For over 30 years, John Robbie spoke to the newsmakers as well as those directly affected by the issues of the day. He didn’t shy away from controversy and took great pride in providing a platform for fair debate.
Named the best breakfast show presenter in South Africa at the MTN Radio Awards, John was the recipient of numerous other nominations and awards for his work in the media and for raising awareness on pressing issues and finding relevant solutions.
John moved from Ireland to South Africa 30 years ago, as an international rugby player and joined 702 shortly after the station launched in the early 80s. He has since become a patriotic South African, immersed in the country’s current affairs. Together with his team, the show gave audiences everything they needed to know from financial indicators and sport as well as regular traffic reports.