Mackay’s Rob Kidd moves to 4MK

Rob Kidd will become the host of the 4MK breakfast show from Monday September 21 2020, moving across from the Star FM studio.

The announcement:

Grant Broadcasters is pleased to announce that 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.

4MK General Manager, Paul O’Connor who has recently started in the role stated: “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 said, “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 said, “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”.

Group Content Director Ryan Rathbone has been inundated with exceptional talent looking to work with Grant Broadcasters in Regional Australia.

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.”

Grant Broadcasters continues to deliver local content across its Regional assets including radio, digital and online.

Rob and Dave launch their new shows on 4MK from September 21st

Source: Grant Broadcasters media release


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