Mandy Coolen says goodbye to star 104.5

Mandy Coolen announced on air this morning, that she has decided to hang up her headphones after 8 years at Star 104.5FM.

Coolen joined the radio station in 2007 hosting the morning show where her natural affinity with the locals and love of all things Central Coast led to her first promotion to co-host the Drive Show and then Breakfast with Wilko.

Coolen then continued on Breakfast with Craig Annis joining in 2012. Craig & Mandy have been nominated for countless awards over the years, including the prestigious “Best On-Air Team” at this year’s Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRA’s) in October.

Coolen said: 

“It feels like the right time. After almost 9 years at Star, I’ve had so many great laughs but it’s time to move on and be the best mum I can be. I’m going to miss this incredibly.”

Star 104.5 Program Director, Shayne Sinclair said:

“This has been an extremely hard decision, and is a true reflection of the beautiful human being that is Mandy Coolen. She’s put her heart and soul into waking up the Central Coast over the years, and now it’s time to turn off the alarm clock and enjoy what matters most.”

Coolen’s last day on Star 104.5 Breakfast will be Thursday 1st October.

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