Peter Williams has a new job on Magic Talk.
Surviving veteran Peter Williams has been confirmed as a host to the new Magic Talk station, as the shape of the merged radio station is shaped.
The owner of Magic Talk MediaWorks has revealed details of the station due to launch next year. The announcement included a confirmation of what the show is going to continue and the news Magic Talk sends on two separate frequencies: one for music and the other for a talkback.
Williams moved next year to a hybrid music news radio station after working for about 40 years on television.
For 64 years, the journalist announced his career change and said, "When someone comes close to Winston's golden age card, I have lots of opinions and opinions on various questions."
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It will host a news program about a merged radio station to be launched in 2019. Magic Talk would replace both Magic FM and Radio Live Radio. However, MediaWorks said it would continue to run two radio frequencies, broadcast Magic Talk and a separate Magic Music station.
"At different times, shared programming will be broadcast across the two stations," he said in a statement.
Several of today's highly profiled hosts on Radio Live have not been mentioned in today's press release, including hosts Morning conversation show Mark Sainsbury and sports guests Andrew Gourdie, Brendan Telfer and Jim Kayes.
MediaWorks said that four of the current Radio Live shows will continue on the new station.
Duncan Garner is I Show, Ryan Bridge Drive show and weekend programs Country Exchange and Home and Gardens everything would go on.
Mark Leishman, Geoff Bryan, Mark Smith, Murray Lindsay and Bob Gentil moved from Magic FM to Magic Music.
Magic was an easy-to-listen music station, aimed at viewers older than 45 years. He plays music from the 1950s to the 1970s. In its three-year air service, Magic has more or less the same hosting set.
Some current listeners and Radio Live employees have been attempting to lose shows like Graeme Hill Weekend Variety Wireless. Things editor Jane Bowron said MediaWorks is losing talent. From the new station, she said, "It just sounds like something we can look forward to, or listen to a" magical "meeting."
Likewise, the current host Radio Mitch Harris hit his bosses and said he "knows nothing about radio".
Leader of MediaWorks radio Leon Wratt said the new station would be exciting.
"It's unique that it carries both a talk channel and a music channel, all packed into one music, talk, and lifestyle."
In September Williams revealed his intention to leave TVNZ. He also had the status of a column on West of long time. He said he would hand over weekend reports by the end of the year.