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Marconi Radio Rover attends #CRAconf

Monday 12 October, 2015
It wasn't on the Red Carpet at this year's #ACRAs2015 but Radio Australasia's Marconi Radio Rover was on the Gold Coast ready for 2GB's Live Drive outside broadcast with Ben Fordham following the #CRAconf.

At a celebrity launch function at Sydney's Queen Victoria Building in July, Ben Starr and business partner Patrick Kayrooz unveiled the state of the art Mercedes Benz OB van, which is available for stations to hire.

Legendary Radio and TV presenter Mike Gibson dies

Wednesday 23 September, 2015
Mike Gibson who has had a career in radio, television and print as sportscaster, talk show host and lifestyle columnist has passed away at his Central Coast home aged 75.

Mike Gibson began his media career as a print journalist covering greyhound racing and rugby league, then moved to radio, joining George Moore on the 2SM Morning show in 1976, before switching to 2GB in 1979. 

He then began hosting Wide World of Sports in 1981.

Selling radio with passion and integrity: Mumbrella 360 Conference

Wednesday 03 June, 2015
Merrick Watts told participants at today's Mumbrella 360 Conference that live reads ads can "combine passion with integrity" if delivered well.

Responding to a question from moderator Paul Murray, WS breakfast presenter Amanda Keller said being a personality on radio is "not just about being a presenter, you have to be a friend...
 

Wave of support for Glenn Wheeler at Cronulla

Sunday 15 February, 2015

Around 1500 well wishers turned up at Cronulla Beach yesterday to support 2GB, 2CH and Channel 7 personality Glenn Wheeler.

Phones run hot on Andrew Moore's final shift

Friday 16 January, 2015
It was Andrew Moore’s final shift on 2GB on Friday morning and he received calls from both Alan Jones and Ben Fordham wishing him well and praising him for his work at the station.

Moore has been with 2GB for 17 years in total as a sports reporter, presenter of Wake Up Australia and the holiday fill in for Jones’ breakfast show.

Ben Fordham to focus on talkback and fatherhood

Friday 21 November, 2014

2GB talkback host Ben Fordham has today said 'farewell' to viewers of the Channel Nine's Today Show. The popular presenter has chosen to focus on his top-rating talkback radio show on Sydney's 2GB and new fatherhood.

He and wife Jodie Speers are expecting their first child, due next Friday.


Image courtesy of Channel Nine's Today Show

​2GB sacks Michael Smith for calling Muhammad a paedophile

Sunday 29 June, 2014
The outspoken announcer told, You can't call a Deity a paedophile.
He was to fill in for Chris Smith’s Afternoon program while he went on holidays for three weeks from tomorrow. But, according to Smith’s website, on Friday, MRN and 2GB Program Director David Kidd called to tell him the deal was off, "We won't be needing you. You can't call a Deity a paedophile," he said.

Jason Morrison back on 2GB

Tuesday 21 January, 2014
In what may turn out to be a live audition for a return to 2GB, Ben Fordham today chatted to Jason Morrison.

In 2010, Morrison jumped ship from 2GB to do breakfast on 2UE, up against Alan Jones.

Later, amidst a range of changes at 2UE, Morrison was moved to drive, and, at the end of last year, was not renewed

2GBs Ben Fordham lambasts 2UE for letting Jason Morrison go

Monday 11 November, 2013
With the help of another former 2UE presenter, Michael Smith, 2GB’s Ben Fordham got stuck into his rival station’s management in a 4 minute rant on his top rating Drive show.

He also invited Jason Morrison to join him in the studio , the one that Morrison used to occupy before he went to 2UE three years ago, as soon as his current contract permits.

 

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