Mike Perso

MIKE PERSO HOSTS THE MORE MUSIC BREAKFAST SHOW ON MELBOURNE’S SMOOTHFM 91.5

Mike Perso makes getting up in the mornings a little easier for Melbournians as host of the More Music Breakfast Show weekdays from 5.30am to 9.00am.

With over 20 years’ radio experience, Mike has worked in numerous cities for multiple networks as an on-air announcer and in programming, promotions and marketing.

Mike’s start in radio was as an announcer in his home town of Wangaratta on 3NE. In 1987 he joined Melbourne’s Fox FM as an announcer, became Program Director in 1989 and anchored the Fox Morning Crew as it climbed back to number one in the early 90’s.

After spending years behind the microphone, Mike went on to program Gold 104 and headed up programming for MCM before returning to MMM Brisbane as Program Director in 1996.

Mike returned to Melbourne in 1998 as Program Director for Melbourne’s TTFM (now KIIS FM) then three and a half years later he joined Nova 96.9 in Sydney as Promotions and Marketing Director.

From 2003 Mike held the role of Group Program Director for dmg Radio (now NOVA Entertainment) regionally, overseeing 60 stations across five states and launching Hot 91 on the Sunshine Coast and Star 104.5FM on the NSW Central Coast.

Mike returned to Melbourne in 2005 as Assistant Program Director and announcer for vega 91.5FM. At the end of 2009 he left dmg Radio to set up Mike Perso Media, specialising in programming consultation and freelance voice-overs. In 2011, the lure of radio was too great and Mike returned to host the smooth 91.5 More Music Breakfast Show in 2012.

Mike has been with his partner Jac for over 20 years and has three sons; Richard, Will and Lewis. With Jac working as a Fundraising Manager for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, Mike and smoothfm are big supporters of this special cause. Mike cycles a 34km round trip to and from work several times a week as part of his efforts to improved his health and that of the planet by burning fat not oil. A keen bush walker and cross country skier, Mike juggles his radio career with family commitments, devotion to the Carlton Football Club, life in Melbourne’s inner west and a couple of way too energetic dogs.

Mike can be heard alongside News Journalist Jennifer Hansen, weekdays from 5.30am to 9am, on smoothfm 91.5’s More Music Breakfast Show.

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