Stal­wart broad­caster re­turns to 95bFM

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The first time Mikey Havoc pre­sented the break­fast show on Auck­land’s 95 bFM sta­tion, it launched his broad­cast­ing ca­reer and led to his own tele­vi­sion show.

The sec­ond time he pre­sented the show, he re­placed Wal­lace Chap­man and an­gry lis­ten­ers called up to abuse him while oth­ers signed a pe­ti­tion to keep Chap­man on.

And the third time, well, that started last week.

This time Havoc, whose real name is Michael Roberts, walks into the place of Han­nah Ren­wick, a Univer­sity of Auck- land BA stu­dent who has been in the job for less than a year.

Havoc started at the sta­tion in the early 90s, mov­ing on to present the break­fast show from 1996 to 2002.

His sec­ond and highly con­tro­ver­sial stint at the sta­tion started in 2006.

He left again in 2010 and a few years later moved to rock sta­tion Ra­dio Hau­raki.

bFM sta­tion man­ager Hugh Sun­dae hoped Havoc would play a role in train­ing new tal­ent.

‘‘Mikey is the essence of in­de­pen­dent broad­cast­ing who chal­lenges ev­ery­one he works with to be brave and take risks,’’ Sun­dae said.

BE­VAN READ/FAIRFAX NZ

Mikey Havoc has gone back to bFM for the third time.

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