2HD’s Richard King: “Did that go to air, did it?”
Oops. 2HD breakfast presenter Richard King left his microphone turned on during a weather update last week, say sources.
The end result was over 90 seconds of cringe radio.
In a live cross to the local Williamtown Bureau of Meteorology just after 6am, King unknowingly interrupted BOM rep Carter by repeating the weatherman’s forecast and mocking his foreign accent live on-air.
“Oh, very very good,” King said with an Indian accent over the top of Carter’s forecast.
The audio, sent to Radio Today under anonymity, appears to be lifted from King’s show last Thursday.
After King’s first embarrassing interruption and with his microphone still switched on, King is heard asking, “Did that go to air?”
As Carter attempted to maintain his professionalism and push through the weather update, King can again be heard in the background laughing and asking his producer, “Did that go to air, did it?”
King has been contacted for comment but did not immediately respond.
Listen to the audio below: