Triple J legend Robbie Buck and comic Wendy Harmer have surprised ABC Breakfast listeners this morning with an surprising announcement.
Two of ABC radio’s most celebrated presenters, Robbie Buck and Wendy Harmer, have introduced they’re stepping down from breakfast internet hosting duties after 4 years on the helm.
The pair have vowed to “go out on a high” for his or her previous couple of exhibits till December tenth, with their replacements to be introduced within the subsequent fortnight.
While each stated they felt the timing was proper to name it quits, the announcement comes as a shock given the present is at the moment the second hottest in Sydney’s aggressive breakfast radio market.
In the newest radio survey, this system had even achieved its highest scores in a number of years, however had been nonetheless unable to beat 2GB’s Alan Jones and his successor Ben Fordham, and extra lately, KIIS1065’s Kyle and Jackie “O” present.
Buck, 49, who has been with the ABC for 25 years, together with 13 years at youth community triple j, revealed he could be taking day without work to journey. While he stated he’s been on the ABC for “more than half his life” didn’t shut the door on working with the nationwide broadcaster once more sooner or later.
He stated on air that the choice was made “quite a while ago”, including that it was completely theirs and they each felt that “the time was right” for a change.
“I now plan to take a year away from the mic and see the world. It’s not goodbye to the ABC,” he added in a press release.
Reflecting on their time collectively within the studio, Buck mused that their reputation stemmed from their burgeoning friendship.
“We always enjoyed each others’ company and I think that’s what’s made the partnership so good.”
Meanwhile, 65-year-old Harmer stated she was taking the time to help to her grownup son “who has a start-up on the boil”.
In her assertion, she wrote: “I hadn’t worked with Robbie but the decision to put us together on brekkie turned out to be inspired.
“We’ve got to know each other at the same time as the audience and it has blossomed into a fabulous on-air partnership and a wonderful friendship too.”
Over on Twitter, Buck merely posted “Big day”, with followers flocking to specific their devastation.
“Understatement! Geez you blindsided all of Sydney with that announcement. Good on you Robbie. All the best for next year and your next adventure! Time to post some travel photos!,” stated one.
“OMG what just happened? I started crying. I didn’t know I was so attached,” one other listened stated.
Another wrote: “Listened to you both every morning for years as I edged my way through Sydney morning traffic. You made the trip to work enjoyable. I submitted my resignation to retirement a month ago and was weighing up rising early to continue listening. I now won’t bother.”