Greg Byrnes returns to radio: Tom Malone’s second key appointment

• Byrnes will report to Malone and he starts in his new role this week.

Nine Entertainment’s new managing director of radio Tom Malone is setting up a team he is happy with at Macquarie Media and has made a second major appointment in a week.

This first decision he made was reversing one only a couple of weeks old by bringing back Stephen Beers to 3AW as station manager.

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Today Malone has revealed his second appointment, this time in Sydney, and one that should be as popular as his first.

Malone is bringing back Greg Byrnes (pictured) to radio. A former 2UE news and program director, Byrnes has been at Sky News for the past decade.

During his years in TV, Byrnes was channel manager and national editor. More recently he has been executive producer of the Sky News successful evening talk shows.

“Greg has a long and impressive career in media, and in particular radio, starting at 2XL Cooma in 1990,” said Malone today. “He joined 2UE in 1993 and spent 17 years there.”

At Macquarie Media, Byrnes will be responsible for all on air content across the radio division – the 2GB-3AW-4BC-6PR talk network and the Macquarie Sports Radio network along the east coast.

Byrnes will report to Malone and he starts in his new role this week.

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