2CH confirms Bob Rogers won’t be replaced ahead of move to DAB+
Bob Rogers presented his last show on 2CH over the weekend, marking the end of a career spanning almost eight decades, including 25 years with the Sydney music station.
Rogers’ retirement follows the confirmation that 2CH’s new owner, Pacific Star Network, plans to permanently move the format to DAB+ in favour of installing its SEN sports format to 1170AM.
That change is scheduled to happen on October 17, despite the fact that 2CH rated 4.8% in Survey 6 and was one of only two commercial stations in Sydney to grow its audience share.
Classic Hits 2CH general manager, Cherie Romaro, said Rogers would not be replaced.
“Reminiscing will retire with Bob, as a mark of respect to his legendary career,” she said.
Stardust will launch in the Saturday night timeslot this weekend, offering listeners a showcase of timeless artists like Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Norah Jones, and Diana Krall.
“There will be no presenter, the music will be the star,” Romaro said in an email to media.
Despite some reports suggesting that 1170AM would retain a Classic Hits format after the takeover, management later revealed it would instead become “Sydney’s new home of sport”.