Robin Bailey has spoken exclusively to Mamamia after the shock news that she was leaving her role as the co-host of Brisbane 97.3FM’s Robin, Terry and Bob show.
Bailey – who had worked for the network for 10 years – revealed she had been in contract negotiations.
“The announcement today that I am leaving the 97.3FM breakfast team has come as a complete shock. I have been blindsided by ARN’s decision not to renew my contract,” she told Mamamia.
“After minimal feedback during a protracted negotiation period at no stage did ARN make me any offer for 2017. I was ambushed this morning and told of the decision to cease my employment with the station.
“This was not a joint decision and I certainly saw my future with 97.3, a place that has been my home and my solace for so many years.
“I love radio and I have loved my 10 years on air at 97.3FM. It was not only a job for me, it has been my home, my family and you, the listeners, have been my friends and supporters in the good times and the bad.”
Robin said she expected a more “respectful approach” to her departure, especially after “such a long and positive” relationship at 97.3.
She also had a message for her many listeners and fans:
“To the loyal Brisbane listeners and public, thank you for allowing me into your lives and thank you for being such an important part of mine,” she said.
“I will be back on radio, it’s who I am, it’s what I do and it is what I love – I can promise you that Brisbane.”
Robin was told of the decision this morning, just one day after she celebrated her birthday.
The show posted a birthday message to Robin on Twitter just hours before news of her shock exit broke.
— Robin, Terry & Bob (@robinterrybob) November 13, 2016