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Ash is back at 91.1 HotFM!

We catch up with Sam and Ash from 91.1 HotFM to find out what’s in store for 2024 and Ash’s much-anticipated return to the airwaves.


Are you excited to be back together as Sam and Ash on-air at 91.1 HotFM for 2024, and what’s in store for the show?

 A: I have loved my time off with the kids and having my second child, Luna. I’m also excited to be back on air with my best mate. I’ve missed Sam, and I’ve missed doing Sam’s work!

S: Yes, it’s no secret I have missed Ash terribly (She does all the work). It feels like I have been missing a limb. 2024 is going to be a monster. Ash promises no babies, Sam promises no heart attacks, and they both promise a stack load of unpredictable, spontaneous fun.

When can we expect the first show back together again?

A: January 15, the band is back together. I’m a little nervous about the two-kid juggle (three if we’re including Sam), mixed in with a 3:30 a.m. alarm and god knows how many all-nighters I’ll be pulling. It’s a recipe for breakfast radio, right?


What’s the biggest thing you’ve missed while Ash has been on maternity leave?

 A: I’ve missed all the giggles of a morning. I honestly believe I have the best job in the world! I get to hang out with my best mate, and we talk and have fun for four hours each morning! Even though I haven’t been on the air, I’ve been lucky enough to be still connected to the Sunny Coast community, the mum tribe here on the Coast is incredible! They’ve helped me with questions I’ve had on Luna. Going through that newborn stage was much more challenging for us the second time.

S: Like a ladder without rungs, fish without water, our show needs each other. She is sunshine in a bottle with an infectious laugh.

Ash, how are the little ones travelling?

 A: We’ve had quite the ride since Luna was born. She has a blood condition called Hereditary Spherocytosis. Her red blood cells are slightly misshaped and break down faster. We have weekly blood tests to make sure she doesn’t require blood transfusions. Luna had a blood transfusion at 5.5 weeks old. So, she’s constantly monitored until her body gets stronger. The older she gets, the better it (hopefully) should be!

Milla has just turned three and is the best big sister!

What can we expect for the Sam and Ash show in 2024? Any goals you want to kick?

 A: Health, wellness, laughter, and fun! We’ll be hitting the ground running! Getting fit with the Sunny Coast is something that’s been years in the making. We can’t give it away yet, but I promise you’ll love it!

S: Ash and I are getting back our pre-baby bodies with a fitness campaign, and we are keen to explore some unchartered territory both in our relationship and in radio.

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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