Jason “Labby” Hawkins is leaving B105 after seven years to move to New Zealand, while his co-hosts Stav and Abby will return to breakfast for 2015.
Labby said, “Not many people in radio get the opportunity to leave on a high. For me, hosting my dream job with my two best mates is going to be pretty hard to ever top. I grew up on the south-side listening to Jamie Dunn and chasing the B105 Black Thunders all over Brisbane, so to have had the opportunity to host the B105 breakfast show has been a dream come true!”
“My wife Lou and I have always wanted to take on an adventure and move overseas. When work opportunities came up in New Zealand and we realized it’s only a pissy three and a half hour flight, we jumped at the chance.”
“The hardest part about walking away is leaving two of my best friends. Stav, Abby and I see each other more than we see our families. I’d love to say some funny, smart-ass comment about getting away from them, but it’s just not the case. I will miss these guys deeply,” said Labby.
Labby’s career began with Triple M Brisbane in 1999. He’s hosted drive on Perth’s 92.9, co-hosted the night show and drive on Sydney’s 2Day FM, before moving to B105’s breakfast show in 2007.
B105 Content Director Mickey Maher said, “Labby is not only one of the most passionate, creative radio people I know, but he has been a great mate for many years. His drive for compelling, innovative success has been rewarding to see and be part of. We will miss him but wish Labby the best for the future.”
Labby’s last day on the B105 breakfast show will be Friday 5th December.