Matt DeGroot, breakfast newsreader of the Fitzy & Wippa program on Sydney’s NOVA 96.9 has been appointed as station Patron for 104.1 CHY FM.
Born and raised in Coffs Harbour, Matt got his start in radio by volunteering at 104.1 CHY FM while he was in high school, and he says, “I remember someone from the station coming to the school and gave a talk about getting involved in radio. What hooked me was that I could get time off school. But once I found my voice, and just how I could make positive, creative change in the community, I knew this is what I wanted to do.
“Volunteering and learning radio at 104.1 CHY FM was a terrific experience, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without that experience and opportunity. And now to be able to give back to the birthplace of my career is humbling and an honour.”
Station Manager, Angie Vaughan, says, “Matt’s involvement as Patron will give this not-for-profit, regional community radio station increased profile and be able to get our message and mission deeper into the community.
“Matt’s values and understanding and the importance of what 104.1 CHY FM means to the Coffs community will significantly assist in attracting sponsors, assisting in fundraising and community support. His involvement with the station in 2021 and beyond will certainly be a fantastic asset and we are so grateful to have him on board.”