New show The Bump to replace Hot 30

The Today Network is to replace its nightly Hot 30 – which was axed in the wake of the suicide of British nurse Jacintha Saldanha after a prank call –  with a new interactive program called The Bump.

The Bump will be hosted by former Adelaide SAFM breakfast host Angus O’Loughlin, who will move to Sydney to host the national progarm. 

He will replace royal pranksters Michael Christian and Mel Greig who remain on stress leave. Mumbrella understands they have been told they can return to the network in unspecified roles if they wish to.

The Bump will feature celebrity interviews, while the music will be programmed by listeners via social media.

Meanwhile Nova’s Adelaide breakfast team Dan Debuf and Maz Compton will join the Today Network in March when their contracts end, and host a 6pm-8pm national show. The Bump will then follow them.


  1. Jimmy F
    25 Jan 13
    1:18 pm

  2. Mamamia at 3, Fifi & Jules at 4, Dan and Maz at 6 and then this guy playing requests at 8. Too many talking heads. At least the music director can go home at 3pm

  3. faceless executives
    29 Jan 13
    4:55 am

  4. So the 2 announcers who were summer fill and been on air days only, get the flick after the most horrible of experiences of fronting camera’s with tight script like answers, not naming names of producers, program directors, legal or whoever approved the airing, against the code of 9.3 and they sit back months later on their big salaries without any ramifications. Tell us if that is equitable?