Neil Breen’s debut marks return to local on 4BC Brisbane breakfast

Staff Writer

The city of Brisbane has awoken to a new local breakfast show on 4BC.

The arrival of journalist Neil Breen, who replaces out-going host Alan Jones, flags another fresh start for Nine this week and a welcomed return to city-centric programming for listenrs.

Breen has been one of Nine’s most senior sports reporters and presenters for a number of years, following a distinguished career in newspapers.

He joined Nine at the end of 2012 as executive producer of the Today Show and has since been a sports reporter in Sydney and the network’s various sports shows.

The broadcaster has moved “home” to Brisbane after Tom Malone named him the new host of 4BC Brisbane breakfast last month, debuting on-air today with a tribute to Jones’ career.

“On Friday, the break Alan Jones retired after an unparalleled, unprecedented 35-year career in radio,” said Breen. “Jones rewrote the record book when it came to radio.”

Been also said he was “very very proud to be here”, promising to tackle the serious issues and to have some fun along the way.

Former drive host Ben Fordham also made his debut on 2GB Sydney breakfast today.

Listen to Breen’s first break on 4BC Brisbane breakfast:

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Captain Obvious
1 Jun 2020 - 11:52 am

One of the most terrible introductions/openers to a new program I’ve ever heard.
And why spend the first 5 minutes talking about the previous host…
And then another 3 minutes on the hosts cv…

2 Jun 2020 - 5:46 am

Neil BREEN is absolutely hopeless
Forced me to the ABC

L morris
2 Jun 2020 - 6:14 am

Listened to Neil Green’s show for one hour yesterday to many adds slot off words but no content. BORING. Switched to Ben Gordan full off adds and football flat and BORING. Always listen to radio from 5.30am ToDay not turning on radio. Very disappointing

2 Jun 2020 - 2:17 pm

had a headache after giving Neil 2 mornings……his whinney voice won’t be heard in my house again…

Mark Wise
2 Jun 2020 - 3:11 pm

Have a listen to how many times the bloke says “right” at the end of a sentence. It is so condecending to listeners.

Pauline Rose
2 Jun 2020 - 10:10 pm

This is very likely a difficult week for Neil Breen. Need to give him a chance – he has a very good resume. The only tip I would give is to listen to callers – don’t talk over them. Listen and you will learn.

2 Jun 2020 - 10:42 pm


Thats it for.



Judi Francis
3 Jun 2020 - 1:40 pm

Enjoyed your program this morning Neil. Especially your interview with Dr Mark Loan! He is such a great man ..helping our indigenous folk in FNQ etc.
He has also been my husbands eye doctor for decades, looking after his glaucoma, cataracts and pterygiums My husband has the utmost respect for Dr Loan. Thankyou for having him on your show and we wish you the best of luck for the future!

Joan Waterreus
3 Jun 2020 - 4:37 pm

Can’t listen to that uneducated voice. Dreadful grammar. We need another Alan Jones

10 Jun 2020 - 10:57 am

Not the same he is rude full of himself switch station while he is on bring Ben Fordham in those hours

susan Davis
10 Jun 2020 - 4:43 pm

sorry 4BC. We need a slower and gentler voice in the mornings. Ive gone to sky news on the telly for the hrs that Neil Breen is on. No offence to the man but you can tell he is a sports person.

Annie Burnett
26 Jun 2020 - 9:11 am

Neil Breen is not my cup of tea. Loudmouthed with no research. Too full of himself. Sounds like a yobbo. Please put Ben Fordham on for Queensland. At least Ben listens to people.

Tania Cole
18 Jul 2020 - 3:36 pm

I’ve moved from Triple M to Neil Breen! Love the content – great start to the morning
Keep up the great work!

Helen G
16 Oct 2020 - 3:21 pm

Loving it! Sincere, refreshing and knowledgeable.

johnny van loon
15 May 2022 - 3:05 pm

Hi Neal
hope you can help on this
listen to you every morning going to work
the disgusting plight of pension to survive per week on the age pension


(1) on single rate $ 494 per week, couple each $372.20
which for single person is $25,688 per years , couple receive $19354.40 each

question— our leaders, politicians ,bureaucrats can live on payment per week on this
answer –NO–no
why does both side prosecute — total financial hard ship — on pension which most have worked , and paid taxes all their life time , to injurie hard ship,
Our leaders, politicians ,bureaucrats which there have there hand in the public bicker tin, public money ( taxes payee money) , for them to live Hight financial live style for them to totally discriminate again the the pensions income

(2)combine assets test
what a joke , so to panelise the low in income pension to have some dignity, quality of life
single, can not have more than $270,500 in total assist
couple, $405,000
this is combination of your super , your living assets, as per services Australia test, centre link.
You vehicle, furniture, you home appliances is deem as a assist which in real term is a cost , which depreciate

(3)income rules for working (another discriminator act by our leaders, bureaucrats)

per fortnight single $180, couple $320
if you able to work—one day work per fortnight— eg– to put fuel in your vehicle –joke

payment have gone backward for the last 15 years though bracket creep, cost of living in all area the government ripping and down grading the pension worth

summary fix

(1)pension to increase as per 5.1% —which labour indicating— for the lower income worker
and other 5.1% in 6 month time from bracket creep, inflation, to remove hard ship, have decency for the vulnerable pensions
total of 10.2% working toward of the low income rate of worker

(2)assist test … removing of you vehicle ,furniture, you home appliances and personal effects which there work for as tax payer and have a right of personal dignity

(3) pensions if there can work, can earn under the tax fee threshold of $18,200 per years per person

(4)full dental care though Medicare for all pensions with any dentist with full cover

(5)assist test for single from $270000 to $540,000 and couple combine to $800,000 to have some dignity in life to live

(5)deeming rates under your assists test should be aligned with reserve bank rates

Neal, you have the know how , can you or some one or somebody, your media world , prosecute the plight of the pensions left to despair of life, to survive week by week
that both side of the political spectrum which need to address on the last week of the election

Neal i hope you understand my writing what I’ve put together and what i am trying to say



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