Rabbit keeps Sarah for Breakfast on Star 104.5

Sarah Forster will join Dave ‘Rabbit’ Rabbetts as Star 104.5’s new breakfast show, Rabbit & Sarah, from Monday.

Sarah has been a regular voice on Star 104.5 for nearly three years, relocating from Sydney to the Central Coast, to seek a better quality of life for her family. Star 104.5’s casual news journalist has been filling in with Rabbit since mid-January, following Julie Goodwin’s decision to step back from the Breakfast show.
Shayne Sinclair, Star 104.5’s Program Director said, “Sarah’s upbeat and engaging personality makes her the perfect fit to join Star 104.5 in breakfast. Filling in for Julie Goodwin since the start of the year, Sarah has done a tremendous job and has well and truly earned the opportunity to join the show full time. Rabbit & Sarah will do a show that’s always upbeat, family friendly, and distinctively Star 104.5. It’s live, local, hometown radio!”
Sarah has over 16 years radio and news experience. The Brian White award-winning journalist has held key news roles with Southern Cross Austereo, 2UE, WSFM, Nova, smoothfm, and has always held aspirations of transitioning from news into announcing. 
Sarah Forster said, “The past few weeks have been a blast, so I am ecstatic to be joining Rabbit on Star FM breakfast on a permanent basis. It’s the best job and the best place in the world.”
Sarah will join Dave ‘Rabbit’ Rabbetts as Star 104.5’s new breakfast show. With over 30 years of radio experience, Rabbit has carved out an impressive radio career across multiple radio networks in New Zealand and Australia. Rabbit first joined Nova 96.9 in 2001 as part of the original Nova line up, and during his six years with the station hosted several number one shows. After a six-year stint at SAFM, he returned to Nova 96.9 in 2013 before making the move to the Central Coast to join Star 104.5’s breakfast show in 2015. Rabbit was joined by Julie Goodwin In January 2016.
Rabbit said, “I’ve been completely blown away with how the Coast embraced Sarah while she was filling in on the show. She was stepping into some pretty big, and colourful shoes, and she’s fitted in perfectly. I’m stoked that’s she’s agreed to join us full time!”
After four years working alongside Dave ‘Rabbit’ Rabbetts, Julie Goodwin announced her decision to depart the show in December last year. She has played anintegral role in finding the right person to fill her shoes and is elated to hand the microphone to Sarah.

Coinciding with the announcement of a new co-host for Rabbit, previous colleague Julie Googwin took to Facebook to explain her long absences from the show, due to depression and anxiety.

If you’re a regular listener of our show you may have noticed that I have been missing in action this year. I didn’t want to go into too much detail on the show this morning. Being the last Rabbit and Julie Goodwin breakfast show we wanted to keep it fun and positive, a celebration as well as a goodbye.

But I did want to provide a bit more information for anyone who is interested, for a couple of reasons. Partly because disappearing like this has created difficulty for a lot of people. I have essentially disappeared from my scheduled life, failed to meet my obligations, and I owe an explanation.

Also, as difficult as this time has been, there are some things I’ve realised that may be helpful to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.

I’ve had depression and anxiety on and off over many years. On the surface I know I don’t seem to be depressed or anxious. I’ve denied it to myself for a long time, and certainly put a lot of energy into making sure it wasn’t obvious to the people around me.

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