According to a statement posted on talk radio station 702’s website, popular personality John Robbie has decided to retire at the age of 61.
Robbie has been with the station for over 30 years and will end his career at the end of 2016.
He will be replaced by Redi Tlhabi in the afternoon slot, Redi currently does the morning slot and she will be replaced by Eusebius McKaiser.
All changes will take effect in January 2017.
“Just as I ended my rugby career, I knew when it was time to go and informed my bosses. Thirty years at 702 has been a blast,” Robbie said in a statement on the 702 website.
“I am proud of my contribution and proud of the station. It is one of the most transformed businesses in SA and has a massive role to play going forward.
“In thirty years, many on the morning show, I was never late once. Good luck to my dear colleagues and friends who are listeners and advertisers and to my family who have shared the journey. It has been a privilege to serve.”
Here’s the Facebook post, from the radio station which announced Robbie’s retirement: