Meet Ify & Benny, your new breakfast besties
January 29th 2024
We’re thrilled to introduce Ifeoma Obiegbu and Benny Johnson as the new hosts of our flagship breakfast program Up For It, weekdays from 7am-10am.
Hailing from Minto, Ify (she/her) is a poet who has hosted Lunch and Mornings at FBi Radio, bringing a vibrancy and sense of ease to the mic. Benny (they/she), an Engadine local, has been firmly entrenched in the station, having been volunteer coordinator, Soundcheck producer, and a presenter. Maleeka Gazula (she/her) has hosted Up For It for two years which places her in prime position to handle the overall vibe of show as executive producer. She will also lead a team of daily producers to ensure the show brings you the best Sydney music, arts, and culture has to offer every day.
“Ify and Benny are so representative of what it means to be part of the FBi community – deep lovers of music coupled with a passion to share it on the radio. I can’t wait for listeners to share their journey of growing up in this city and celebrating the music, arts and culture that defines it. Basically they’re your new besties.” – Darren Lesaguis, Head of Programming and Music
This announcement comes with a new timeslot of 7-10am, alongside a restructuring of Up For It which for the past two years has seen a number of presenters take on the breakfast slot at 6am on a daily rotation. Shout out to the original team, Lill Scott, Nazlican Eren and Dan Rispler, Sidd Sharma, Helena Baronne-Peters, Maleeka Gazula, and later new hosts Bindi Mutiara, Kate Saap, Mikayla Floriano, Karvesh Pillai, Emily Elvish and Reina Cogan.