Em Rusciano: I won’t uproot my family to Sydney when the radio show may not last

Listeners to Em Rusciano’s new Sydney radio show “don’t give a shit” that she won’t be moving to the city, the outspoken presenter has said in a live Facebook chat to her fans.

Speaking the night before the launch of The Em Rusciano Show With Harley Breen on 2Day FM, she said another factor was uncertainty in how long the show would be on air.

The duo are the fourth lineup to occupy the slot since Kyle Sandilands and Jackie Henderson defected to Kiis FM three years ago.

2Day FM announced the decision to drop Rove McManus and Sam Frost from the breakfast slot just over a fortnight ago.

But Rusciano and Breen will not be moving from their home state of Victoria to present the show in Sydney.

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In Sunday night’s live video, a tearful Rusciano said she was feeling nervous about the show.

She told her fans: “I wanted to talk about the media’s obsession with the fact that Harley and I won’t be living full time in Sydney.  I don’t think you guys care where it’s out of – if it’s good, it’s good.

“I sat down with my family in a family meeting and I said ‘do you guys want to move to Sydney?’ and they all said no.

“I’m not a selfish person and I’m not going to make my children uproot their lives for a job – look, who knows how long its going to last, let’s be realistic.”

She added: “Sometimes we’ll be in the Sydney studio,  sometimes we won’t. Some people will try to make a big deal out of it but it’s not a big deal, I don’t think you guys give a shit.”


It is not the first time Rusciano has presented breakfast radio. She did four years on air for fellow Southern Cross Austereo station 92.9, before falling out with management.

She told her viewers: “I’m nervous. Breakfast radio and I did not leave on good terms, to say the least.

“I did quit when my boss called me the C-bomb. Hopefully that doesn’t happen again. New team, same station. Interesting.

“I’m a bit nervous. I’m a bit teary. It’s going to be fine…”


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