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Over and out

PHUKET: Live 89.5 station manager and breakfast host Ryan Jon is leaving Phuket for a new radio position in New South Wales, Australia.

By Claire Connell

Wednesday 18 April 2012, 06:40PM

Ryan’s last show was Thursday, and he is now based in the Hunter Valley, working as a Breakfast Host at Power FM.

The hard-working 25-year-old arrived six months ago to run the breakfast show, but from December found himself being promoted to station manager, a job he found challenging and fun.

Ryan got up at 5.30am every day to watch the news and finalise preparations for his show.

“Phuket is often too much fun. Everything here leads to late nights and breakfast radio means early mornings. It’s not a great combination,” he says.

“I’m not leaving because I don’t like Phuket or the station, but it was a great job opportunity that I just couldn’t turn down.”

Highlights of his time in Phuket include broadcasting live from the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur in March, and dicing with death while riding in colleague Sam Clarke’s side-car.

A talented sportsman, Ryan was a valued member of the Thanyapura News Tigers in the local cricket league, and was regularly a top runs scorer for the side.

He says he will miss playing beach volleyball in Karon, not having to cook, enjoying late-night som tam from his favourite stall in Phuket Town, and riding his motorbike.

We wish Ryan all the best for the future.

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