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2GB disappointed at defamation verdict, not expecting such large damages

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

For talk stations such as 2GB, defamation payouts are considered a cost of doing business.

2GB's parent company, MML's 2017 Annual report set aside a budget of $695,000 as a "Provision for claims/dafamation"

Where's the best place to work in radio?

Sunday 12 August, 2018

Like most things, from hotels and restaurants to appliances and financial products, radio networks are star-rated by consumers online.

ABC Life…Please explain says Eric Abetz

Thursday 02 August, 2018

Liberal Senator, Eric Abetz has called on the ABC to explain how it can afford its new multi million dollar project ABC Life.

Senator Abetz says the millions of dollars the ABC will spend on a new lifestyle website requires a full explanation.
 
“The ABC can’t keep having it both ways. They can’t keep crying poor then magically pull millions of dollars out of thin air for their pet projects.”

Macquarie Media profits up 21%

Wednesday 09 August, 2017

Despite some challenging market conditions and the absence of Alan Jones for part of the reporting period, Macquarie Media Limited has announced good financial results for the year ended June 30 2017, with profits after tax rising 21% to $17.32 million for the year.

Changes to sales representation agreement for 96FM and 6PR

Friday 03 February, 2017

Australian Radio Network and Macquarie Media have made changes to the sales representation agreement for their respective radio stations 96FM (ARN) and 6PR (MML).

For the past two years, ARN has represented both 96FM and 6PR in the Perth market, across both direct and agency sales.

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.

No word on 2CH sale

Thursday 13 October, 2016

The question of who will buy 2CH is still unresolved.

The company passed the deadline for the sale on 30 September, and has since then been in breach of ACMA regulations requiring no more than two stations to a market. Macquarie Media owns 2GB, 2UE and Magin 2CH in the Sydney market.

The ACMA has once again declined to comment about the sale and whether the regulator has had any contact with Macquarie Media about the sale .

2CH sale to be finalised Friday. Or else.

Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Comment from Peter Saxon

Macquarie merger spells bad news for some regional radio stations

Monday 18 July, 2016

One of the first cost efficiencies, following the long anticipated merger between Fairfax and Macquarie, was put into effect in the newsrooms of 2GB and 2UE in Sydney.

Keen listeners would have noticed that suddenly the voices of once rival 2GB personalities, including Alan Jones and Ray Hadley, would now be regularly heard in 2UE news bulletins - an efficient way of sharing high value content such as interviews between sister stations, even though they’re in the same market.

The merger always made commercial sense: MRN Chairman

Wednesday 11 November, 2015

At Macquarie Radio Network's annual general meeting on ratings day ysterday, Chairman Russell Tate said the merger of Fairfax and Macquarie Radio "made sense."

The merged company recorded an annualised profit after the reverse takeover of $5 million, but the results are largely meaningless as do not offer much indication of the company's future performance.

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