Citizen reporter
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15 Dec 2016
1:16 pm

John Robbie pays tribute to Radio 702 on his last day

Citizen reporter

The popular show host retired this week and had some advice and jokes for his colleagues.

John Robbie. Picture Neil McCartney

Veteran radio host John Robbie retired this week and the 702 Radio Facebook page posted this video on Thursday of him giving staff a farewell speech.

He advised them to “complain upwards” not moan to staff members below them, but emphasised that the talk station was excellent, a “very special place” and that the line-up of hosts was “world class”.

He embraced his sound engineer of 27 years, Darius Mothibe, and wished his replacement, Xolani Gwala, the best of luck, despite the fact that Gwala is apparently “s**t scared” about taking over the breakfast show.

Despite getting a bit emotional, he said “I’m not going to cry.”

Watch his full speech plus his last few minutes on radio below: