Macquarie Radio Network

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Not to be confused with the unrelated Macquarie Regional RadioWorks; see Southern Cross Media.

Macquarie Radio Network (ASXMRN) is the name of the company that owns and operates 2GB and 2CH in Sydney. It is a publicly listed company, majority owned by John Singleton.

2GB is Sydney's highest ratings radio station (as at July 2010), and has high profile presenter Alan Jones as its breakfast announcer. It is a news talk format.

2CH is a middle-aged music format targeting listeners 35 years and over.

Macquarie National News is the name of the news service of Macquarie Radio Network.

In 2010, Macquarie joined forces with Pacific Star Network to launch Melbourne's revamped 3MP as MTR 1377. On 2 March 2012, MTR ceased operations when Pacific Star was unable to pay any monies owed to Macquarie.[1]

Historically, Macquarie began broadcasting in the 1920s and until the late 1980s was Australia's only national commercial radio network encompassing 2GB Sydney, 3AW Melbourne, 4BH Brisbane, 5DN Adelaide, 6PR Perth, 2CA Canberra and 2WL Wollongong.

On 31 August 2011, Macquarie acquired the Smart Radio Network which encompasses 4VL, Triple CCC FM, 4HI, 4ZR, 4LM, 4SB and Hot Country network at a cost of $6 million. These stations are part of Macquarie Regional Radio, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Macquarie Radio Network.

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  1. ^ Butler, Ben; Battersby, Lucy (2 March 2012). "'No worries' as MTR goes off the air". The Age (First ed.) (Fairfax Media). p. 6. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 

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