ABC Radio Broadcaster Red Symons Quits After Being Sacked

ABC Radio Broadcaster Red Symons Quits After Being Sacked

ABC announcer Red Symons has quit his breakfast show after bosses said he would not continue in the role in 2018.

Symons, the former guitarist for Aussie rockers Skyhooks, had been in the role for 15 years but was told he would no longer be required.

Instead, Symons has tended his resignation despite the ABC offering to find him another role at the broadcaster. Symons has not said what he would do next.

“This will be my last year doing this program on the ABC,” Symons told listeners this morning. “Why am I going? They haven’t said, and I haven’t asked.”

In a statement, an ABC spokesperson said: “There is no one like Red Symons. His unique take on the world and his endless curiosity about the world around him has kept audiences tuning in for 15 years.

“Without doubt, he will be hugely missed both on-air by his legion of fans and off-air by all his ABC colleagues. We wish him the very best for the future.”

In June, Symons found himself in hot water over an interview with ABC Radio podcaster Beverley Wang, in which he asked the presenter if she was “yellow” and “What’s the deal with Asians?”.




Please login with linkedin to comment

ABC Red Symons

Latest News

Cannes In Cairns 2024 Agenda Revealed!
  • B&T Exclusive

Cannes In Cairns 2024 Agenda Revealed!

An almighty chunk of the Cannes in Cairns presented by Pinterest agenda has been revealed, and there is plenty in store for you. Lead image: Fernando Machado, CMO, NotCo Revellers can expect three days of cracking content from 4-7 June. From global keynotes and marvellous marketers to film directors, professors and all-round media and creative […]

Cannes In Cairns Early Bird Ticket Prices Ending Soon!
  • B&T Exclusive

Cannes In Cairns Early Bird Ticket Prices Ending Soon!

Early bird ticket prices for Cannes in Cairns 2024 are ending soon, so you’ll need to move quickly to save money on the hottest ticket in town (or anywhere!). You have until 31 March to secure your ticket at the discounted price of $1,979.99 inclusive of GST. What’s more, you can get even tastier discounts […]

The Coffee Commune’s “Finding Brisbane’s Best Cafe” Achieves Record Entries
  • Campaigns

The Coffee Commune’s “Finding Brisbane’s Best Cafe” Achieves Record Entries

To promote the launch of its latest campaign, ‘Finding Brisbane’s Best Cafe’, The Coffee Commune (TCC) harnessed the power of radio, digital and programmatic OOH. The seven-week campaign also served to increase The Coffee Commune’s membership, and via TFM Digital, it saw a record 39,633 entries garnered (28,774 unique), with 880+ cafes nominated. Teaming up […]