Nine has been putting its stamp on 3AW ever since the broadcaster took over full ownership of parent company Macquarie Media. Earlier this month, Nine revealed it was dropping the Macquarie Media brand name to draw more attention to each radio station’s callsign. However, for corporate purposes the various stations will collectively be referred to as “Nine Radio”.
Last year, there were whispers Nine would remove rival talent from regular guest roles at 3AW and 2G in favour of its own presenters. Radio employees have also been told there will be opportunities for them to work more closely with their TV colleagues and that newsrooms will share some resources.
At 3AW, the Nine news stinger now plays at the start of news bulletins. And at Sydney’s 2GB, Nine’s former Today co-host Deborah Knight has taken over from afternoons host Steve Price.
It is not yet known if a Nine weather presenter will be parachuted into Bunn’s former guest spot. Nine, the owner of this masthead, has been contacted for comment.