Jane Kennedy quits Triple M’s Kennedy Molloy show
Jane Kennedy has told Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) that the combination of having five teenagers at home and a daily national radio show has become too much to balance, and resigned her position as co-host of the syndicated Kennedy Molloy Drive show on Triple M.
Kennedy joined co-host Mick Molloy three and a half years ago on the program.
Molloy said Kennedy is irreplaceable so the show will go on without her, creating the Molloy program from 4pm on Monday.
“Jane is irreplaceable so we will bat on without her. It will be all hands on deck from our team and the wonderful and funny friends of the show we have collected over the last three years. Sadly for Dave he will still not be on the poster,” he said.
Kennedy said she cared about the show 24/7, and thus couldn’t go on.
“When I first accepted this amazing job I joked about leaving my kids at home to go and have a bit of fun for a couple of hours a day at work. The truth is doing a show like Kennedy Molloy is so much more than that. It’s a show I cared about 24/7,” she said.
“This year marks my third VCE/HSC student in a row and I think most parents will understand what that means, particularly during a COVID lockdown bubble. I tried to make both work but it’s just become too hard to keep that balance in check so I’m waving the white flag.”
She also praised her co-star, and the man now fronting the program solo.
“Mick Molloy is the funniest person in Australia and it has been a joy and privilege to work with him. We are great friends. I want to thank the incredible team from KM for their dedication and talent. I love them all and I’m so sad to leave but I will listen everyday to what will continue to be the best drive show in the country,” she added.
Equally, Molloy was full of compliments for the departing Kennedy.
“Jane Kennedy is the funniest, smartest, toughest chick I know. If she says she’s got too much on her plate then that’s the end of the argument. Jane will be missed by me, our team and anyone who enjoys listening to cracking radio. I guess I will have to chalk this up as yet another significant relationship with a woman that didn’t last as long as I would have liked,” he said.
Head of the Triple M Network, Mike Fitzpatrick, said: “The past year has created an opportunity for many of us to reassess our lifestyle priorities and I think there’s a lot of people going into 2021 with a renewed focus on what’s most important in our lives. It’s been so wonderful having Jane on Triple M, she will be missed by us all.”
He added: “As for Mick punching on with his own show. He’s got more than a few runs on the board. If anyone can go out and deliver a captains knock for the drive home, it’s him.”