Em Rusciano back on the air Monday: “Just come on the ride…we’ll figure it out together”

Staff Writer

Breakfast host Em Rusciano will return to her chair at Sydney’s 2DayFM starting Monday.

The news follows a devastating miscarriage that saw Rusciano take a two week leave of absence from radio. Hit Network night host Ash London has been temporarily fronting the show alongside Harley Breen in Rusciano’s absence.

She took to Facebook to reveal the news to fans, while providing an honest and candid account of her traumatic experiences over the previous weeks.

“I’m just sorting out how to live inside this new space I now occupy,” she wrote. “In a strange way, even though I feel emotionally fragile, I also feel like I’m going to come out of this like iron.”

Rusicano’s full Facebook statement:

“Friends, thank you very much for all your love and kind words over the past couple of weeks. I’ll be going back to work on Monday, I’m not sure if I’m ready but I can’t rattle around then house anymore and I’m better when I’m busy.

It comes in waves, the grief, with no warning and it takes my breath away. I’m just hoping the time between the waves increases soon. 

Before this, I thought I knew the bottom of sadness, I was a naive dickhead. I’ve stood at the edge of the abyss this past week and didn’t fall in, so that has to count for something.

One of you wrote to me, Brianna, and said that Ray was my parallel line. The saddest of all mathematical terms, because the lines are so close to each other, and will always remain that way, but never get to meet. Something about that comforted me, I mean I cried until I burst a blood vessel in my eye but it spoke to me, so I’m going to get two lines tattooed somewhere, thanks Brianna.

I just wanted to let you know that I’m ok, I’m also sad a lot of the time but I have pretty great friends and family keeping me going, I’m just sorting out how to live inside this new space I now occupy. In a strange way, even though I feel emotionally fragile, I also feel like I’m going to come out of this like iron. 

Thanks again, especially to all of you who shared your stories on here, losing a baby is a deep, personal, visceral pain and I know writing your experiences would have caused some of you to re-live that pain, so I want you to all know it helped me more than you could ever imagine. 

I want to thank my Husband and Mum for holding me up, you’ve been tag teaming something fierce, I don’t know what I would’ve done without you both. 

When it came time to bury Ray, my Mother had to pry the container from my hands and do it for me because I just couldn’t. I’ll tell you, googling “what type of plant should I bury my foetus in” is a fucked up, sobering, sad, hilariously dark experience I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. I sobbed and laughed hysterically in equal measure whilst doing it, to survive it. 

Hear you all Monday morning on Sydney’s 104.1 2DayFM, just come on the ride, I don’t know what’s going to come out, we’ll figure it out together.

This arrived in the mail yesterday, I forgot I’d ordered it, before all this happened.. I’m so glad I did, I may never take it off..

Well except to take this picture.

Thanks for holding me in your hearts’ bitches, I’m getting there.

Em. xxx”

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2 Jun 2017 - 5:37 pm

We all go through sad times. We all do it extremely tough at times. She wouldn’t want anyone focussing on just the sympathy. She is a tough woman. I’ve heard her offer on air and in podcasts many years over to listeners similar advice. Go Em!

2 Jun 2017 - 7:32 pm

I’m so sorry for Em’s loss.
From a radio standpoint, Ash London nailed it as her replacement and surely is up for a promotion soon.


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