Tim Shaw is looking to return to Canberra breakfast radio | radioinfo

Tim Shaw is looking to return to Canberra breakfast radio

Tuesday 26 May, 2020
Tim Shaw is making a strong pitch to return to the breakfast slot at 2CC Canberra following the retirement of Alan Jones at the end of the week.
Jones replaced Shaw in the nation’s capital in the middle of last year when Macquarie Radio decided to expand the reach of the Sydney breakfast program, offering it to 2CC. Shaw left the station soon afterwards.

But when Jones announced his retirement, Shaw saw an opportunity to give Canberra back a local breakfast program.
Tim told radioinfo that he, “… has written to Radio Canberra’s General Manager who advised they had no positions available. I am waiting to have a cup of coffee to discuss what I know from Canberra locals including that Covid 19 has certainly impacted revenues in radio, however there are local big money Canberra sponsors lining up to back the return of the Tim Shaw Breakfast Show on 2CC.”
Tim says he has also contacted station owners owners Alison Cameron and Kevin Blyton, and has had plenty of support from locals about a return to 2CC, but in the meantime he wishes Ben Fordham well: “I do however wish Ben from Sydney, all the best from Tim in Canberra.”

Tim Shaw had a significant local profile in Canberra and had developed his 2CC talk show with a combination of local and federal politics.

In Shaw's last survey (Survey 2, 2019) he increased the breakfast show by one share point. Click the charts to revisit our previous Canberra ratings reports.

In Survey 3, when Jones had replaced Shaw, the breakfast show increased by 0.5 share points.

In the most recent survey, Jones dropped by 0.9 share points to below Shaw's rating the previous year.
While there was plenty of Federal political news in Jones' breakfast show during the survey period, but there was very little ACT Government content from Jones during the survey. The ACT goes to the polls for local elections in October this year.

Shaw's move to get back on air has generated support from local identities, including the former ACT Chief Minister Kate Carnell.

Other comments on social media supporting Shaw include:

It would be a welcomed move if @2CC returned #TimShaw to a locally produced #Canberra breakfast #radio program. If you’re someone who’s not listened to his program you’ve missed a passionate professional who covers issues affecting those in a rather diverse listening area.

Tim Shaw beat Alan Jones’ numbers in our Canberra surveys, as did Mark Parton for that matter. There’s a bloke called Tim Shaw who still lives here and loves this city. All I want to do is talk to Canberra.


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