‘Dan and Maz’ leave Hit Network after four years

Radio duo Dan Debuf and Maz Compton – ‘Dan and Maz’ – have finished up on Southern Cross Austereo’s Hit Network, but are yet to announce any future radio plans.

Dan and Maz will not be returning to the Hit Network in 2017

Dan and Maz will not be returning to the Hit Network in 2017

The move comes just over a year after the duo were shafted from the embattled Sydney breakfast slot in favour of Rove McManus and Sam Frost and instead saw them hosting the syndicated weekend breakfast show – 7:00am to 9:00am on Saturdays and Sundays – across the network.  

The duo announced the news on their Facebook page late last week, saying: “Like most of you, we’re off on Christmas holidays, but next year we won’t be coming back”, followed by a ‘crying’ emoji.

The signed off the message with “see you when we see you”.

Dan and Maz joined the Hit Network in 2013 to host an evening show, coming across from Nova, where they had hosted the Adelaide breakfast show between 2009 and 2012. In 2014, they moved into the drive time slow, before being promoted to host the struggling Sydney breakfast show in 2015.

In October 2015 when SCA announced Dan and Maz would finish up on weekday breakfast, they had just a 3.1% audience share. In the most recent ratings survey, the last of 2016, the ‘Rove & Sam’ program had a 3.8% share.

There is no word yet on who will replace the weekend duo, but Mumbrella has been told there are no plans to replace McManus and Frost in 2017.


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