Legendary broadcaster Bob Rogers confirms radio retirement
After almost eight decades on the radio, Bob Rogers is calling it quits.
This year marks his 25th anniversary at Classic Hits 2CH Sydney, the music station where he spent 23 years hosting mornings before he handed the microphone to Tim Webster in 2018.
Rogers’ retirement marks the end of a career that remains unparalleled in the radio history books, a working life that began at 3XY Melbourne as a panel operator in 1942.
In 1995, he accepted an offer from advertising guru John Singleton to join 2CH where he will end his amazing 78-year run during his Reminiscing show on October 3.
Pictured: Bob Rogers at 2SM in the 60s, where he shot straight to #1
“I have absolutely loved my time in this industry,” Rogers said in a statement.
“I have met so many wonderful people and built such a treasured connection with my listeners and team, but at my age, I feel it’s the perfect time to say goodbye and hand over the microphone.
“I wish to thank my devoted and brilliant producer Gary King, my general manager Cherie Romaro and my fellow presenters, Tim Webster, Chris Kearns, and Trevor Sinclair, I will miss radio, my listeners and my work friends, but it is time,” the 93-year-old said.
Between 3XY and 2CH, Rogers relocated to 4BH Brisbane where, in 1957, he was the first person to discover Slim Dusty and play the iconic song ‘Pub With No Beer’.
Between 1958 and 1962 he presented Australia’s first Top 40 show on 2UE, where golden tonsils John Laws was his newsreader, and a feud formed that lasted until 2019.
His final show will include tributes from celebrities, the music industry and fellow broadcasters.