Adam Spencer: I’m leaving my ABC breakfast slot while I still love the job

adam spencer tedAdam Spencer has told his listeners he will be leaving his gruelling breakfast slot at 702 ABC  on December 6.

Since he started the show as a “just turned 37-year-old, naive, wet behind the ears, very nervous ‘ex-Triple J radio announcer, Spencer has delivered over 1,500 shows that have been consistently among Sydney’s top-rated.

He also received international attention after giving a bravura TED presentation in the US on prime numbers.

In a piece published on the ABC website, Spencer said he had the sort of job that if you stayed in it “one year too long, you’d risk ending up hating the last six months so much, you’d have forgotten why the first many years had been so much fun.”

Now “pushing 45”, Spencer said the 3.20am starts are starting to wear on him and his family time.

Spencer told The Australian he would focus on charity work and continue to be the “public champ of maths and science”. He is also a regular host on the awards circuit.


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