96 FM cancels ‘Paul & Lise’ breakfast show

Australian Radio Network’s 96FM in Perth will soon unveil a new breakfast show, as the network revealed its hosts Paul Hogan and Lisa Fernandez would not be returning after the mid-year survey break.

In the most recent radio ratings survey, released on 4 June, 96 FM had a 7.1% share in breakfast, behind rivals Nova 93.7 (13.1%), Mix 94.5 (12.9%), and Hit 92.9 (8.3%).

The page which greets consumers attempting to reach the Paul & Lise show online

ARN, however, said the axing was part of a review of the station’s strategy and direction.

Duncan Campbell, ARN’s national content director, thanked Hogan and Fernandez for their hard work.

“We would like to thank Paul and Lise for their contribution to 96FM and our Perth listeners over these past 18 months,” he said. “Since they started, the station has recorded its highest ever cumulative audience. Paul and Lise are talented professionals and we wish them well for the future.”

The Paul & Lise breakfast show won’t be returning

Of the new breakfast show, Campbell added: “We’ll be announcing a new breakfast show soon in line with our renewed strategy.”

The duo issued a statement showing their support for their former home.

“We have had a great time at 96 FM and are fully supportive of the new direction that the station’s taking and we wish 96 Fm much success.”


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