FAMILIAR VOICES: Bree Tomasel (right) with her mum Dianne.
FAMILIAR VOICES: Bree Tomasel (right) with her mum Dianne. contributed

Pozieres to national airwaves for Bree

HER mother can still recall her messing around with microphones and pranking her friends and family.

Not much has changed, but things have taken on a new scale for former Pozieres girl Bree Tomasel.

Ms Tomasel hosts a weekday breakfast show with Daniel Gawned on the Hit Radio Network.

The duo have now embarked on an additional challenge with a Saturday breakfast show, which is broadcast across the nation.

This means her friends and family back home can tune in.

"We're super excited,” Ms Tomasel said.

"Gawndy and I have been working together for quite a while now.

"We do that (weekday show) five days a week and we did that all last year.

"We were told about something maybe happening at the end of the year.”

When they returned to work this year, they were asked if they'd like a nationwide Saturday breakfast show, which broadcasts to 38 stations.

"We were stoked,” she said.

This Saturday will mark their fifth national show.

Ms Tomasel, who grew up in Pozieres, said it was strange to know she was being broadcast back home.

"The weirdest part of it for me was thinking I was going to be on a station in Stanthorpe,” she said.

Her family won't only be listening in; her mother, Dianne Tomasel, is a frequent contributor.

"She has her own segment on our show,” Ms Tomasel said.

"She's a known celebrity on the Central Coast.”

Better known as Mumma Di to her listeners, the radio star's mum said she listened to her show when she could.

She's even had the opportunity to interview Guy Sebastian and Dami Im.

"Supposedly I interviewed Ricky Martin too but I found out that was a prank,” she said.

She was proud of her daughter's achievements.

"I think it's amazing for her to be doing something that she absolutely loves,” she said.

Stanthorpe Border Post


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