26 March, 2017

Following their successful launch in Auckland Sarah Gandy, Sam Wallace and Toni Street will expand their new breakfast show on The Hits, to thirteen new regions throughout the North Island from Monday 10 April.

NZME Chief Content Officer, Mike McClung says rolling the show out to additional markets is a natural progression.

“Sarah, Sam and Toni have brought an exciting fresh burst of fun, energy and warmth to breakfast radio in New Zealand. They’ve got great chemistry, are well known and loved by Kiwis and most importantly we know our listeners enjoy waking up with them each morning.”

Toni Street is one of the most popular television personalities in New Zealand, best known as star of TVNZ’s Seven Sharp. Sam Wallace brought the weather to Kiwis on TVNZ’s Breakfast for six years until he decided in 2016 that his future was on radio with The Hits. Longstanding radio personality Sarah Gandy hosted The Hits morning show in 2016, after a ten-year career with ZM. She is also the entertainment expert on NZ Herald Focus.

Toni Street says “Our first month together on air has been so much fun. We all get on great and I’m so excited that our show is heading into these other towns and cities, especially my home province of Taranaki.”

The Sarah, Sam and Toni show replaces Polly and Grant. McClung says, “Polly and Grant have had a fantastic run on radio but their relationship with NZME has now come to an end. They have both been a huge part of listeners’ lives over many years and have certainly earned a memorable part in New Zealand broadcast history. We wish them all the best for the next stage of their careers and thank them for their incredible efforts”.

NZME is also excited to announce additional investment for The Hits in the South Island with a new breakfast show for Christchurch spearheaded by Dave ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald with the full line-up to be announced shortly - alongside new breakfast shows in Nelson, Marlborough, Timaru, Oamaru and the West Coast. These changes enhance the existing The Hits local breakfast show line-ups in Dunedin, Southland, Queenstown and Hawke's Bay.



The Hits Breakfast Show by Market

Northland 95.6FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni     

Auckland 97.4FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni     

Waikato 98.6FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni

Bay Of Plenty 95FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni

Rotorua 97.5FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni

Taupo 96.8FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni

Hawke's Bay 89.5FM - Adam and Sarah

Gisborne 90.9FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni

Manawatu 97.8FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni

Wanganui 89.6FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni

Taranaki 90FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni

KapIti/Horowhenua 92.7FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni

Wellington 90.1FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni

Wairarapa 90.3FM - Sarah, Sam and Toni

Nelson 89.6FM - Scott Radovanovich

Marlborough 96.9FM - Scott Radovanovich

Christchurch 97.7FM - Dave Fitzgerald

Ashburton 89.3FM - Dave Fitzgerald

West Coast 90.7FM - Israel Bai

Timaru 94.7FM & 98.7FM - Josh Mac

Oamaru 98.4FM - Callum and P

Dunedin 89.4FM - Callum and P

Queenstown 90.4FM - Ferg

Southland 98.8FM - James and Liv




For further information please contact:

Kate Barron

Niki Schuck PR

+64 27 422 0079

[email protected]


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[1]Nielsen CMI, fused database: November 2016 (based on population 10 years +). Based on unduplicated weekly reach of NZME newspapers, radio stations, and monthly domestic unique audience of NZME’s digital channels