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Silly season is here and the changes are coming thick and fast

Tuesday 03 December, 2019
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Summer, the time for holidays, the festive season, family vacation and time to throw out your old unwanted radio line-up and try on something new.

SCA have begun to make wholesale changes with anywhere between 50 – 100 redundancies rumoured.

Some of the people made redundant include Music Director Irene Hulme, Triple M nightime presenter Stephen Cenatiempo and SCA Fraser Coast CD Lee Bevington.

triple j got into the spirit early, forced to make changes when Ben & Liam quit to head home to Adelaide to take on breakfast in the city of churches, which BTW has more pubs in the city square mile than places of worship.

Their move was precipitated by the earlier resignation of Nova 91.9’ s breakfast team of Dylan and Hayley.

Moving into triple j breakfast are Sally Coleman and Erica Mallett, while Dave Woodhead is taking over triple j Lunch, Avani Dias will host the Hack and Bryce Mills gets Weekend Arvos.

Sammy J slots into breakfast at ABC Radio Melbourne, replacing Jacinta Parsons and Sami Shah who will move into new roles.

Chris Bath has decided that she will no longer host ABC Evenings across NSW and will be replaced by Sarah McDonald.

Myf Warhurst has told listeners that she won’t be returning next year, and Virginia Trioli won’t be hosting the Melbourne version of Conversations in 2020.

Hugh Riminton has decided to finish presenting Sunday Extra on Radio National to spend more time with his growing family, and Namila Benson, replaces Ed Ayres on The Art Show.

At Central Coast’s 107.7 Triple M, Mandy Coolan has left after two years, with Rob Palmer to get a new co-host in 2020.

Triple M Melbourne has juggled the line-up, moving the Rush Hour with JB & Billy to 6pm, following Kennedy Molloy.

Matt Tilley has left Nova100 and is rumoured to be looking for a talkback role and while Nova is looking to maintain a local input for the Melbourne station, networking Smallzy in from Sydney not an option.

Running on the rumour mill and yet to be confirmed is Matty Johns to move into Sky Sports Radio breakfast, just a year after leaving 4am wakeups at Triple M Sydney.

More announcements will be made in coming days, with the ABC to release its 2020 line-up on Thursday.

 
 
 

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