Listen: Farewell messages from the Hope Breakfast community – kicking off with two of his biggest supporters, his parents!
After four years hosting the Breakfast show on Hope 103.2, Sam Robinson announced his time at the Station had come to an end.
“I want to genuinely thank listeners and the team at Hope, for your support as I have hosted Breakfast over the last four years, especially as I have been trusted to take the show solo since January of this year,” Sam told Hope Breakfast listeners on September 27, with his final show wrapping up this morning.
The laughs and love on Hope Breakfast
Listen: Highlight reel of Sam’s time as Hope Breakfast host over the years (6:16)
Sam’s (final *sob*) Poem to… Hopeland
Listen: For those familiar with Sam’s Poem to… series, he’s wrapped it up with one to you, Hopeland! (4:05)
Dami Im’s song for Sam
Listen: Australian singer Dami Im sings her farewell to Sam (1:15)
In 2015, Sam started at Hope 103.2 as a weekend announcer doing casual shifts. He quickly became a regular on weekends, and hosted the Saturday night youth show, FRESH, for two years. In January 2018, he landed his dream job hosting the Breakfast show, alongside co-host Duncan Robinson.
“Hosting Breakfast has been one of the greatest joys of my life – it’s without question the best job I’ve ever had,” Sam said.
“Hosting Breakfast has been one of the greatest joys of my life – it’s without question the best job I’ve ever had,” – Sam Robinson
“Waking up each morning with the Hope community and navigating the news of the day is a privilege I’ve never taken for granted.
“The 4am alarms have sounded close to a thousand times and, yet, I still get out of bed excited for what the day will bring. And to spend those early hours alongside legends such as Duncan, Ally, Georgia and Anita has been the cherry on the cake.”
As for what the future holds, Sam has accepted the role of Breakfast Producer at ABC Riverina, based in Wagga Wagga – a role which will commence in November after Sam and his wife, Alison, welcome their third child to the family.
Sam has accepted the role of Breakfast Producer at ABC Riverina.
“I leave with very mixed feelings, and it was a really hard decision to make,” Sam said.
“But with my eldest set to start school next year, a location much closer to my wife’s family in Victoria, and an opportunity to introduce our kids to a city that Alison and I have previously loved living in, I feel that this is a God-given opportunity for a new chapter.”
Ally’s rap for Sam
Listen: Breakfast host Ally Barnes raps her farewell to Sam (2:04)
Sam’s full announcement on September 27
Listen: Sam Robinson announces he’s leaving Hope 103.2 for his next exciting career and family chapter – that will take him to regional NSW (4:03)
Sam’s permanent replacement will be announced in the coming months.
Listen to Sam’s full announcement in the player above. You can stay connected by subscribing to his podcast What Shall We Do About…?