Paul Murray joins 2UE as ‘next generation’ of talk radio

PAUL MURRAY Sky newsJust a day after being signed to a three year TV deal with Sky News, Paul Murray has switched his radio allegiances from Austereo’s Triple M to Fairfax Media’s Sydney talk station 2UE.

The move has been described by 2UE’s GM Tim McDermott as part of a coming “generational” change for the talk radio format.

An announcement from Triple M said: “Paul Murray is making the move from Triple M Sydney across the bridge to 2UE after five years with Austereo. Paul came to Triple M as an ACRA award winner for radio journalism, and leaves the station with a far sharper wit and passion for rock.”  

Murray presents Triple M’s Sydney drivetime show with Rachel Corbett from Tuesday to Thursday. His last show will be in a fortnight’s time.

He said: “My time at Triple M has been the best of my career and I don’t think it has fully sunk in how much I’ll miss a building full of very talented, but more importantly decent people, most of all Rach, she will be a friend for life. We’re all lucky to work in this business but it’s a special type of luck for me to have worked with Guy Dobson at Austereo and now getting a chance to work with Peter and John Brennan at 2UE.”

Austereo’s GM Adam Lang said, “Working with Paul Murray has been great for Triple M and a complete pleasure for all of us. In combination with his ‘Paul Murray Live’ show on Sky and his work with Seven, we think this move is a great one for Paul. We wish him the very best and will welcome the chance to work with Paul again.”

McDermott  said: “We’re ecstatic that Paul Murray is joining the ranks of the 2UE talk line-up. Paul represents the future of the genre. We recognise that generational change is needed for the talk format to grow well into the future. And Paul is a key part of that plan. He’s universally recognised by industry peers as a great talent with enormous potential. And 2UE is privileged that Paul has decided to join our team.”

Austereo said it would announce a new Triple M drivetime lineup “shortly”. The company is also about to announce its drivetime replacement for Hamish & Andy on the Today Network.

Murray recently chatted about his career on the Mumbrellacast:


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