Ben Fordham’s 2GB breakfast show remains number one in the latest radio rating survey.
But in this week’s Gas Warland’s “Unsuccessful Overnight” podcast, Fordham, 45, revealed that he never wanted to take over the coveted role of host Alan Jones. ..
Fordham said radio bosses Tom Malone and Greg Barnes urged them to start the gig, feeling “not ready” and opposed “the first bowel sensation.”
45-year-old Ben Fordham has revealed that he does not want to take over the coveted role of Alan Jones as the host of the 2GB breakfast show.
Fordham began by saying how he started the “second guess” when KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie-O show took the lead in one of the 2021 evaluation surveys.
“I was really happy with them, but if I didn’t have those concerns I would be lying, I had those concerns. Maybe I’m for this job May not be designed for, maybe I didn’t respond to it, maybe it was too early. ”
He remembered feeling “a little angry” when he said to his boss, “I didn’t want to do this job.”
“I felt it wasn’t ready, I think it’s better for someone else to go into the bat after Don Bradman than to be a poor sucker sent there with a pad to go to his son I felt your best.’
In this week’s Gas Warland’s “Unsuccessful Overnight” podcast, Fordham felt “he wasn’t ready” and opposed “first bowel sensations” to radio boss Tom Malone. Greg Barnes urged him not to do so.Photo: Alan Jones
Fordham said he followed his boss’s instinct, even though it was contrary to his “first bowel sensation.”
“They explained that they wanted me to do it, and I agreed because I respect them, but because it went against my first instinctive sensation, I made things challenging. I started getting a little angry when it was a good rating, because I thought. “Wait a minute, I didn’t listen to my instinct, my instinct told me no! ”
A third review of the year, released last month, revealed that Fordham’s 2GB show remains number one in both AM and FM bandwidth, even after eliminating listeners.
He remembered feeling “a little angry” when he said to his boss, “I didn’t want to do this job.” “I felt like it wasn’t ready,” he said.
Fordham recorded a viewer share of 15.7%. This is a decent number, despite a 3.2 percentage point drop from the previous survey.
Kyle Sandilands and Jackie’O’Henderson, who host the KIIS 106.5 breakfast show, scored 1.1 percent points and finished at 12.4 percent.
Fordham blamed the federal elections for a decline in listener numbers, saying it was a turn-off for listeners who were fed up with the news cycle.
Fordham said he followed his boss’s instinct, even though it was contrary to his “first bowel sensation.”Photo with his wife Jody Spears
“It was like watching two seagulls fighting for hot chips,” he told The Daily Telegraph last month.
Jones, 81, Australia’s most influential radio station, retired at the end of May 2020 after dominating broadcasting for 35 years.
He made a shocking announcement to a 2GB listener earlier that month, telling him that his doctor had told him he was injured.
A third assessment survey of the year, released last month, revealed that Fordham’s 2GB show remains number one in both AM and FM bandwidth. Kyle Sandilands and Jackie’O’Henderson (both photos) hosting the KIIS106.5 breakfast show followed.