As expected from 2XL’s early announcement of their plans, 2CC have now confirmed that they are dropping Steve Liebmann’s show on January 18 in favour of Ray Hadley from 9am to 11am and Alan Jones Highlights from 11am until Midday.
According to 2CC’s Program Director Peter Davidson, this is in response to a large number of listeners asking “Why can’t we hear him [Ray Hadley] on weekdays?” when he can be heard on the weekend. Mr. Davidson also referred to Alan Jones’ return to 2CC as a homecoming of the “king of breakfast radio of the last 20 years or so”, referring to the old Alan Jones Highlights show which aired between 8:30am and 9:00am on weekdays in the early days of 2CC’s life as a talk station.
The station is expecting a lot of feedback today. I’m just glad that it’s not me that’s dealing with the correspondence.
Update: I’ll clarify that last line. I’m glad it’s not me dealing with the correspondence due to the volume…not the content. I’d love it if people flooded me with positive feedback, but I’d probably hate replying to it all because I wouldn’t want to use a form reply.
Anyway, 2CC’s press release follows:
January 7, 2010
EMBARGO – FOR RELEASE 8AM MONDAY JANUARY 11, 2010
RAY HADLEY & ALAN JONES JOIN 1206 2CC
1206 2CC announced this morning to it’s listeners that two of Australia’s most popular broadcasters will join the weekday lineup from Monday January 18.
Ray Hadley’s top rating Sydney morning show will be broadcast in Canberra on 1206 2CC.
Already familiar to Canberran’s through the Continuous Call in NRL season, Ray Hadley presents a morning show that is entertaining and informative. He often puts politicians on the spot to answer the questions his listeners want to know.
The Ray Hadley Morning Show will be broadcast on 1206 2CC Monday to Friday between 9am and 11am.
Alan Jones returns to the 2CC line up with a daily one hour highlights program of his highly successful Sydney breakfast show.
Alan Jones is one of Australia’s most popular and successful broadcasters. With the mind and capacity to make complex issues understandable, Alan Jones sets the agenda with the day’s newsmakers.
The Best Of Alan Jones will be broadcast on 1206 2CC Monday to Friday 11am till midday.
For further information contact:
Talking Canberra 1206 2CC
Phone: (02) 6241 1911