Hamish & Andy’s Jack ‘Cacklin Jack’ Post to join Gold 104.3’s Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show

Jack Post will be joining Gold 104.3’s The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show.

Also known as Cacklin’ Jack from the Hamish & Andy Show, Post will take on the role of O’Connell’s producer and sidekick.

For the past 10 years Jack has worked on creative and production for the Hamish & Andy Show and for their TV series, ‘Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year’. 

Post began his career in radio at the age of 15 as an announcer on Melbourne’s community radio station SYN FM, and has most recently been working with Hamish & Andy on their podcast.

“I’m excited to continue executing my simple career strategy: only work with radio’s most talented presenters and see how far their success can carry you,” Jack Post said.

“I’ve been a fan of Christian’s show for a long time and I can’t wait to see how Melbourne embraces him.”

The arrival of British radio star Christian O’Connell to the Pure Gold network is weeks away, with the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show launching on Melbourne’s GOLD104.3 on Monday 4th June, and O’Connell will today hang up the headphones in the UK at Absolute Radio before setting off with his family for Australia.

Of the move, O’Connell said: “It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to broadcast on Absolute Radio across the UK for the past 12 years to two million people, but I’m now looking forward to heading to Melbourne to start my new show on GOLD104.3, and my family is excited to live in such an exciting and vibrant city, and in a country that has more than three sunny days a year.”

“Six years ago I broadcast uninvited into Australia from the UK with two chancers called Hamish and Andy, and from Monday June 4th I’ll be hosting my brand new breakfast show in Melbourne. I’ve ditched those two but hired someone from their amazing show.”

ARN’s National Content Director Duncan Campbell said: “After a lot of planning and preparation I am genuinely excited to be welcoming Christian and his family to Australia next week.

“His internationally acclaimed show format has made him one of the world’s most awarded radio hosts and reinforces ARN’s commitment to delivering innovative and high quality content to our audiences. Melbourne listeners haven’t heard anything like this before.

“We’re also announcing today that Jack Post as who is a well-known content producer and creative in Australia, will join Christian in launching The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Monday June 4.”

Helping Christian launch his new Melbourne Breakfast show will be his Absolute Radio producer and friend, Australian Nick Daly.

In a coincidence, it was exactly six years ago today that Christian was involved in another world first when he teamed up with Hamish & Andy to simulcast his radio show in Britain and Australia on May 18, 2012.

Christian will travel to Melbourne with his two children Ruby (13), Lois (11), his wife Sarah and their dog German Shepherd, Nisha.

Christian is the youngest ever inductee into the UK’s Radio Academy Hall of Fame and winner of more Radio Academy Awards than any other person – he is also a successful stand-up comedian, author and TV presenter.

The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show will commence on Monday 4th June.

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