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.