Australia’s newest radio station, Disrupt Radio, has announced it will officially launch onto the airwaves on Monday, June 26, 2023, delivering daily talk programming and content via DAB+ digital radio and online.
Focusing on catering to all ages and stages, the station aims to provide a new angle on modern radio with candid conversations that cover business, entrepreneurship and innovation for the “dreamers and doers.”
Musician, activist and entrepreneur Sir Bob Geldof will assist in the Melbourne-based station’s launch, hosting Breakfast alongside Libbi Gorr for Disrupt’s inaugural week on the airwaves.
“We could not be more excited to have Sir Bob Geldof – a global disruptor, maverick thought leader and social entrepreneur – spearhead our launch for a week of live Breakfast radio. His passion, influence and relentless desire to push boundaries perfectly represents our ethos,” said Benjamin Roberts, Disrupt Radio’s Founder and CEO.
“Sir Bob and his team have been staunch allies of Disrupt Radio from the very start. Their commitment has been nothing short of extraordinary and we eagerly anticipate the moment audiences get to tune in to a Breakfast show that promises to stir conversations across Australia, captivate listeners and provoke thought.”
The announcement of the new business and innovation-focused station’s launch date comes after months of speculation and periodic unveilings of new hosts that include Jules Lund, Libbi Gorr, Adam Ferrier and Nazeem Hussein.
Founder and CEO Benjamin Roberts, said “Disrupt Radio is more than just a radio station. It’s a movement.”
“We aim to create an inclusive space for diverse voices, sharing transformative ideas and stirring discussions on business, technology and culture,” he said.
“Disrupt Radio steps up as the fresh platform for progressive discourse and exchange of groundbreaking ideas in business, entrepreneurship and innovation. Recognising a critical gap, we saw an untapped opportunity to infuse talk radio and, more extensively, the Australian media landscape, with an invigorating blend of optimism and opportunity. With Disrupt Radio, we’re set to redefine the media narrative, fostering a space that celebrates fresh perspectives, innovative thinking, and the bold spirit of entrepreneurship.”
The full line-up of hosts listeners can expect to hear daily shows from include Moana Hope, Firas Massouh, George McEncroe, Nick Bracks, Sunil Badami, Siimon Reynolds, Zara and Troy Love, Megan Flamer, Alan Jones and the previously mentioned Jules Lund, Libbi Gorr and Adam Ferrier.
Story courtesy of Radio Today.