John Laws, the long-time Sydney talkback host, has confirmed that he will return to radio as the presenter of a syndicated programme from next year.
Laws, 75, will present the morning shift on 2SM beginning in February, his manager said. The station is part of Bill Caralis' Super Radio Network, and Laws' show will be syndicated on around ninety stations nationwide, The Daily Telegraph reports.
"Lawsie is inspired by the prospect of returning to radio not just in Sydney but nationally," said John Fordham, Laws' manager.
"That was one of the things he most loved about his days on 2UE - that he could reach a national audience - and Caralis' network is now 90 stations and continues to grow."
Laws retired from his position at the Sydney radio station 2UE in 2007, and a clause in his contract prevented him from signing with another broadcaster until the end of this year.
His radio career was marked by high levels of popularity and commensurate doses of controversy, including his involvement in the two infamous cash-for-comment affairs in 1999 and 2004.
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