John Robbie (Photo: Twitter)
Cape Town - According to a statement posted on talk radio station 702's website, popular host John Robbie has decided to retire at the age of 61.
John’s retirement has created an opportunity to restructure the 702 line-up, and from 9 January 2017, current afternoon drive host, Xolani Gwala will be taking over the breakfast slot from 06:00 to 09:00.
Redi Tlhabi, who has been with 702 in the mid-morning slot for 10 years, will take over the afternoon drive from 15:00 to 18:00.
All changes will take effect in January 2017.
"Just as I ended my rugby career, I knew when it was time to go and informed my bosses. Thirty years at 702 has been a blast," Robbie said in a statement on the 702 website.
"I am proud of my contribution and proud of the station. It is one of the most transformed businesses in SA and has a massive role to play going forward.
"In thirty years, many on the morning show, I was never late once. Good luck to my dear colleagues and friends who are listeners and advertisers and to my family who have shared the journey. It has been a privilege to serve."