96five Says ‘Thanks and Farewell’ to the Luke and Susie Show - 96five Family Radio

96five Says ‘Thanks and Farewell’ to the Luke and Susie Show

After 8 years and approximately 2,500 shows, Luke and Susie Holt have announced they are hanging up the headphones.

By Steff WillisTuesday 26 Mar 2024Station NewsReading Time: 3 minutes

The airwaves simply won’t be the same as fan favourites Luke and Susie Holt announced they were finishing up their national daily show.

After working together delivering a breakfast radio program on Melbourne’s 89.9 LightFM, another 2 years on Juice1073 on the Gold Coast, Luke and Susie began their own national radio show and podcast in 2016.

They recently announced the tough decision they’d come to as a team, that they would be finishing up The Luke and Susie Show with their final show broadcasting on Thursday 28th March 2024.

They joined Ken and Nicky on 96five’s Brissy Brekky to share their heart and what’s next for the duo.

“Radio is just such a fun media to be a part of, right?” Susie said.

“Cause we get to talk to remarkable people every day. And, that’s listeners. That’s contributors. That’s, interviews that we get to do. We get to just sit there and get all the wisdom from all of these amazing stories.”

The Luke and Susie show was broadcast on 96five weeknights from 7pm to 10pm but it wasn’t just a local affair; it spanned across the nation, broadcasting across community and Christian radio stations where resources were scarce.

“It was a whole new way of doing Christian radio” Susie said.

“96five is just such an amazing, stable station. And that’s because we’ve got such an incredible supportive community of listeners who believe in the mission and have backed it for so long.”

“But across the country, other stations just like this one haven’t had that same support and don’t have the same means. So that’s why we developed a model of doing the Luke and Susie show that meant that we could speak into those markets where maybe they don’t have other talent available.”

Luke and Susie reminisced about their past escapades, trips overseas promoting missions work and all the incredible people they’ve spoken to over the years. Susie recalled an interview with Olivia Newton-John, a mix of excitement and heartbreak when the audio mysteriously corrupted. Such moments encapsulate the rollercoaster ride of their radio journey, filled with loud boisterous laughter, tears, and everything in between.

So what’s next for Luke and Susie?

“Hunger, starvation, and sleeping in a swag” Luke joked.

“That’s not just a joke. That is literally what’s happening right now because our next project is a fatherhood project where there’s a documentary, a live stage show and, and a whole lot of things”.

“We want people to catch the cause and understand. What we’re trying to do is raise the bar on the role of fatherhood.”

“In order to get people to catch the cause, I’ve made a commitment that I’m going to only eat what I catch until 200 people sign up to say, I’m going to be a part of this and I’m terrible at fishing.”

To learn more about this new project, check out https://fatherhood.au/.

Ken and Nicky expressed their gratitude, acknowledging Luke and Susie’s impact not only on the airwaves but also on a personal level. Nicky fondly thanked Susie for her mentorship, while Ken shared memories from working together.

In bidding farewell to Luke and Susie, 96five recognises the legacy they leave behind—a legacy of laughter, love, and profound connection.

Listen to the full interview in the player above.