Mediaworks announce major lineup reshuffle
Some major moves amongst the on-air lineups at Mediaworks New Zealand with a number of changes being announced today.
The Rock drivetime show ‘Jono & Ben’ is moving to drive on The Edge with Sharyn Casey, current George FM Breakfast host Thane Kirby will move to drive on The Rock, former Radio Sport announcer Andrew Mulligan joins The Rock on Breakfast, and Clint Roberts from The Edge moves to George FM Breakfast.
Group Content Director Leon Wratt said:
“We have the best talent in the business and the changes we have announced today only strengthen our line-up, it’s about taking our talent to where their audience sweet spot is, to grow and challenge them while enhancing our brands.”
Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce added.
“We sailed a bouncy castle across lake Taupo, a banana boat across Cook Strait and sold our souls on cans of energy drinks at The Rock. I can’t wait to see what shameless radio promotions lie ahead at The Edge with Sharyn”
“I’m looking forward to Jono and Ben ditching the Metallica t-s hirts and letting their Taylor Swift flag fly high” said Sharyn Casey “I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved with Guy & Clint but Jono and Ben might be able to get me a good deal on a Holden, so ya know, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.”
New Drive co-host, alongside Duncan Heyde, on The Rock Thane Kirby said:
“I’m trading in my vodka lime ‘n sodas for bourbon and coke and making the leap beyond Ponsonby! I’m stoked to be part of an award-winning radio station and will dedicate the remainder of my brain cells to hanging out on-air with like minded blokes across the country.”
Andrew Mulligan rejoins The Rock from Radio Sport and said:
“It’s so great to be back among old friends and to be an integral part of The Morning Rumble. I’m pumped to be part of an award winning show again”
And Clint Roberts who is moving to George Breakfast from The Edge said:
“I’ve played my last T-Swift jam for a while, and I’m fizzed up to assemble New Zealand’s newest breakfast show on George FM – home of the bangers!”
The Mediaworks lineup changes will take effect from January 2017.