96FM have moved to reclaim its Perth heritage with Botica’s Bunch for Breakfast – hosted by Fred Botica, and his long-term radio partner Lisa Shaw.
Botica and Shaw (featued image) officially joined the 96FM breakfast slot with a surprise show this morning, delivering their passionate brand of music, entertainment and compelling local content that Perth listeners love.
They have been on-air together since 1997, having earned their place as the most successful breakfast team in Perth radio history, together winning a record 100+ consecutive surveys in Perth.
Fred began his Perth radio career in 1986 to work with 96FM and Channel 7 Perth as their voiceover artist, and as the voice of the 96FM Skyshow in its bicentennial year.
Botica went on to lead Mix 94.5’s breakfast team to become Perth’s highest rating Breakfast show with Botica’s Bunch, which he co-hosted with Shaw from the late 90’s.
Showcasing his remarkable and colourful career, Botica also released a book this year covering his history in radio, Sure Beats Working.
Shaw also spent years at Mix 94.5, co-hosting the record-breaking Botica’s Bunch alongside Fred.
The Shaw Report is renowned in Perth for her unbeatable knowledge of entertainment, music and celebrity news.
96FM’s managing director Gary Roberts said: “It’s a massive coup for 96FM, to have Botica’s Bunch back for Breakfast in Perth.
“Botica’s Bunch for Breakfast is a true reflection of the heritage of the 96FM brand and will be complemented by a change in positioning for the station to ‘Real Music’.”
Botica said: “How could I say no to the opportunity to return on 96FM with my partner-incrime, Lisa!
“Listeners can look forward to the chemistry we have developed in the two decades we’ve worked together on-air, and some interesting new ideas and angles we have in store.
“Bring on Botica’s Bunch for Breakfast!”
Shaw said: “I’m so excited to be teaming up again with Fred for 96FM’s Botica’s Bunch for Breakfast.
“As probably the biggest entertainment lover in Perth, I can’t wait to get back into that Breakfast hot seat and share everything that’s entertaining and important to our listeners.”
Botica’s Bunch for Breakfast will air 5.30-9am weekdays on 96FM.