Bronte Langbroek joins Nova 106.9 breakfast during Tokyo Olympics
Brisbane’s Nova 106.9 has appointed Bronte Langbroek to fill in for Susie O’Neill during the Tokyo Olympics.
O’Neill, an eight-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer in her own right, will depart with the Australian Olympic team tomorrow, acting as the Deputy Chef de Mission for the team for the duration of the games.
The absence of O’Neill will allow Langbroek, who generally acts as co-producer for the Brisbane breakfast program, to move into the studio to join the team on-air, starting from Monday July 19.
Langbroek, the niece of Australian broadcasting legend Kate Langbroek, said that she was looking forward to keeping O’Neill’s seat warm across the next fortnight.
“I’m so grateful to be given the chance to be on-air on a number one rating metro breakfast show during survey,” Langbroek said.
“l am looking forward to bringing the fun we have behind the scenes to on-air. I am still pinching myself!”
Fellow 106.9 breakfast host David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral is also set to pack his bags for Tokyo, acting as an official MC and stadium announcer for a number of sports at this year’s games.
Ashley Bradnam and Kip Wightman, meanwhile, will stay put in Brisbane to continue hosting 106.9’s breakfast show.
Nova Group program operations director Brendan Taylor praised the on-air chemistry of the Brisbane breakfast team and welcomed Langbroek to the airwaves.
“We have a brilliant team dynamic at the Ash, Kip, Luttsy and Susie O’Neill show and Bronte will be amazing over the next few weeks,” Taylor remarked.
“This opportunity will showcase she’s talent to watch out for.”