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Friday, March 12, 2010

I reckon Lachlan Murdoch's got the common touch


Let's see. His company buys 50% of the broadcaster that owns Vega and Nova FM.

Then...

Vega gets axed, reborn as a contentless juke box called "Classic Rock FM".

Common, eh.

And Nova, famous for its groundbreaking policy of never running more than 2 ads in a row axes that too.

Also common.

DMG radio paid hundreds of millions for the licences. It'll never get it back now.

Common.


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