Graham Cornes quits Fiveaa
More news out of Fiveaa today, with Graham Cornes quitting as co-host of the popular drive sports show after 23 years with the station.
Cornes has told Adelaide Now that he met with management today and informed them he'd be leaving the station, effective immediately.
"There's nothing sinister, there's no conspiracy. People can speculate all they want but it's a decision I've made."
"It's been a great 23 years. I really want to thank the FIVEaa listeners who have made it such an enjoyable journey, even the Port Adelaide ones who can't wait to see me gone."
"I really appreciate the opportunity that FIVEaa gave me and the privilege that it has been having that radio show."
"There's always a certain sadness about a departure like this but it certainly wasn't acrimonious and I'm sure at some stage in the future I can be a part of the FIVEaa family."
The inaugural Crows coach joined Fiveaa in 1989 on the brekkie show with Ken Dickin.
After finishing up with his footy work he co-hosted drive with Ken `KG' Cunningham from 1995-2008 and then, when KG moved to Triple M, he has worked alongside Stephen Rowe.
"I'm absolutely stunned. Knowing Graham as I do, perhaps the authorities didn't show him the respect that he deserves. That's my gut feel," KG said.
dmg Radio Adelaide GM Sean O'Brien said he hoped Cornes would remain with the station part-time.
"Graham and I have been chatting about his future moving forward for the last month or so and he has decided he would now like to change his work-life balance to include more of the `life' part."
His replacement has been announced as Chris 'Bone' McDermott (pictured below), who has been the breakfast sport guy and footy commentator for many years on Fiveaa.
Read more at Adelaide Now here.