Macquarie National News

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Macquarie National News is the name of the news service provided by Macquarie Media, providing half-hourly radio news bulletins to radio stations across Australia. It is distributed to stations by Macquarie Media Syndication.

History[edit]

On September 16, 2009 the company shut down its news website, livenews.com.au after two years of existence citing poor financial returns.[1]

In April 2015, following the merger of Macquarie Radio Network and Fairfax Radio Network,[2] the newsroom of 2UE Sydney was closed and replaced with the 2GB feed.[3] Local bulletins on 3AW, 4BC and 6PR now take the Macquarie National News branding.

In July, the newsroom shared between 1116 SEN and 3MP 1377 in Melbourne was closed, replaced with the Macquarie National News service from 3AW.[4][5]

Stations[edit]

Bold signifies a Macquarie Radio Network owned station.

State bulletins[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Victoria[edit]

Queensland[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

National bulletin[edit]

Former stations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "livenews.com.au dead". digital media. September 16, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ "COMPLETION OF FAIRFAX RADIO NETWORK MERGER WITH MACQUARIE RADIO NETWORK" (Press release). Fairfax Media. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015. Fairfax Media Limited ... today announced the completion of the merger of its Fairfax Radio Network ... with Macquarie Radio Network ... 
  3. ^ Sinclair, Lara (9 April 2015). "2UE News to go off air as newsroom merges with 2GB". The Australian (News Limited). AAP. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Gunn, Nikole (8 July 2015). "Another one bites the dust". Radio Today. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Rawsthorne, Sally (8 July 2015). ""Melbourne’s Home of Sport" shutters its newsroom". MediaWeek. Retrieved 9 July 2015.