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Jamie’s B105 farewell

Saturday 03 December, 2005

Australian radio history was made in Brisbane this morning when Jamie Dunn, the longest serving breakfast host in Australia, hung up his headphones & microphone from his home of 16 years – Brisbane’s B105 Morning Crew – and said goodbye.

An emotional Dunn stopped four times trying to regain his composure in his final farewell at B105 after more than 12,000 hours of live radio.

The farewell was part of a live broadcast from the Royal Children’s Hospital as the Morning Crew wrapped up this year’s B105 Christmas Appeal.

Instigated by Jamie Dunn 11 years ago, this annual effort has raised an extraordinary $5million for the kids at the Royal Children’s Hospital. This year it raised $547, 380.65.

Austereo Brisbane general manager Richard Barker told radioinfo:“This is the end of an era - Jamie is the longest-serving breakfast host in Australia and he has been responsible for some fantastic successes over the years. He spent almost 15 years, or 110 surveys at number one, 75 wins were consecutive. This result is more than four times the number than the next placed station, quoting data from AC Nielsen dating back to 1975.”

Over the past 16 years the B105 Morning Crew has announced live to air for over 12,000 hours; Jamie has “rescued” over 2000 people in need through the Agro to the Rescue segment on B105, including even flying a listener suffering from brittle bone disease to England; there have been over 2400 “gotcha” calls; Premier Beattie & Campbell Newman sat the Lie Detector; Peter Costello sang Karaoke and Prime Minister John Howard played cricket in the hallway and The Crew even broke the news to Daniel Jones that Savage Garden had split up.

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