Meshel Laurie returns to radio on Wollongong’s Wave FM
Meshel Laurie is making a return to radio, this time on Grant Broadcasters’ Wollongong station, Wave FM.
You can listen to the talk break below.
Laurie has been on and off the airwaves for the past two decades, including as part of Nova’s Drive show Meshel, Tim & Marty, alongside Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold.
She was replaced by Kate Ritchie on the Drive show when she joined Tommy Little to host the Meshel & Tommy Breakfast show in Melbourne.
In 2015, Laurie left Nova to join KIIS to host Matt & Meshel with Matt Tilley. Matt & Meshel was not renewed by Australian Radio Network (ARN) at the tail end of 2017, with the program replaced by Jase & PJ.
Laurie has previously spoken out about her treatment by various media outlets, including saying she was treated “like a disposable dishrag and a fool” by Nova.
Now, she will be filling in for Jade Papesch who is taking maternity leave from Wave FM.
Laurie is thrilled with the move.
“Jade’s about to have a baby and I am not. I couldn’t be happier for both of us,” she quipped. “I’m also thrilled to be keeping her seat warm for the next couple of months. Talk about shaking off the 2020 blues.”
Papesch added: “I’m so excited to see Meshel Laurie make her radio comeback and couldn’t think of a better sub to pull off the bench and entertain the Illawarra each morning.”
Wave FM’s content director, Dean Kesby, is confident Laurie will fill the void perfectly – “there’s only one woman in Australian radio who could keep Damien and Straney’s mischief under control”, he said.
Wake Up With Jade, Straney & Damien is co-hosted by former Australian Idol winner Damien Leith and Adam Straney.