666 Canberra breakfast host Philip Clark is being tipped to succeed Tony Delroy as host of Nightlife on ABC local radio nationally, but the respected local radio presenter has told the RiotACT this morning that he is “happy doing breakfast”.
Mr Delroy broadcast his final program on Friday night after 26 years in the Nightlife chair and 30 years at the ABC.
Dominic Knight takes the reins at Nightlife tonight in a temporary capacity.
Nightlife features news, current affairs, lifestyle and entertainment, and is the highest rating program nationally on ABC Local Radio. It airs from 10.10pm till 2am Canberra time.
With the current eight-week ACT ratings period in force until September 17 and the ACT election on October 15, Mr Clark is unlikely to make a sudden departure from Canberra’s morning airways.
666 Canberra’s breakfast show has consistently rated number one since Mr Clark took the helm in January 2014, as it did under his predecessor, Ross Solly.
Solly hosted the breakfast slot for nine years before leaving Canberra when his partner, Samantha Hawley, was posted to Bangkok as the ABC’s South-East Asia correspondent. Ms Hawley was appointed to head up the ABC’s Jakarta bureau a year ago.
The RiotACT contacted Nightlife this morning and will add their response to our inquiry once we hear back.