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Ellie Angel-Mobbs is Hit104.7’s Weekend Breakfast Show host, who’s just been recognised with a ‘Logie of the radio industry’ for her work at the station she grew up listening to.

Very few of us are ever as sure about what we want to do in life than Ellie Angel-Mobbs was at the tender age of 15.

The Merici College student found her calling for radio after spending countless school nights listening to the station, then known as ‘FM 104.7’, when she should have been doing homework.

“I used to sit in my room listening to the Hot 30 with No Friends Nige and Line Dancing Mel every night.”

“I’d try and win free stuff and then when I did, I would record myself and listen back to it.”

An early adopter of radio.

The idea that people were getting paid to talk, play music, and give away prizes seemed like a dream come true.

“I remember talking to Nige and Mel and telling them that they have the best job on Earth and that I wanted to do that too.”

Eventually, a few years later, Ellie would get her first taste for the industry, joining the station as a volunteer with the community switchboard.

A young Ellie at an FM104.7 event.

It was during that time that she met a Canberra radio legend, Dave Gosper, known to many on-air as ‘Doctor Dave’ who would later go on to mentor Ellie at the station.

“He came into me when I was working at the community switch and said he was happy to coach me and help me if I wanted to work in the biz.”

Ellie later landed her first on-air gig in the Snowy Mountains, working as an announcer for 2XL.

Since then, she’s gone on to work at Perth’s ‘92.9’ before landing her dream job as a daytime announcer at Sydney’s then number one station ‘2Day FM’.

Having spent more than a decade spinning tunes for Sydney listeners, Ellie knew there was still a career goal she was yet to tick off—broadcasting a fulltime breakfast show on the very station she grew up listening to.

“I’ve got family in Canberra, Canberra’s my home…I wear my Raiders jersey wherever I go.”

In 2019, part of that dream became a reality, as Ellie paired up with former Big Brother contestant Jason Roses and then daytime announcer Bethany Larsen to launch Canberra’s own local weekend breakfast show on Hit 104.7.

Today, Ellie and Jason continue to broadcast the show as a duo on Saturday mornings.

It was for that work that Ellie was recently recognised as the one of the country’s Best Entertainment Presenters at the annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

The ACRAs, as they’re otherwise known, recognise the very best in the businesses and are often described as the Logies of the radio industry.

Ellie said she was ‘over the moon’ to learn about the win.

“I’ve been a finalist before but to actually see my name there as a winner was unbelievable.”

The victory made even more special with the long-awaited and often dreamed about recognition awarded for the work at her hometown station.

“The trophy is coming home! I’ve told mum and dad that it’ll be sitting in the living room.”

Ellie wasn’t the only member of the Hit 104.7 team to pick up a gong—daytime announcer Gemma Maddox was also recognised as the Best Music Presenter for a second year running.

But she’s not slowing down. Ellie, who is also an ambassador for Endometriosis Australia, said she’s still got plenty of years ahead in the industry she loves.

She’s looking forward to continuing her work with Hit 104.7’s Weekend Breakfast while also helping to nurture the next generation of radio presenters and inspire others to chase their dreams.

“I was first laughed at when I told people I wanted to be a radio DJ, they thought that was a bit stupid because it wasn’t something sophisticated like being a lawyer or doctor.”

“If there’s a dream that you want to achieve, don’t listen to what others say, stick to your guns, put in the hard yards and you can do it—I am proof that.”

You can catch Ellie Angle-Mobbs as part of Hit 104.7’s Weekend Breakfast show every Saturday from 7 am.

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