Kate Langbroek replaces Rebecca Judd on ARN’s 3pm Pick-Up

Australian Radio Network has announced Kate Langbroek as a new co-host on its early KIIS FM drive show, 3pm Pick-Up, after spending the better part of the last two years abroad in Italy.

Langbroek returns to ARN where she hosted a national drive show between 2015 and 2017 with Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes’, who has been announced as a co-host on the new 2Day FM Sydney breakfast show.

Kate Langbroek returns to Australia to co-host the 3pm Pick-Up

Langbroek will join Monty Dimond and Yumi Stynes as part of the 3pm Pick-Up show, which leads into the Will and Woody drive show, from January 2021.

ARN confirmed that Langbroek will return to Melbourne to broadcast the show. “After our family adventures in Italy, I’m looking forward to returning to magnificent Australia – and ARN – and getting to speak my native language – radio,” she said.

“I can’t wait to join the 3PM Pickup, I’ve missed eavesdropping on conversations I can actually understand and hanging out with like-minded friends, so naturally I am beyond excited to team up with those two Aperol Spritzes, Monty and Yumi, for some afternoon fun and funniness.

“Which reminds me, I promise I won’t be one of those infuriating people who returns from a stint abroad with an accent and entirely new vocabulary. See you in 2021! Grazie. And ciao!”

ARN chief content officer Duncan Campbell said Langbroek will bring a fresh perspective to the 3pm Pick-Up.

“I am excited to welcome Kate back to the network. She is a seasoned broadcaster and will bring a new perspective to the show off the back of her time in Italy.

“Kate has a way of connecting with listeners that sets her apart and we are looking forward to hearing the chemistry and dynamic between Kate, Monty and Yumi come to life on air.”

ARN CEO Ciaran Davis added; “Securing Kate is an absolute coup for ARN. She is a well-loved Australian personality who understands the importance of working with our clients for positive commercial outcomes.

“We’re excited to welcome her back to Australia and, more importantly, back to ARN.”

Rebecca Judd [Centre] will depart the 3pm Pick-Up

Bec Judd has been a fantastic contributor to 3pm Pick Up. The engaging conversation, real life anecdotes and fun that she brought to the show will be missed, but we wish her well on her next endeavours,” Campbell said.

The 3pm Pick-Up first launched in 2011 with Chrissie Swan and Stynes, and its lineup has featured Wendy Harmer, Zoe Marshall and Meshel Laurie over that time.

It currently airs across KIIS 101.1 Melbourne, KIIS 106.5 Sydney, 97.3 FM Brisbane, Mix 102.3 Adelaide and Mix 106.3 Canberra.

The new roles for Langbroek and Hughes on competing networks signals an end to a long partnership between the pair on drive with the launch of Nova 100 alongside Dave O’Neil in 2001.

Langbroek has since appeared on TV in Talkin’ Bout Your Generation, The Circle, Thank God You’re Here, Dancing with the Stars, The Panel, Studio 10 and Hughesy We Have a Problem.


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