Macquarie Media’s 3AW operations director Stephen Beers has been made redundant as the network continues to restructure ahead of Nine’s takeover.
The news of Beers’ departure follows Macquarie Media CEO Adam Lang’s ousting just last week.
Beers has been with Macquarie Media since 2015 and his departure has caused a ripple of fear across the station for potential impending changes to come.
However, Macquarie executive chairman Russell Tate has said quelled any rumours of more changes.
“3AW is an iconic and successful Melbourne station focussed on local audiences and content and that will not change,” he said.
“The 3AW team will remain firmly focussed on serving its audience and advertisers as they have always done.”
Beers’ departure follows yesterday’s new about Macquarie Sports Radio’s talk shows being put on pause from Friday this week as executives review the current slate amid poor ratings.
Tate said in a statement the pause will be across Macquarie Sports Radio stations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
He said: “Over the coming months, Macquarie Sports Radio will continue live sport broadcasts including all scheduled Test Match, BBL, One-Day Internationals & International T20 Cricket matches as well as its English Premier League coverage.
“The stations will draw an increased amount of content from local and international partners, including Macquarie Media’s News Talk stations and Nine, and will continue to access Macquarie National News services for constantly updated sporting news.”