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ACE Radio Broadcasters acquires EdgeFM, 3NE and 2QN

ACE Radio Broadcasters is expanding its network, becoming major shareholders of Edge FM and 3NE in Wangaratta, and Edge FM and 2QN in Deniliquin.

The broadcaster will now operate 17 regional radio stations, across AM and FM, in Victoria and Southern NSW.

Rowly Paterson and Dave Robertson shake hands following the news

ACE also owns a newspaper in Western Victoria, which has more than 200 staff, and the Radio Training Institute in South Melbourne.

Rowly Paterson, ACE’s owner and chairman said the purchase of the stations was “a great fit.”

“It gives our National advertisers, through our representation company The Radio Sales Network (TRSN), greater ‘ACE Network’ coverage.

“It also allows further opportunities for promotion of staff within our network, and indeed for the existing staff of the new stations into positions at other ACE stations.

“We are pleased to have the current major shareholder of North East Broadcasters and Rich Rivers Radio, Dave Robertson, join ACE as our new 2QN/Edge FM General Manager in Deniliquin.”

Dave Robertson, North East broadcasters and Rich Rivers radio major shareholder said he was looking forward to being part of the ACE group.

“The new ACE coverage in Regional Victoria and Southern NSW is now very comprehensive. All of our stations enjoy heavy involvement in their communities and are extremely popular with locals.

“We have had a good association with ACE Radio over the years with 2AY the ACE Albury/Wodonga station having provided live, local Ovens and Murray football coverage, local news and commercial voice-overs to 3NE/Edge FM for some time.

The family owned broadcaster will take control from November 1.

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