CONTROVERSIAL shock jock Jorian Gardner has been sacked from local radio station 2CC.
Gardner and 2CC General Manager Michael Jones confirmed the news with “CityNews” today, but both declined to comment further.
The dumping comes after a string of controversial events this year, including a suspension in June for an on-air joke about “upskirting” Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
In August, Gardner was in hot water again over comments suggesting prison guards were smuggling drugs into the territory’s jail.
Gardner’s 2CC colleague Mark Parton says he was “saddened” by the news.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the last two years and it saddens me to come to an end; it’s losing a producer and losing the opportunity to work with him further,” he says.
“I’m still a little hazy as to how it all unfolded this morning and it certainly wasn’t something that directly involved me, but I’m sure that all the parties involved will be able to successfully move forward.”
This morning, Gardner tweeted his disappointment at learning he was unsuccessful in his application for the role of artistic director of the Canberra Fringe Festival. Gardner was widely expected to return to the role after running the festival previously.