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John Blackman heading back to hospital

Thursday 27 February, 2020

John Blackman is about to undergo another round of surgery on his face after his lower jaw was removed and reconstructed 18 months ago.

Doctors feared the cancer in his jaw would spread to his brain if not removed.

Blackman told Nine News Melbourne:

"I sound awful and I probably look awful but believe it or not I'm a very, very healthy 72 year old...

My voice doesn't have authority any more: John Blackman tells Neil Mitchell

Thursday 30 May, 2019

Radio and TV icon, John Blackman has opened up about his health battle in an interview with Neil Mitchell on 3AW.

John Blackman continues to improve after surgery

Thursday 13 September, 2018

Veteran radio broadcaster John Blackman's condition is improving after major cancer surgery on his face during which his whole jaw was removed and replaced.

Surgeons replaced the jaw with a bone taken and shaped from his leg.
The 71-year-old has been moved out of intensive care and while he is in a stable condition it is still not known if he will ever talk again.
John was diagnosed with aggressive cancer after noticing a pimple on his chin two years ago.

If pain persists, take this podcast once a week

Tuesday 20 September, 2016

You can’t keep veteran radio and TV personality John Blackman down.

Having been axed from Melbourne’s Magic 1278 earlier this year, the 69 year old is back with a podcast called  If Pain Persists.

His co-presenter is an old mate, Gerald Quigley, pharmacist and master herbalist.

After working together for many years, John and Gerald have developed a catchy and infectious synergy. So far no one has been harmed in the process, says Blackman.

John Blackman exits Magic. Ruzgar rumoured for 2GB

Friday 27 May, 2016

Veteran announcer John Blackman has shown the door at Melbourne’s Magic 1278.

Jane Holmes leaving Magic 1278 breakfast

Thursday 07 April, 2016
"I have made this decision after looking back at the six most amazing years of my life...

"It's time for me to hang up my magic headphones."

When Jane Holmes made her announcement this morning on Magic 1278 Melbourne, co-host John Blackman said he felt "devestated at the news" that she is leaving.

MRN announces changes to build a 'Magic Network'

Friday 06 November, 2015

Magic 1278 in Melbourne and Magic 882 in Brisbane team up with 2CH Sydney to offer its audience ‘The songs you know and love’.

Magic1278 announces new line up

Friday 21 August, 2015

Magic1278 has launched its new presenter line up at a special event with clients.
Andrew McLaren joins Magic 1278 as Mornings presenter, on air from 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday, and Chris Miller will be presenting Nights from 7pm to midnight.

The new line up is:

John Blackman on Magic Melbourne

Monday 20 April, 2015

Last week radioinfo reported on the changes at Melbourne's Magic 1278 following the Fairfax/Macquarie Radio Network merger.  As you'll recall, the entire Magic on-air lineup left the station, apart from Breakfast co-host Jane Holmes.

MRN's Chief Operating Officer Adam Lang said, "We remain strongly committed to Melbourne and our audience...(and) during the survey break period we will, as usual, have fill-in presenters..."  

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