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‘Robbo’ Steps Down – As a New National Voice Steps Up

Radio veteran Andrew “Robbo” Robinson is ending his tenure with Vision Christian Radio breakfast show “Rise & Shine”, moving into management after more than 4000 shows. Radio and online Christian personality DJ Paine will fill Robbo’s chair to form a new on-air duo alongside long-time Rise & Shine host Becci Johnstone.

DJ accepted the new role after previously leading breakfast shows in Geelong for 96three FM and the online startup TheTelly.live. 

Vision CEO Phil Edwards said he was excited to bring DJ to Vision’s national audience.  “Vision has been working hard to see God’s Word reach every corner of Australia through media since 1988, making it available for free to whoever might listen, read or watch,” he said. 

 “We see this move as part of a new era of growth for Vision, and we believe that DJ is the right personality for breakfast as we begin our first steps into the world of digital broadcast radio for the very first time.

 “Both Vision Christian Radio and our music station V180 Radio are coming to the city of Brisbane via DAB+ Digital in April.” 

DJ, who has worked in radio since 1994, said he was honoured to carry on the legacy that Robbo had built at Vision, particularly over the past eight years alongside Becci Johnstone. 

“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 in your face, 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.”

Andrew “Robbo” Robinson Facts:

·        Robbo did 9 years from 2001 – 2010, then back on brekkie from 2015 to now.

·        Becci joined Rise & Shine at the start of 2016.

·        Robbo has easily done over 4,000 shows in total…. 

·        Both his boys were born during his first stint and his eldest is now engaged!

·        He has done shows from Nepal and Vietnam (for Miracles Day with CBM). In Nepal the show started @ 1:45am! 

·        He has done Outside Broadcasts all over the country – including places like Alice Springs, Cairns, Rockhampton, Broken Hill, Northen Tassie (eg Launceston, St Helens), Southwest WA (eg Bunbury, Albany), all over South Australia and in Townsville after the floods. 

DJ Paine Facts:

·        DJ first got his start in radio broadcasting during “Rhema Gold Coast’s” test broadcasts in 1994 {now Juice 107.3}

·        He presented shows for Rhema Geelong between 1995 and 2001 {now 96three FM}

·        In 2018 DJ won the prestigious CMAA Cultural Excellence award that saw him being flown to the USA to represent Australia at the Christian Music Broadcasters Momentum.

·        DJ is a chronic early adopter of new technology, starting his first podcast in 2005, joining Twitter in late 2006 and being a beta tester for many start-ups and apps.

Vision Christian Media Facts:

·        Vision Christian Media has grown to 795 radio transmitters all over Australia;

·        Vision Christian Media is based in Springwood, Queensland.

·        Vision currently reaches over one million people per month. 

·        Vision Christian Radio is Australia’s fastest-growing radio network. 

·        V180 radio is Vision’s current music station, available through the website and the free app.

www.vision.org.au

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  1. Thanks for covering the news in the Christian radio industry too Greg! We really appreciate what you do! Bless ya mate.

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