ACE Radio backflips on decision to scrap 2AY local breakfast

Staff Writer

ACE Radio has dealt a reprieve to 2AY breakfast team Kylie King and Kev Poulton.

As part of a series of COVID-related redundancies and programming moves, first reported by Radio Today exclusively on Monday, management has had a change of tune.

King and Poulton will no longer beg shifted to afternoons on the Albury station. The pair now will remain on breakfast after some backlash from listeners.

The station released a statement on Facebook, saying its Border-based breakfast will continue.

“We always listen to our loyal, devoted listeners and we will be making no changes to our line up,” management wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

“Kylie and Kev will continue to entertain Albury Wodonga, weekday mornings from 6am.”

The family-owned broadcaster is the latest to feel the pinch caused by a weak advertising market, due in part to the summer bushfires and the pandemic.

Radio Today understands that affected staffers were told late last week their roles were no longer required, with some on-air talent redeployed to new timeslots.

The changes would have left ACE without local brekkie shows as it extends The Morning Crew across its FM stations and The Morning Rush on its AM stations.

ACE Radio is owned by Rowly and Judy Paterson and includes 17 stations in Victoria and NSW.

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