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Jeremy Corbett Departs More FM After Eighteen Years

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22 August 2011

Jeremy Corbett Departs More FM After Eighteen Years

91.8 MORE FM Auckland has just celebrated eighteen years on-air and on the anniversary of this occasion, long-standing breakfast announcer Jeremy Corbett has announced that his long run of early mornings are to come to an end.

Corbett's contract ends October and he has told staff and listeners he is choosing to take a break from radio. He likened his relationship with MORE FM to that of a parent, "I was there when she was born 18 years ago and I am so proud of the wonderful, entertaining station she has become, but really..I'm getting a bit sick of her borrowing the car and eating all the food in the fridge. It's time she struck out on her own."

When 91.8 MORE FM Auckland launched 16 August 1993 the fresh faced breakfast duo was Kim Adamson & Jeremy Corbett - "Kim and Corbett in the Morning". The pair had previously been entertaining Aucklanders from the North Shore studios of 91FM before jumping ship to the city's newest radio station.

"It's a real shame to soon be farewelling one of the icons of MORE FM and New Zealand radio," says MORE FM Network Programme Director Ande Macpherson. "However, I have total respect for his decision and am glad that we can celebrate his longevity on the station with the listeners before he does hang up the headphones."

There is no announcement as to what will happen after Corbett leaves. "We're currently working on plans for MORE FM Auckland breakfast" says Ande, "so we'll announce something soon, but most important is to enjoy the final couple of months with Jeremy and hope that he comes back to us in one way or another in the future. It is good to know he will still be in our broader family with his hosting role on the country's leading comedy show - 7 Days."

For a full list of frequencies head to www.morefm.co.nz or listen online.

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