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Brodie Kane Latest Addition to The Hits Family

Brodie Kane Latest Addition to The Hits Family

The Hits announced today that Brodie Kane will join Dave Fitzgerald as the other half of the local Christchurch morning show on The Hits. She fills a position left by Ali Pugh, who is finishing with the station later this month.

Kane, who is currently on TVNZ’s Breakfast, hails from Christchurch and is looking forward to moving back to her hometown. She’s no stranger to radio either, her first job as a journalist was at RadioLive back in 2007, followed by a stint at Newstalk ZB.

Excited to get started, Kane says, “I am stoked to be heading back to Christchurch and joining Dave every morning for a bit of banter. Ali is leaving some big shoes to fill but I’m keen to get into it and start yarning with the locals every day. I’m even more pumped to able to catch the home Crusaders games!”

Kane follows in the steps of Ali Pugh, Sam Wallace and Toni Street, who have all made the move to radio.

Pugh has made the difficult decision to part ways with The Hits and spend more time with her daughter, Thea. She says, “I’ve absolutely loved working with Dave and the local team here in Christchurch. It’s been a whirlwind year and while I’m sad to be saying goodbye to radio for the time being, I’m looking forward to having more time with my family – whilst still listening to The Hits of course!”

Greg Cassidy, GM Upper South Island for NZME, says the industry in Christchurch is seeing an interesting period of change. “Ali has made a fantastic contribution to The Hits team, which has been reflected in the solid audience growth. We’re looking forward to having Brodie join The Hits family and to see where she and Dave take the show.

“With industry veterans moving markets or retiring, it’s opening up the playing field for these new shows to really hit their stride.”

Pugh’s last day on air will be October 27, with Kane commencing her role in the summer months.


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[1] Nielsen CMI, May 2017 fused database: Q2 2016-Q1 2017 (based on population 10 years +). Based on unduplicated weekly reach of NZME newspapers, radio stations, and monthly domestic unique audience of NZME’s digital channels.


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