Sick Molan misses award

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

Erin Molan was a last minute no-show at the Aus­tralian Com­mer­cial Ra­dio Awards yes­ter­day af­ter fall­ing ill. It comes af­ter weeks of the TV and ra­dio per­son­al­ity be­ing at the cen­tre of a ru­moured bit­ter feud with her Nine sta­ble­mate, NRL great An­drew “Joey” Johns.

It should have been a tri­umphant cel­e­bra­tion for Molan, whose ill­ness kept her at home in Syd­ney while the co-host of 2GB Af­ter­noons With Erin Molan And Na­talie Peters was in Bris­bane ac­cept­ing their award for Best On Air Team on the AM dial.

“Erin is dev­as­tated that she can’t be here in Bris­bane,” Peters told “We are re­ally hon­oured to have this show.”

Molan (in­set, above) was also forced to miss the duo’s ra­dio show this week­end and was not present as Chan­nel 9 un­veiled its 2020 pro­gram­ming slate in Syd­ney dur­ing the week.

Via email, she told Sun­day Con­fi­den­tial: “I fell in love with ra­dio years ago, so to be recog­nised in this way is so lovely. I think we of­fer some­thing re­ally unique — and I’m not talk­ing about the fact we are both women. Gen­der doesn’t come into it, we’re broad­cast­ers who love break­ing news, do­ing in­trigu­ing in­ter­views, hear­ing from our lis­ten­ers and hav­ing a laugh along the way.”

Molan was named best new­comer on air at the ACRAs a cou­ple of years back and is well re­garded in the in­dus­try.

Award win­ners also in­cluded WSFM’s Bren­dan “Jonesy” Jones and Amanda Keller, who were named Best On Air Team on the FM dial.

It was the third time the pair had won that award in their 14 years to­gether and another rea­son to cel­e­brate af­ter last week an­nounc­ing they had re-signed to the sta­tion for a fur­ther three years.

Ben Ford­ham at 2GB was named Best Talk Pre­sen­ter while Triple M’s Lawrence Mooney won Best En­ter­tain­ment Pre­sen­ter and Hamish and Andy took home Best Orig­i­nal Pod­cast.

Jonathon Mo­ran.

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