Courtney Ammenhauser is FBi Radio’s new Breakfast host

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FBi Radio has announced its new Breakfast host for 2020 as Courtney Ammenhauser.

Previously the host of Tuesday Mornings and on the production team for Breakfast, Ammenhauser will begin hosting ‘Up For It’ from 6am-9am Weekdays from January 13.

Ammenhauser takes over from Ruby Miles on the slot, who hosted the show for two years, and is now the assistant festival programmer and Laneway Festival.

Previous hosts to have moved on to bigger things include Lucy Smith (triple j Mornings) and Georgia Hitch (ABC News).

I’m so flippin’ excited to be the new presenter on Up For It and can’t wait to see where we take the show in 2020,” said Ammenhauser.

“There are a whole bunch of talented people working on the show behind the scenes and I feel super lucky to have them along for the ride.

“FBi plays such an important role in sharing Sydney music, art and culture with its listeners and I’m stoked to get to do that every morning while people slurp on their morning coffees.”

Ammenhauser has significant experience around the arts and music industry, working for Queensland Theatre Company, Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane Festival, Out of the Box, NIDA, Sydney Fringe Festival and PACT in recent years.

Up For It also has a new executive producer in Issy Phillips. She’ll lead a producer team that includes FBi volunteers Darren Low, Bernadette Nguyen, Lil Scott and Ben Hansen.

“For the past 17 years FBi has backed strong female talent on Up For It and it’s great to see that tradition continue with Courtney’s appointment,” said FBi Radio program director Dan Ahern.

“Courtney is a very versatile broadcaster who is equally comfortable talking about local music, news, arts events, and doing comedy.

“There’s a trend in the Sydney metro market towards solo brekky shows that bring music to the foreground, and we think that Up For It is really well positioned in that context.”

According to 2019’s McNair Community Radio Listener Survey, over 50,000 listeners in Sydney tune into Up For It each morning.C

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