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Macquarie Radio Network own and operate 2 networks

  1. Talk : A five station network in all mainland state capitals except Adelaide - 2GB and 2UE (Sydney), 3AW (Melbourne), 4BC (Brisbane), 6PR (Perth)
  2. Easy Listening : Magic 1278 in Melbourne and Magic 882 in Brisbane

They also own 2CH acquired prior to the Fairfax Media merger. With the "2 station rule", 2CH will be sold.

Macquarie Radio Network started with 2GB. It was part of the Macquarie Network which was broken up when Macquarie Broadcasting Holdings sold their stations. In 1994, 2GB was bought by Macquarie Radio Network.

In 2010, Fairfax Media owned the other talk stations including 2UE in Sydney and 3AW in Melbourne. To expand into Melbourne, Macquarie Radio Network started a partnership with Pacific Star Network, the owner of 3MP, to create Melbourne Talk Radio (MTR). The station only lasted two years.

In 2011, Macquarie Radio Network bought Smart Radio Group. The six stations are the Macquarie Regional Radio and operated as a subsidiary network from the metropolitan networks.

In 2015, Fairfax Media merged with Macquarie Radio Network bringing 2GB together with the other talk stations.

4BC   Magic 8822GB   2UE   2CH3AW   Magic 12786PRFairfax Media
Location Frequency Name Format
NSW Sydney 873AM 2GB Talk
954AM 2UE Talk
1170AM 2CH Easy Listening
VIC Melbourne 693AM 3AW Talk
1278AM Magic 1278 Easy Listening
QLD Brisbane 1116AM 4BC Talk
882AM Magic 882 Easy Listening
WA Perth 882AM 6PR Talk

4LM4HITriple C FM   4VL4ZR4SBMacquarie Regional Radio
Location Frequency Name Format
QLD Charleville 101.7FM Triple C FM Adult Contemporary
918AM 4VL Talk, Classic Hits
Mount Isa 666AM 4LM Talk, Classic Hits
Emerald 693AM 4HI Talk, Classic Hits
Roma 1476AM 4ZR Talk, Classic Hits
Kingaroy 1071AM 4SB Talk, Classic Hits

to be sold following Macquarie Radio Network and Fairfax Media merger


Contents
Networks
Southern Cross Austereo Today's Hit Network Sea FM Hot FM Star FM Triple M LocalWorks RadioWest Former stations
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
Other ACE Radio Broadcasters Broadcast Operations Group Capital Radio Network Grant Broadcasters Pacific Star Network Seven West Media
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