Robbie signs off on 702



November 11, 2016
Robbie signs off on 702

LEAVING: John Robbie

John says 30 years at the radio station has been a blast.

Veteren radio broadcaster John Robbie is retiring.

Robbie is leaving Talk Radio 702 at the end of the year, 30 years after joining the station.

Robbie, who turns 61 later this month, has been steering the Gauteng-based 702 breakfast show for nearly 15 years.

Primedia chief executive, Terry Volkwyn, said Robbie will be missed.

“John has been a part of the fabric of the station since 1986 and has guided audiences through some of the most tumultuous stories and changes in our recent history.”

Robbie said he knew that this was the right moment to switch off his microphone.

“Just as I ended my rugby career, I knew when it was time to go and informed my bosses,” he said.

“In thirty years, many on the morning show, I was never late once,” he added.

Robbie is being replaced by 702 afternoon drive host Xolani Gwala, while Redi Thabi will take care of his show.

Another change on the 702 line-up is veteran journalist Karima Brown who will be hosting Talk @ Nine on Sundays, a current affairs shows, starting from November 20.

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