Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny say their goodbyes on their final show

Chrissie, Sam & Browny

The ACRA award-winning trio have been #1 FM or #2 FM Melbourne breakfast show 19 times since launch

Nova 100 hosts Chrissie Swan, Sam Pang and Jonathan ‘Browny’ Brown have said their goodbyes as they wrapped their ever-final show on Friday.

After seven years on air together hosting the Melbourne Breakfast show, the trio, along with their anchor Dean “Deano” Thomas, shared an emotional farewell, thanking each other, their team and their listeners.

Leading the speeches was Swan: “I’m not as sad as I thought about this show finishing up. I have so much to be grateful for, and that is the overriding feeling.

“For the listeners with whom I feel a very deep connection, you matter very much to me, and you saved me sincerely during the lockdowns before and after. I will never forget the impact you had on my sense of purpose,” she said, tearing up.

“I can’t thank you enough for listening and giving me a reason to get up and get on with it I really mean that 100%,” she added.

Chrissie Swan

Chrissie Swan

Swan then turned her attention to her co-hosts and their anchor and shared her gratitude for their time together.

“It’s been the most gorgeous and intimate experience of my working life; coming in here and hanging out with you beautiful people while listening to music reminds me of how I liked to while away the hours when I was a teenager when we all had the luxury of time, it was so sublime.

“But of course, we grow up, and we get very busy, and this is what I will miss most about this show ending. You three, who have become so important to me, will join this small but special list of people I love whom I have to schedule and reschedule time to catch up with.

“What a true gift and luxury it has been to know that I get to see your beautiful faces and hear your beautiful voices and the funny, stupid, and tender things you say every single day. I have loved every minute.”

Following Swan, Browny began with a heart-warming tribute to Thomas and praised his work behind the scenes. He also shared his pride for him in his animated comedy show Childish Deano and the recognition he is receiving from it.

“It’s this century’s South Park! Remember us when you become a big international superstar, mate you are in the world. You are in the will,” he joked.

“Swanny, I know we muck around when I talk about Australia’s Oprah – but seriously, you are.”

“To me, you’re one of my best mates, and I love you dearly. I love their connection over the journey, you’ve given advice, the fact that you’ve prepared meals for my father after the passing of mum only a few weeks ago shows your heart and it shows you care. How good has this been?”


Chrissie, Sam and Browny with anchor Deano

Browny then said to Sam that now was their time to finally do the Sydney to Hobart race together. “People ask us what we’re going to do next, I think Sam this is our chance, the big sporting event which you love more than anything in the world.”

“If I end up on a yacht on the Sydney to Hobart, I will leap off that and go missing like Olivia Newton-John’s missing ex-partner, you will not see me ever again,” Sam joked.

Browny went on to thank their team behind the scenes for bringing the show together over the years.

“More importantly, the final one is thank you to the listener from me. You’ve embraced me and my family and this whole show. So, thank you to the listener for listening along the way, thank you.”

Rounding out speeches was Pang, who began by thanking Swan for getting him on the Nova breakfast show.

“Seven years ago, you alerted Nova management of my existence, they didn’t know I have you to thank for this job and everything in radio in the last seven years. Every time the alarm went off, I cursed your name,” he joked

“It’s been a privilege and I’ve loved every minute of it. It’s been a wild ride, but I’d do it all again. You’re an amazing, talented woman and I can’t wait to see what you do next year and beyond. I won’t be coming on your show so don’t ask,” he quipped, before adding: “I love you.”

“Browny I’ll keep this brief. I have genuine concerns for your financial future, do not ask me for money, it’s been great, love you too.”


Sam Pang

Pang went on to thank the rest of the team, management, and sales for their work on their show over the years. He also featured Lawrence Mooney and Kate Langbroek to read his messages to their anchor Thomas and producer ‘Hollywood’ Jack Charles.

“Finally, for me, thank you to all the listeners,” Pang said. “I know I joke around that I don’t really have much of a connection. But I do genuinely thank you for listening and I look forward to hearing and seeing you all again soon,” he concluded.

The ACRA award-winning trio depart on top having been the #1 FM or #2 FM Melbourne breakfast show 19 times since launch.

Peter Charlton, Nova Entertainment CEO said: “Chrissie, Sam & Browny are talented broadcasters with a unique chemistry that has seen them engage with and endear themselves to their listeners.

“We are so proud of the success they have achieved over the past seven years. They’re leaving at the top of their game and we wish them well for what comes next for them, both inside and outside of Nova Entertainment.”

See also: Nova to say goodbye to Melbourne’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny after seven years on air

Top image: Sam Pang, Chrissie Swan and Jonathan ‘Browny’ Brown


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