Statement from ex-2HD announcer Luke Grant [Newcastle radio]

This statement just arrived via email  from Luke Grant dated 5 February 2010. I have spoken with Mr Grant to confirm that he was indeed the sender and wanted it published:

“Following what I consider my unfair dismissal from Radio 2HD after more than 4 successful years hosting the Luke Grant Show, an attempt for conciliation with Fair Work Australia to resolve my claim was yesterday unsuccessful.

Whilst I cannot reveal the details of the conciliation I can confirm that my nature is always to find compromise if possible.

I will now pursue my rights through a public hearing in the next couple of months where I will present witnesses who will help uncover the truth and clearly demonstrate the difficulties I found working in the environment of 2HD.

I strongly deny any suggestion by the management of 2HD that I have acted other than with professionalism and integrity in a high pressure role and plainly say I was effectively starved of support in my judgement.

I would again like to extend my gratitude to colleagues, listeners and advertisers of 2HD for their loyal support, encouragement and good wishes. Being dismissed a week before Christmas has made my circumstances very difficult and I will continue a strong and public campaign to be reinstated or compensated.”

No further comment will be made at this stage.

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Written by Craig Wilson

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Comment by Tweets that mention Statement from ex-2HD announcer Luke Grant [Newcastle radio] | Media Hunter -- on February 9th, 2010

2HD Managment did MacQuarie Radio Metwork/Pacific Star Network a favour by sacking you so as to allowing you to relocate to Melbourne and help Steve Price start MTR 1377.
in yiour next Statement to The Newcastle Herald you can say that you are going well over In Melbourne with MTR 1377 and those former Colleagues from 2HD as well as Listeners and advertisers who Listen to and Advertise on 2HD can follow you to Melbourne nad Listen to and advertise on MTR 1377.

Comment by jaSON FROM BORONIA VICTORIA on August 15th, 2010