By Daniel Rutledge
Mikey Havoc has announced that this Friday will mark his last show on Auckland’s 95bFM.
Havoc, real name Michael Roberts, has been involved with the University of Auckland radio station for 16 years, for many of which he has broadcast as the breakfast host.
Havoc is more recognisable to many Kiwis for his TV work, which includes Havoc Presents Quality Time and Havoc and Newsboy's Sell-out Tour. He also fronted the early '90s hair metal band Push Push.
In a statement released today, Havoc said: “I have been proud to champion this station and all those who believe in it. 95bFM has been my companion during my proudest moments and my accomplice in much fine mischief.
“Fret not, it's my call [to quit]. I still look way younger than my age with a full head of hair. I have plenty to attend too, and you will see what I mean soon.”
Although Havoc assures his fans that he was not pushed out of the job, he does allude to recent financial difficulties the station has been experiencing as being at least part of the reason why he is leaving.
“Right now it’s hard to be a plucky, opinionated, clever, trendsetting student radio station,” says Havoc.
“Business is delicate. Belts are being tightened all over the show, including at bFM.
“Hopefully with one less big handsome noisy North Shore mouth to feed, bFM might retain a buck or two and just remain where we want it to be. Right here!”
Havoc’s last bFM show is being broadcast this Friday, December 3.
source: newshub archive