Ben Fordham to host drive shift on Brisbane’s News Talk 4BC

Macquarie Media host Ben Fordham has begun hosting the Drive shift for Brisbane’s News Talk 4BC 116. He will replace Mark Braybrook.

The announcement:


Ben Fordham, one of Australia’s most popular media personalities, is coming to the Drive shift on Brisbane’s News Talk 4BC 1116.

Ben Fordham Live will air in Brisbane from 2-5 pm (AEST), Monday to Friday, from tomorrow.

Ben has developed a reputation for tackling tough interviews, and engaging with his audience on topics that matter to them. His love of live radio and its ability to break news and make a difference to listeners’ lives have seen him win six Australian Commercial Radio Awards, including Best Talk Presenter four times.

After launching his media career at Sydney’s Radio 2UE and Sky News Australia, Ben joined the Nine Network in 1999 and has enjoyed lengthy stints with A Current Affair and the Today Show, and more recently as co-host of the ratings blockbuster Ninja Warrior.

Ben also won the prestigious Walkley Award – Australia’s top award in journalism – for his coverage of the 1997 Thredbo landslide.

Ben Fordham said: “There’s some exciting stuff happening in Queensland and I’m really keen to get amongst it all. We’ll be talking about drought, population, mining, public transport, the justice system, sport and anything else that’s on your mind.

“I’ve been campaigning for some time to move an NRL grand final to Suncorp Stadium so that idea should find some strong support in Brisbane. We’ve also got to make sure this Olympic bid gets across the line for Queensland in 2032. The signs on that are super strong so you can bet the next decade is going to see some dramatic changes. My family has a lot of history in Brisbane, and my uncle David broadcast sport on Channel 7 and Channel 10 here for many years. It all starts on Monday so let’s get cracking.”

MML Chief Executive Officer Adam Lang said: “I am delighted to be announcing Ben Fordham Live will now be heard Monday to Friday on 4BC. Ben’s passion for live, engaging radio ensures Brisbane listeners will be receiving the latest news and traffic, as well as having the opportunity to discuss a whole range of Brisbane and national issues every day on the open line. Ben’s credibility with his audience and his ability to deliver a result for advertisers make him an excellent choice to join the line-up at 4BC.

Ben Fordham Live is on Monday-Friday, 2-5 pm (AEST).

Source: Macquarie Media media release


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