Mark Hamel leaves 4BU and Hitz FM

Friday was a historic day at Bundaberg Broadcasters, as Mark Hamel handed over his headphones to Michael Price.

After this stint of 4 years at Bundaberg Broadcasters, Program and Content Director Mark Hamel plans to travel with his family on a tour around Australia, to explore, learn and have fun. The 12 month trip will see them discover places in NSW, VIC, SA, NT and WA. This will be Hamel’s second trip around OZ having done his first great expedition in 2004.

Mark Hamel started his radio career at Bundaberg Broadcasters in 1982.

His 33 year media career has seen him work in radio stations in QLD, NSW & WA. Mark also has worked for the Southern Cross Ten and WIN television networks. During his career he has held various positions including announcing, news director, promotions manager, program manager and production manager.

“You can take the man out of radio, but you can’t take the radio out of the man,” Mark told radioinfo.

He  is being replaced as Content Director of Hitz 939 and 4BU by well-known Queensland radio all-rounder Michael Price. Michael has spent 23 years in Brisbane radio with Triple M, B105, 4BC, 4BH. Michael also has a young family and feels like it is “coming home”.

“My wife Nikki is from Bundaberg and in fact worked with Mark at 4BU many years ago” said Michael. “I’m very excited to be working with the wonderful team at Bundaberg’s’ original radio station 4BU and our heritage FM station Hitz 93.9. I also can’t wait to see my young family enjoy the benefits of living in the lifestyle capital of Queensland.”


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