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1938 Macquarie  Network
2GB Sydney
2UE Sydney
2WL Wollongong
2HR Hunter River
2CA Canberra
3AW Melbourne
3HA Hamilton
3TR Sale
3SH Swan Hill
4BH Brisbane
5DN Adelaide
5RM Renmark
6PR Perth
6KG Kalgoorlie
7HO Hobart
7LA Launceston
7DY Derby
7BU Burnie
7QT Queenstown
1952 Macquarie Network
2MG Mudgee
2LF Young
2LT Lithgow
2MW Murwilumbah
2PK Parkes
3CV Central Victoria
IN →
2GB Sydney
2WL Wollongong
2HR Hunter River
2CA Canberra
3AW Melbourne
4BH Brisbane
OUT →
2UE Sydney
3HA Hamilton
3TR Sale
3SH Swan Hill
6PR Perth
6KG Kalgoorlie
4GY Gympie
4BU Bundaberg
6IX Perth
6WB Katanning
6MD Merridin
6BY Bridgetown
5DN Adelaide
5RM Renmark
7HO Hobart
7LA Launceston
7DY Derby
7BU Burnie
7QT Queenstown
1964  Associated Television
2GB Sydney
2WL Wollongong
2LF Young
2LT Lithgow
2CA Canberra
3AW Melbourne
5DN Adelaide
2HR Hunter River
2MG Mudgee
2MW Murwilumbah
2PK Parkes
3CV Central Victoria
4BH Brisbane
4GY Gympie
4BU Bundaberg
5RM Renmark
6IX Perth
6WB Katanning
6MD Merridin
6BY Bridgetown
7HO Hobart
7LA Launceston
1965  Macquarie Broadcasting
IN → 2GB Sydney
2WL Wollongong
2LF Young
2LT Lithgow
2CA Canberra
3AW Melbourne
5DN Adelaide
OUT →
3SR Shepparton
3UL Warrigal
3YB Warrnambool
4BH Brisbane
6IX Perth
6WB Katanning
6MD Merridin
6BY Bridgetown
7HO Hobart
7LA Launceston
2HR Hunter River
2MG Mudgee
2MW Murwilumbah
2PK Parkes
3CV Central Victoria
4GY Gympie
4BU Bundaberg
5RM Renmark
1978  Macquarie Broadcasting
2GB Sydney
2WL Wollongong
2CA Canberra
OUT → 2LF Young
2LT Lithgow
3AW Melbourne
4BH Brisbane
5DN Adelaide
OUT →
1988  Southern Cross
3AW Melbourne
2GB Sydney
2WL Wollongong
2CA Canberra
4BH Brisbane
5DN Adelaide
1994 - 2003  Southern Cross
2UE Sydney
3EE Melbourne
3AK Melbourne
3MP Melbourne
4BH Brisbane
IN → 3AW Melbourne OUT → 3AK Melbourne
3MP Melbourne
 
4BC Brisbane
6IX Perth
6PR Perth
96fm Perth
 
6IX Perth
2007  Fairfax Media
2UE Sydney
3AW Melbourne
3EE Melbourne
4BC Brisbane
4BH Brisbane
6PR Perth
96fm Perth
2015 Macquarie Radio Network
2GB Sydney
2CH Sydney
IN → 2UE Sydney
3AW Melbourne
3EE Melbourne
OUT → 96fm Perth
4BC Brisbane
4BH Brisbane
6PR Perth


Macquarie Network logo

The Macquarie Network takes its name from Governor Macquarie. The network dates back to 1938 when Tasmanian stations joined making it present in all six states and the Australian Capital Territory. The Macquarie Network was created for access to programming and the stations remained independently owned. The 19 strong network included five stations that are the nucleus of the Macquarie Radio Network - 2GB, 2UE, 3AW, 4BH (now Magic 882) and 6PR.

By 1952, the Macquarie Network was a 22 station network. With 2GB being the parent station, more NSW stations joined. 2UE had left the network whilst 6IX was the Perth member replacing 6PR. The Macquarie Network had 40 associated members giving it national coverage.

In the 1960s, the Macquarie Network moved to station ownership. By 1964, Associated Television of London owned seven Macquarie Network stations including 2GB and 3AW. The stations became under Australian control when John Fairfax Limited buys ATV. The following year, Fairfax creates a subsidiary Macquarie Broadcasting Holdings for the radio network.

In 1969, 4BH is bought by Macquarie Broadcasting Holdings after only been an associate station for over 30 years. In following years, the NSW regional stations are sold leaving the network owning a station in all mainland capitals except Perth.

The Macquarie Network came to an end in 1988 when Macquarie Broadcasting Holdings sold its six stations. This was the start of Southern Cross Broadcasting involvement in radio when they bought 3AW.


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Networks
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Australian Radio Network KIIS Network Pure Gold Network
Nova Entertainment Nova smoothfm
Macquarie Radio Network Macquarie Network Southern Cross Broadcasting Fairfax Media Macquarie Regional Radio
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Locations
New South Wales Sydney Newcastle Victoria Melbourne Queensland Brisbane Sunshine Coast South Australia Adelaide Western Australia Perth Tasmania Hobart ACT Canberra
Timelines
Adelaide
Stations
Sydney Hit 104.1 KIIS 106.5 Triple M 104.9 smoothfm 95.3 WSFM
NSW Star 104.5 The Edge 96.1
Melbourne Gold 104.3 Hit 101.9 KIIS 101.1 smoothfm 91.5 Triple M 105.1
Brisbane 4KQ 97.3 FM Hit 105 Magic 882 Triple M 104.5
Adelaide 5AA Cruise 1323 Hit 107 Mix 102.3 Triple M 104.7
Perth 96fm Hit 92.9 Mix 94.5
Hobart Sea FM 100.9
Canberra Mix 106.3