Classic Hits 2CH general manager Cherie Romaro has chosen the station’s new breakfast host and admitted the decision as to who would take over the all-important timeslot was not difficult.
“I am very pleased to announce that Tim Webster will host breakfast from Monday January 13th from 5am to 9am. Tim was the logical choice, respected by his peers, and loved by audiences across Sydney. He is the ultimate broadcast professional and will deliver a class breakfast program charged with up-to-date information, news, traffic and weather every 15 minutes. Add in Tim’s distinct ‘take’ on the issues of the day, his passion for playing Classic Hits from the 60s and 70s and you have a recipe for a show that will appeal to Sydney’s 50 + audience.”
Romaro told Mediaweek that she and Webster have worked together in radio several times, the first way back in the early days of Triple M Sydney and then later at 2Day FM in the Mike Willesee era when Romaro took the announcer with her when she changed stations.
Tim Webster joined Classic Hits 2CH in February 2019 from what was then Talking Lifestyle (formerly 2UE) to fill the legendary Bob Rogers’ shoes taking over 2CH mornings.
Webster will continue to present mornings. “Having the honour of filling Bob’s shoes is not something I want to give up and will relish doing the daily double,” he said. “I am also looking forward to the challenge of breakfast as it is such a competitive timeslot, besides that I am usually up that early walking my dog.”
Further changes in 2020 at Classic Hits 2CH include Kayley Harris being appointed breakfast executive producer and she will also be heard on air hosting weekend breakfast.
Trevor Sinclair has been moved from breakfast to present afternoon and drive while Chris Kearns returns in 2020 with his Sydney Tonight Live show from 7pm on Monday January 13.
The moves mean 2CH will be under the care of just three announcers from 5am until midnight. Romaro explained the load on the hosts will be lightened by some pre-records, including the popular 60s Lunchbreak at 12 noon and then the 70s Lunchbreak at 1pm.
Rob Duckworth, who has been filling in on breakfast, will remain part of the 2CH team, covering for various program when needed.