2UE confirm Morrison will exit
Although it was widely reported nearly 2 weeks ago (see our story here), Fairfax have today informed 2UE staff that drive host Jason Morrison (right) will not be returning to the station after 3 years.
The Australian say that an all staff email was received tonight from 2UE GM Chris Parker.
Morrison was apparently told his style did not fit the future direction of the station and that "2UE 954 aims to be Sydney's leading source of news, information and entertainment and we'll be in a position to make some very positive announcements on this front soon."
Parker said Morrison "has provided listeners with a no nonsense, hard hitting mix of breaking news, information and entertainment."
"He is a professional, credible and reliable broadcaster and is to be commended for his dedication and for speaking out on issues that matter."
Morrison's final program will be November 21, one week before the end of Survey 8.
Another departure widely reported, but without official confirmation from 2UE, is that of Paul Murray (below) who is said to be leaving 1 year into a 3 year contract to work fulltime at Sky News Australia.