Luke Bradnam leaves the Gold Coast’s Triple M Rush Hour

Former Editor & Content Director

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.

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Gabrielle C
3 Dec 2020 - 1:55 pm

Cannot believe Luke is leaving, such a naturally funny,genuine guy. Still deciding if I’ll stay with TripleM Gold Coast.

Nathan Sherwood
4 Dec 2020 - 7:45 am

Definitely needed a co- host

Bradnam Fan
4 Dec 2020 - 8:48 am

You poor guy… you were lured from 102.9 Hot Tomato for the coin, and SCA bounced you around and treated you like dirt. Their plan failed.
Hope you find somewhere where you’re treated better. Or if SCA place you in Brisbane, you’re more stable.

7 Dec 2020 - 7:58 am

Luke is amazing. I will listen to him on his new station. Shame on you triple MMM – you’ve lost me. The music is crap. Get into the times. See ya

10 Dec 2020 - 2:57 pm

Put the power to the people……vote yes or no for Luke to continue at Triple M. He is a local legend….bring back the Bradnam!
I think we all knew when the station was taken over by Triple M, Management would use there clout, as the have done so nationally, and commercialised the local radio station. Shame on you triple m… will lose many listeners. After what has been such a tough year world wide, Luke has been instrumental in keeping our local community together. Bring him back!

bruce coudrey
10 Dec 2020 - 5:08 pm

I’ve enjoyed listening to Luke every time that he’s been on air.
I hope that I get to hear him again in the future.

11 Dec 2020 - 5:22 pm

Gonna miss you on air buddy loved your natural approach nothing fake Goodluck where ever you end up in the future Lukey

Christine Payne
11 Dec 2020 - 5:53 pm

So sorry to see you go Luke, you gave me a lot of laughs driving to work, it won’t be the same without you.
Something special & better will come your way.
Good luck, Merry Christmas & thank you

11 Dec 2020 - 8:40 pm

Ahhh SCA, again not knowing how the Gold Coast is a very different market. Removing the talent and the nuances that made it at one time the best rating show on the Gold Coast. And yet, they never learn. Maybe some more batterings in surveys are needed before the num nuts stop running the station into the ground.

12 Dec 2020 - 7:02 am

tuned in Thursday evening, talent was soo crass WITH TOILET HUMOUR, I switched to hot tomato, save your breakfast team, which has been SWALLOWED marrup by flan, you e lost me to metro and hot tomato. don’t change what didnt need dizing 9 months ago fools BYE,!!

13 Dec 2020 - 9:01 pm

Really disappointed that Luke is not being continued next year. I have now tuned into 94.1 because I am not a fan of the changes made to Gold Coast Radio from Triple M especially Luke.

Alanne Mc De Baladron
9 Jan 2021 - 4:54 pm

Luke you are sorely missed.
Not a smart move by GC Radio 92.5 Triple M.
The weekday 3pm timeslot does not have the same appeal at all without Luje Bradman’s lively voice & great humour.
Seems this Triple M station is readjusting all over the place.
I personally am considering making a change myself if there is no improvement during January.
What’s your excuse Triple M ..!?!..

Lisa Young
18 Jan 2021 - 10:35 pm

Tuned in today forgot no Luke.
I will be leaving the station as don’t want to listen to a show coming from Melbourne, we enjoyed everything honest & true to The Gold Coast.
Not a smart move by triple MMM

Di Miller
20 Jan 2021 - 6:53 pm

So no more Luke means no more honest Gold Coast content. This station used to pride itself on local content live. MMM you’ve lost me also, we are the Gold Coast not Melbourne for god sake. Will follow Luke but not MMM. A big mistake MMM.

Mick C
22 Jan 2021 - 12:01 pm

Another syndicated program all on the name of the almighty $$

3 Feb 2021 - 4:11 pm

I miss Luke and sorry but i think i will have to leave, the afternoon show is now garbage. Too much talking, Luke was brilliant.

Brian and Kersti .K
11 Feb 2021 - 6:49 pm

Absolutely stoked Luke, my family and i will miss your voice on radio mate, you are the best, we have listen to you for yearsssss, we will see you on weather news Channel 9.
P.S Keep your follows posted Cheers and our warmest regards.


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