One FM presenter Andre Hoeden: 'I'm not worried about being overshadowed'

One FM presenter Andre Hoeden: 'I'm not worried about being overshadowed'
ONE FM 91.3 radio presenter Andre Hoeden who helms the #2 Breakfast Show with Part-time Pete.
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Come Monday, ONE FM 91.3's current #2 Breakfast Show trio will have new talent.

The team presently consists of presenters Andre Hoeden, Part-time Pete and radio DJ Elliot Danker, who joined last month to spice up the morning show and talk about his passion - sports.

As Part-Time Pete will be leaving, the arrival of a mystery DJ - or DJs - will shake things up from 6 to 10am on weekdays.

For Hoeden, the new team is a welcome change. Despite being a mainstay of the station's morning show since February, the 40-year-old feels that he can benefit from the addition.

Hoeden told The New Paper: "I am excited and I can't wait for Monday because there is so much I can learn from them.

"I have been told that the new jock or jocks have been in the industry for a while. I don't see myself on that level, so there is a lot to learn."

Excitement and anticipation has been building up all week. And the fear of being overshadowed has never crossed Hoeden's mind.

He said: "It is equal opportunity for all because we have unique personalities. I never worry about overshadowing or being overshadowed.

"It is not important because the show is - and should be - our priority. If it does well, then this becomes a team where we each pull our weight."

He added: "Besides, if the new... jocks are veterans as I have been told, (stealing the limelight) probably isn't their focus and so there is nothing to worry about."

Hoeden's previous morning show, The Married Men, was part of HOT FM 91.3, which was rebranded as ONE FM 91.3 in January.

The Married Men crew, which included radio DJs Rod Monteiro and Jillian Lim, had their contracts terminated in 2013 over an inappropriate pre-recorded telephone prank.

For Hoeden, it is important for each presenter to be disciplined, especially when working in a team.

The father of three advised: "There is a group of creative people who each wants a turn to speak, but remember that there is always the next opportunity to be creative. You don't always have to be the one to say everything."

TEAM EFFORT

As an executive producer, Hoeden heads the important task of pulling the show together while working closely with the producers and presenters.

"I have worked with the same team for a while now, and I love them and will miss that dynamic. But there is nothing like trying something new," he said.

It might be a squeeze in the radio booth come Monday, but Hoeden hopes the revamped crew will pull off their best to try and change that.

"We have a small studio so some adjustments have to be made. But I hope we do really, really well so we can earn ourselves a larger studio. Of course, ultimately, it is also for our listeners," he said.


This article was first published on July 4 2015.
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