Australia’s highest-rating breakfast radio team splits

• Burns’ departure after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will coincide with the broadcaster’s 75th birthday in July.

On the final show of the year for the 3AW breakfast team, co-host John Burns has revealed he will be stepping down. But not immediately…Burns will start work again on January 13 with co-host Ross Stevenson and then work until they visit Tokyo. He will leave the breakfast show in July, handing over to a new co-host which won’t be revealed until next year.

Burns’ departure after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will coincide with the broadcaster’s 75th birthday in July.

John Burns said: “I’ve had 20 of the most fun and fruitful years of my life here and am looking forward to my next chapter with 3AW.”

Stephen Beers, 3AW station manager, said: “The Ross and John breakfast program is a Melbourne institution. Next year the pair will celebrate an incredible 20th year as an on-air partnership. This is a stunning achievement in any field and even more remarkable in the world of broadcast radio.

“We’re thrilled that Burnso has agreed to jump in the studio chair for one more year and we look forward to giving him a fitting send-off when the Olympics wrap up.”

Top Photo: L-R John Burns and Ross Stevenson

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