REVEALED: hit92.9 taps Ryan Jon and Xavier Ellis to join Heidi for breakfast
Last week hit92.9 teased everyone from Joel Creasey to Agro as possible replacements for Will and Woody who head to KIIS FM drive next year, but now the duo joining Heidi Anderson for breakfast in 2018 has been confirmed.
WA local boy Ryan Jon along with former AFL player Xavier Ellis will be joining the breakfast team from January 8.
Most recently, Xavier has been heard on hit92.9 and is known for his hard but honest guest interviews, while Ryan is keeping it in the SCA family, departing hit 104.7 Canberra and heading west.
Speaking to Radio Today, Jon explained that the move is a dream come true.
“When you move out to the country you dream of one day getting that metro breakfast gig but it’s just that – a dream.”
“In four years I’ve gone from the street team through to Muswellbrook, Mildura, Toowoomba, Bunbury, Canberra and now into Perth breakfast. I still can’t believe it’s a reality.”
“For me hit929 Breakfast is pretty much the dream gig – hopefully we create a great show that’ll last 10 years.”
He also spoke highly of his newly-named co-hosts Heidi and Xavier.
“When I started in Bunbury, Heidi had been gone for a few years but people still talked about the incredible content she created. I’ve heard lots of unbelievable stuff from Heidi and it’ll be a privilege to share a studio and be part of her show.”
“The greatest day of my life was when Hawthorn beat Geelong in the 2008 AFL Grand Final. Xavier Ellis was one of the best on that day I owe him big time.”
“I’ve snuck over to Perth a bunch of times over the last few months and every time I’ve caught up with X ‘for a quick beer’ it’s lasted for hours. We get along great this is going to be fun with the three of us.”
hit92.9 Content Director Amanda Lee has promised something truly unique for Perth.
“Heidi, Xavier and Ryan will be fun, entertaining, creative and real, and we can’t wait for everyone to hear their instant chemistry,” she added.
“Bringing fresh and engaging content to their listeners is their priority.”