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"God just keeps giving me second and third chances"

Thursday 22 October, 2015

Former Sydney talk presenter Malcolm T Elliott - 2UW, 2GB, 2UE has been released from Pindara Private Hospital at Southport on Queensland's Gold Coast after having a heart Ablation and Pacemaker/Defibrillator fitted. 

Elliott who underwent 5 heart by-passes in Sydney in 2004 has been in poor health since last Chrismas has now returned to his Lismore home with claims,  "God just keeps giving me second and third chances, I might start looking for a job at iHeart Radio".

2UE partners with macau government

Thursday 22 October, 2015

The Macau Government Tourist Office and Sydney’s News Talk 2UE have partnered to create a custom campaign to promote the sights and sounds of Macau as a tourist destination.
2UE Weekend Afternoons presenter Tim Webster and his team visited Macau in South-East Asia for four action-packed days, including a live two-day broadcast from a suite at the spectacular Conrad Macao at Cotai Central.
During the visit, Webster visited the Macau Eiffel Tower, did the Skywalk at AJ Hackett Macau Tower and Macau by night.

Reports suggest Mike Gibson victim of depression

Friday 25 September, 2015
With the media and sports world still reeling from the death of Mike Gibson this week, The Daily Telegraph is reporting one of the greats of Australians sports journalism suffered depression and took his own life. 
Gibson reportedly lapsed into depression amidst a relationship breakup, property disputes and a lack of demand professionally.
Gibson was found dead in his Central Coast home by his brother on Wednesday.

Macquarie Radio Network launches ‘The Road Next Travelled’ with Ray Martin

Wednesday 01 July, 2015

Macquarie Radio Network’s (MRN) Content Creation team has launched an innovative content initiative featuring respected journalist Ray Martin as host.

The program is called “The Road Next Travelled” and runs over eight weeks on MRN’s websites including 2GB, 2UE, 3AW, 4BC and 6PR. It follows three listener contestants who start a journey towards the next phase of their lives, retirement and beyond.

Steve Blanda: "I value radio news"

Monday 22 June, 2015

When radioinfo caught up with Steve Blanda recently (read here), he revealed how he had shed a tear listening to the final 2UE bulletin from his hotel room in London.
Steve was on holiday when he went through the formal process of being made redundant following the Fairfax Macquarie merger – he came back to Australia unemployed.

'I shed a tear:' Steve Blanda on that redundancy

Friday 19 June, 2015

When the Macquarie Fairfax merger happened, 2UE news stalwart Steve Blanda was holidaying in London.
With fifty staff to lose their jobs from a number of departments including news, few imagined the man who holds the record for the most number of ACRAs would be among the casualties.

Ross Greenwood to present Budget night for the Macquarie Radio Network

Friday 08 May, 2015

Business journalist and financial commentator Ross Greenwood will present the 2015 Budget Night for Macquarie Radio Network’s (MRN) News Talk stations in a network first.
Greenwood will broadcast live from Canberra for the Budget announcement on May 12th.

Gone but not forgotten

Monday 27 April, 2015
A tribute to the 2UE newsroom is doing the rounds on social media.

It's compiled by the Kennedy Foundation, a registered charity that administers a benevolent fund for news media professionals facing hardship.

Take a look.

Former 2UE journalists make the move to MRN

Friday 17 April, 2015

Following the merger of Fairfax and the Macquarie Radio Network, it has been widely reported that many former Fairfax staff have lost their jobs.  

MRN to broadcast from Gallipoli

Thursday 16 April, 2015

Earlier this week we reported that ABC Local Radio will broadcast from the dawn service at Gallipoli.


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