It was Andrew Moore’s final shift on 2GB on Friday morning and he received calls from both Alan Jones and Ben Fordham wishing him well and praising him for his work at the station.
Moore has been with 2GB for 17 years in total as a sports reporter, presenter of Wake Up Australia and the holiday fill in for Jones’ breakfast show.
Fordham was the one who announced Andrew Moore’s retirement when he called into the station. “I just wanted to ring and congratulate you because many of the 2GB listeners may not know but you’ve got a little bit of a secret. You are leaving 2GB and you’re undertaking a new chapter in your work life and I think that chapter change happens at 9 this morning after your spell filling in for Alan comes to an end.”
“Well done and thank you for all of your hours and months and years of service on the radio.”
Moore then received a surprise call from Jones who phoned in especially from his overseas holiday to wish Andrew well.
“I made you in one and a half minutes. I take all that credit” Jones joked.
“You’re part of the family and you’ll always be part of the family.”
Andrew received support on twitter from colleague and friend Jason Morrison.
Andrew Moore is one of the best sports callers of his generation in Aust. His talent & decency sets him apart from many. Good luck mate.
— Jason Morrison (@JasonMorrisonAU) January 15, 2015
A report in the Sydney Morning Herald says Moore has been under pressure lately as tensions have been running high at the station. The report says “Jones went in to bat for long-term colleague Andrew Moore, who … had fallen foul of Hadley over a scheduling change that effectively saw Moore lose his Sunday gig so Hadley could expand his presence on the station. When Moore refused to fill in for Hadley, observers said their working relationship became ‘completely toxic’.”
Despite leaving 2GB, Moore hinted that his career in radio was not coming to an end.
“I am moving on for a variety of reasons and I’m looking forward to the next challenge in my life.”
Could this be a move to the ABC?