Back on air ... Kristen Henry will return to MIX 106.3’s breakfast show in January 2014.
The latest move in Canberra’s breakfast radio shake-up has been revealed, with Mix 106.3 luring back a familiar name to its morning line-up.
Kristen Henry has been announced as the replacement for Carla “Biggzy” Bignasca for the breakfast slot in 2014. Henry will join current anchor Rod Cuddihy in a new show called Kristen and Rod for Breakfast.
Henry returns to Mix 106.3’s breakfast team after leaving it in 2012 to head to Newcastle to co-host a local drive-time program on KOFM.
The station said Henry, who was also previously news director for Canberra FM, would start the new show at 5.30am on Monday, January 13, 2014.
"Kristen Henry will partner with existing show anchor, Rod Cuddihy in a fresh breakfast radio show for Canberra which promises to be true to its local roots and region by keeping listeners informed about the important issues concerning the ACT, and its people, while still delivering a fun and entertaining start to the day," Canberra FM said in a statement.
The announcement of her return comes just days before Bignasca’s last breakfast show, which will be on Friday this week, and completes a city-swap for the two radio hosts.
Bignasca, 33, is giving up her job to let her husband Matty White, who is also in radio, take his next step up the career ladder, this time in Newcastle as the content director for two local FM stations.
The move is one of two big announcements for the capital’s breakfast radio shows, after long-time ABC Canberra breakfast host Ross Solly announced his departure in October.
Solly is heading to Thailand with his wife, ABC journalist Samantha Hawley who will be the news organisation’s new south-east Asia Correspondent. Solly will be replaced by veteran ABC radio personality Philip Clark.