9 January, 2017

NZME is delighted to announce a new breakfast radio show coming to The Hits in 2017, hosted by popular presenters Sarah Gandy, Sam Wallace and Toni Street. The trio will take over The Hits breakfast in the key Auckland market from February 2017.

Street is best known to Kiwis as one of the hosts of TVNZ’s Seven Sharp, while Sam Wallace has been an integral part of TVNZ’s Breakfast since 2012. They will be joined by beloved radio star Sarah Gandy, who currently hosts The Hits morning show.

“We are thrilled to announce that Sarah, Sam and Toni will host our new Auckland breakfast show on The Hits,” said NZME Group Entertainment Director Dean Buchanan.

“We knew we were onto something good when we started ‘Toni and Sam’ on Saturday mornings on The Hits earlier this year. Adding to their skills is our very own Sarah Gandy, who is incredibly experienced on radio, who has formed a great bond with Toni and Sam.”

Street says she can’t wait to take on the challenge of daily radio, while maintaining her role with TVNZ, hosting Seven Sharp alongside Mike Hosking, who also hosts The Mike Hosking Breakfast on Newstalk ZB.

“If Hosking can do it, how hard can it be?” she jokes.

“As a mother-of-two, my family are always my priority but I have their full support on this and I can’t wait for the adventure ahead.”

For Sam Wallace, the early starts are nothing new but he’s excited to be reunited with his former Breakfast co-host Toni – and his good friend Sarah.

“They’re both such awesome and talented women and I’m stoked I’ll get to start my day with them both and The Hits listeners.”

For Sarah Gandy, it’s a dream job, made better by working with two close friends.

Toni is my kindred-spirit and Sam is the (older) younger brother I never asked for. We can’t wait to start our day with Aucklanders and make that commute to work more fun.”

Sarah, Sam and Toni will be live on The Hits Auckland 97.4FM from February 2017.


For further information please contact:

Niki Schuck PR

+64 21911332