Kiwi radio intrigue around Jay-Jay Harvey’s next step

Intrigue has surrounded the departure of Kiwi radio figure Jay-Jay Harvey from The Edge 94.2 in Auckland, ever since the announcement was made earlier this month.

The breakfast show host had her last shift on November 27, leaving the station after 23 years.

But she’s moving across to another of the MediaWorks platforms – news that wasn’t supposed to be announced until the New Year. But a local politician may have inadvertently let the cat out of the bag.

National Party MP Steven Joyce has revealed Harvey will be heading to The Breeze, reportedly saying:

“After all these years, after 23 years on The Edge, (Harvey) is going to work on The Breeze apparently because those are the only songs she knows now.”

Now, he may have been joking or looking to create a headline for himself. Or he may have some insider information.

Before a move into politics, Joyce was a ‘radio man’ and gave Jay-Jay a job at Taranaki’s Energy FM when she was a teenager.

Megan Annear, who’ll join Dom Harvey and Clinton Randell in the studio, is replacing Harvey on The Edge Breakfast.

Media Works will ‘officially’ announce her position in January.

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