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Clairs signs off

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Dean Clairs (photo credit: The West Australian)Dean “Clairsy” Clairs is ready to end his time at MIX 94.5 Perth.

He announced in today’s episode of the breakfast show that he had tendered his notice, effective 11 December, to spend more time with his family. 

Clairs has been with Southern Cross Austereo for 30 years, with 20 logged at MIX 94.5. He had been on the breakfast show with Matt Dyktynski and Kymba Cahill since March 2016.

“Very few people in our industry or across the media industry get to do that. The fact that you get to say, ‘I'm done, I'm out,’” said Dyktynski of Clairs’ tenure.

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