The drivetime sports activities present host has been told his deal will not be renewed for 2021 as the impression of COVID-19 continues to strike the media market.

It’s thought Bickley’s sports activities present co-presenter Stephen Rowe will be keeping on with the station.

There are rumours Nine sports activities presenter and FIVEaa footy skilled Warren Tredrea is in line to fill the scorching seat but The Advertiser understands the previous Ability captain is fully commited to Nine Information and Bickley will not be changed.

Although he will not be operating whole-time at FIVEaa, Bickley – who will stay on air until finally the conclude of the calendar year – may nonetheless be retained portion-time as an AFL match-day commentator and footy skilled.

The information comes just days soon after FIVEaa sports activities present anchor and well known Adelaide MC Jarrod Walsh discovered he was created redundant by the station, efficient promptly.

Their departures are among a number of redundancies close to the network in recent weeks following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bickley begun at the station in 2015, soon after a decorated on-field occupation with Crows together with 272 matches and two flags, prior to retiring soon after the 2003 season.

He later on returned to the club as an assistant mentor in 2008.