Dean ‘Clairsy’ Clairs quits Mix 94.5 Perth after 30 years with SCA
Dean ‘Clairsy’ Clairs has just announced his plans to leave Mix 94.5 Breakfast in Perth.
Clairs has been with Southern Cross Austereo for 30 years, the last two decades with Mix. He plans to “spend more time with family” and his “other business interests”.
“After 20 years with Mix 94.5, the time has come to move on to other adventures – both professionally, and with my wife Lori and all of our adult kids,” he said.
His last show will be on December 11.
“If the next chapter brings with it half the fun I’ve had in my time with Mix 94.5, I’ll be more than happy. How lucky have I been – a radio fan boy since I started Media Studies at Greenwood High in 1981, who got to live his dream of working on radio in his hometown,” he added.
“I’d like to thank my many workmates past and present, including my most recent on-air teammates, Kymba and Matt, for some amazing radio and off-air memories. And to the amazing listeners who have ever tuned in, called the station or said hello around Perth, I can’t thank you enough for helping my radio dreams come true.”
Dean Clairs, Matt Dyktynski and Kymba Cahill celebrated 1,000 shows together in October. They began as a trio on March 29 all the way back in 2016.
In the most recent radio ratings, Clairsy, Matt & Kymba had 11.1% share of the breakfast radio audience (-1.3), behind Nova with 14% of people 10+, and equal #2 with 6PR.
In his 30 years, Clairs has interviewed some of the world’s biggest names in entertainment, sport and politics and has had his fair share of dressing in drag and the odd nudie run.
Stepping in for Clairs is Pete Curulli, who is well known to Perth audiences, having co-hosted the station’s Drive show from 2015 to 2019, before moving to the Breakfast show on Hit92.9.
Listen to Clairs announce his departure below.