Heart East Anglia breakfast duo Rob Chandler and Chrissie Jackson are to leave the station next month after 14 years on air together.
Before the rebrand to Heart, Rob and Chrissie presented together on Radio Broadland, where Rob has been on breakfast for the last 27 years. He had joined Broadland on day on in September 1984 ahead of the station’s launch on 1st October. Before that, Rob had spent five years as a presenter at Radio Orwell in Ipswich (later SGR and now part of the Heart East Anglia station). Alongside his time at Broadland/Heart, Rob has worked for Town 102 in Ipswich and BBC Radio Suffolk where he did a Saturday show. He’s also done football match reports for Sky and talkSPORT.
Chrissie has also been a familiar voice in the area for 27 years on a variety of different shows.
Rob and Chrissie will do their last Heart Breakfast on 20th December. The pair originally teamed up in April 1999.
Rob and Chrissie said: “The radio station and the breakfast show have been a huge part of our lives. We’ve had a fantastic time on and off-air with the team here and most importantly with the listeners. Presenting Heart Breakfast has been one of the best jobs in the world and it has been a privilege to be part of our listeners’ lives.”
Heart East Anglia’s Programme Controller, Steve Martin, said: “Fourteen years working together on the breakfast show is a massive achievement and we’d like to thank Rob and Chrissie for all their enthusiasm, hard work and sense of fun. We wish them both all the very best for the future.”
Global Radio says a new line-up for East Anglia’s Heart Breakfast will be announced in due course.