Danny Watson & Leah Panapa - A new conversation starts Monday 1st of March on Magic Talk

Danny and Leah 24/02/2021

Well known broadcaster Danny Watson is joining Magic Talk to host the afternoon show alongside current night host Leah Panapa. 

Afternoons with Danny Watson and Leah Panapa on Magic Talk will launch on Monday 1 March. 

Danny Watson says he’s really excited to get started with Magic Talk. 

“After hosting afternoon talkback for 15 years on Newstalk ZB up until the end of 2015, I’ve been busy building papa kāinga for the whānau and I’m now ready for a new challenge.

“I can’t wait to get back into radio, re-engage with listeners and work alongside Leah.” 

Leah Panapa has been hosting Magic Nights for the past two years and says the year ahead is looking exciting. 

“I’m really looking forward to teaming up with Danny and having conversations with Kiwis about the issues affecting them, their communities and New Zealand.” 

Danny Watson & Leah Panapa - starting Monday, March 1st
Danny Watson & Leah Panapa - starting Monday, March 1st

MediaWorks Director of Content - Radio, Leon Wratt is thrilled two of the country’s top broadcasters are joining forces on Magic Talk. 

“Danny and Leah are both incredibly talented, with more than 40 years experience between them and I’m looking forward to what they’ll bring to afternoon talk radio.

Broadcaster Graeme Hill will also join Magic Talk, hosting the night show from 7-10pm.

Graeme Hill starting on Magic Nights - March 8th
Graeme Hill starting on Magic Nights - March 8th

Wratt says, “It’s fantastic to have Graeme Hill join Magic Talk. Graeme is well known for his unique style and view of the world which I know listeners will enjoy.

“These additions to the Magic Talk lineup are really exciting. Talk back and news content are an extremely important part of the MediaWorks offering and we remain committed to delivering this.”

Afternoons with Danny Watson and Leah Panapa will be live weekdays on Magic Talk from midday until 4pm from Monday 1 March. Nights with Graeme Hill will be live weekdays from 7pm-10pm from Monday 8 March.