Mark Richardson joins The Sound Breakfast Show in 2016

Shows 27/11/2015

After a successful recent survey result naming The Sound the number one station for all people 40-59*, the station is proud to announce Mark Richardson, host of The Block NZ, co-host of The Crowd Goes Wild and ex Black Cap opener, will become a new member of The Sound Breakfast in 2016.

Joining Leah Panapa and Nik Brown, Richardson will bring a great skill set to the show with his passion for sport, music and giving as good as he gets.

“When The Sound launched back in 2012, I remember walking into work and saying, ‘have you heard that new station called The Sound? It's awesome!’” says Richardson, “So how stoked do you think I am to now find myself working on it!”

His new colleagues are looking forward to having him on board and see it as a great start to the New Year.

Brown says, “Mark will bring a fountain of sporting knowledge to the show,” while Panapa, who has known him for years, can’t wait to enjoy his dry sense of humour at work.

“I believe Mark will fit The Sound perfectly,” says Panapa. “I hear after a few beers he does a wonderful rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. Seriously, 2016 will kick off a new era for The Sound and I cannot wait.”

MediaWorks Radio Group Programme Director Leon Wratt says, “We’re excited to welcome Mark to The Sound breakfast show. Mark has a passion for music and sport and will be the perfect addition to the weekday morning line-up.”

The show will officially start in early 2016.

*TNS New Zealand National Commercial Radio Survey 2015/2, Station Share (%), All 40-59, Mon-Sun 12mn-12mn, unless otherwise stated