NOT SO long ago, Jon Faine decided to throw in his high-profile radio job and try something else. Soon after notching up a decade on 774's morning shift, Faine had had enough. "As many people do, but most are smart enough not to talk about, I had one of those midlife crises," he says. But his bosses refused to let him go, offering the ultimate remedy — six months off work. For the first time at the ABC, an on-air host secured long-service leave. This meant Faine could realise his 30-year ambition to drive a car from Melbourne to London. The road trip begins on July 1, complete with a book deal. Full story