John Singleton’s cunning plot to get radio legend Bob Rogers off-air
Radio legend Bob Rogers has returned to the airwaves just six weeks after suffering a stroke live on the radio.
The 91-year-old broadcaster, who now presents The Bob Rogers Show on Sydney’s 2CH, has walked down the corridor to join Ray Hadley in studio.
The pair touch on how Bob’s radio career began in 1942 and how his sister’s cutting criticism may have spurred him on.
“She said, ‘You’ll never be a radio announcer with a voice like that’ and I broke down and cried,” Bob tells Ray.
They reflect on their fond – and not so fond – memories at 2UE and tell the story of how they’ve both been sacked.
It turns out their mutual mate John Singleton was behind a plot to get Bob off-air, dropping a choice swear word.
“He used the word knowing that if you let it go to air, you’d get the punt,” says Ray. “You were party to that plot, admit it now!”
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Ray has welcomed Bob back, saying the industry is better with him on the airwaves.
“We love you dearly, we love the fact you’re back on air and I think Australian radio is much richer for you being back on deck today.”