Fred Botica & Lisa Shaw join 96FM Breakfast
96FM‘s new Breakfast show ‘Botica’s Bunch for Breakfast’ kicked off today (July 8).
Perth radio veterans Fred Botica and Lisa Shaw have joined the show as full-time hosts.
They replace Paul & Lise, who had been on 96 Breakfast since the end of 2017.
Fred & Lisa first began broadcasting together in 1997, and they are the most successful Breakfast team in Perth Radio history, having won over 100+ surveys.
Botica’s Bunch was on Mix 94.5 from the late ’90s.
ARN says the pair will combine “real music” with great guests, and WA Premier Mark McGowan called today in to welcome the pair back onto the air.
“It’s a massive coup for 96FM, to have Botica’s Bunch back for Breakfast in Perth,” said 96FM managing director Gary Roberts.
“Botica’s Bunch for Breakfast is a true reflection of the heritage of the 96FM brand and will be complemented by a change in positioning for the station to ‘Real Music’.”
“How could I say no to the opportunity to return on 96FM with my partner-in-crime, Lisa!
“Listeners can look forward to the chemistry we have developed in the two decades we’ve worked together on-air, and some interesting new ideas and angles we have in store,” said Fred.
“Bring on Botica’s Bunch for Breakfast!”
Lisa added; “I’m so excited to be teaming up again with Fred for 96FM’s Botica’s Bunch for Breakfast.
“As probably the biggest entertainment lover in Perth, I can’t wait to get back into that Breakfast hot seat and share everything that’s entertaining and important to our listeners.”
The appointment of Botica & Shaw is the latest part of a huge shakeup at 96FM, with Nova 93.7 program director Dan Underhill joining the station last week.
Gary Roberts was brought back to the station earlier this year as managing director.
His appointment also saw content director Rob McCasker leave 96FM.