Roxanne “Roxie” Bennett calls time after three decades

After being a part of the Geelong radio landscape for over 30 years, Roxanne “Roxie” Bennett has decided to call it a day.

There’s not much Roxie hasn’t done in radio, with numerous on-air roles with bay 93.9 (“Bay FM“) and sister station K rock, her positive impact on the local Geelong community cannot be measured.

Roxie simply loves Geelong, a love that was never more evident when some years ago she bravely shared her emotional breast cancer journey.

Following this, Roxie was inundated with messages of support from listeners thanking her for so openly and honestly talking about her cancer journey and encouraging others to self-examine.

General Manager Andy Mathers says,”My beautiful mother in-law Joy was one of those listeners who heard Roxie’s story and has thanked Roxie for prompting a checkup, finding a lump and ultimately helping save her life!” 

Roxie’s impact has not only been on-air, but also on the many boards she’s sat on, charities she’s supported and businesses she’s worked with. This work has now led Roxie to the next chapter of her life in the corporate world.

Bay 93.9 Content Director Mark Hyland paid tribute saying “Roxie is larger than life on-air and in person. We’ll miss her energy and passion in the station and I’m sure the listeners will miss her infectious personality…and ‘that laugh’ on-air.”

Roxie says, “It’s hard to believe that I’ve been on air in Geelong in some capacity for more than three decades! It feels like yesterday I started working at what was then, Bay FM at the old Corio Whiskey Distillery where it all started.

“I’ll absolutely miss being on-air and hanging out with Daryl and the radio crew every day. I’ll just have to keep the radio tuned in to get my Bay fix!”

 Roxie’s last show with her partner in radio Daryl Reader is Friday December 23.

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