Listen: Sam Robinson says he'll never forget walking through 2020 with you, Hopeland. "It’s a privilege that we’ve been able to do this together."
The end of 2020 is here. How about that!
It’s been a year where we’ve learned new words (iso), new ways of greeting each other (elbow bumps), new techniques of meeting (Zoom) and new skills (unmuting ourselves on Zoom!).
We returned from our summer break on January 15 this year, and in that show discussed the news that sitting in the cinema counts as a ‘light workout’. Little did we know that in just a few months, such an exercise regime would be taken away from us.
In late March, as COVID-19 restrictions came into place and everything we saw as normal shut down around us, our tech team worked hard to enable us to keep bringing Hope Breakfast live from different locations. And, for 10 weeks, I (Sam) kept the show running from our Seven Hills studios with Duncan “beaming in” from his Northern Beaches home, while Anita Savage brought the daily headlines from the Hope Newsbooth.
Looking back, we can see that despite the challenges, there were still some real standout moments from 2020. Some of the year’s highlights included our epic nine-month Masters of the Universe Hopeland Leaderboard competition, releasing a music video encouraging hand hygiene, getting published on dogtime.com, and reaching the milestone of 500 Breakfast shows together.
I’ll never forget walking through 2020 with you, Hopeland. It’s a privilege that we’ve been able to do this together, supporting each other along the way. Hope Breakfast listeners are a special community, and producer Georgia, Duncan and I still find it a joy to bring you the show each weekday morning, three years (and 554 shows) in.
Thank you for making every morning so special – for your calls, your many texts, your words of encouragement – they have all meant the world to us. Have a safe Christmas and we look forward to seeing what adventures 2021 will throw at us (no pandemics, please).
Hope Breakfast with Sam & Duncan will return on January 18, 2021. Listen to Sam & Duncan’s annual ‘Year in Review’ montage in the player above.