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Tim Williams
21 January 2020 - 1:21pm
While they're saying that this will be a soft launch on February 2, the success of this move will depend on their personality lineups in each city.
Hopefully in Sydney this will see at least one or two major music personalities in key shifts, like Ron E. Sparx in Breakfast.
They've certainly positioned the music in the right era.
We're back...Nine resurrects 2UE, Magic and 4BH
Mike Jacobson
21 January 2020 - 12:29pm
That's Who, What and Where. How about When?

EDITOR: Thanks. Good point. Soft launch on Feb 2 now added to the story.
We're back...Nine resurrects 2UE, Magic and 4BH
Anthony The Koala
20 January 2020 - 12:40pm
I also found the 2GB news ID amongst other radio news ID at 1 minute and 54 seconds into this video, https://youtu.be/TRFl072uSJk . The associated logos particularly the pointed arrow are associated with 2GB's brand in the late 1970s not early 1970s.

Unfortunately there is no search term for 2GB news theme or 2GB news ID at all in youtube.

Thank you,
Anthony of exciting Belfield.
Macquarie Media is gone, replaced by Nine Radio
Anthony The Koala
20 January 2020 - 5:41am
I wish to discuss a particular news theme used by the Macquarie Network used in the 1950s and 1960s. Stations 3AW and 2GB used this news theme. Rather I like to call it the news ID as it was not musical. It was short and sounded futuristic. The musical instrument(s) could not be identified, but was played in the key of G and its harmonics and its 7th semitone. The news ID sounded futuristic and was identified with the news lasted only a few seconds.

In addition news ID was used by the Macquarie Network during the 1950s and 1960s and till the early 1970s.

You can hear the news in the following locations. You cannot find it on the YouTube.

1. 3AW's Simon Owens has a recording of a broadcast of 3AW made on 26-02-1968. It was a broadcast of Peter James' Breakfast show with Fred Tupper and Geoff Manion. The segment is approximately 36 minutes. To hear the Macquarie News ID, move the cursor to 15:38 minutes (15 minutes 38seconds). from time pips, the news reader is Jim Archer then the news ID. It is only a few seconds.

The website is https://omny.fm/shows/simon-owens-radio-archive/ep-043-3aw-fred-tupper-geoff-manion-26-feb-1958 - yes it says 1958 even though it was 1968. Remember move your mouse cursor to 15:38 into the segment.

2. The Macquarie news ID can be heard as background sound in the Philip Noyce movie "Newsfront". The scene was in the Maguire family residence in Bondi during the 1950s. The Maguire couple was played by Bill Hunter and Angela Punch-McGregor.

Listen very carefully to the background sound where family and friends are in the family's dining room. If you listen carefully to the background sound you will hear the radio tuned to 2GB and can hear the same Macquarie news ID as the 1968 broadcast described earlier.

My version of "Newsfront" was the DVD version.

In sum, the news ID was futuristic, in the key of G, its harmonics and 7th semitone and was heard during the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s. The ID would not be out-of-place.

Thank you,
Anthony of musical and research-oriented Belfield
Macquarie Media is gone, replaced by Nine Radio
Bob Glover
18 January 2020 - 8:58am
I was saddened to see that Grant Goldman had passed away.
He worked in Perth in the early 70’s. First on 6KY and then 6PR.

Besides being great on the radio, he compared a lot of concerts, including a Deep Purple one at Beatty Park Aquatic Centre, where he famously jumped into the water… ice and all!

Rest in Peace Grant.
I have attached 2 Top 40 charts from 1971.

EDITOR: Thanks Bob, we have put the charts into the story.
Vale Grant Goldman
Keith Williams
17 January 2020 - 4:37pm
Grant Goldman was instrumental in getting me my first job in radio in 1970. I was 16. He was at 6KY in Perth and I was hired to do Breakfast and Drive on 6NA Narrogin 'relayed' from the 6KY Studios in James St Perth. We were part of the Sunday Times newspaper group. He taught me how to be a jock. Later after moving to 4IP in Brisbane we ended up there together too. Last time I saw him was at lunch in Sydney some 12 months ago. He was ailing but still with that sharp wit and sparkling outlook. A true broadcaster. Rest in Peace dear friend. Vale Grant Goldman
Wendy Jane
17 January 2020 - 12:00pm
Not surprising news, as his battle has been long and hard, but very sad. We have been Facebook friends for years and he was such a positive and special man - he will be very much missed, not just by the radio community, but in every area of life that he touched. Farewell friend Vale Grant Goldman
Radio chicky
16 January 2020 - 10:38pm
Just going from strength to strength with this fab addition to the already amazing team. Best of luck Becks & co. New local Drive show for the Sunshine Coast
16 January 2020 - 10:10am
Thought his family would still be eligable to sue under the slander act.

EDITOR: No, that is not correct in law. But thanks for the comment.
Mike Carlton accuses the late Stan Zemanek of fraud
15 January 2020 - 4:26pm
Probably a change for the best, considering the real Macquarie Network the real Macquarie Network vanished years ago. Macquarie Media is gone, replaced by Nine Radio


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