Kip Wightman


Kip wakes up Brisbane every weekday from 6am-9am as part of the Nova 106.9 Breakfast Team and has been in the radio industry for over 20 years.

Kip got his start in radio in 1994 as an announcer/copywriter at Northwest in Karratha, Western Australia then went on to secure a gig as the late night announcer with Sunshine FM in Perth in 1995. Kip spent another year behind the mic doing nights at 92.9FM before swapping his PM lifestyle for an AM alarm when Kip accepted the role of Breakfast Anchor with 97.3FM in Mandurah.

After a year of early starts, Kip was lured back to the city by 96FM, becoming their Top 30 co-host and Perth’s highest rating night show for three years running. Relocating to Sydney in 2001, Kip took up the role as Afternoon Announcer at Nova 96.9 and was the first Nova announcer to debut their show at number one from launch - enjoying continued ratings success for nearly four years running.

In 2004, Kip was asked to head to Queensland to anchor the new Breakfast show in Brisbane for Nova. Kip soon joined Ash Bradnam, Meshel Laurie and David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral at Nova 106.9 achieving another career milestone when the station launched at number one for their target demo.

The travel bug bit in 2010 seeing Kip swap hemispheres for a gig with Mix FM in Boston, Massachusetts. When he returned to Brisbane a year later, Kip took up a position with 97.3FM as their Afternoon Announcer.

Kip is hugely respected for his ability to connect with an audience and in 2012, when the opportunity arose, Kip re-joined Nova 106.9’s Breakfast team with Ash and Luttsy.

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