Luke and Margaux return to Gold 92.5 for ‘The Rush Hour’ in 2019
Southern Cross Austereo has renewed 92.5 Gold FM Drive show ‘The Rush Hour’ for 2019, with Luke Bradnam and Margaux Parker returning as hosts.
The announcement comes after SCA appeared to axe the show entirely last September.
At the time, a spokesperson for SCA told Radio Today that The Rush Hour would “wrap up” at the end of 2019, revealing that nationally syndicated show Kennedy Molloy would air in its place.
After being broadcast into both Brisbane and Gold Coast markets previously, The Rush Hour will only air on the Gold Coast’s 92.5 Gold FM upon its return.
The show will continue to feature former Hot Tomato host Luke and Margaux, wife of ex Brisbane Broncos legend Corey Parker Margaux, but Ben ‘Dobbo’ Dobbin will not return to the show.
“As a born and bred Gold Coaster I know how important a local show is to the listeners and the community,” said Luke, who recently trekked to Mt. Everest.
“Talking all things relevant to the Gold Coast, I’m looking forward to stirring the pot and having some fun!”
“I so extremely excited on how the Gold Coast has embraced me, I look forward to be continuing to entertain listeners on Gold FM with local, fun and relatable conversation,” added Margaux.
“I have really enjoyed the last 12 months on the airwaves and look forward to a big 2019!”
“We’re stoked to have Luke and Margaux back on deck for 2019,” said Gold FM content director Corey Kay.
“It’s a show that loves having a laugh, telling a yarn, and engaging with the Gold Coast.”
The return of a local Breakfast show to Gold FM echoes the sentiment spruiked by SCA Queensland GM Damon Reilly, who told Radio Today in late 2018 that SCA was heavily invested in the Gold Coast.
“If I’ve talked specifically about Gold Coast, right now, we are upping our investment into the Gold Coast market to ensure that we are more and more local and connecting with people in the Gold Coast.”
Reilly also said there are no plans to rebrand Gold FM as a Triple M station. “GOLD FM is very strong heritage brand and will remain so,” he said.
The Rush Hour with Luke and Margaux return to 92.5 Gold FM for Drive from January 23.