Faine’s Final Show in front of 4,000 at the Melbourne Town Hall

ABC broadcaster Jon Faine has given an emotional speech of thanks and gratitude as he signed off from his final Mornings program at the Melbourne Town Hall in front of an audience of 4,000 loyal listeners

Winding up Faine’s Final Show he thanked his audience for the “incredible privilege” of serving them and telling their stories across his decades-long radio career.
On a morning where he reminisced about the past 30 years on radio with present and past guests and contributors to his program, he said the most difficult days were covering the Black Saturday fires and the days following the 2012 murder of colleague Jill Meagher that rocked the ABC and the city of Melbourne.
He also delivered a staunch defence of the ABC’s role in the media landscape saying, “We should not use our lives to make ourselves look good or to show off, the ABC can leave that to the worst of the shock jocks and the tabloid monsters, those narcissists who use the media to tell people how to live their lives and what to think.
“It’s the ABC’s style guide to trust the audience, to give you the contest of ideas and to hold power to account.”

                                                  Faine’s Final Show at the Melbourne Town Hall Photo Credit ABC News: Erin Marsicovetere

Listen to the final show, and the best bits from Jon Faine’s memorable interviews here.



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