The feel good fun has begun!
Christian and Bella join Marty as our new i98FM Breakfast Team.
Marty, Christian and Bella bring you a show that is cheeky, relatable, and keeps you up to date with what’s happening around the Illawarra and the rest of the world.
We’ve built a team that will start your day off with some laughs and exciting competitions whilst delivering the latest news, sport, weather and entertainment.
Get to know Marty, Christian and Bella:
Marty’s been waking up the Illawarra for the past 19 years.
A knockabout bloke who loves his family, friends, footy, cars and driving trucks.
Marty’s heart is as big as the Illawarra and he received an OAM for his tireless work within the community, the best known being the i98FM Illawarra Convoy. This is our region’s biggest one-day fundraising event and has brought in more than $16 Million to help kids and their families in need within our local region.
Marty is practical joker who loves a good laugh and when he has some time to himself he enjoys a quiet life with his wife and 2 kids and spending time at his caravan down the coast.
One of 7 kids (including 5 boys), Christian grew up on the beaches and footy fields of Wollongong, and enjoyed his time as a junior surf life saver and playing rugby for the Wollongong Vikings
Christian went to Edmund Rice College before being shipped off to boarding school in Sydney – when he completed high school he then came back to study Finance at the University of Wollongong.
To make ends meet, Christian worked the bars (Glasshouse, cocktail bartender at the Brewery) and did some part-time work with the i98 Street Fleet – working at i98 kicked off a love for media, leading to various roles in Television, Modelling and Radio.
He then left Australia and travelled Europe, the UK and Japan before living in Los Angeles for 2 years.
After 10 years away it was time to start his full-time media career with i98’s sister-station C91.3, where for the past 7 years he worked on-air with Bella. Now it’s time for the next chapter – returning to the Illawarra with his young family, and along with Bella, joining Marty for i98 Breakfast.
“People think I looked tired all the time and assume it’s because I’m on Breakfast Radio and have a teething baby – “Incorrect” I yawn. I’ve always looked tired”.
Prior to radio Bella was a high school English teacher for 5 years. She’s also been on several television shows including Wipeout (go to YouTube and search MY TEACHER ON WIPEOUT). She was also in a Best In Beds commercial on WIN Television and danced with the legendary Vanilla Ice on stage at the North Gong for NYE 2007.
Bella’s engaged to Batman – not THAT Batman – but he’s the closest thing to the DC guy, wears the same Bat Suit and he lead Convoy in the Batmobile in 2018.
When she gets some “me time”, Bella ikes to help her family with their cattle farm in Berry where she’s usually dressed like Russel Coight.
Christian and Bella have worked on-air together for many years and along with Marty, it’s their aim to help everyone start the day with a laugh and a smile.
The Feel Good Fun Has Begun – with Marty Christian and Bella for Breakfast.
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