Ben Fordham now Live on 4BC

Ben Fordham Live ​will air in Brisbane from 2-5 pm (AEST), from today (Monday, 7 Oct).

His 2GB Drive show will be networked into 4BC to replace the Drive shift that was vacated by Mark Braybrook recently. Braybrook’s was the only major shift left on 4BC that was broadcast from Brisbane.

Due to the difference in time zones during daylight saving months Drive will start and finish an hour earlier in Qld than in NSW.

After launching his media career at Sydney’s Radio 2UE and Sky News Australia, Fordham joined the Nine Network in 1999 and has enjoyed lengthy stints with A Current Affair and the Today Show, and more recently as co-host of the ratings blockbuster Ninja Warrior.

He also won the prestigious Walkley Award – Australia’s top award in journalism – for his coverage of the 1997 Thredbo landslide.

Ben Fordham said: “There’s some exciting stuff happening in Queensland and I’m really keen to get amongst it all. We’ll be talking about drought, population, mining, public transport, the justice system, sport and anything else that’s on your mind. I’ve been campaigning for some time to move an NRL grand final to Suncorp Stadium so that idea should find some strong support in Brisbane. We’ve also got to make sure this Olympic bid gets across the line for Queensland in 2032. The signs on that are super strong so you can bet the next decade is going to see some dramatic changes. My family has a lot of history in Brisbane, and my uncle David broadcast sport on Channel 7 and Channel 10 here for many years. It all starts on Monday so let’s get cracking.”

MML Chief Executive Officer Adam Lang said: “I am delighted to be announcing Ben Fordham Live will now be heard Monday to Friday on 4BC. Ben’s passion for live, engaging radio ensures Brisbane listeners will be receiving the latest news and traffic, as well as having the opportunity to discuss a whole range of Brisbane and national issues every day on the open line. Ben’s credibility with his audience and his ability to deliver a result for advertisers make him an excellent choice to join the line-up at 4BC.”




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