KIIS Brisbane breakfast radio host Terry Hansen has given an emotional farewell to listeners as he announced his shock resignation on the October 27 Friday morning show. The “comedic backbone” of KIIS 97.3’s Robin, Terry & Kip breakfast show broke the news during his shift, saying it was time to move on to the next phase of his career and make his long-awaited return to the stage. (Source Courier Mail)
“Almost exactly 20 years since I first joined KIIS 97.3, I have decided to hang up my tonsils for the last time. I promise,” he said.
“I want to thank everyone inside and outside the studio, especially our listeners, for an amazing 20 years (with a brief hiatus)!”
It is the second time Hansen has quit the network but he said it was always his plan to wrap things up at the end of 2023 “allowing Robin and Kip to develop their double act going into the future”.
“ARN‘s generous offer to let me go walking in Spain with my brother created the perfect opportunity for Robin and Kip to do their thing without the interruption of my obvious hilarity.”
“It also made me realise there’s no need to return and disrupt that transition just for the sake of a long goodbye.”
The comedian is expected to embrace his love for the stage and said he asked for an early release to begin the next chapter of his life.
“Those who know me know my love for live performance, whether stand-up comedy or theatre,” he said.
From next week, KIIS 97.3’s Breakfast show will be known as “Robin & Kip in the Morning.”