Ad man John Singleton has blasted the Australian Communications and Media Authority for forcing the Macquarie Radio Network to sell its 2CH radio station.

As part of the 2015 ACMA approval process that would allow Fairfax Media to merge its radio stations with Macquarie Radio (which was controlled by John Singleton, with host Alan Jones also a major holder), Macquarie undertook to sell its surplus station -- 2CH, an easy listening music format appealing to older listeners. As the SMH explained: