Luke Bradnam leaves the Gold Coast’s Triple M Rush Hour
Host of Triple M’s Drive show on the Gold Coast, Luke Bradnam, won’t be returning next year.
Bradnam started off radio life as a Black Thunder pilot for Brisbane’s B105. He had a high-rating drive show on Hot Tomato on the Gold Coast, and joined the Drive slots for Triple M Brisbane and 92.5 – then known as Gold FM – in 2017.
Gold FM has since rebranded to become part of the Triple M brand, and Bradnam’s show is exclusive to the Gold Coast. Triple M Brisbane broadcasts the syndicated Kennedy Molloy Drive show, followed by The Rush Hour With Dobbo.
Triple M’s parent company Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) said Bradnam’s “dedication to all that is local has filled the airwaves with laughs, honesty and passion”.
“Luke has been an amazing talent to have in our business, his energy and passionate approach to his radio craft has made fans of our clients, listeners and staff. He will definitely be missed,” SCA Gold Coast general manager Rod Hockey said.
Bradnam’s next move is not yet clear, however he thanked the Triple M family.
“Thank you to everybody at MMM for an amazing four years. I wish you all the best for 2021, and most of all thank you to everybody who has listened over the last 17 years you mean more to me than you’ll ever know,” he said.
92.5 content director Corey Kay praised the outgoing star.
“Luke is a radio guy – each day he jumps behind the microphone with the same high energy and enthusiasm to entertain and inform his audience. He’s a courageous performer who is only ever himself on air – a quality worth admiring as he’s the exception, rather than the rule. I’m thankful to have worked with someone so passionate about the industry. I speak on behalf of all the team thanking him for his commitment and contribution during his time on the M’s,” he said.
SCA said it would make an announcement about the 2021 lineup soon.