After being dropped as AFL Footy Show host last year after poor ratings, Craig Hutchison is enjoying a better Friday morning than his replacement (and throw-back host) Eddie McGuire.

Shareholders in Pacific Star Network yesterday green-lit the takeover of Hutchison's Croc Media and the formation of a combined company with a market value of more than $20 million with radio and website coverage of the NRL and AFL, as well as print and other media interests. Hutchy will end up a very wealthy man. His SEN sports radio business (the core of Croc Media) could end up dominating radio sport in this country.