Queensland

4BC's Blake replacement to be announced

The radio survey period has begun and most Brisbane stations have nestled in their teams.

Most stations kept the status quo from 2015, with very few changes in the Brisbane radio landscape.

4BC's Kim Mothershaw will be in the afternoons slot until Australia Day.
4BC's Kim Mothershaw will be in the afternoons slot until Australia Day. 

But with the departure of Clare Blake from 4BC's afternoon show, listeners have been wondering what the future would hold from the timeslot.

With Macquarie Radio Network sweeping a broom through the presenter line-up last year to replace local programming with syndicated shows from Alan Jones and Ray Hadley from Sydney, some listeners expected Blake to be replaced with a Sydney show.

But radio boss Adam Lang has confirmed a decision is yet to be made.

"We haven't yet brought someone in full-time yet," Mr Lang said.

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"Over the summer we have used Kim Mothershaw, who is well known to 4BC and has been working with us for many years.

"We will make a decision whether he or someone else will be full time."

Mr Mothershaw's contract with 4BC ends on Australia Day and an announcement from the station is expected to be made before then.

Whoever replaces Blake in the 11am - 2pm slot will have a tough job on their hands, the final survey for 2015 placed 4BC last in afternoons after dropping 0.8 points from the last survey.

Mr Lang also confirmed Ben Davis' position on the station's drive show was secure.

"There's no change with Ben, he is still with us," he said.

The first radio ratings results will be released on March 8.

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