Macquarie Christmas party. 

The redundancies will not take effect until the 27th of February next year.

Vale Peter O'Callaghan

Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Melbourne broadcaster Peter O'Callaghan has passed away, aged 67, Wednesday August 10.

He was a veteran of over 40 years, and presented on Melbourne’s 3KZ, 3MP, 3XY, 3UZ and most recently at Magic 1278.

Macquarie Media's Melbourne Operations Stephen Beers told radioinfo, "Sadly a dear old friend of the station, veteran broadcaster and Melbourne radio personality Peter O’Callaghan (POC) passed away suddenly today, Wednesday August 10th.

Jane Holmes leaving Magic 1278 breakfast

Thursday 07 April, 2016
"I have made this decision after looking back at the six most amazing years of my life...

"It's time for me to hang up my magic headphones."

When Jane Holmes made her announcement this morning on Magic 1278 Melbourne, co-host John Blackman said he felt "devestated at the news" that she is leaving.

MRN announces changes to build a 'Magic Network'

Friday 06 November, 2015

Magic 1278 in Melbourne and Magic 882 in Brisbane team up with 2CH Sydney to offer its audience ‘The songs you know and love’.

Magic1278 announces new line up

Friday 21 August, 2015

Magic1278 has launched its new presenter line up at a special event with clients.
Andrew McLaren joins Magic 1278 as Mornings presenter, on air from 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday, and Chris Miller will be presenting Nights from 7pm to midnight.

The new line up is:

John Blackman on Magic Melbourne

Monday 20 April, 2015

Last week radioinfo reported on the changes at Melbourne's Magic 1278 following the Fairfax/Macquarie Radio Network merger.  As you'll recall, the entire Magic on-air lineup left the station, apart from Breakfast co-host Jane Holmes.

MRN's Chief Operating Officer Adam Lang said, "We remain strongly committed to Melbourne and our audience...(and) during the survey break period we will, as usual, have fill-in presenters..."  


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