Joe Hildebrand joins 2GB

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Media personality and commentator Joe Hildebrand is set to join Sydney’s 2GB from this evening.

The former co-anchor of television’s Studio 10 will join John Stanley from 8pm to 9pm, with The Daily Telegraph reporting there are plans to expand his presence on the program over time.

Hildebrand’s previous high-profile gig on Network 10’s Studio 10 ended a week ago. He decided to leave the program and the television network after significant shake-ups of the panel, including the departure of panellists Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Natarsha Belling.

“We all know the show’s getting a bit of a shake up,” he said on his final television broadcast with the program.

“Channel 10 and my lovely bosses asked me if I’d stay on in a new role. We talked about it really openly and warmly, about what that might look like. And they were really keen and they were really lovely about it, so don’t lash out at them. But I just thought, probably just better to draw a line under this amazing little story.”

Now, just over a week later, he will be heard on radio, something he said he was “absolutely thrilled” about.

“Can’t wait to hear from you every Thursday at 8pm. Call us on the open line (I always wanted to say that) 131 873,” he said on Instagram.

He told The Daily Telegraph he suspects a lot of his Studio 10 loyalists are also 2GB listeners.

“These are battlers from the suburbs, people who live in the real world, who like straight talk and big laughs and I can’t wait to reconnect with them,” the paper’s ‘Confidential’ section reported him as saying.

Stanley has moved around Nine Radio’s timeslots in recent years. He took over Nights in August last year following talent changes including the departure of Steve Price. He has also hosted The Weekend Edition and Macquarie Sports Radio Breakfast back in 2018 with Beau Ryan on the now defunct Macquarie Sports Radio.

Nine Radio, which owns and operates 2GB, has been contacted for further comment.

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Mike Hock
17 Sep 2020 - 3:06 pm

I’d be pretty nervous if I was John Stanley.

17 Sep 2020 - 10:55 pm

Miss u on studio 10. Definitely not the same. Need some intelligent conversation

17 Sep 2020 - 11:36 pm

Congratulations Joe. Without you its not the same. I miss the intelligent conversations. I need to find something else to do in the mornings

Tina Nguyen
18 Sep 2020 - 9:55 am

Joe is on 2GB!! YAY!! Will be tuning in every Thursday at 8pm now. Channel 10 made a HUGE mistake letting Joe go.

18 Sep 2020 - 11:15 am

The only good show that was on ten, don’t watch the clap trap, new speak The project.
To all that see this message,
I hope you have a blessed life and a 100 more birthday’s.
Cheers Tim the Window Man

Jeff Dooley
18 Sep 2020 - 1:10 pm

another step to the left by 2gb

18 Sep 2020 - 1:29 pm

Another leftie added to a 2gb i no longer listen to.

18 Sep 2020 - 2:35 pm

Please do not replace John Stanley, will Paul and Dolly still be on Thursday night. How many nights will Joe be on. Can’t he just replace Ray Hadley.

Baerbel McDermott
22 Sep 2020 - 9:00 pm

Channel 10 lost lost lost.

28 Sep 2020 - 8:56 am

What a joke! What 2GB does not need is more fluffy lightweights signing up! What the listening audience want back are the metaphorical “Head Kickers” in the style that made the station what it was for the last forty plus years!

Sandra Hudson
12 Nov 2020 - 3:03 pm

You got out at the right time Joe…..Studio 10 isn’t as good anymore…..the new guy is nice but needs to stick to dance shows….poor Sarah she must hate the new concept I know I do…stopped watching

Sandra Hudson
12 Nov 2020 - 3:06 pm

The people who say 2gb is Left wing must not listen to it ….. Ben Ray Deb Jim Mark John and especially Michael are very much Conservative, why do you think they criticise ABC for their Left wing bias reporting ‍♀️‍♀️‍♀️

Dulcie Harrison
30 Dec 2021 - 12:49 pm

Hi Joe, I still cant understand what the parents, relatives etc of these poor girls doing, when they would undoubtly see these kids with money, clothes and trips. Surely they would be asking questions and following up. where were they. it is all so bad. Ruined lives.


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