Power FM reveals new Ballarat Breakfast show, Josh & Maddie

Staff Writer

Kris Kroemer is leaving Power FM Breakfast in Ballarat, and will be replaced by a new lineup of Josh Arthur and Maddie Jarosz.

Kroemer said on air there had been a question mark hanging over the show since his co-host, Jules, went on maternity leave.

“There’s been a little bit going on behind the scenes, and I’ve kind of been holding the fort, doing the Brekkie show solo in the meantime, and the time has come, to announce the new Power FM Breakfast show for 2021,” he said. “I’m pumped about this, but I’m also a little bit sad.”

Kroemer said he as heading in a different direction and would be launching a business focused on his passion, coffee. He said the journey of launching a business was “terrifying and scary”, but one he is excited about.

He then introduced the new show, which includes Arthur who has previously hosted Workdays.

Jarosz is new to Ballarat and said it’s going to be a crazy, wild ride.

Kroemer will fill in on the Workdays shift for a few months.

Arthur said he was a little worried some people would think the shake-up was a “political stab in the back” or a “Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd situation”.

Kroemer and Arthur then explained what really went on.

The show kicks off on Monday morning.

You can listen to the reveal here.

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