Sydney’s 2CH have announced that Tim Webster will take over Mornings from Bob Rogers who informed listeners of his retirement in November last year on ‘doctor’s orders’ following a stroke.
Rogers, who turned 92 in December is 25 years Webster’s senior which makes the latter young enough to give him a shot at breaking Rogers’ world record of 74 years on air.
Tim’s show will be stacked with musical showcases such as the “60’s and 70’s Lunch Breaks, Soundtrack of Your Life and CD Spotlight and well as featuring music that has shaped a generation of Baby Boomers with the Classic Hits from the 60’s and 70’s.
Tim says, “Well, the first thing to say is how honoured I am to be filling the shoes and sitting in the chair occupied by iconic radio legend Bob Rogers. He was a very big part of my life growing up, his voice filled our house every morning.
I grew up with and love the music played on 2CH and with the help of my new boss, Cherie Romaro, we’ll keep Sydney entertained with Classic Hits, and we’ll engage the people of Sydney, but most importantly, we’ll have fun! It’s very exciting to be doing something I love for the City I love.”
Sydney’s 2CH and Digital Channels General Manager Cherie Romaro, says, “When Bob Rogers announced his retirement from Mornings, it presented us with a challenge as to who would be the best person to fill his shoes. That person is Tim Webster, he has a long successful history on radio in Sydney and he is passionate about our music and the city he loves. I am excited Tim accepted the challenge and I know he will be welcomed by our listeners.”
Webster began broadcasting at 2BS Bathurst in 1973. From 1981 he spent more than 30 years at Channel 10 Sydney. He was on talk radio for more than 15 years at 2GB, 2UE, the ill-fated Talking Lifestyle and resigned recently from the even less feted Macquarie Sports Radio.
His new show will begin on 11th February.
Rogers is still be presenting his familiar “Reminiscing” program 6pm to Midnight on Saturdays.
2CH will also launch ‘Sydney’s Tonight Live’ weeknights from 8pm to 1am hosted by Chris Kearns, going against the trend of music stations pre-recording their night time programs.
Chris says, “This is my dream job, to be able to talk to listeners, listen to their stories happy, sad, loves lost, love found and play some great music. I will be there for our listeners, to have a laugh, be a shoulder to lean on, and listen to whatever they want to chat about, it’s a great privilege to be given this job and I’m so excited to be joining a such a great team”.
Cherie Romaro says, “Sydney is a big city and there is a need for people to be able to “reach out” and know someone is there for them. Chris Kearns is the perfect communicator for this role. He will read listener emails, take calls, and play some great Classic Hits from the 60’s and 70’s”.
Sydney Live Tonight launches on February 11th at 8PM.