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Auckland radio legend and MC.


Andrew Dickens is a legend in Auckland radio after a 13 year stint as the breakfast host of Classic Hits. For seven of those years, his show was the number one music breakfast show and was three times nominated as best breakfast show at the New Zealand Radio Awards. Thousands of Aucklanders welcomed him into their homes every morning.

Current work

Currently, Andrew is the host of the afternoon show on Newstalk ZB, taking over from Kerre McIvor and Mark Dye.

He's hosted œDickens Around, a show on Newstalk ZB replacing Kerre Woodham's œKerre's Café after a ten year run.

Previous experience

In his 25 years of broadcasting Andrew is a veteran of hosting events. He has MCed large rock events including the Anniversary Day concerts on the waterfront with the Exponents and New Zealand's largest fireworks display. He has been a regular MC at NZ On Air events and a range of corporate events - including the 2012 New Zealander of the Year Gala Awards . While overseas he MC'ed a fundraising concert for Kuwait in front of 30,000 people in Southall. He has MCed Bayfield Music in the Field four times introducing acts such as Dave Dobbyn, Jordan Luck, Goldenhorse, Savage, J Williams and The Checks.

Andrew has an in depth knowledge of what makes an event work well and brings a calm and relaxed feeling to proceedings. He adds humour and brings the right amount of gravity when it is required - a true professional!

"Andrew was superb and the perfect fit for our organisations." Toughlove New Zealand Inc
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