Ben Fordham - Sydney Live

Monday - Friday 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Ben Fordham is a Walkley Award winning journalist who hosts Sydney’s #1 drive radio show.   The 37-year-old joined 2GB four years ago and admits he loves radio more than television.  Ben is a familiar face for Channel 9 viewers after working for the past 15 years on shows such as Today Show, A Current Affair, Nine News and 60 Minutes. His stories have been broadcast internationally on CNN, SKY and ABC AMERICA. Ben Fordham is now one of 2GB's most popular presenters with high ratings during the busiest Drive-time in Australia. 'Sydney Live' wraps up all of the days big stories and gives Sydney-siders the chance to have their say on topical events.

 

 

 

Listen to the full show of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham here.

A koala has survived an 88 kilometer trip clinging to a car.

Ben Fordham talks to Australia Zoo vet, Dr Claude Lacasse, for an update on the koala’s condition. 

Wallabies great Nick Farr-Jones talks to Ben Fordham about calls for the GPS rugby competition to be disbanded. 

Ben Fordham talks to Channel 9 reporter, Gabrielle Boyle, about a terrifying carjacking incident in South-West Sydney.

24 year-old Brent Owens has won MasterChef Australia. Will he go back to his Bobcat driving job?

Ben Fordham talks to Brent to find out. 

Ben Fordham talks to Jason Morrison for his regular Tuesday segment. 

Why are Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath under fire for signing a cricket bat?

Ben Fordham explains. 

It’s been revealed that QANTAS is flying over Iraqi airspace. Should travellers be concerned?

Ben Fordham talks to Trevor Jensen, an aviation expert, to find out. 

Ben Fordham challenges Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, about the new $9 million dollar sculptures coming to the CBD.

Do you download TV and movies? You need to listen to this.

The Australian Government is about to crack down on pirating with tough new rules.

Ben Fordham talks to legal expert, Sam Macedone, to find out more. 

There are calls for school zones to be introduced to sporting grounds on weekends.

Ben Fordham talks to Marg Prendergast from the Centre for Road Safety. 

There’s been a blow up at the Asian Junior Women’s Volleyball Championships.

Sabina Altynbekova from Kazakhstan has been attracting a lot of attention during the championships in Taiwan.

But her coach is claiming she is too beautiful and is a distraction to the team.

What do you think?

Clover Moore is joining Ben Fordham on the show after 3pm to talk about these new artworks.

Do you like them?

 

Listen to the full show of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham here.

Hundreds of people were coerced into joining an abusive cult. How is it still operating as a registered charity today?

Ben Fordham talks to Caro Meldrum-Hanna, a 4 Corners reporter who has been working on this story for four years. 

Ben Fordham talks to Tara Meakins, 2GB’s Federal Reporter, for the details on the verdict. 

Why are Western Sydney’s trains so bad?

Ben Fordham talks to the Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian about what’s going to be done.

Ben Fordham has his weekly chat with the Big Guns – Andrew Bolt & Graham Richardson. 

Confused about what’s happening in Gaza? Ben Fordham seeks a bit of clarity by talking to representatives from both sides of the conflict.

Ben Fordham chats to Jeremy Jones, from the Australian/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council and Joseph Wakim, founder of the Australian Arabic Council.

Peter Reith, a former Howard Minister, thinks that Ms Bishop has what it takes to be the next PM. Do you agree?  

Ben Fordham talks to Mr Reith. 

Listen to the full show of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham here.

A koala has survived an 88 kilometer trip clinging to a car.

Ben Fordham talks to Australia Zoo vet, Dr Claude Lacasse, for an update on the koala’s condition. 

Wallabies great Nick Farr-Jones talks to Ben Fordham about calls for the GPS rugby competition to be disbanded. 

Ben Fordham talks to Channel 9 reporter, Gabrielle Boyle, about a terrifying carjacking incident in South-West Sydney.

24 year-old Brent Owens has won MasterChef Australia. Will he go back to his Bobcat driving job?

Ben Fordham talks to Brent to find out. 

Ben Fordham talks to Jason Morrison for his regular Tuesday segment. 

Why are Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath under fire for signing a cricket bat?

Ben Fordham explains. 

It’s been revealed that QANTAS is flying over Iraqi airspace. Should travellers be concerned?

Ben Fordham talks to Trevor Jensen, an aviation expert, to find out. 

Ben Fordham challenges Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, about the new $9 million dollar sculptures coming to the CBD.

Do you download TV and movies? You need to listen to this.

The Australian Government is about to crack down on pirating with tough new rules.

Ben Fordham talks to legal expert, Sam Macedone, to find out more. 

There are calls for school zones to be introduced to sporting grounds on weekends.

Ben Fordham talks to Marg Prendergast from the Centre for Road Safety. 

