Soda gone, Erin back next year on Mix 102.3 breakfast

Mark Soderstrom from Mix 102.3’s Erin Phillips & Soda for Breakfast show has signed off from the station.

Soad says it was a “tough decision” to finish up at Mix after eight years.

“It has been an enormous privilege to be invited into the cars, homes and workplaces of the station’s fantastic listeners and friends who I will miss dearly.

“I have been fortunate to have met some brilliant and inspiring people along the way and it is these relationships that I will cherish most about my time at Mix.”

UPDATE: Ali Clarke has replaced Soda on Mix 102.3 breakfast.

ARN’s Chief Content Officer, Duncan Campbell said: “Soda has made an incredible contribution to Mix 102.3. I’d like to thank him for valuable input that has seen Mix 102.3 enjoy great rating success in the competitive Adelaide market. He leaves with our best wishes.”

Soda joined Mix 102.3’s breakfast team in 2014. Last year Erin replaced Jodie Oddy

Soda’s co-host Erin Phillips remains part of Mix 102.3’s breakfast team and ARN will make an announcement on the new breakfast show soon.

Earlier in the year the pair were unexpectedly off air for a while after Erin joined the show. At the time it was explained as giving the new show “time to breathe.” At the time Soda told Mediaweek: “I don’t come from a radio background. I didn’t start ‘til later and I didn’t even really come from a TV background. I was a school teacher and a fireman and all these different things, and I sort of stumbled into media probably by accident.”

The breakfast show was 4th in the market in the last survey of the year, with the station scoring 10.9% overall, in second place in the Adelaide market.

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25 Dec 2021 - 12:30 am

Classic cover up, xmas eve announce

26 Dec 2021 - 7:49 am

Ali and Erin for breakfast in 2022.

sandra vilardi
26 Dec 2021 - 9:25 am

Soda should stay Erin should go bring back Jodie you lost me 102.3

26 Dec 2021 - 11:14 pm

The station has gone downhill since Jodie left. And clearly the ratings have also

Greg Taylor
27 Dec 2021 - 10:14 am

A wise man once said “Never allow the bloke with the least experience to have the loudest voice”

27 Dec 2021 - 10:26 am

ARN blow it again just like 973 and 96fm and Kiis101.1

27 Dec 2021 - 1:14 pm

Go ahead, Meshel Laurie. Tell me how important gender is.

Phil D
27 Dec 2021 - 10:05 pm

Why didn’t he say it was stay at home and spend more time with his family? Oh that’s right that excuse has already been used.

Very different from what the staff were told just before Xmas. No way he resigned. Just saying ?

About time
28 Dec 2021 - 8:35 am

This is a good thing.

    30 Dec 2021 - 11:21 am

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30 Dec 2021 - 1:07 am

Arn need to just syndicate KJ. Easy they rate well. Why spend all the money on crappy boring breakfast shows. It’s about time arn wake up and syndicate kJ. Rebrand 102.3 to kiss and 97.3 in Brisbane to kiss. Look at how well nova does because there branding is national. Same station name across the network.

30 Dec 2021 - 7:46 pm

Has any one realised that Chris DeZeldy is back in Adelaide with no job. Could the new breakky team be Ali Clarke, Chris DeZeldy and Erin Phillips doing sport? Long shot, but who knows?

2 Jan 2022 - 1:07 pm

Borrrriiinng since Jodie left and gave it a week and now I’ve switched!

4 Jan 2022 - 8:24 pm

Time to bring back Jason Snowy Carter.

5 Jan 2022 - 2:45 pm


David humphreys
5 Jan 2022 - 6:33 pm

Best news ever

7 Jan 2022 - 10:42 pm

Hey J,

That’s very kind of you mate, but I’ve never had a call to come back, and based on the deafening silence, I’d say that there is no intention to ever call me. YOu realize after many years away from radio, that the day you CHOOSE to leave, is the day you are forgotten but the audience and the like. In saying that, Jeff Burzacot is definitely the man to steer the ship home, along with Duncan. Both are amazing programmers and I thoroughly enjoyed working with them when I was there.

Ali, if it is to be the case is and has always been an incredible broadcaster and will be brilliant She will be an incredible mentor for Erin, who will be only so much better for the experience.

Whoever you are J, appreciate you think that highly of me and the name drop, but I think the days of radio are behind me.

14 Jan 2022 - 2:28 pm

Lost me

16 Jan 2022 - 11:21 am

Only listened to it for Soda, never liked Erin, preferred Jody. Looks like will be listening to a new breakfast show in 2022

24 Jan 2022 - 6:57 pm

You lost me. Why would you bring back Ali

25 Jan 2022 - 6:31 pm

I have been a fan of the show for a decade. Stopped listening last year. I found Erin really annoying and had hoped it would be Soda and Ali.

31 Jan 2022 - 2:57 pm

Don’t like the new Breakfast venue. Who is Ali Clarke? Does not come over very good on the radio. Where is Erin?
I have been a loyal listener for many, many years. I’m sorry, but you have lost my support, and this is only day 1.


Hope u get it right real soon.

1 Feb 2022 - 1:47 am

First Jody, then Soda and you keep Erin everywhere who has the least experience, no style or charisma. Good luck 102.3 if you think these new people will boost your ratings – you got better chance of reviving Bazz & Pilko This is another listener who is switching channels.

2 Feb 2022 - 3:14 pm

Erin did not do too bad on radio but the breakfast show of Jodie and Soda was the best and now I only sometimes listen.

3 Feb 2022 - 9:07 pm

Actually I am glad Soda is gone. He dominated the show when Jodie was there and his ‘humour’ was always about being louder and putting someone else down. I like Erin. Love hearing about her and the family. She has got some learning to do but Soda was, by his own admission, clueless when he started. Why not let Erin have the same chance! I think Ally will be a great mentor for her. Hate the name of the show though. Very 1980s.

9 Feb 2022 - 8:54 am

Miss you Soda. New breakfast show boring. Switching stations now.

10 Mar 2022 - 12:56 pm

Jason, snowy and carter were good. Jodie and Soda made the best team! They were entertaining and they did a lot for Adelaide charity. The station has been on a down hill slide since Jodie left and now Soda has left! A combination of these people are needed to bring the breakfast show back! I’m switching!


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