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Gardening show reaches milestone

Monday 31 August, 2015

The Garden Clinic, presented by Graham and Sandra Ross and their children Linda and Kent, celebrated 35 years on 2GB last Friday.
The Garden Clinic is on every Saturday and Sunday from 6.00am to 9.00am and on 4BC in Brisbane from 6.00am to 8.00am.
The Ross family celebrated with a special event at 2GB on August 28, hosted by presenter Chris Smith and attended by 2GB management and staff. Chris presented Graham with 24 carat gold dipped secateurs mounted on a burl from a Mallee tree.
Graham Ross also appeared on Ben Fordham’s ‘Sydney Live’ Drive show on August 28 as a special guest and a number of 2GB presenters congratulated the Ross’s with a special tribute.

Macquarie Radio Network Sydney Operations Director Paul Bowd said: “The Ross family have been outstanding broadcasters on 2GB and their Garden Clinic program is a much-loved and very successful program on weekends. To notch up 35 years in broadcasting is an extraordinary achievement and we are pleased to be able to celebrate with the Ross’s and 2GB team.”

The Garden Clinic’s Graham Ross said: “It’s wonderful to have been part of 2GB for 35 years. The four of us love our audience enormously. They are incredibly loyal and we are fortunate enough to interact with them on a regular basis. We have maintained friendships with them and their families which have grown, over a long time. What we do works on radio and I’m very proud of our show and the results we get for listeners and of course our advertisers. My family, Sandra, Linda and Kent, are very important to me and I couldn’t have done it without them and their support over all these years.” 
The show has since celebrated many milestones including:
·      1981 - Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser was a special guest 
·      1989 - A live broadcast from the top of a Manly ferry in the Sydney Festival Ferryboathon 
·      1989 - Graham Ross reported live from Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China on the uprising 
·      1997 - Green and Growing now includes Graham and Linda’s son Kent Ross on the panel and Clive Robertson was installed as host 
·      2000 - 20 years of Green and Growing with anniversary special guests John Singleton, retired NSW Premier John Fahey and ex 2GB staff  Mickie de Stoop and Sam Galea
·      2013 – First web streaming of the Garden Clinic attracts calls and emails from listeners in Israel, Ireland, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Chicago and London
·      2013 -  A live broadcast from the Chelsea Flower Show in London with guests including Sir Cliff Richard, Dame Helen Mirren, Ringo Starr and Joanna Lumley
·      2015 - First simulcast to 4BC Brisbane of the Garden Clinic.

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