4KQ’s Laurel, Gary and Mark find a new home on Nine’s 4BC 882

4KQ Laurel, Gary and Mark

• Current Breakfast host Neil Breen is moving to the Drive shift

After signing off from their 4KQ show for the final time on June 24th, Laurel Edwards, Gary Clare, and Mark Hine have announced they are bringing their breakfast show to Brisbane’s 4BC 882 from 5.30am on Monday, July 11. 

The trio signed off from 4KQ after the sale of the station to Sports Entertainment Network (SEN), a result of ARN’s acquisition of a regional network and the need to comply with Australia’s media ownership laws. They had been Brisbane’s longest continual running breakfast show, on air for the past 16 years.

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Current Breakfast host Neil Breen is moving to the Drive shift with his new show Brisbane Live, while Scott Emerson will take up a new role as political contributor across 4BC and Nine Radio’s other talk stations.

Announcing the new 4BC lineup, content manager Max Dudley said: “We now have an even stronger local lineup with deeper connections to our audience, through Laurel, Gary and Mark, Ray Hadley in Mornings, Sofie Formica in Afternoons and Neil Breen in Drive.”

Laurel Edwards – who recently clocked up three decades on Brisbane Breakfast airwaves, an Australian radio record – said “Back in primary school, 4BC’s Murray Shoring visited to give a presentation about radio, and that’s when I knew I wanted to be an announcer. This is a station with such a great Brisbane legacy, and it’s a privilege to be welcomed here, wherever our new and old listeners are tuning in from. It’s a full-circle moment for me, and it’s even better to be doing it with my radio brothers Gary and Mark.”

New Drive host Neil Breen said: “I think it’s a masterstroke to bring Laurel, Gary and Mark to 4BC. I’m happy to hand them the alarm clock and I can’t wait to get cracking on my new Drive show. How good!”

4BC’s new lineup featuring Breakfast with Laurel, Gary and Mark debuts next Monday, July 11.

Top image: Mark Hine, Laurel Edwards and Gary Clare

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