Wendyl Nissen joining RadioLIVE to host Afternoon Talk, 12-3pm


Wendyl Nissen is joining RadioLIVE to host the Afternoon Talk show.

Her addition to the team comes as Ali Mau is confirmed as Drive host, and Mitch Harris moves to Night Talk from Monday, June 26.

Wendyl Nissen's Afternoon Talk show will be broadcast weekdays from 12pm-3pm, starting late June.

The new magazine-style show promises to bring listeners in-depth interviews with newsmakers in the world of current affairs, as well as conversations with leading lifestyle experts and prominent New Zealanders.

"I'm delighted to be given the chance to create the radio show I've always wanted to listen to," says Nissen.

"I'm looking forward to using my magazine and television experience to create three hours of radio each day which delivers entertainment but also news you can use, and skills you can learn."

Mau has been hosting RadioLIVE Drive since Duncan Garner moved to The AM Show and will now take the slot permanently.

"Drive is a key timeslot and one of the most challenging jobs in the business. Having helmed the show for the past four months I have to say I'm absolutely loving it," says Mau.

Mitch Harris is undeniably one of the most experienced talk radio hosts in New Zealand. His move to nights comes after many weeks on afternoons.

"I love hearing New Zealanders share their stories and I'm looking forward to doing this every night," he says.

RadioLIVE network director Cliff Joiner says he is "really excited" about these changes to the line-up.

"The trio of Wendyl, Ali and Mitch are great for RadioLIVE and will resonate well with our audience," he says.

"Wendyl's a well-known, straight-talking journalist and will be a great addition to LIVE's hosting line-up. Similarly, Ali's finely tuned news sense and her experience makes her a great fit for the fast paced offering in Drive and Mitch's no nonsense, real approach to talk radio is perfect for engaging audiences and getting listeners to pick up the phone."

RadioLIVE's full weekday line-up:

  • First@Five with James Coleman
  • The AM Show with Duncan Garner, Amanda Gillies & Mark Richardson
  • Morning Talk with Mark Sainsbury
  • Afternoon Talk with Wendyl Nissen
  • Drive with Ali Mau
  • Newshub Live at 6pm Simulcast
  • In Focus with Kim Blair
  • Night Talk with Mitch Harris