Byron Cooke has cemented his role back on the airwaves, officially joining the KIIS 101.1 team as their new Workday Announcer.
Byron initially joined the team as a paternity cover for Jase Hawkins earlier this year on Jase & Lauren in the Morning and since has been working with the station as their Saturday announcer.
He stepped away from commercial radio following a five year stint on FOX FM breakfast in order to create his independently produced podcast The Byron Cooke Show that was launched in November 2020 to delve into deep topics and make a real difference in the community.
It has since received a number of accolades, including Byron being named as a Podcast Host / Presenter Of The Year Finalist at the 2021 Radio Today Podcast Awards.
Of his new role, he says “I have loved being back on Melbourne radio with KIIS this year, as the team here really gives me the freedom to put my own spin on the “more music” shift. There is a really positive energy to the station here.
“I am looking forward to taking this vibe across the workday in Melbourne…and the alarm isn’t going off at 4.30am, which remains a huge plus!”
Byron is on air 9am-3pm beginning today and takes over the role from Ryan Jon, who has decided to focus on his successful podcast with fellow former KIIS 101.1 colleague, Toni and Ryan.