Wave FM Wollongong has confirmed 2006 Australian Idol winner Damien Leith will be joining the stations breakfast team. Leith has been the co-host of the Power FM breakfast programme in Muswellbrook for the last two years.
Leith has won industry Awards such as Arias, Golden Guitar, MTV Australian Video Music Awards, Helpmann Awards and an ACRA for his local tributes to towns affected in last year’s drought in NSW.
Ryan Rathbone, the group content director for Grant Broadcasters said “We are delighted that Damien will be joining our highly successful breakfast team at Wave FM. We have absolutely top-quality talent across the group and it is always rewarding when, with the right training and support, we can offer these talented announcers’ bigger opportunities.”
Leith commented: “I love working at Power FM but the time is now right to move to Wave FM and join the team in Wollongong. I have worked with Jade and Straney on a number of projects and the chemistry was great!”
Damien will celebrate the move by launching his new song “Sha La La” on September 4 on Facebook Live across 20+ stations in the Grant Broadcasters Radio network.
The new Breakfast show of Jade, Straney with Damien Leith will be on air from Monday September 14.