Huge news folks, the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show is here to stay!

Our favourite brekky host has changed the radio landscape since landing in Melbourne with his trademark wit, warmth as well as hit features like ‘Who’s Calling Christian?’.

Australian Radio Network announced the news in a statement this morning:

ARN’s strategy and investment in Melbourne continues to deliver growth and strength across GOLD 104.3. The bold move to bring Christian O’Connell – one of the world’s most awarded radio broadcasters -and his progressive style of The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show to Melbourne has only strengthened GOLD104.3’s place as a powerhouse station in the market.

Of renewing his contract with GOLD 104.3’s Christian O’Connell said: “I came to Melbourne to try and build something new, and the way that this city has given me a chance as an outsider has been incredible. I’ve been humbled by the way they have given me not just their time in the morning but so regularly, their hearts.

“I’ve been doing breakfast radio for 21 years and the last 16 months have been the most intimidating, challenging but rewarding of my life. Melbourne is a place my family and I are proud to call home and that is all down to the awesome support our listeners have given me.

“It’s still very early days and I’m glad they are enjoying the ride because we’ve only just started.”


…Of the re-signing, HT&E Managing Director and ARN CEO Ciaran Davis said: “ARN continue to lead the market in delivering the most complete and comprehensive Broadcast and On-demand all-in-one-place audio offering for our audience and clients.

“In defining audio, ARN is focused on delivering compelling content at a time when the importance of live and local content delivered by trusted on-air talent has never been greater.

“Our focus on the very best on-air talent is a key part of the strength of ARN’s offering across all channels and we’re committed to working together as we innovate our entertainment and business offering.”

A huge thank you to Melbourne for sharing your mornings with us and being a part of something special – we’re so excited for what the future holds!


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