Fairfax Radio announces first change since Macquarie merger

2UE 2015 brandingThe first changes to on-air line ups since the merger between Fairfax Radio and Macquarie Radio was announced at the end of last year have been announced, with Clive Robertson leaving Sydney’s 2UE station.

Moving into its 90th year the station has also gone to air with a new strapline ‘Sydney’s original 2UE 954’, which will also appear on a series of bus ads across the city, as the network looks to build audience share to increase ad revenues.

Robertson, who has hosted the nights show on the network on and off for several years, will be replaced by Walter Williams who is new to the station.

Other major shows including the breakfast slot with Gary Linnell and John Stanley as well as Stuart Bocking, Angela Catterns and Justin Smith, will all return.

“We are looking forward to 2015 being another year of growth for 2UE as we further establish our strong line up of presenters across the day,” 2UE general manager Chris Parker said.

“This year we will celebrate 2UE’s 90th birthday with a host of events and content initiatives and celebrations to ensure our position as Sydney’s original commercial radio station is recognised in fitting style.”

National content director Clark Forbes said: “We are looking forward to 2UE’s announcers growing their audiences in 2015. We’ll be welcoming veteran broadcaster Walter Williams into the Nights timeslot, as we farewell Clive Robertson. I’d like to thank Clive, who is truly a legend of the industry, for his great service to FRN and 2UE and wish him all the best for the future.”

The network has also made a change at its Magic 882 station in Brisbane, with Ian Keenan moving from the morning show to host the breakfast slot, replacing Moyd Kay who left the station in December.

Aalex Hayes


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