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Magic Talk launches in NZ

Monday 14 January, 2019
Duncan Garner, Mark Richardson and Amanda Gillies

New Zealand’s MediaWorks Radio launch their new talk and lifestyle channel, Magic Talk, on Saturday.

The Magic brand will encompass both Magic Talk and Magic Music, allowing the choice of both options for listeners operating on different frequencies.

The supersized talk station will feature some of New Zealand’s best-known personalities on talk radio with The AM Show’s Duncan Garner, Mark Richardson and Amanda Gillies kicking off each weekday morning on the live simulcast show (6-9am).

Broadcasting legend Peter Williams will keep the conversation going (9am-12 noon) followed by Sean Plunket in the afternoons (12-3pm).

Ryan Bridge will bring a comprehensive wrap of the day’s most important and compelling news stories on the Ryan Bridge Drive Show (3-6pm) along with Newshub at 6pm simulcast.

In the evening, Leah Panapa will lead the chat every weeknight (7-11pm) followed by overnights with Tony Amos (midnight - 6am).

Popular weekend shows REX and Home and Garden will also feature.

MediaWorks Group Content Director Radio, Leon Wratt,  says: “When you look at the lineup - Garner, Richardson, Gillies, Williams, Plunket, Bridge, Panapa, Amos - you can see it’s a very strong team to launch Magic Talk.”

“The popular The AM Show will form the cornerstone of our weekday lineup followed by Peter Williams who is undisputedly one of New Zealand’s favourite broadcasters and very excited to be have his own talk radio show for the first time in his career. Together this is an original lineup of very talented broadcasters and I can’t wait to see what the audience makes of it.”

Magic Talk is aimed at the 45+ demographic and has almost 90% talk radio across the week.

Magic Music will continue to feature the ever popular Mark Leishman and Geoff Bryan, Mark Smith, Murray Lindsay and Bob Gentil and offer a 24/7 music option for Magic listeners.

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