Mike Hammond departs WSFM Sydney, replaced by Bill Weaver
Veteran broadcaster Mike Hammond has left WSFM Sydney, Radio Today can reveal.
Hammond joined the Australian Radio Network-owned station in 2018, where he has hosted Mornings since the departure of Ron E. Sparks in 2017. He finished up with the network last week.
Until a full-time replacement is confirmed, listeners will hear Bill Weaver after Jonesy & Amanda.
Radio Today reached out to ARN who confirmed Hammond’s departure, with group content director Duncan Campbell revealing Hammond made the decision for “family reasons”.
“I would like to thank Mike and wish him all the very best in the future. Until plans have been finalised, Bill Weaver will be hosting the morning show on WSFM,” Campbell said.
Hammond has hosted a variety of award-winning radio programs on stations across Australia.
His first major radio gig was anchoring Drive on 2SM in 1985, where he became the youngest ever drive-time announcer in the history of Sydney radio.
ARN named Mike Byrne as WSFM’s content director in January, replacing Scott Muller.
Byrne joined ARN from Southern Cross Austereo where he was most recently the group content director for SCA Newcastle. He had previously worked at Mix 106.5 and Gold 104.3.