Radio icon quits breakfast show

BRIDGET JONES
Last updated 12:15 22/08/2011
Jeremy Corbett
OLIVIA HEMUS
JEREMY CORBETT: The More FM breakfast show host is taking a break from radio when his contract ends in October.

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Popular Auckland radio host Jeremy Corbett is set to enjoy some well-earned sleep-ins.

After 18 years with More FM, Corbett has announced he will leave the airwaves when his contract ends in October and take a break from radio.

He will continue to host the TV3 comedy show 7 Days.

Corbett has been with More FM since it began 18 years ago and describes the station as being like a child to him.

"I was there when she was born 18 years ago and I am so proud of the wonderful, entertaining station she has become, but really... I'm getting a bit sick of her borrowing the car and eating all the food in the fridge. It's time she struck out on her own."

Corbett and his breakfast co-host Kim Anderson moved to the station from 91FM when it launched in August 1993.

More FM network programme director Ande Macpherson says it is disappointing to say goodbye to an "icon of New Zealand radio".

"I am glad that we can celebrate his longevity on the station with the listeners before he does hang up his headphones."

There has been no confirmation of the plans to replace Corbett.

"Most important is to enjoy the final couple of months with Jeremy and hope that he comes back to us in one way or another in the future," says Macpherson.

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