ARN revealed on Thursday that Jodie Oddy has resigned from her on-air role at Adelaide’s Mix102.3.
Oddy has been on air at Mix102.3 for 13 years as part of the breakfast teams which collectively claimed the #1FM breakfast show position 81 times in radio survey results.
ARN’s chief content officer Duncan Campbell said, “Jodie is an exceptional broadcaster who has played a key role in the success of the Mix 102.3 Breakfast show over the past 13 years. She is leaving on a high and can be proud of the difference she has made to the lives of so many Adelaide families and we wish Jodie all the best for her next chapter.”
Mark ‘Soda’ Soderstrom will be part of a new direction for the Mix 102.3 Breakfast Show. ARN will make a further announcement about the 2021 breakfast show soon.
Hosting the Mix 102.3 breakfast show today with Soda was Mix Adelaide newsreader Maria “Maz” Gaban.
News Corp’s Antimo Iannella and Matt Gilbertson reported today Oddy’s departure from the station relates to a dispute over contract negotiations, but that Mix 102.3 have been looking to shake up the breakfast show for several months after it slipped in the ratings this year:
“Rumours have been circulating in recent weeks about potential changes to Mix’s early morning show, with former Seven newsreader Jess Adamson and Crows AFLW star Erin Phillips among the names tipped to be joining Soderstrom.
“Adamson and Phillips have both filled in for Oddy while she’s been on maternity leave in the past 12 months and Mix sources say that Phillips was spotted at the station again last week.”
ARN can be a tough negotiator when it feels it needs to be. Although it has re-signed a number of stars to long-term deals ahead of existing contract expirations – including Kyle and Jackie O, Jonesy and Amanda, Christian O’Connell, Jase & PJ and Will & Woody – that’s not always the case.
In 2016, ARN famously dropped Robin Bailey from the 97.3 breakfast team in 2016 before she was sensationally re-hired this year.