More change at FIVEaa with Jon Blake’s departure

Jon Blake

Jon Blake has departed FIVEaa with his details being removed from the Nova station’s website.

Blake hosted The Jon Blake Show between 7pm to 8pm weeknights and had also done a daily segment called Behind Closed Doors for the past seven years which would feature satirical impersonations of FIVEaa presenters.

FIVEaa breakfast presenters David Penberthy and Will Goodings told listeners about Blake’s departure on Monday when they would normally have played Behind Closed Doors.

Stacey Lee was just announced as the new Afternoon host on FIVEaa in 2024, leaving ABC Radio Adelaide Breakfast.

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Terry Naulty
21 Nov 2023 - 10:49 am

Terrible news. This station seems to have no idea what the listeners listen for anymore.

Graeme Sinclair
21 Nov 2023 - 1:28 pm

Ratings tanking further at this station as they become more detached from their listeners every day.

21 Nov 2023 - 4:32 pm

A case of ‘What the ……..”
Unbelievable – Jon is entertaining, great with his Behind Closed Doors segments, impersonations etc.

Have been listening for years and thoroughly enjoy his work.
We all need light entertainment which he does very well.

21 Nov 2023 - 5:42 pm

No loss, making fun of other people and colleagues shortcomings, sometimes tantamount to bullying.
Clever but mostly not funny.

geoff biddle
21 Nov 2023 - 5:43 pm

Absolute disgrace sacking this legion…. a word I rarely say….. 5AA bosses should hang their head in shame I am appalled of how short sighted is their decision making…unbelievable and I am done with 5aa after listening for umpteen years

21 Nov 2023 - 6:36 pm

That is so so sad that they won’t renew John Blake’s contract. He is an entertainer who makes people laugh. I would look forward to listening to John every night. I hope he does get back on radio and I will switch just to listen to Blakey. Bad move 5aa

Darren Neville
22 Nov 2023 - 12:19 am

The Wheels are coming off.

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    26 Nov 2023 - 9:36 pm

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22 Nov 2023 - 9:47 am

Sad sad sad news. John was a breathe of fresh air on the radio. He made us laugh and brought joy for one hour everyday.


Barry Cotter
22 Nov 2023 - 9:56 am

After being away for a long weekender I’ve just switched on this morning and no Jon Blake segments. I’ve now found out that his contract was not renewed and he’s gone as of last Friday. I and most of my friends only listen to the 5AA breaky show mainly to tune into Jon’s comedic genius. He was always my start the day with a good laugh.
We’ll all be now looking forward to the start of 2024 and tune into the ABC for the new Sonya and Jules breaky show. Shame on you 5AA

22 Nov 2023 - 11:13 am

Sad about Jon Blake but will definitely not listen to Stacey as I couldn’t listen to her at ABC. Don’t think you know what and who we want Like the boys in the morning and drive time too

22 Nov 2023 - 12:55 pm

Why on earth would 5aa do that!!!!! Will really miss his segments.

Steve Kempster
22 Nov 2023 - 8:58 pm

I have switched off after Leon was dumped . Some others have well and truly passed their use by date …need younger fresh blood ..

Grahame Tonkin
22 Nov 2023 - 10:52 pm

5AA don’t know what an asset they have in John Blake. One of the most original, comedic radio personalities in the country. His self composed impersonations are genius.
Just get him back 5AA, pay the man well, very well and retain him.

23 Nov 2023 - 5:37 am

I left listening to 5aa has become boring went to 104.7 fm so much better and variety.

23 Nov 2023 - 8:45 am

This is an atrocity. I have been a long time listener but management have no idea who people want to listen to. I am no longer interested in the gardening show, now Angie is being replaced in the afternoon and I feel the Pembo and Will have lost their edge. Time to find a new station.

Kevin Hewish
23 Nov 2023 - 10:56 am

Jon Blake “boned”by some Corporate “ponytail”.
So let’s desecrate another bastion of Australian culture .
Now what have we left in the 5aa locker of mediocrity.
More tales from “playschool”movie analysis from Pixie Lokan.No thanks.
Vale’ 5aa time to find a new station away from the current HSI ie “half sucked iceblocks”
G.F.C to you 5aa Corporate parasites.
And I don’t refer to the G.lobal
F.inancial C.risis
New station beckons.
Thanks Jon Blake

25 Nov 2023 - 10:55 am

Disgraceful decision, AA happy to have presenters in their 70’s and 80’s with half his talent who should have been put out to pasture years ago

Grantley Telfer
25 Nov 2023 - 11:07 am

very disappointing, loved the show. What will Peter do now?

25 Nov 2023 - 12:46 pm

What a disgrace to sack such a talented and incredibly smart man, who has only been an asset to 5aa. These decision-makers are ruining what was once a very entertaining station to listen to.

26 Nov 2023 - 10:30 pm

I hear that Angie McBride wouldn’t work with him after he publicly humiliated her on his show

Jan Kessell
27 Nov 2023 - 9:24 am

Disgraceful decision sacking Jon Blake he was very entertaining and the decision to hire Stacey Lee is mystifying as she is the reason a lot of people tuned out of the breakfast show on the ABC. I will certainly not be listening to her she is awful.
Shame 5aa.

Rob Young
28 Nov 2023 - 6:45 pm

Dumb decision! Moving my dial to coast FM in protest.

28 Nov 2023 - 11:19 pm

What an absolute joke, who’s running the show at FIVEAA

Brendan Fahey
29 Nov 2023 - 8:37 am

Jon Blake is a genius
Why show him the door?
Doesn’t make sense as I only listen to AA in the morning for his bits
Now I’ve got to find another breakfast show

1 Dec 2023 - 9:10 am

I only listened to 5aa because of Jon Blake. Not the same any more. Very disappointed.

2 Dec 2023 - 1:04 pm

Jon was fantastic! 5aa is becoming very boring! SO WOKE! TOO FAR LEFT NOW!

Chris Matthews
5 Dec 2023 - 9:32 am

So disappointing to hear that Jon Blake has been sacked ! He is the most talented and entertaining person on radio and will be a huge loss to 5AA listeners ! His amusing send ups and musical impersonations are always uplifting and entertaining ! Compared to some of the boring radio ‘personalities’ on 5AA , he’s in a league of his own ! I don’t who is making such bad decisions but honestly, you have no idea what the public like ! If you are so worried about offending anyone then stop playing boring, offensive ads about “getting garage doors up and down’
I used to love 5AA when Jeremy, Leon and Jon were on air but now find most shows repetitive and boring ! Top marks for Matthew Pantelis though – he’s well informed and very professional!
Well done Jon Blake and all the best for the future

6 Dec 2023 - 9:33 am

Jon Blake is the main reason I listen to 5AA. I thought he was on holidays but just discovered this disappointing news.


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