Jodie Oddy resigns from Mix 102.3 Breakfast show

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Jodie Oddy is leaving the Mix 102.3 Breakfast show Jodie & Soda.

Station owner Australian Radio Network (ARN) said Mark ‘Soda’ Soderstrom will be part of a “new direction” for the Adelaide-based Breakfast show, and an announcement about the rest of the talent lineup would be made soon.

Oddy has been with Mix 102.3 for 13 years, collecting over 80 survey wins in the competitive breakfast slot.

The show was momentarily surpassed by Nova’s new breakfast lineup of Ben & Liam in Survey 6, however regained its top FM breakfast position in Survey 7 with a 12.5% share to Nova’s 10.7%.

Oddy wasn’t quoted in ARN’s press release and her next move is not clear, however ARN’s chief content officer Duncan Campbell was full of praise.

“Jodie is an exceptional broadcaster who has played a key role in the success of the Mix 102.3 Breakfast show over the past 13 years. She is leaving on a high and can be proud of the difference she has made to the lives of so many Adelaide families and we wish Jodie all the best for her next chapter,” he said.

Last year, when Oddy was on maternity leave, fill ins included Mix Daytime announcer Michelle Murphy, as well as 7News presenter Jessica Adamson.

When Oddy’s maternity leave was extended, AFLW star and Olympic basketball silver medallist Erin Phillips filled in.

This is just the latest shake-up in lineups across the country as 2020 comes to a close.

Eddie McGuire and Luke Darcy are leaving Triple M in Melbourne, with SCA yet to announce the new show. SCA is also yet to confirm its lineup for 2Day FM Breakfast in Sydney.

In addition, Sally & Erica have left triple j Breakfast, and over in Perth the Hit 92.9 Breakfast show of Xavier, Juelz & Pete will not survive the rebrand as 92.9 becomes Triple M, and Mix 94.5 moves to fall under the Hit umbrella.

A new show will be announced for Triple M Perth shortly as well.

To hear all about breakfast radio’s game of musical chairs, listen to the latest episode of Radio Today Tonight. 

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19 Nov 2020 - 6:27 pm

Congrats Erin… well done Jodie on a fine innings. Who really runs Mix102 at the moment?!?

20 Nov 2020 - 8:51 am

In the advertiser it said “Jodie resigns effective immediately” ha!!! Who quits effective immediately after 13 years and doesn’t say goodbye to listeners. Sounds fishy to me

David S
20 Nov 2020 - 9:33 am

Bad move mix. She loses her job at ten, now mix. Good luck to Jodie.

Lyn Bode
20 Nov 2020 - 11:12 am

Agree with Sarah, no-one “walks away” without saying goodbye, especially Jodie, she’s such a lovely, bubbly lady. Will miss her!

20 Nov 2020 - 12:09 pm

Great news.

Julie Monaghan
20 Nov 2020 - 1:03 pm

Really bad move by mix 102.3 Will miss Jodie and wish her all the best for the future. Hope she is back on radio soon. Mix 102.3 just lost a listener

20 Nov 2020 - 2:17 pm

Jodie was the backbone of Mix 102.3!
As like all great talent they get shafted in Radio. Yet all the ‘Talentless’ keep going around and recycled in different shows etc. Still wondering what happened to Louie on Triple M and why SCA never made a statement as to where he went?
Now there’s a show idea!

20 Nov 2020 - 7:28 pm

Just regained a listener

My business
20 Nov 2020 - 7:45 pm

Very sad to hear Jodi is leaving
I think she was the making of the show and to to be replaced by people who were fills is a bit of a insult
For awhile now felt 1023 was loosing the plot day time , but continued because of Jody & Soda.
And Soda while nice, well he’s been off for a while and Jody was good keeping him grounded
So time to look for a new station?

20 Nov 2020 - 7:55 pm

Goes on maternity leave and gets axed after returning. Seems like classic ARN.

20 Nov 2020 - 8:13 pm

80+ #1FM brekky show survey wins in a metro market.. must be a record (unless your name is Jackie O)…unbelievable achievement Jodie!

You should be very proud.

Lyn Marner
21 Nov 2020 - 12:23 am

Sorry you are leaving Jodie. Our morning starts will not be the same. Really missed you when you were on maternity leave, no one could fill your shoes. A big thank you, you have helped so many people in the time you have been there. All the best to you and your family. I will be changing stations.

Corrina Fazzari
21 Nov 2020 - 9:50 am

Sad day Jodie and soda were the best thing on radio together very supportive to people of Adelaide so sorry the duo won’t be on the radio all the best Jodie you are inspiration to everybody who listens to you you have a heart of gold you’re going to be very sadly missed

Elizabeth Graves
21 Nov 2020 - 10:58 am

So sad at this. She was the Breakfast show and I will now listen to another station. You have lost a listener. I wish her all the best for the future. You are a star Jodie.

Jodie D
23 Nov 2020 - 6:52 am

Bad move 102. Jodie and Soda TOGETHER, were the reason listeners have been so loyal. Both down to earth and so relatable. I switched from 107 due to a breakfast radio switch up, guess I’ll go back and give their new line up a try again.
I’ll miss you Jodie

23 Nov 2020 - 7:14 am

Jodie is an absolute superstar and has lead that show to number 1 over 13 years!! It seems ARN is clueless on how to deal with woman… didnt they do this to robin in Brisbane

23 Nov 2020 - 7:50 pm

A source at Mix said they everyone in the building is furious at management for destroying a #1 show and the most loved brekky presenter in Adelaide. Way to treat females again ARN!

When Erin Phillips filled in for Jodie during mat leave the show was horrible and dropped both surveys she was there. People switched stations. They only came back when Jodie returned….

My tip Nova will be #1 pretty quickly.
SAFM will then sign Jodie to work with Bec Morse and take every female listener in Adelaide.

Everyone is questioning who is running Mix Adelaide because this same source also said management don’t have a clue what goes on in the local market. its a toxic horrendous culture from the top down reflective in the number of staff fired (sorry resigned) in the last 12 months

Flo Loftes
24 Nov 2020 - 11:15 am

Sorry you are leaving Jodie. Our morning starts will not be the same. Really missed you when you were on maternity leave, no one could fill your shoes. A big thank you, you have helped so many people in the time you have been there. All the best to you and your family. I will be changing stations.

Janette garr
25 Nov 2020 - 7:38 pm

Jodie you deserve a gold medal.A mum,a comedian, a person who always made me smile in the morning. My radio station has changed.

Birgit Cristaudo
1 Dec 2020 - 9:37 pm

Why did she leave????

kyra potts
7 Dec 2020 - 4:07 pm

so sorry to see Jodie leave – it will not be the same and i haven’t listened to radio since she left.

13 years is a huge achievement Jodie and you should be very proud.

I thought the saying was don’t fix what isn’t broken – well ARN have just broken their ratings winner.

All the best Jodie. You deserved to have your time to say goodbye.

8 Dec 2020 - 8:01 am

What on earth has happened to mix 102.3? Where’s Jodie?! Loved listening to her and Soda in the mornings. Thought they must be on a break ….keep thinking how long are they on a break for? My mornings aren’t the same. Jodie you made me laugh so much as well as cry and everything in between. Making my kids lunches in the mornings was the best part of my day. Miss you so much!

10 Dec 2020 - 1:52 pm

The best news for 2020 i have been off radaar for last 6 weeks This is all worth it

13 Dec 2020 - 4:44 pm

Empty… I hope that 6 weeks was spent in kindness school or rehab. You need both.

18 Dec 2020 - 2:58 pm

I am going to miss your giggles and gasps. Good luck with your current and future endeavours.


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