1. Which radio duo are calling it a day?
They’re Melbourne’s top radio show, but they’ve announced that they’re calling it quits.
Yes, The Matt and Jo Show is coming to an end.
Melbourne breakfast radio duo, Matt Tilley and Jo Stanley, announced on-air this morning that they will be wrapping up at the end of the year to “embrace new opportunities” in 2014.
The Matt and Jo Show has aired on FOX FM for ten years, and has topped Melbourne’s breakfast radio ratings for the past six.
Speaking after the announcement, Jo said:
I’ve loved our off air team, who have all supported us through thick and thin. And I’ve loved our listeners, who have made me laugh, cry and grow as a person more than I could have ever dreamed possible at the start of this journey. But together we’ve made this decision because, after a decade, it’s time for new challenges.
My creative drive is greater than it’s ever been. I can’t wait to start ticking the boxes of the half-finished projects and grand ideas I’ve had clogging up my to-do list. It’s a sad end of an amazing chapter of my life, but a very exciting beginning!
Jo’s quote pretty much covers it all. No doubt it has been a privilege for her and Troy and the fabulous Adam to work with me. And yes, I have tolerated a lot. Being a genius who thinks he’s always right and enjoys talking over people is a gift that I am thankful for, but nonetheless it is a challenge to share that gift with lesser types each day. Do I see myself having a future in AM talkback radio – whatever would give you that idea?
They’re the second big Melbourne radio duo to call it quits this year, with Nova’s Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek announcing their show’s conclusion earlier this month.
Happy trails, guys!
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