Nova’s Shane Lowe joins 96FM Perth

Nova Adelaide’s former breakfast co-host, Shane Lowe, has joined ARN’s 96FM breakfast in Perth.

Lowe left his radio show after almost a decade last October, suggesting to his fans the decision was out of his control.

Lowe (left) joins Fernandez and Hogan this year

The appointment marks the return of Lowe to the station of his first radio job, as host of the Hot 30 Night show.

In his new role, Lowe will become breakfast anchor, for 96FM’s breakfast show with Lisa Fernandez and Paul Hogan.

Fernandez and Hogan joined the breakfast slot at the beginning of 2018, replacing Carmen Braidwood and Brad ‘Fitzi’ Fitzgerald. 

But the show struggled after survey one of 2018, coming down to a 5.9% share, compared to a 7.9% the year prior. It now looks to have settled, with survey eight revealing a 7.7% share, compared to an 8.9% last year.

Rob McCasker, 96FM’s content director, welcomed Lowe to the team.

“Shane brings a wealth of radio experience to his new role and, being a Perth boy, is the perfect addition to join Paul and Lise in delivering local news and fun content that’s relevant to our listeners,” McCasker said. “We’re excited by the additional energy Shane brings to the show and are looking forward to an excellent year on the Paul & Lise Breakfast show.”

Lowe added: “I’m loving being a part of the Breakfast show with Paul and Lise each day, and look forward to delving into what is really important to our Perth listeners, and of course sharing lots of laughs along the way.”

The show runs weekdays from 6am.


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