Star 101.9 Mackay and 4MK get a couple of Hit announcers

Grant Broadcasters is pleased to announce that Mackay’s number 1 Breakfast Show hosts Sam and Rach will now cross the road and host the Star 101.9 Breakfast Show from Monday the 28th September.

Cuurent host, Rob Kidd will move onto breakfast at 4MK.
Previously, Sam and Rach hosted hit100.9 Mackay’s Breakfast’s Show prior to sweeping redundancies across regional Australia of the HIT breakfast crews by Southern Cross Austereo.
Star FM Mackay General Manager, Paul O’Connor who has recently started in the role, couldn’t believe his luck and says “We are excited to welcome Sam and Rach to the Grant Broadcasters family. Their love of Mackay is evident and while other companies are reducing their local on -air presence, we have expanded our strong on-air line up to create these new positions for them”.

Rach says, “I’m very excited for this new chapter in my radio career and so grateful that I get to continue being on air in the community I call home”.
Sam says “Now that we’ll be back on air, we’ll get to continue with our big stunts. I am worried that Rach is going to want our next project to be something that lets her sing”.
Group Content Director Ryan Rathbone has been inundated with exceptional talent looking to work with Grant Broadcasters in Regional Australia and says, “Local content creators like Sam and Rach that genuinely connect with their local community don’t just appear. Lots of hard work has gone into developing Mackay and The Whitsundays #1 breakfast show and the entire team at Star 101.9 will do their bit to ensure Sam and Rach have all the support needed to continue to dominate ratings in the region”.
Meanwhile Rob Kidd will be the new host of the 4MK Breakfast Show from Monday September 21st.
Rob, who chooses to call Mackay home, is simply moving studios having been the Star FM breakfast host for the past 5 years and with Grant Broadcasters for over 14 years.
Current breakfast host, Dave Perkins will launch a magazine style morning show from 9 till 1pm.
Paul O’Connor says, “Rob is Mackay. He’s as local as the Pioneer River, Town Beach and Eungella National Park. Rob’s been acknowledged as a community leader and is exactly the type of person we want hosting 4MK Breakfast.
“Dave Perkins is a household name – a former long term 4MK Breakfast host and with his 12 years on the Mackay Regional Council, he knows what Mackay needs to know! And while other companies are reducing their local on -air presence, we have expanded our strong on-air line up to create these new positions for Rob and Dave.”
Rob says, “Ever since Dad drove our family into Mackay from Sydney in 1980, 4MK has been part of my life… I’ve always had the idea that if I can make you smile as you start your day, then I’ve done my job right. Let’s have some laughs together. To be able to join the 4MK family each day for breakfast is such a privilege and I’m excited.”
Dave says, “I won’t miss getting up at 4.30 that much because I’ll be in early each day to prepare my 9-1 show with heaps of local content – and I’ll begin introducing some features to build on that localism. And then there’s the music, the thing that pulled me back into radio in 2016, its history and the diverse memories it triggers”.
Ryan stated ” I’m excited for our listeners in Mackay and the Whitsundays who will now get two new local shows on 1026 4MK. Rob Kidd and Dave Perkins are both passionate, professional, local broadcasters who will super serve their listeners with compelling content every day.”


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