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Jason Reeves Nerw zealand broadcaster

Nerw zealand broadcaster
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Quick Facts
Intro Nerw zealand broadcaster
Is Broadcaster
From New Zealand
Type Journalism
Gender male
Birth 1 May 1976, Hastings, Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
Age: 44 years
Star sign TaurusTaurus
The details
Biography

Jason Reeves (born May 1976, Hastings) is a radio broadcaster and television presenter from New Zealand. He previously hosted the breakfast show on Auckland's Classic Hits 97.4, prior to this Jason hosted the drive show nationwide on Classic Hits and worked on The Edge as breakfast co-host and hosted Headliners on TVNZ, and New Zealand's Got Talent.

Career

Reeves began his radio career in 1994 at the age of 18 after leaving Karamu High School, and worked on Hot 93FM in Hawkes Bay. He remained there until 1996, when he moved to another Hawkes Bay Station, Xtreme 100. In 1997, he moved to Hamilton to work on the then local station, The Edge, originally on the drive time show, but moved to the breakfast show with Jay Jay Feeney in 1998. Reeves worked at The Edge as it progressed from a local Hamilton station to a nationwide network station based in Auckland.

At the end of 2004, Reeves left The Edge, reportedly as a result of a prank carried out by his breakfast co-hosts Jay Jay Feeney and Dominic Harvey. Jay Jay and Dom started sending Jason text messages from a prepay cellphone pretending to be a fan who had somehow managed to obtain Jason's number. Over 100 texts were sent and management of The Edge were aware such a prank was going on. Jason left, filing a personal grievance against The Edge operators, MediaWorks NZ.

In February 2005, only three months after leaving The Edge, Reeves was given a job with opposition station ZM, originally co-hosting Stables Rump 30 countdown with Stables (another former Edge presenter), on Saturday afternoons and later, his own Saturday morning breakfast show with co-host Andrew Mulligan. He also filled in for other ZM announcers, including Stables, while he took leave to judge NZ Idol and the ZM Morning Crew, Polly and Grant. In February 2007, Reeves moved to Classic Hits and hosted the drive time show. For a while Jason also hosted a Sunday afternoon.

In November 2010 a decision was made by The Radio Network to terminate the contracts of breakfast hosts Andrew Dickens and Jacque Tucker on Auckland's Classic Hits 97.4. Jason Reeves then became the new host of the breakfast show on Auckland's Classic Hits along with Stacey Morrison and Justin Brown. The reason given was that Andrew & Jacque's show was aiming at the 'wrong demographic'. The new line-up with Jason, Stacey and Justin also more directly rivals rival station More FM Auckland's breakfast show with Stu Tolan, Amber Peebles and Marc Ellis.

In 2014 TRN decided to rebrand all the Classic Hits stations as The Hits targeting a different demographic. As a result, Reeves opted to finish working for the station, and his last show there was on 24 April, ending seven years of working for Classic Hits.

He was occasionally be heard on Mix 98.2, filling in for regular presenter Melanie Homer. He was heard as a fill-in presenter on Magic in 2016. Starting in early 2017, he became the drive show host for Coast.

Television

Reeve's experience on radio led to a short television career in 2004 and 2005, co-hosting his own show on TV1 called Headliners, as well as voiceover work for other TV shows. At the end of 2005, his contract with TVNZ was terminated after Headliners was axed as part of a revamp of the TV1 News Service.

In 2007, Reeves made a return to television, starring in a commercial for the We Want You Motor Group, and in 2008, Jason teamed up once again with Andrew Mulligan (who Jason worked with on ZM), as co-host on New Zealand's Got Talent, which screened on Prime TV.

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