Chrissie, Sam and Browny has made the shock announcement they are calling it quits after seven years. Chrissie Swan, Sam Pang and Jonathan Brown will go to air on Nova with their final show on December 2. (Story courtesy of Herald Sun)
“We have relied on each other in this studio and it’s a good idea to put a bow on what has been this entire experience for all of us and bow out gracefully,” Swan said.
“I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved professionally and personally since we first met in 2015 — especially the last few years as we all kept each other afloat during the pandemic.”
Brown, who made the transition from champion AFL player to breakfast radio, said the people on the show felt like family.
“A bit like Tom Brady, retiring to spend more time with my family,” he said.
“Geez we’ve had a good time. The highlight was travelling away, us three knuckleheads all together and we don’t then just walk out, we spend time together. We see each other socially as well.”
Pang said to Brown: “You’ve been the breakout star of the last seven years,” adding, “it’s been a privilege doing breakfast radio in my hometown. I’ve loved my time at Nova and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the show over the past seven years. I would especially like to thank the listeners for their support. It has been a wonderful experience. I’ve made some life-long friends and feel very lucky to have worked with such an amazing team.”
Swan apologised for the shock of the announcement but said the time was right.
After 20 years of breakfast radio she will take on a new role with Nova.
After 15 years, including the seven years as anchor for Chrissie, Sam and Browny, Dean “Deano” Thomas will also depart.
The ACRA award winning trio leaves on top having been the No.1 or No.2 FM Melbourne breakfast show 19 times since launch.