Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck’s last show on ABC Sydney
Robbie Buck and Wendy Harmer are farewelling their ABC Radio Sydney listeners this morning in a last show, presented from the ABC’s tv studio in Ultimo.
Robbie Buck has been with the ABC for 25 years and is now planning to take a break before returning to the national broadcaster in some capacity after his leave.
Wendy Harmer began her career as a journalist in Victoria then turned to comedy in tv shows including The Gillies Report and The Big Gig.
In the mid 1980s Harmer started on radio at 3AK with a Saturday night shift she shared with Jane Clifton. In 1992 she hosted a drive programme called Kaboom on ABC Radio National, then, in 1993, Harmer joined 2Day FM high rating breakfast radio show The Morning Crew for 11 years. In September 2005 she joined Vega FM (now Smooth) in the morning shift, but quit in March 2006 after poor station ratings. In 2016 Harmer returned to radio, presenting the morning program, then a longer breakfast/morning shift co-hosting with Buck when the breakfast and morning shifts were combined.
On air and on social media this morning, Harmer revealed that her husband has written her a love note every morning she has presented breakfast during her career.
The station’s new breakfast presenter James Valentine will begin his new show immediately next week, the same day as the station gets a new manager.
ABC Sydney’s breakfast show has performed well over the past two years, during covid lockdowns and the thirst for news and information about the virus. A sneak peek at our new charts, that will be launched tomorrow for Survey 8, shows breakfast timeslot movements across 2020 and 2021 (note some surveys were cancelled in 2020).