Gladys Berejiklian, Ray Hadley & Hamish Blake help celebrate Fitzy & Wippa’s 10th anniversary
On-air duo Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald and Michael ‘Wippa’ Wipfli are celebrating their show turning 10.
To help mark the milestone, the duo had calls of support and celebration from radio friends and rivals including Ray Hadley and Hamish Blake, as well as Tim Blackwell, who himself is celebrating 20 years with the Nova Network today.
Media personalities Tom Williams and Dr Chris Brown also sent birthday messages, as did NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
Berejiklian offered words of support from all of her constituents.
“I can say something that nobody else can say – I congratulate you on behalf of the people of New South Wales,” she said. “Thanks for keeping everybody happy during a difficult time. Cheers to the next 10 years.”
On this morning’s show, Fitzgerald and Wipfli also had a birthday message for fans and listeners.
“Everybody, 10 years, it’s official. We want to thank our magnificent team, the engine room, the dedicated listeners. We are going to keep going, hopefully. Love you so much, from Fitzy and Wippa.”
And Paul Jackson, NOVA Entertainment’s, chief programming & marketing officer, released a statement in support of the duo.
“Where did 10 years go? Fitzy & Wippa sound as fresh as they did a decade ago. I think I speak for all listeners; we’ve grown up with them and been a part of the ups and downs and important moments in their lives, from weddings, having families and all the hilarity and chaos that goes with raising children. Fitzy & Wippa have provided listeners with so many laughs and put such an entertaining spin on everyday life that I couldn’t image not waking up to them on Nova in the morning.”
The show has won eight Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs), and has been on air for over 2,000 shows.
Dr Chris Brown: