Former Close Up anchor Mark Sainsbury has signed up with RadioLive to host a Sunday morning show.

The veteran television presenter took over the slot in a permanent position from today, after filling in for Wallace Chapman since March.

"There's probably nothing I hate more than having to get up early on a Sunday morning - but even I think it's worth it to catch the exciting mix of contributors to RadioLIVE, whether it's dealing with financial infidelity or the music that shapes people's lives, Mr Sainsbury said.

"Given the line-up RadioLIVE already boasts, there is nowhere that's a better fit for me than joining the accomplished and opinionated team that changes the way we listen to radio."


The show, Sunday Mornings with March Sainsbury, fills the 6am to 11am slot, and takes a look back at the major news events of the week. It previews the week ahead, and continues the 9am Soundtrack To Your Life feature, which takes an in-depth look at the lives and musical influences of well-known New Zealanders.

Jana Rangooni, MediaWorks Radio general manager talk brands, said Sainsbury's "personality and experience as a broadcaster are real assets to the station".

"I'm delighted to have secured him to join our incredibly talented line up of broadcasters."

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