After 17 years, Andrew 'Robbo' Robinson is stepping down from breakfast hosting at Vision.
After more than 4000 breakfast shows, radio veteran Andrew ‘Robbo’ Robinson is ending his long season on Vision Christian Radio’s Rise & Shine, to move into management.
Stepping into his spot is radio and online presenter DJ Paine, alongside long-time Rise & Shine host Becci Johnstone.
DJ, who has worked in radio for almost 30 years, previously hosted breakfast shows in Geelong for 96three FM (formerly Rhema), and the online startup TheTelly.live. He is also a winner of a CMAA Award for Cultural Excellence in 2018, which saw him being flown to the USA to represent Australia at the Christian Music Broadcasters Momentum Summit.
DJ said he was honoured to carry on the legacy that Robbo has built on Vision’s popular breakfast show.
"If you had told me two months ago that I would be moving my life back to South East Queensland to work at Vision’s national studios, I would have laughed… but thank goodness God had other plans,” he said. “This new opportunity to work for the incredible ministry of Vision is truly a match made in heaven and I can’t wait to work with Becci.”
17 Years of Breakfast Shows
As Robbo moves out from behind the microphone and into a leadership role, he is looking back on a total of 17 years doing the breakfast show. During that time he has travelled all over the country to do outside broadcasts, in places like Alice Springs, Cairns, Rockhampton, Broken Hill, Launceston, Albany, and in Townsville after the floods—as well as in Nepal and Vietnam for Miracles Day with CBM.
Vision CEO Phil Edwards said he was excited to bring DJ to Vision's national audience, as part of “a new era of growth for Vision”.
Vision Christian Media is now broadcasting via 795 radio transmitters all over Australia, making it Australia’s fastest-growing radio network, reaching over a million people each month.
In April, both Vision Christian Radio and the network’s music station V180 Radio will join other Brisbane community radio stations in going digital on DAB+.