Jason Kerr moves on after 30 years at 2GB
After 30 years of unbroken service at Sydney’s 2GB, producer Jason Kerr has decided to call it a day.
Kerr, 49, began his media career at the station as phone operator in 1992.
Back then, 2GB’s studios were in Sussex Street, the commercials were on carts, AAP was on the floors below and Alan Baskin was reading the national news.
Kerr went on to work with broadcasters including John Pearce (his mentor, known as the father of talkback radio) as well as Bobby Limb, Clive Robertson, Malcolm T. Elliott, Ian MacRae, Graham & Sandra Ross and Ita Buttrose, along with countless other presenters.
Over the years Jason has produced and edited more than 15,000 interviews with leaders including John Howard and the late Bob Hawke, as well as entertainers like Sir Michael Parkinson, Jimmy Barnes, Marcia Hines, Neil Sedaka, Helen Reddy, Melissa Manchester, Judith Durham, Suzi Quatro, Andrew Denton, Elaine Paige, Tina Arena and Petula Clark, not to mention Grammy winners Bob Gaudio and Rick Elice and big Aussie names like Carlotta, John Paul Young and Michael Chugg.
For the last 15 years he’s been producer for the much-loved Rev. Bill Crews.
Kerr says “It’s one of those rarest of radio relationships where two people share a common creative philosophy. I’m honoured to have guided Bill’s program to number one in Sydney and now Brisbane too. In fact helping my presenters connect with new audiences and achieve ratings success has always driven my broadcasting ethos.”
However, Jason says it is time to call an end to it all – at least for now.
“This has not been an easy decision to make, but it is a necessary one. My own media consultancy and brand business has continued to grow over the last decade and now requires all my energies. Moreover, after 30 years I’m due more time with my journalist husband, Geoff Field. Incidentally, we met at 2GB’s Sussex Street studios.”
Jason will continue to manage media businesses including The Luxury Cruise Review and Kerr Communications.