Today FM is MediaWorks new talk brand for 2022

MediaWorks NZ has revealed the name of its new look talk brand, Today FM with the new radio station is set to launch in the first quarter of 2022.

Already announced as part of the line-up are Rachel Smalley from 5am, Tova O’Brien who will host breakfast and Duncan Garner from 9am.

Recent additions are Leah Panapa and Mark Richardson in afternoons and rounding out the news day will be Lloyd Burr who will be joined by Wilhelmina Shrimpton with all the latest news, then from 8pm it will be NZ radio legend Polly Gillespie.

The full Today FM weekday lineup is as follows:

  • 5am-6:30am First Light with Rachel Smalley
  • 6:30-9am Tova w/Tova O’Brien
  • 9am-midday Duncan Garner Today
  • 12pm-4pm Leah & Mark w/Leah Panapa and Mark Richardson
  • 4pm-7pm Lloyd Burr Drive w/Wilhelmina Shrimpton
  • 8pm-midnight Polly w/Polly Gillespie

At the weekend on Today FM, there’ll be a mix of news, sport, lifestyle and entertainment, including a business and entrepreneurial focused show from Robett Hollis who’ll broadcast live from his purpose-built home studio in San Francisco.

Further announcements around weekend hosts and shows will be made in the coming weeks and months.

MediaWorks Director of News & Talk, Dallas Gurney, says MediaWorks is excited to launch Today FM next year,“Today FM is all about news that’s new and making it accessible for Kiwis of all ages, particularly younger audiences. We have a fantastic lineup of some of New Zealand’s biggest names, alongside some new voices I know audiences are going to love to tune into via either traditional radio or by streaming live through MediaWorks’ app rova.

“Today FM will be broadcast on FM frequencies throughout Aotearoa and we look forward to sharing more details on this soon.”

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