Panthers legend and South Penrith local Mark Geyer has shocked Triple M listeners by announcing he’s quitting early morning starts and leaving the popular Grill Team breakfast show.
Alongside Matty Johns and Gus Worland, Geyer has had a successful run with the breakfast show, which has held its own in the ratings over the last decade.
The Grill Team recently celebrated its 2000th show on Triple M.
49-year-old Geyer reinvented himself as a media personality after a rugby league career that saw him play 180 first grade games, most of them with Penrith.
Big @markMGgeyer – so sad to see you leave @GrillTeam full time. I’ve loved working with you so much. Kind, fun, lively, caring…and HILARIOUS. I’ll miss you! Our @NRL coverage will be next level with you at the helm in 2018. Love ya brother
— Emma Freedman (@emma_freedman) November 22, 2017
Geyer made the announcement of his departure on the breakfast show this morning.
A replacement is yet to be announced.
— Jason Morrison (@JasonMorrisonAU) November 22, 2017
Geyer will stay connected with the Triple M network, taking up a position with the NRL commentary team on weekends.
“My daughter Rafferty was a baby when I started breakfast radio, she’s now 10 and I’ve never been able to drop her at school,” Geyer said this morning.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better way to have spent the past eight years; with our Triple M listeners and The Grill Team family! I’ll certainly miss the daily laughs but I’m really excited for a new adventure with Triple M NRL.”
Troy Dodds is the Weekender’s Managing Editor and Senior Writer. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia’s leading media organisations.