Fordham rolls out big guns as he steps into Alan’s shoes
Ben Fordham has promised not to carry on "screaming like I normally do" after taking over the coveted 2GB breakfast timeslot this morning.
"Well well well, good morning, thank you very much for tuning in" he said as the show opened at 5.30am.
"I'm not going to go screaming like I normally do in the afternoon because it is early morning and some people are waking up."
"Good morning, get up, get out of bed, we are underway."
The 43-year-old broadcaster introduced listeners to a powerful trifecta of guests.
"Prime Minister Scott Morrison, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and rugby league boss Peter V'landys all live in the studio this morning. Sydney's three biggest decision makers joining us live in the studio."
The PM was first to appear, congratulating Fordham on his new gig.
"Good morning Ben congratulations and all the best," Mr Morrison said.
The interview quickly turned to race riots in America and the murder of black man George Floyd in Minneapilis which Mr Morrison described as "shocking" .
"Jen and I were watching those images on the weekend and our kids were with us at the time just over breakfast and they were terribly disturbing," he said.
"As upsetting and terrible is the murder that took place, and it is shocking, that also just made me cringe, and I just think to myself how wonderful a country is Australia
"We have our problems, we have our faults, we have our issues, there is no doubt about that.
"When I see things like that, I am just very thankful for the wonderful country that we live in."
He also said he welcomed the prospect of Australia joining the G7.
"It is a good opportunity to deal with some like-minded countries," he said.
Earlier, Fordham welcomed loyal Jones' listeners as well as some loyal Fordham fans who had tuned in especially for him.
"Welcome to the early hours Ben," Max said.
Spiro from Summer Hill said: "Good morning Ben, welcome, it is great to hear you on the radio waves this morning taking Alan's shift."
"I am a Year 12 student at Trinity Grammar School in Summer Hill. I set my alarm very early, I went to bed a bit earlier, just to get up to listen to your show, I am a big fan of your show."
Originally published as Fordham rolls out big guns as he steps into Alan's shoes