Eddie McGuire to host Triple M’s Melbourne breakfast show

Triple M’s scheduling shake-up is continuing with Eddie McGuire returning to radio to host the Melbourne breakfast show.  

The Channel Nine presenter and former CEO will be on air from Monday as part of a blokey, sports-oriented panel also featuring former Western Bulldog Luke Darcy, sports broadcaster Mieke Buchan, and comedian Tony Moclair,

The station has also tempted Jay Mueller – who formerly handled 3AW’s Neil Mitchell morning slot – across as executive producer of the show, which will be called Hot Breakfast.

Earlier in his career, McGuire called football on Triple M, and he worked on the breakfast show a decade ago. He said: “I suffer from loyalty in a big way so when the opportunity came to have another go with Triple M it definitely sparked my interest. We’ve come up with a formula that’s going to deliver something unique to Melbourne. The name of the game is having an insider’s point of view – if something happens in this town you’ll hear about it on our show.

“There are a lot of opinions and a lot of rumours out there. What we’ll have is the facts, the key players will be guests on our show. We’ll have a fantastic roster of regulars and insiders who can tell us what’s going on.”

McGuire also hinted at changes to the station’s music policy. He said: “We’ll have great music too, some of the old Triple M tracks might have scared people away, we’re not going to disenfranchise our loyal listeners but we’ll broaden it out a bit.”

Austereo Melbourne’s GM Ben Amarfio said, “We’re ecstatic to have Eddie back.”

Triple M’s Melbourne breakfast show has a long way to go, with a share of just 3.7% in the last set of ratings. This compared to 12.5% for fellow Austereo station Fox FM’s Matt & Jo show and 21.8% for Ross Stevenson and John Burns on 3AW.

Yesterday Austereo announced changes to the evening schedule of Triple M Sydney, including the departure of Peter Berner whose last show is today.

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Comments


  1. Anne CAMERON
    15 Sep 09
    6:54 am

  2. Hi Eddie and team,
    I would like to try and win the tickets for the grand final this year for my twin sister and myself as it is our birthday. But most importantly my sister has had a tuff year with family problems and would like to surprise her and it would be the start of a better year to come.
    My sisters and I would go to the footy with our mum and the men stayed at home.
    The condition of going the the game was to barrack for the mighty saints. Which we have thru thick and thin.
    I did try and text but my phone is not set up for 199 numbers.
    Thank you
    Anne Cameron.

  3. mumbrella
    15 Sep 09
    9:16 am

  4. Hi Anne,

    Thanks for your comment.

    I’m not sure that Eddie reads Mumbrella on a regular basis, so your best bet may be to keep trying the radio station directly.

    Cheers,

    Tim – Mumbrella

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