Mike Carlton To Exit 2UE/Sydney
September 8, 2009 at 4:41 AM (PT)
FAIRFAX MEDIA Talk 2UE/SYDNEY morning host MIKE CARLTON is exiting the station after 11 years there and 26 years of morning radio, effective SEPTEMBER 18th. He will be returning on OCTOBER 10th to his former position as columnist for the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, which he departed in 2008 when he refused to work during a strike. Afternoon host JOHN STANLEY and CARLTON's current co-host SANDY ALOISI will host mornings at 2UE starting SEPTEMBER 21st, with weekend host MURRAY WILTON and sportscaster and CARLTON's producer MURRAY OLDS taking over afternoons.
CARLTON, who joined 2UE in 1998 after stints at crosstown 2GB and AUSTRALIA's ABC RADIO, told listeners on MONDAY's show, "While I'm in good health it's time to step back, take a deep breath and live a normal family life. 2UE has been very good about understanding that, which is why we are parting on such friendly terms. All good thing come to an end.
"And before all the gossip columnists get fired up with rumors and shock-horror speculation, let me tell you, it's a decision that 2UE and I have happily agreed on. Very unusual in radio. It's a very friendly parting -- no dramas, no shouting, no slamming doors, no blood on the floor."