Josh Arthur leaves Power FM Ballarat’s Breakfast show

Former Editor & Content Director

Power FM Breakfast’s Josh Arthur has left his co-hosting gig and is pursuing a career in real estate.

Arthur was part of a refreshed Power FM Breakfast line-up alongside Maddie Jarosz which was announced in February.

Arthur replaced Kris Kroemer who left to pursue his local coffee business, while Jarosz was taking over from Julia ‘Jules’ Zass, who is on maternity leave.

Radio Today understands Power FM’s owner Grant Broadcasters is recruiting for a new Breakfast co-host, and Jarosz will remain on the show until Zass returns.

Arthur has previously used the program to speak openly about mental health.

When contacted by Radio Today about his departure, Arthur noted he’d had a great time throughout his radio career.

“The almost four years that I spent at Power FM have been an amazing experience,” he said. “I worked with some of the funniest, most talented people, and I will miss them dearly.”

He didn’t rule out a return to radio down the track, however said he’s looking forward to what the future holds at his new job with Buxton Ballarat.

Power FM switched its on-air branding from ‘Josh & Maddie’ to ‘Power FM Brekkie’ on Monday, September 13.

Power FM Ballarat and Grant Broadcasters have been contacted for comment.

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Another exit
22 Sep 2021 - 1:34 pm

When Pilates and Real Estate are better options than working on air, you gotta ask, why can’t we retain talent!?

22 Sep 2021 - 2:21 pm

@Another exit

Money. There’s only so much you can do for the love of the job.

As Above
23 Sep 2021 - 2:17 pm

Yep as above. One thing radio school doesn’t teach the wanna be stars of tomorrow, unless you are a comic genius who lands on air and shocks the world or a sports star who picks up a plush on air cap city breakfast gig , you won’t earn enough to live. It’s really that simple. Sure you can earn plenty in sales but I’d be surprised if anyone starting on air in regional radio was earning more than 60k and much less if your in Ballarat. I’ve heard some workday cap city announcers are on 70. It won’t change now. Wan’t to buy and house and have a family? Don’t work in radio it’s a dying industry and wages for announcers are are already dead.

100% as above
23 Sep 2021 - 5:38 pm

It’s the money, you can’t live your life Dj’ing, Mc’ing, being a celebrant and an entertainer on the side just to make ends meet forever. Particularly when for 50k a year the company thinks they own you for 24 hours a day.

We get what we get, and we shouldn’t get upset.

As above
23 Sep 2021 - 6:29 pm

100% it’s hard not to get upset. Radio is great fun when your young but when you hit your 40’s and your in a share house, renting or worse you get made redundant the fun is over. I think it’s vital that people under 30 understand this. There are some very talented people who will have their lives ruined by radio it’s a fact and it’s very very sad.

Poor Workplace Culture
25 Sep 2021 - 8:02 am

I heard he left due to poor work culture and being treated poorly by management. You have to treat your employees with respect! Let them know that you value them! Apparently this is why he left.


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