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Veteran ABC Melbourne host Jon Faine says 2019 will be his last on air

Jon Faine has announced this year will be his last on air. Source: ABC

ABC Melbourne Mornings presenter Jon Faine has announced 2019 will be his last year.

ABC Melbourne Mornings presenter Jon Faine will be switching off the microphone at the end of 2019.

The long-time broadcaster announced this year would be his last and he was not seeking a new contract, as he returned to the job on Monday morning.

"Thirty years ago this week I joined the ABC to make the law report in what I thought would be a brief detour from lawyering and now I find myself presenting the Mornings show on ABC Radio Melbourne for the 23rd year, but it will be my last," he told listeners.

"It's time for someone else to have as much fun as I have had."

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