Just a week after announcing that Paul Hogan and Lisa Fernandez were leaving, 96FM has moved to reclaim its Perth heritage with the return of Botica’s Bunch for Breakfast, hosted by arguably the best voice in the history of Perth radio, Fred Botica, and his long-term radio partner Lisa Shaw.
This follows the announcement on Friday that ARN has appointed Daniel Underhill to the role of 96FM Content Director
Fred and Lisa officially joined the 96FM breakfast slot with a surprise show this morning, delivering their passionate brand of music, entertainment and compelling local content that Perth listeners love.
Fred and Lisa have been on-air together since 1997, having earned their place as the most successful breakfast team in Perth radio history, together winning a record 100+ consecutive surveys in Perth.
Fred began his Perth radio career in 1986 to work with 96FM and Channel 7 Perth as their voiceover artist, and as the voice of the 96FM Skyshow in its bicentennial year.
Fred went on to lead Mix 94.5‘s breakfast team to become Perth’s highest rating Breakfast show with Botica’s Bunch, which he co-hosted with Lisa Shaw from the late 90’s and showcasing his remarkable and colourful career, Fred also released a book this year covering his history in radio, Sure Beats Working.
Lisa also spent years at Mix 94.5, co-hosting the record-breaking Botica’s Bunch alongside Fred.
Lisa’s The Shaw Report is renowned in Perth for her unbeatable knowledge of entertainment, music and celebrity news.
Guests calling in to the show to welcome Fred and Lisa back on air include The Premier of Western Australia Mark McGowan, 60 Minutes’ Liam Bartlett, 9’s Rebecca Maddern, Comedian Joel Creasey, The Block’s Scott Cam and several other surprise friends including Andrew Denton.