Could Jon Faine be leaving ABC Melbourne?

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Controversial jock Jon Faine could be set to depart ABC Radio Melbourne, after he announced in an interview that “next year” would be his last on the government broadcaster.

Chatting with Shaun Micallef for the Conversation Hour, Faine said he had a “scoop” and that he was leaving, not this year “but next year”.

According to a leaked email obtained by News Corp, Faine says he was “offered another two year contract with ABC Radio in January 2018.

“I also advised management that it will be my last,” it continued.

“Succession planning is required and my long-time public commitment to diversity is a factor in moving on.”

The ABC later commented on social media the resignation announcement was a “joke”.

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