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Trouble in Paradise: 3MTR Abandons Talk Format in Melbourne

| March 12, 2012

By Trevor Smith
Australia Bureau Chief

“I wish we were here for longer but we’re not…thank you for listening, and maybe we will meet some other day down the line,”  were the final words uttered by Luke Grant on 3MTR at 5:00 pm Friday, March.  Then the station closed down.  The AM 1377 frequency is now simulcasting the MyMP Digital Radio easy memories music program – with no paid commercials, no announcers and no news – presumably as an interim solution until the joint venture partners decide what to do with the failed Melbourne talk station.  Administrators have been appointed to the MTR business joint venture.

“Okay, I’m really sorry, I thought that I was still doing one last bulletin…Okay, no worries at all.  I’m so sorry.  I know you guys have worked your butts off, and no matter, whatever the ratings were, one way or the other doesn’t change the way you do your day…I’m really sorry.  No worries, bye-bye,” were Amie Meehan‘s final words from the Sydney newsroom.

Then there was some switching, and the SEN sport station feed went to air for a while, then it was switched back to MyMP.

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