Major lineup changes at Mix in Perth

Staff Writer

Mix 94.5's breakfast lineup of Fred Botica and Lisa Shaw are finishing up on breakfast on October 25 before moving to do drive in 2014.

Fred has been in radio for 44 years, more than 27 years in Perth and 21 years on Breakfast at Mix 94.5.

Replacing them on breakfast from October 28 will be the current drive show, Clairsy, Shane & Kymba (below).

Captain Paul, who is the traffic reporter on the current breakfast show will remain in place.

Botica, who will return in March 2014, says:

“I had wanted to take long service leave for some time and when we decided the timing was right to move to Drive, I thought this was the perfect opportunity.

“I have loved being on Breakfast for so many years in Perth. Radio has been my life for almost 44 years, and I want to continue on air after taking my long service leave, which will allow me to do many things I haven't had time to do in the past."

Lisa said: “I'm excited about the move to host the Drive show with Fred. And now I get to sleep in for the first time since I was 20 years old because before I was part of The Bunch, I read Breakfast news. You have no idea how appealing the thought of sleeping in is!”

Linda Wayman, GM of SCA Perth, said:

“Botica's Bunch, later known simply as The Bunch, has dominated Perth Breakfast radio for more than 15 years. Their last day as a Breakfast show will mark the end of an era and will be a huge milestone in the history of mix94.5."

“We know we have massive shoes to fill with Fred and Lisa. Fred is an icon of Perth radio and a consummate professional. We respect and admire him enormously,” said Dean Clairs.

Starting on drive in 2014 will be Lisa and announcer Tim Lordan before Botica returns in March.

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