2UE night host leaves
2UE evenings host Murray Wilton will leave the station later this year to take up a job as General Manager (Agriculture) with the Royal Agricultural Society.
Wilton has spent 26 years in radio, including two long stints at 2UE.
Of his new career, Murray says, “This is literally my dream job. The love of the land is in my blood. It’s in the Wilton DNA.
When I’m not working behind the microphone I’m on my farm or riding dirt bikes with my two sons. I come from a family of sheep producers so I’ve always had a connection to country life.
“To be able to work in a senior executive position with the RAS is a life changing moment for me. I’ll very much miss 2UE. It’s a great station and it’s been a fantastic place to work – twice.
“I’ll be saying farewell but not goodbye forever. I’ve already told station management that I’d like to occasionally ‘fill the hot seat’, covering shifts from time to time.
“I look forward to coming back on air in some way, shape or form when time permits."
2UE Content Director Clinton Maynard said:
“He’s one of the absolute best at his craft.
“He has a genuine warmth and honesty and he makes a real connection with our listeners. He’s a terrific personality and we wish him all the best in his new career away from the microphone.
“Murray and I have already discussed future opportunities for him to fill in in the future. I look forward to seeing him around the studio from time to time."
2UE will announce a permanent replacement for Wilton soon.