Nova 106.9‘s breakfast team of Ash, Kip & Susie O’Neill, handed over the mic this morning to one very special guest for one very special cause.
Ash, Kip, Luttsy & Bronte (who is filling in for Susie O’Neill while she’s in Tokyo) welcomed 19-year-old Mackenziee into the studio on Friday 30 July 2021, to not only make her FM breakfast radio debut from 8am to 9am, but to give her the opportunity to ask Brisbane to open their hearts and wallets for a very special cause that has made, and continues to make, a huge impact on Mackenziee’s life.
Mackenziee is an ambassador for Juiced TV, the made-in-Queensland hospital entertainment program designed to fill kid’s lives with joy as they face their toughest health challenges. Mackenziee shared on air how she became involved with Juiced TV as she battled her own health issues, and why it is so important that people donate on Giving Day to make sure this amazing program, that makes kids feel so good, continues to be made.
Nova 106.9 is proud to be the official radio partner of Juiced TV’s first Giving Day today, and in addition to on air support and promotion, Nova staff are volunteering their time during the day to collect donations and raise awareness of the Giving Day in the heart of the Brisbane CBD at 70 Eagle St with their Nova Casanova cars in tow.
Nova’s Brand and Promotions Director Dee Curtis says Nova was thrilled to partner with Juiced TV to support their inaugural Giving Day, “All of the team at Nova 106.9, both on and off air, are really delighted to be involved with Juiced TV’s first ever Giving Day. We feel a real affiliation with Juiced TV and the incredible work they do, as Nova is also all about fun and escapism too.
“It’s been great having Mackenziee join the breaky team on air and for Nova to be able to give Juiced TV a voice.”
Giving Day was the brainwave of the crew who film Juiced TV in the Queensland Children’s Hospital, and some smaller hospitals across Queensland, to raise vital funds to keep the program going and make even more hospital kids happy.
Founder Pip Forbes says, “Everything we do is made possible by the generosity of the community, partners and sponsors. The funds we raise on our first ever Giving Day will positively impact the lives of more kids, in more hospitals in Queensland.”
Mackenziee was born with cerebral palsy and from the age of two has required regular visits to hospital. She has undergone almost 50 major procedures and surgeries.
Being involved with Juiced TV has empowered Mackenziee, helping her find a positive focus and gain a sense of control over her hospital journey.
Her experience with Juiced TV gave her the courage to consider this as a career and Mackenziee is currently studying journalism, public relations and communications at university, and already has an impressive interview show reel to show prospective employers, now can now add radio experience to it.