Look Who’s Making it in Radio: Sarah Morrison

As a new bi-monthly instalment on Radio Today, we are showcasing the regional heroes of Australian radio with a segment called, Look Who’s Making it in Radio

We are exploring what makes our regional stars passionate about radio, their community and their regional environment. 

This week we look into the world of proud Hobartian, Sarah Morrison of 101.7 7HOFM Breakfast in Hobart. 

“I’m a born and bred Hobartian. Born at Calvary Hospital and growing up with my family in Kingston, Tassie is my home,” said Sarah.

Sarah jokes about always having to wear the “Tassie tracksuit” – a classic black puffer jacket fit – for nine months of the year, but she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

“Hobart is beautiful – the water on one side and the backdrop of Mt Wellington/ Kunanyi on the other,” said Sarah.

“The best part is you’re only a short drive away from world heritage sites, national parks, local markets, a weekend away on the stunning east coast and great bars and restaurants with new ones opening all the time.”

Sarah is one of 7HO’s Breakfast team, made up of Sarah, Mick and Johnno.

Sarah with baby Marley and Mick centre: photo 7HOFM

The team harnesses their light and playful synergy to provide the right start to the day for Hobart. 

“Our show has always been about getting the listeners in the car on their way to work to forget about their problems and spend the next 4 hours with us having a laugh and starting their day on a high,” said Sarah. 

“Sarah, Mick and Johnno are about starting your day the fun way.”

Joining the breakfast team in 2018, Sarah said she found purpose in the role and comfort in the 7HO family. She reckons it’s a great place to work.

“The energy around the building is infectious, and we take that on air every day,” said Sarah.

“Having the opportunity to work alongside Mick and Johnno and the experience they bring to the table is something I have never taken for granted.”

“It’s a privilege that my first on-air role is in my hometown, talking about the things I love and working alongside these legends.”

Now racking up a bit of experience herself, Sarah says that one of the most important lessons she has learnt is “how powerful it is to just be real.” 

“When we open up and share our own stories and experiences – good, bad and ridiculous – and listeners tell me directly how it relates to them, I find that very humbling.”

“I also understand and respect more the craft of radio and the work that goes into every aspect of making it.”

When Sarah isn’t on the airwaves or in the community, she is spending time with her beloved daughter and says she couldn’t think of anywhere else she would want to bring her up other than her hometown of Hobart.


“When I became a Mum to my beautiful daughter Marley, I didn’t realise you could love something so hard so fast, and I can’t imagine wanting to raise my family anywhere else in the world,” said Sarah.

“Hobartians are one big family the love and support we show for each other is second to none.” 

For broadcasters considering working in Hobart, Sarah says it’s important to come prepared. 

“The MOST important thing is you must be ok with wearing a black puffer jacket nine months of the year.”

Listen to Sarah, Mick and Johnno for breakfast on weekdays at 7HO.

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