2LM's breakfast presenter Neil Marks who is at the centre of an item that appeared on Monday nights ABC Media Watch has now gone on leave from the station. Marks is currently standing for position on the Lismore City Council and has also nominated for for the Mayoral position. Being Mayor and breakfast announcer would no doubt be a huge conflict of interest.
Neil Marks has full intentions to combine the Council role with his current radio gig however a statement on behalf of 2LM's owner, Bill Caralis, stated 'Mr Marks will not be returning to his on air shift until after the Council Elections and should Mr Marks be elected to Council his future tenure at the station will be reviewed by 2LM management'