Breakfast Show with John Robbie

John Robbie loved getting the debate going with listeners about what is making headlines locally and internationally.

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.

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Major medical breakthrough: New gene pegged as cause of heart attacks in youth

Major medical breakthrough: New gene pegged as cause of heart attacks in youth

This is being called the biggest medical advancement in South African cardiology since Dr Chris Barnard's first heart transplant.

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

The Council on Higher Education says parents need to be wary of the increasing number of fly-by-night tertiary institutions.

New app to detect hearing loss

New app to detect hearing loss

University of Pretoria has developed a new app which uses a smartphone to detect hearing loss.

2016 news wrap: A look back at the stories that grabbed SA's attention

2016 news wrap: A look back at the stories that grabbed SA's attention

Barry Bateman spoke to Stephen Grootes to unpack the meaning behind the stories that dominated the headlines in 2016.

UK prison officers manage to quell mass inmate riots

UK prison officers manage to quell mass inmate riots

Britain recorded the worst prison riots in 26 years after 600 inmates at a prison in Birmingham embarked on a 12-hour riot.

Gauteng tops drunk driving offences since start of the festive season

Gauteng tops drunk driving offences since start of the festive season

Traffic authorities have arrested more than 3 000 people for various traffic offences, with drunk driving as the leading offence.

What we can expect from SABC after inquiry consolidates

What we can expect from SABC after inquiry consolidates

SABC's leadership and parliament has come under fire since the inquiry into the board's fitness to hold office.

Record-breaking icy weather conditions reported in the US

Record-breaking icy weather conditions reported in the US

An accident in Baltimore claimed the lives of two people after a 70 car pile up due to weather conditions.

LISTEN: Radio veterans, Gordhan, sports stars, celebs say bye to John Robbie

LISTEN: Radio veterans, Gordhan, sports stars, celebs say bye to John Robbie

John Robbie's 30-year run in radio has come to an end with friends, callers and colleagues wishing him a heartfelt goodbye.