Start your day right with a Brissy Brekky! Ken & Nicky love to have a laugh, talk from the heart and be a part of our great community.
Most Friday’s during the school term you’ll find them at a local Brisbane Primary School broadcasting live for 96five’s School Excursion. Otherwise, they’re overlooking Brisbane from 96five’s Studio One.
Be prepared for a barrel full of laughs, games for the kids before school starts and probably a bucket of tears as well if you happen to catch one of the SOS calls!
Ken Green is a larger than life kind of guy with a big laugh to boot (which you’ve probably heard). He is also a Kiwi, which we don’t hold against him most of the time! Ken began his radio career in Auckland in true Ken style – by simply putting his hand up at a local Christian community radio station and ended up hosting the breakfast show. Since then his career has spanned nearly three decades and two countries working in both the commercial radio sector for the likes of Southern Cross Austereo, and extensively in the community sector both regionally and in capital cities such as Melbourne, where he was the breakfast host for LightFM – the Christian Community station.
In 2014, 96five convinced him to move his family, wife Lynley and son Kobe to Brisbane where he commenced the Drive Show ‘Burns & Green’. If you’re talking to Ken about what he enjoys most about working at 96five he says time and time again that it is being part of the community that cares and being able to tell people listening that God loves them and that they are significant!
Nicky got her start at 96five as an intern and producer before moving into the role of breakfast host! Nicky has a real heart for the city of Brisbane and right from the beginning of her radio career, held onto her goal of working at 96five as she had caught hold of the vision to give people in Brisbane the message of Hope in Christ. Nicky’s favourite aspect about working at 96five is that while other radio stations tear people down – we get to build people up and recognise that life is difficult but life can be done together, and this helps us grow into stronger and better people.
Nicky, despite looking 15, has in fact been married for 15 years to Terry – and their two daughters Sharrai & Aleeyah round out their gorgeous family to four! She is also a proud south-sider – which we love her for!
We listen to you guys in the morning on our way to school and love that we hear contemporary music mixed with Christian music. And love that you target the younger kids with Ken, Nicky & Steve’s games etc in the mornings. You guys are awesome. Thanks for bringing good clean fun into our days. Carry on good folks!! Jordan, Rochedale South