Listen to the full show of Sydney Live with Ben Fordham here.

Hundreds of people were coerced into joining an abusive cult. How is it still operating as a registered charity today?

Ben Fordham talks to Caro Meldrum-Hanna, a 4 Corners reporter who has been working on this story for four years. 

Ben Fordham talks to Tara Meakins, 2GB’s Federal Reporter, for the details on the verdict. 

Why are Western Sydney’s trains so bad?

Ben Fordham talks to the Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian about what’s going to be done.

Ben Fordham has his weekly chat with the Big Guns – Andrew Bolt & Graham Richardson. 

Confused about what’s happening in Gaza? Ben Fordham seeks a bit of clarity by talking to representatives from both sides of the conflict.

Ben Fordham chats to Jeremy Jones, from the Australian/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council and Joseph Wakim, founder of the Australian Arabic Council.

Peter Reith, a former Howard Minister, thinks that Ms Bishop has what it takes to be the next PM. Do you agree?  

Ben Fordham talks to Mr Reith. 

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten unleashed a scathing attack on Treasurer Joe Hockey. Where did he go too far? 

From the age of eight, children will be taught about drugs in schools. Is that too young?  

Ben Fordham talks to Dr Phil Lambert, the general manager of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.

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The Big Guns

On Monday’s at 4:30pm Ben chats to The Big Guns – Andrew Bolt and Graham Richardson.

Andrew is one of Australia's most prominent commentators, with his own show The Bolt Report on Channel 10 at 10am on Sunday morning and his column & blog for news limited. To read Andrew’s blog click here.

Graham also known as Richo is a former Labor Powerbroker, you can also catch him on “Richo” on Wednesday’s at 8PM on Sky News. 

To listen to the full list of audio from The Big Guns Click here.

Jason Morrison

Jason Morrison is a prominent radio broadcast and TV personality. 

Every Tuesday at 4:30 Jason joins Ben to talk about the weeks hot topics.

You can follow Jason on Twitter here.

The Human Headline

Every Wednesday at 4:30pm Ben chats to the Human Headline – Derryn Hinch.

Derryn is one of the biggest names in Australian media. He has worked for a journalist for over fifty years, gaining him a reputation as someone with a unique and sometimes controversial view.

To visit Derryn’s website go to www.humanheadline.com.au/ or you can follow him on twitter here.

 

Michael Smith

Michael Smith is a radio broadcaster. Prior to his career in radio, Michael served in the Army for eight years before he left to join the Victoria Police. 

Michael also runs one of Australia’s most read websites - Michael Smith News - http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/ 

Michael joins Ben Fordham every Thursday at 4.30pm. 

The Man On The Land

Every Friday at 4:30pm Ben catches up with The Man on the Land – Dobbo.

To follow Dobbo on twitter click here.

 

Ben checks in with Channel 9 senior reporter Simon Bouda, who is currently on the Black Dog Ride around Australia, raising awareness for depression and suicide prevention.

All money raised goes to Lifeline Australia.

To support Simon go to https://blackdog-ridearoundaustralia-2014.everydayhero.com/au/simon

 

Sailors with disabilities exists to offer opportunities to people facing disability or disadvantage.

Using sailing as a tool, SWD helps individuals develop a more optimistic outlook and enjoy personal growth and improved life outcomes.

SWD is running a raffle to raise funds for their organisation. You can win a Hanse Yacht worth $250,000!

If you'd like...

Ben Fordham is playing AFL at the SCG before the Sydney Swans take on the GWS Giants on Saturday the 28th of June. It’s a celebrity match to raise money for Redkite.

Ben’s on the Red team captained by Adam Spencer and Craig Bolton and they aim to raise $10,000.

 

To donate go to: https://redteam.everydayhero.com/au/redkite-red

To donate to Jason Cook and Shayne Weston’s charity walk go to:  mcgrathfoundation.gofundraise.com.au/page/offourbumdoingitformum

Isabelle’s family want to make her bedroom as comfortable as possible, for when she begins palliative care.To help, send donations

Account name:

The Killarney District Soccer Club Inc

BSB: 012 477

Account number: 193 184 888

Little 6 year old Isabelle has a rare form of Leukaemia. Sadly, her battle is coming to an end.

Her devastated parents are trying to make Isabelle’s last few weeks fun and carefree as possible.

They want to take their daughter on a holiday to the Gold Coast and to Sea World and Movie World.

To Support Isabelle attend the BBQ and Auction in her honor. 

Where: EDSACC Oval, Bateau Bay.

When: Sunday May 18th

Time: 10am – 4pm

Auction at 5pm

Chase Hinton has Phelan McDermid Syndrome, it’s a rare genetic disorder and only 1000 people worldwide have the condition.

