Radio Producer Jason Kerr Leaves 2GB Nine After 30 Years
Jason Kerr, still just 49, started his media career at Sydney AM radio station 2GB as a telephone operator in 1992.
At the time, 2GB’s studios were on Sussex Street, the adverts were on carts, AAP was on the lower floors and Alan Baskin read the national news.
Kerr went on to work with broadcasters including John Pearce (his mentor and the father of talkback radio) as well as Bobby Limb, Clive Robertson, Malcolm T. Elliott, Ian MacRae, Graham & Sandra Ross and It’s Buttroseas well as countless other presenters.
Over the years, Jason has produced and edited over 15,000 interviews with executives, including John Howard and the end-Bob Hawkeas well as artists like Sir Michael Parkinson, Jimmy Barnes, Marcia Hines, Neil Sedaka, Helen Reddy, Melissa Manchester, Judith Durham, Suzi Quatro, Andrew Denton, Elaine Paige, Tina Arena and Petula Clark. Also Grammy Award winner Boys jersey writers Bob Gaudio and rick elicein addition to Australian icons like Carlotta and John Paul Young, 7:30 a.m. host Sarah Fergusson and musical impresario Michael Chugg.
For the past 15 years, Jason Kerr has produced the much-loved Reverend Bill Crews.
Recalling the partnership, Kerr said, “This is one of those rarer radio relationships – where two people share a common creative philosophy. I am honored to have guided Bill’s program to number 1 in Sydney and now also in Brisbane. In fact, helping my presenters connect with new audiences and achieve ratings success has always been the driving force behind my broadcasting philosophy.”
However, after 30 years of uninterrupted service, Kerr said it was time to end it – at least for now. “It was not an easy decision to make, but it is a necessary one. My own media and brand consulting business has grown steadily over the past decade and now requires all of my energy. Also, after 30 years, I spend more time with my journalist husband, Geoff Field; incidentally, we met at 2GB’s Sussex Street studios.
Kerr will continue to manage media businesses including The Luxury Cruise Review and Kerr Communications.