Dicko & Dave depart Classic Rock

DMG has continued the shake-up of its Classic Rock stations, axing Melbourne breakfast show Dicko & Dave ahead of a consumer campaign to promote the new station.

The departure of Ian “Dicko” Dickson and Dave O’Neill puts the Melbourne station in line with Sydney, where DMG axed its breakfast team late last year before Vega was relaunched as Classic Rock.  

However, the timing of the move appears to have come as something a surprise to the Dicko & Dave team which only yesterday uploaded a video poking fun at their dislike of early starts.

In a release, Classic Rock said: “91.5FM today announced the station’s complete focus on the celebration of Classic Rock would be extended further into the Breakfast session. As a result, the Dicko and Dave breakfast show will no longer be heard on Classic Rock 91.5FM from Thursday 15 July. Breakfast on Classic Rock 91.5FM will move to a ‘more music’ position playing more songs in Breakfast than any other station in Melbourne.

“This will be led by Joe Bovalino with comprehensive news and sports coverage from Nikole Gunn and Ian ‘Coza’ Cohen.”

In June’s radio ratings, the move to Classic Rock showed promising signs in Sydney, but Melbourne lagged behind.


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