Red Symons announces he is leaving ABC Radio Melbourne

Broadcaster Red Symons has announced he is hanging up the headphones after close to 15 years with the ABC. 

The former Skyhooks guitarist this morning made the shock announcement on his breakfast show.

‘This will be my last year,’ he said. “Why am I going? They haven’t said, and I haven’t asked.’

It has been a tumultuous year for Symons. He was forced to make an on-air apology to RN’s Beverly Wang in June after asking if she was “yellow” and saying, “What’s the deal with Asians?” on her It’s Not a Race podcast.

In July, it was revealed the former Hey Hey It’s Saturday star was in hospital after falling and hitting his head. He took two months off air to recover from what was described as a ‘significant’ brain injury.

Listen to Symon’s announcement below. 


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