Jono and Ben move to The Edge as Mediaworks radio talent plays musical chairs
Longtime Rock afternoons hosts Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce will move to The Edge as station owner Mediaworks reshuffles its radio talent.
The pair, who currently host drive time on The Rock as well as television shows Jono and Ben, will join Sharyn Casey as host of The Edge Afternoons.
They replace Guy Williams and Clint Roberts. Meanwhile, Thane Kirby will move from George FM to The Rock to replace Pryor and Boyce in the station's drive-time show. Kirby will be joined by Duncan Heyde as co-host, while t he Edge's Roberts is moving to George FM's Breakfast.
Pryor has been a mainstay of The Rock's hosting lineup for years. Boyce joked he'd been on the station so long he'd forgotten there were other stations.
Pryor, meanwhile, was looking forward to a different set of corporate sponsorships. "We sailed a bouncy castle across lake Taupo, a banana boat across Cook Strait and sold our souls on cans of energy drinks at The Rock. I can't wait to see what shameless radio promotions lie ahead at The Edge with Sharyn," he said.
The Crowd Goes Wild co-host Andrew Mulligan will rejoin the Rock's Morning Rumble after three years away, replacing Tom Furniss, who is moving overseas.
Mediaworks music group content director Leon Wratt explained the changes were about moving hosts into their audience "sweet spot".
"We have the best talent in the business and the changes we have announced today only strengthen our line-up. It's about taking our talent to where their audience sweet spot is, to grow and challenge them while enhancing our brands. So, in 2017, that's exactly what we are doing," he said.