Brisbane radio host Terry Hansen has announced his shock departure from KIIS FM’s Robin, Terry & Kip breakfast show.
Terry told listeners on Friday, he would be leaving radio to focus on his career as a comedian.
‘Almost exactly 20 years since I first joined KIIS 97.3, I have decided to hang up my tonsils for the last time. I promise,’ he said.
‘I want to thank everyone inside and outside the studio, especially our listeners, for an amazing 20 years (with a brief hiatus)!’
Terry previously took a break from radio to travel with his brother and said that this allowed his co-hosts Robin Bailey and Kip Wightman to ‘develop their double act’.
Bombshell resignation from KIIS breakfast radio show as longtime host announces departure after 20 years
‘ARN’s generous offer to let me go walking in Spain with my brother created the perfect opportunity for Robin and Kip to do their thing without the interruption of my obvious hilarity,’ he continued.
‘It also made me realise there’s no need to return and disrupt that transition just for the sake of a long goodbye.’
Terry revealed his plans to return to the stage and focus on his comedy.
‘Those who know me know my love for live performance, whether stand-up comedy or theatre,’ he said.
‘I’m literally going back on the stage after two decades, and already have several exciting projects in the works.
‘See you around town or across the country soon.’
Brisbane radio host Terry Hansen has announced his shock departure from KIIS FM’s Robin, Terry & Kip breakfast show
It comes after KIIS Sydney breakfast hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson triumphed in the sixth radio ratings of the year.
KIIS FM’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show beat 2GB’s Ben Fordham in Sydney, gaining a massive 14.7 per cent audience share (up 0.8 per cent from last year).
Fordham’s show was down 0.4 per cent, bring in a total share of 14.2 per cent.
The survey also saw ABC Sydney inch ahead of WSFM 101.7’s Amanda Keller and Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones to become the third highest rated breakfast show.
Hosted by James Valentine, ABC’s Sydney Breakfast rose 0.8 points with a 8.6 per cent share, while Jonesy and Amanda scored a 8.5 per cent share, dropping 0.3 points from the last survey.
Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa with Kate Ritchie climbed 0.4 points, gaining a 7.3 per cent audience share.
It comes after KIIS Sydney breakfast hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson triumphed in the sixth radio ratings of the year