Okay, so really all I want to open with are the words “WHAT. THE. HELL?”
I mean seriously. WHAT. THE. ACTUAL. HELL?
Finding out this morning that you’ve been sacked from 97.3FM’s breakfast line-up was about as big of a shock as I’ve had this year.
I didn’t see it coming and, I’m sure, neither did you. And why would you when you and your beloved breakfast co-hosts Terry and Bob so regularly win the commercial breakfast ratings in Brisbane?
Robin and her former breakfast co-hosts Terry and Bob. Image via 97.3FM.
But, deep breath, I’m not writing you this letter to talk about my shock or my sadness at the thought of you and your fierce, funny take on the world no longer being part of my morning routine.
Instead, I wanted to write you this letter to remind you of the legacy you have created on Brisbane radio and the impact you’ve had on me and thousands of listeners.
You have changed us, Robin Bailey.
Bec Sparrow and Robin Bailey, hosts of The Well, and dearest friends.
Let us put to the side for the moment the fact that in 2006 for one of the first times EVER there was a woman headlining a commercial radio breakfast team.
Insightful, clever and bloody good at creating ‘lean forward’ radio, you walked in with no intention of being the ‘ha ha’ girl that was part of the breakfast radio shtick.
Instead, you came on that show and from day one you brought with you integrity. Heart. Authenticity. And most importantly, vulnerability.