He got the axe from Gold 104.3 last November.
But that did not mark the end of Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann’s career in radio as he’s just landed a gig as a new co-host on ABC Radio’s weekend AFL programs.
The 48-year-old told Mumbrella that he was honoured at the appointment: I love every element of our great game… I can’t wait to get started.’
‘I can’t wait to get started!’ Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann lands a new high-profile radio gig… after his hit show was axed by Gold
Lehmo credited his dad for having had ‘a mini transistor radio stuck to his ear every Saturday’ during his childhood for giving him a love of ‘every element of our great game.’
His new show will see him paired with sports commentator Angela Pippos on Saturdays and Outer Sanctum’s Emma Race on Sundays.
Lehmo’s last radio gig, Jo and Lehmo – Melbourne’s Gold 104.3 FM breakfast show – hit the ratings top spot before being axed.
At the time, he wrote on Twitter that he and his co-host Jo Stanley were ‘pretty disappointed’ but nonetheless ‘grateful for all the opportunities.’
Gold pair: Lehmo’s last radio gig, Jo and Lehmo – Melbourne’s Gold 104.3 FM breakfast show – hit the ratings top spot before being axed
‘We are disappointed as we love Gold 104.3 and we love our team,’ they said in a joint statement about the Australian Radio Network’s decision.
‘We have both worked incredibly hard and the show’s ratings have grown consistently,’ they added, citing the results of the latest survey.
‘We have a great friendship, have enjoyed working together over the past two years and will miss our listeners. This is a crazy business and these things happen!’
New colleagues: Lehmo’s new show will see him paired with Outer Sanctum’s Emma Race on Sundays and sports commentator Angela Pippos on Saturdays
With an audience share of 8.4 per cent, Jo and Lehmo was the most listened-to breakfast show in Melbourne.
They started with a 6.2 per cent share, but steadily grew with each survey.
However, they rated below the station average of 11, and fell short of Gold’s morning and afternoon shifts, which drew 12.7 and 14.4 respectively.
Lehmo hosted Melbourne’s Gold FM’s Breakfast program for seven years as well as the national drive show on Triple M.
Successful track record: With an audience share of 8.4 per cent, Jo and Lehmo was the most listened-to breakfast show in Melbourne