Kim Hill To Host Saturday Show
Radio New Zealand’s award-winning broadcaster Kim Hill is to leave her weekday programme to host the Saturday morning show on National Radio.
Making the announcement today, Radio New Zealand Chief Executive, Sharon Crosbie, said she expected some listeners would be disappointed to hear that Kim Hill was leaving nine to noon, but was sure they would be thrilled that the broadcaster would continue to have a significant presence on National Radio.
“ Over the past nine years, Kim has made the Nine to Noon show consistently good radio. She is regarded as one of the country’s best interviewers and has gained enormous respect from all sections of the community.
“ She will be greatly missed on weekday mornings but those people who haven’t been able to hear her during the week are in for a treat on Saturdays.
“ Saturday Morning has proved hugely popular with John Campbell behind the microphone and I couldn’t think of a better person to replace him than Kim Hill,” said Crosbie.
The move was initiated by Hill who approached Crosbie and indicated that, after nine years on the programme, she was looking for a change. Despite the new challenge, Hill says it will be hard leaving her morning show.
“ I love doing Nine to Noon and I’m going to miss it. I get a huge buzz each morning, whether I’m interviewing the main newsmakers of the day or chatting with regular guests.
“ However, after nine years, I feel its time to move on. I have been thinking about it for a couple of months. In May I will be getting into my tenth year on the programme and the thought of getting into double figures spurred me into making the move.
“ John’s done a great job on Saturday Morning. I’m going to miss listening to him myself. He’s had some great guests and regular contributors. I’m not planning radical changes to the current format, and I’m looking forward to bringing some of the listeners’ favourite things from Nine to Noon over to Saturday mornings” said Hill.
Kim Hill’s first Saturday Morning show will be on April 20th. Radio New Zealand will announce a new presenter for the nine to noon programme in due course.