Botica back to where it all began

If you thought it was all over for Fred Botica when he retired after 21 years at mix94.5 in May, you may also have been sucked in by John Farnham’s ‘last ever concert tour’ and ‘Emad’s Carpet Warehouse closing down sale.’

Now the legendary broadcaster is back to where his Australian radio career started in the 1980’s, 96FM. At that time it was the only FM station in Perth.

96FM Content Director Brad McNally is delighted to have Botica back where it all began: “I have worked with Freddie at the original 96FM. He is a really passionate music guy and will totally fit with the 96FM brand and persona.

“Fred will be our ‘fill in guy’ and we will see what happens after that.”
Botica said: “It’s such a thrill to return to 96FM, being my first radio gig in Perth,”
says McNally.

He will broadcast his first show on Sunday 14 September from 9am – 12pm.

Botica has enjoyed a 45 year career in radio spanning Australia and his native New Zealand. Botica kicked off his career at 3KZ, before moving to Radio Hauraki, then onto 89FM before moving to Perth in 1986. Most recently he was with Mix 94.5 on the Breakfast program.


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