Bob Geldof To Host Australian Radio Breakfast

20 June 2023 | 9:45 am | Mary Varvaris

“Sir Bob and his team have been staunch allies of Disrupt Radio from the very start."

Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof (Source: Supplied)

A new station is heading for the radio to stir up Australia's breakfast radio landscape. 

Sir Bob Geldof will be in Melbourne next week to co-host the inaugural week of Australia’s newest radio station, Disrupt, alongside Libbi Gorr, who makes her return to radio after a previous stint at the ABC.

Disrupt Radio launches on Monday, 26 June 2023, with the pair delivering the first rounds of Enterprise Breakfast all next week. 

As Media Week notes, the new radio station aims to stand out in the pack by prioritising conversations about business, entrepreneurship, innovation and aspiration, and more. What better way to kickstart a new platform than with entrepreneur, musician and activist Bob Geldof?

Disrupt will also host a hard-hitting roster of Australian presenters and internet personalities, including Jules Lund, Adam Ferrier, Moana Hope, Firas Massouh, George McEncroe, Nick Bracks, Sunil Badami, Siimon Reynolds, Zara and Troy Love, Megan Flamer and Alan Jones.

“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,” Disrupt Radio’s founder and CEO Benjamin Roberts commented in a statement (via Radio Today). “His passion, influence and relentless desire to push boundaries perfectly represents our ethos.”

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“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.”

Roberts added, “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.”

Disrupt Radio will be available to stream on DAB+ digital radio and online from Monday, 26 June 2023. You can subscribe for more information on the Disrupt website.