2UE, Magic revived as Nine folds Macquarie Sports Radio

Nine has introduced that background radio station 2UE may be revived as an oldies track community in February, changing Macquarie sports Radio.
The circulate will see the station – which includes its national counterparts, Melbourne’s Magic 1278AM and Brisbane’s 4BH 882AM – launching without presenters and focusing on hits from the Seventies, ’80s and ’90s.
It signals the stop of Macquarie Sports Radio 954, which had “paused” broadcasting its unique speak programs remaining October inside the wake 9’s takeover of the Macquarie Radio network. Nine is likewise the proprietor of this masthead.
The announcement is the contemporary twist in 2UE’s records.
The long-lasting station – which opened in January 1925, and released the broadcasting careers of John legal guidelines and Alan Jones, among others – lost a whole lot of its ancient lustre following Fairfax Media’s radio merger with Macquarie Radio network in 2015, with its scores cannibalised by using rival-grew to become-stablemate 2GB.

It changed into rebranded as talking way of life 954 in September 2016, and again as talkback sports station Macquarie Sports Radio in April 2018. ultimate October, the station’s communicate suggests were “paused” and on-air expertise made redundant in advance of the station’s transition to 9.
while the station persisted to air its stay sports insurance, in its final scores survey in December final year it earned just 0.7 per cent of the overall listening target market in Sydney and 0.4 in keeping with cent in Melbourne.
Nine introduced in early January that the Macquarie Media brand might be “phased out” in coming months. This week it released its nightly one-hour extensive international of sports display on 2GB, hosted by way of Macquarie Sports Radio’s former breakfast presenter Mark Levy.
In Tuesday’s announcement, nine said regardless of the point of interest on music the stations might hold to honour their existing sports activities rights contracts with the NRL, AFL and Cricket Australia via airing sports commentary for the ones suits for the existence of the agreement.
the brand new stations may have a “tender launch” on February 2.

Macquarie Sports Radio communicate programs to prevent broadcasting on Friday

Macquarie Sports Radio has introduced it will forestall broadcasting its talk packages on Friday night, only a day after it announced Kevin Bartlett could be a part of the station.

Macquarie Media restrained chairman Russell Tate confirmed the information in a announcement, with team of workers knowledgeable on Tuesday. He said broadcasting could be “paused and reviewed” over summer time.

“Macquarie Media limited nowadays announced that development of its Macquarie sports activities Radio stations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane can be paused and reviewed over the summer months and that the present day time table of recreation talk programs will stop as of 11pm, Friday 1 November.

“Over the approaching months, Macquarie sports Radio will retain live recreation announces which include all scheduled test fit, BBL, one-day internationals and worldwide T20 cricket suits as well as its English choicest League coverage. The stations will draw an accelerated quantity of content material from local and international companions, which includes Macquarie Media’s news communicate stations and nine, and could hold to get right of entry to Macquarie countrywide information services for constantly updated carrying news.”

Bartlett changed into to return to the air, after leaving rival sports station SEN in July, for the spring carnival with David Schwarz and Mark Allen.

Allen and Schwarz have been on air as ordinary on Tuesday.

Asked by a caller approximately the difficulty, Schwarz said: “there is a piece of motion occurring.”

Schwarz and Allen have been a part of the station’s launch in April remaining 12 months, with Jimmy Bartel, Tony Shaw and Tony Leonard the original breakfast line-up.

Schwarz and Allen were sacked through rival sports radio station SEN in July closing 12 months even as Bartlett left the equal station in July this year. Each departures have been controversial given their unswerving following.

Bartel become at the breakfast show, which become produced out of Sydney, in conjunction with Mark Levy and Mark Riddell.

The station had struggled to draw scores when you consider that its inception. Macquarie Media is owned by means of Channel 9, which also owns this masthead.

The station became to be had around the US online, on the AM radio band in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and on virtual radio in Perth.

Bartlett has been contacted for remark.