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Changes at Magic Talk

Latest 06/09/2021

LATEST: Magic Talk announces today that there are a wide array of changes happening across the on air programming schedule.


As of today, it is confirmed that Ryan Bridge will be leaving his Magic Talk drive slot of 4pm-7pm to become the permanent AM Show co-host alongside Amanda Gillies & Mark Richardson.

Ryan has been an integral part of Magic Talk in the drive time slot and will continue to ask tough questions and drive high quality conversation on The AM Show from 6am-9am both on Magic Talk & THREE.

Former Europe correspondent for Newshub Lloyd Burr has taken on the mantle of Magic Talk Drive host and will be broadcasting live on the airwaves late September. We look forward to Lloyd joining the hard working Magic Talk team!

Graeme Hill who has been filling in on Magic Drive will return to Magic Nights late this September too.

We also announce that Magic Mornings host Peter Williams has decided to retire and has left the show as of today.

At the age of 67 and nearly half a century in the media industry, he wants to enjoy a life with fewer commitments. Peter has signalled for a while that he wanted to make a change and In true Peter style, it was no time like the present!

As many changes are happening today on Magic Talk Peter believes that this is the right time for him to hang up the headphones and focus on enjoying his retirement (and getting in some quality golf time of course). Peter goes with our best wishes and thanks and knows he wants to thank you for the hundreds of calls and conversations.

With some big shoes to fill, seasoned radio host & Magic Talk Afternoons powerhouse Leah Panapa will be moving to Magic Talk Mornings, starting today. 

Magic Afternoons will continue to be hosted by radio veteran Danny Watson as a solo talkback show, also starting today.

The ongoin Magic Talk weekday schedule is as follows:

Monday to Friday
6am - 9am     AM Show with Ryan Bridge, Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson
9am - 12pm   Mornings with Leah Panapa
12pm - 4pm   Afternoons with Danny Watson
4pm - 7pm     Drive with Lloyd Burr
7pm - 10pm   Nights with Graeme Hill 

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