Services no longer required. A new host for ABC Canberra Mornings will be announced today when the radio program for next year is released. The long-serving broadcaster Genevieve Jacobs told listeners this morning she'd been told she was no longer required (the Canberra Times reports she was offered an off-air role as a replacement, which she rejected). ABC Melbourne breakfast presenter Red Symons announced last week he'd also been told he would be off the show next year.

Staff were told on Monday that radio current affairs programs The World Today and PM would both be reduced to 30 minutes each, making room for a new national entertainment program hosted by Myf Warhurst. That change will also mean local radio drive programs, before PM, will be shorter.