There is no known cure for the disease and there is very little known about it.

That’s why Chase and his family are trying to raise money to fund a trip to Orlando. The Phelan McDermid Syndrome Foundation are holding a conference which helps families learn how they can live with the condition.

To donate go to: https://www.facebook.com/getchasetoorlando

Or email Christie:...

Constable Cheryle Leung of Mt Druitt LAC is having her long hair shaved off in support of her friend and colleague, Constable Matthew Montesin. Mathew has been tragically diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

To support Cheryle and Mathew, come along to Mt Druitt Westfield on Saturday 29th of March at 10am.

Join in the fun and make a gold coin donation to show your support. 

Link for Donations is:https://montesinfamilyappeal.gofundraise.com.au/cms/ebayauction

The Facebook Page is...

The Moshono Foundation Orphanage Fundraiser Movie Night

Thursday March 27 6:30pm at Cronulla Cinemas.

Tickets are $25 each with all proceeds going to the Moshono Foundation.

Tickets can't be purchased on the night so please email Michelle at: michelleconlon2@gmail.com

And transfer money to:


Michelle L Bevan
Westpac BSB- 732052
Account- 610947
Please Make Sure You Put Down Your Surname In The Description So We Know Who The Money Has Come From And How Many Tickets

Eg: Smith x 4 tix...

Ben checks in with Channel 9 reporter Simon Bouda, who is currently on the Black Dog Ride to the Red Centre, raising awareness for depression and suicide prevention.

All money raised goes to Lifeline Australia and Mental Health First Aid.

To support Simon go to https://redcentre2013.everydayhero.com/au/simon-4

‘The Power of Positive Intention’ is a fundraising lunch on Friday the 20th September at Sutherland United Services Club.

The event it raising funds for ‘Enough is Enough’ Youth Programs, which helps youth at risk in New South Wales.

Tickets are $100 each. To book a ticket please call 9542 4029 or email team@enoughisenough.org.au

Guests include

  • Ben Fordham
  • Ray Martin from 60 minutes
  • Nick Kaldas, NSW deputy Police Commissioner
  • Kristina Keneally, former NSW Premier &...

Team Bandaged Bear participates in the City2Surf in support of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Bear Cottage.

2013 will mark the eighth consecutive year that Team Bandaged Bear has participated in the City2Surf.

Across seven years, Team Bandaged Bear has raised more than $600,000 thanks to over 2000 dedicated team members.

This money has helped develop services for sick children and their families, and fund new cutting-edge technology.

It has also funded almost 200 staff positions in the front-line of patient care and research activities. 

In 2013...

Gutless thieves have stolen more than $4,000 dollars from a charity which helps families with premature babies.

Anyone wishing to assist in recovering some of that money for Miracle Babies can visit www.miraclebabies.com.au to donate.

 

Ben talks to Samuel and Connie Johnson about Samuel’s journey around Australia on a unicycle and their aim to raise 1 million dollars for breast cancer research.

For more information or to donate to Love Your Sister visit http://loveyoursister.org/

Ben speaks to Mission Australia’s CEO Toby Hall, about the problems facing the welfare system in Australia.

Frank and Robyn Musolino are working parents who are BOTH battling cancer…

It’s been a huge struggle over the last few years, and the financial strain has been almost unbearable.

But their friends are have organised a fundraiser this Friday the 22nd of March at the Novella function centre at Bonnyrigg.

The event has sold out, but they are looking for donations from Sydney businesses willing to offer gifts to auction off in a raffle.

So if you’ve got bottles of wine, fruit baskets, gift vouchers or anything else you think could make a great raffle prize… and you...

Singing With The Stars” will be a night of excitement, fun and surprises as some of the biggest names in television, sport, radio and entertainment make their singing debut in the name of charity!

Ben speaks to Glenn Muddle, the father of three-year-old Shire girl Chloe Muddle who is dying from kidney cancer.

TO HELP CHLOE AND HER FAMILY

You can donate money to any St George Bank branch or transfer money online. 

·        Account name: Chloe Muddle

·        BSB: 112 879

·        Account Number: 4859 889 50

To help spread awareness visit www.facebook.com/NugglesChloe

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Please support Marc Simone’s dream to raise $100,000 for MISSION AUSTRALIA and homeless kids by donating at this site:

http://www.everydayhero.com.au/marcsimone

Marc was tragically killed on Saturday the 16th of FEBRUARY while training for the ride near the Blue Mountains.

Ben speaks to Zoe Foster, The Pantene Beautiful Lengths ambassador and Elizabeth Howells, a 10-year-old girl, about cutting of their hair to donate it to make wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment.

For more information visit http://beautifullengths.com.au/

Or to donate to Elizabeth’s Everyday Hero page go to: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/elizabeth-howells