The newly merged entity between Fairfax Radio and MRN has issued a statement through its Chief Operating Officer Adam Lang (pictured) who said:
“We have made a number of staff changes to the Magic 1278 team today, which sees four of our on-air presenters leave the station.
“Breakfast co-host Kevin John, plus weekday and evening presenters Peter O’Callaghan, Ric Ditchburn and Peter Van, will leave Magic 1278, along with one other staff member. I would like to thank the terrific contribution these presenters have made to Magic 1278 in Melbourne.
“The Magic 1278 on-air line up will change and Breakfast co-host Jane Holmes will remain with the station.
“We remain strongly committed to Melbourne and our audience.
“During the survey break period we will, as usual, have fill-in presenters who will this week feature Melbourne entertainment icon Mike Brady.
“Our new on-air line-up will be announced shortly and we do not anticipate any further changes,” said Mr Lang.
“While any redundancies are regrettable, we are determined to build a stronger national radio network with our music stations and the leading News, Talk and Sport stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.”