The revolving door. The ABC will replace Gerard Whateley with comedian Anthony "Lehmo" Lehmann for its Saturday and Sunday AFL radio programs. Lehmo was sacked from Melbourne's Gold FM at the end of last year, and told the Herald Sun he would bring something different to the programs than Whateley: "It is a slightly different ball game because the agenda with Gerard last year took a more serious look at issues. We'll definitely cover the big issues and I love serious footy chat, but I like to finish every conversation with a laugh." Lehmo will co-host on Saturdays with Angela Pippos, and Sundays with Emma Race.
Whateley announced early this year he was leaving ABC Grandstand for SEN, the Melbourne-based sports radio station.