John Laws: I’d like to return to radio (and Kyle’s annoying and stupid)

Broadcasting legend John Laws wants to get back on air, he hinted today.

In an interview broadcast on Vega in Sydney this morning to mark the launch of digital radio, Laws – nicknamed the Golden Tonsils – sent the strongest signal yet that he wants to come back.  

He retired from 2UE in November 2007. In the interview, the 74-year-old said:

“I miss it all quite a lot. I would be telling a lie if I said I did not miss it because I do, partiocularly when there are issues that I would like to be involved in and make mischief.

“If somebody asked me at the right time I would probably do it because I do miss it. And I miss it when there are things going on that I think need an irreverent look.”

He revealed that he occasionally rings the regular callers to his show.

Laws also attacked Austereo’s Kyle Sandilands, whose show is currently off the air following the furore over a 14-year-old girl who revealed on air that she had been raped.

Laws said: “I think Kyle Sandilands is a figment of his own imagination, frankly. I think he’s reasonably devoid of talent. I don’t think he has an exceptional voice. Were I to meet him I’m sure I’d find him a very annoying person. And I think in addition to being annoying, we would be not unreasonable to think he was stupid.”


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