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Jon Faine to retire at the end of 2019

ABC Radio Melbourne broadcaster Jon Faine has announced he will retire at the end of 2019, reports ABC News.

Faine has hosted the weekday Mornings program for 23 years, in which he often features book reviews and author interviews. The veteran broadcaster announced the news on air this morning, at the beginning of his first show back for 2019.

‘It is rare for someone who does my gig to get to choose the timing of their departure—instead of having it chosen for them,’ said Faine. ‘I never expected to be in this privileged role for anything like as long as I have been, and change is not something to be afraid of.’

Faine began in radio in 1989 on Radio National’s Law Report, and then presented morning and afternoon programs on 3LO, and worked on ABC TV programs including Investigators, First Edition and Wise Up. He is also the author, with his son Jack, of From Here to There (ABC Books), which tells the story of the pair’s overland journey from Melbourne to London in a four-wheel drive.

The ABC will announce Faine’s replacement towards the end of the year.



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