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Pottsy and Leighton sign off after a 25 year partnership

Friday 28 September, 2018
Big radio news in Wagga today with Pottsy and Leighton signing off the Riverina’s 1152 Triple M for the last time after 18 years together in this market and 25 together overall.
 
They moved to Wagga in 2000 working at Star FM for 13 years before moving to 2WG, now Triple M.
 
Leighton has decided to retire from breakfast radio and focus on leisurely bike rides, cruising the seas around Australia, and waiting for St George to win a premiership.
 
His decision led Pottsy to also decide to move out of breakfast radio after over 35 years of 4am alarms so he can now look forward to an expanded role as Content Director of both SCA Wagga and Griffith.
 
General Manager Jennifer Hand congratulated them on their commitment and career saying “Their dedication to entertaining and informing the people of the Riverina over the years is commendable.  Throughout their journey they have supported many local charities, raising much needed funds for the local community.”
 
Pottsy and Leighton raised in excess of $300,000 over their first five years on air which led to the creation of Wagga’s Kids Kottage/Ronald McDonald House, before jointly creating and being the driving force behind Wagga Wagga Takes 2 which has raised a further 3 million dollars for Riverina community organisations since 2007.
 
Fittingly they were able to announce on their final show that this year’s Give Me 5 For Kids appeal in the Riverina had generated $128,996.34 for the Children’s Ward at the Wagga Base Hospital.
 
They were nominated for the Best On Air Team Radio Award for 5 consecutive years, coming away with the trophy in 2003.
 
The show will be taken over by Danielle Jerrick and Leigh Ryan who begin trying to fill some big shoes together on Tuesday morning after the long weekend.
 
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