In what can only be seen as a stunning reversal by Macquarie Media’s new owners, Stephen Beers is returning to 3AW.
Nines’s new Managing Director of Radio, Tom Malone, made the announcement to staff this morning saying:
“I’m delighted to announce that Stephen Beers is returning to 3AW as Station Manager – Melbourne. Stephen has generously agreed to contract back to Macquarie Radio as we transition our business into the new Nine.
I have taken this decision because even in my first week I see what an important contribution Stephen has made to the success of 3AW in this city and for this community and we need his wisdom and support as we move forward together.”
Rumblings from within the station after Beers position as Operations Manager was made redundant at the end of October no doubt contributed to the change of mind, with Malone meeting with 3AW staff within days of his own appointment as Nine’s radio head.