Polly ‘PJ’ Harding farewells Australian radio: Listen to the final talk break
Polly ‘PJ’ Harding has farewelled Melbourne’s KIIS 101.1 and done her final morning on Australian Breakfast radio.
Harding moved to Australia from her native New Zealand with co-host Jase Hawkins to take over the KIIS Melbourne Breakfast slot in 2018. The slot had previously been filled by Meshel Laurie and Matt Tilley’s Matt & Meshel.
Prior to that, Harding and Hawkins had co-hosted Drive on New Zealand’s ZM.
Both Hawkins and Harding had contracts with KIIS’ Australian Radio Network (ARN) through until 2022, however Harding made the decision to return to her native New Zealand after extended Melbourne lockdowns took their toll as she was separated from her family.
Harding will be replaced by Lauren Phillips in two weeks, after Hawkins takes a break.
Harding urged the audience to get behind the new show and not compare the new host to her.
Hawkins, meanwhile, said his time on-air with Harding had been special.
“I just want to say hats off to you, Pol. It’s been an incredible run and I have no doubt we’ll still do stuff in the future,” he said.
“It’s been an awesome three and a half years we’ve had here in Melbourne. Thank you to everyone who’s listened to the show and been a part of it or worked on it. Peej, we love you, and we’ll see you soon.”
Listen to the final talk break of Jase & PJ below.
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