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John Brennan

July 26th, 2007 at 10:24am

I thought I wrote this the other day, but apparently not.

John Brennan OAM, 2GB program director, former 2UE program director, and absolute radio industry legend, has retired.

Brennan is the most successful program director in the history of Australian radio, and will be sorely missed.

Best wishes for your retirement Brenno!


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  • 1. Pen 15  |  July 26th, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    I’ve never heard of him. Evidently he didnt base his career on being a headline-grabbing misogynistic shock jock.

  • 2. Samuel  |  July 26th, 2007 at 6:51 pm

    He is very well known inside the radio industry…but considering the fact that almost nobody outside a radio station knows who the program director is (or what they do), I’m hardly surprised that John Brennan is not a household name.

  • 3. Hamesucken  |  July 26th, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    I don’t think he has actually retired Sam. I believe he has opened up a chain of hairdressing franchises.

  • 4. Pen 15  |  July 26th, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    What made him the most successful director? Can you tell me how it was measured?

  • 5. davky  |  July 27th, 2007 at 12:25 pm

    Longevity for one. He also ran an absolute powerhouse station and the leading radio station in Sydney for most of his career.

  • 6. Pen 15  |  July 29th, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    I don’t think longevity is the same as success.

  • 7. Samuel  |  July 30th, 2007 at 4:38 am

    True, but to remain a program director for as long as he did requires a certain amount of success. In his case, amongst the achievements were 50 number one survey wins at 2UE and 25 number one survey wins at 2GB.

    I’m not saying that he is the only person responsible for the ratings…that would be silly…but when you consider that 2UE’s ratings have been much lower since Brenno left, I think it’s fair to say he had quite an impact.

  • 8. Pen 15  |  July 30th, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    But success is relative, Sam. Sure, he had 50 number one wins, but he aimed for 100, he only achieved half of his target. In those terms, he may not have considered himself successful.

  • 9. Samuel  |  July 30th, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    And this figure of 100 came from where?

  • 10. Pen 15  |  July 31st, 2007 at 8:10 am

    Seems Ive left a word or two out. Add “Hypothetically, if..”

    But I think you see my point.

  • 11. Samuel  |  July 31st, 2007 at 8:39 am

    I see your point now Pen, although I would have to say that anybody aiming for 100 ratings wins in radio is mildly delusional, especially if they want them all at the one station.


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