Nova will for the first time switch from separate breakfast shows for its five cities to a syndicated format across the network during the summer off ratings season.
Melbourne presenter Dylan Lewis, comedian Dave Thornton and actress Sophie Monk will co-host a syndicated show to run from December 7 to 25 across the DMG Radio-owned network.
Lewis currently co-presents Nova Melbourne’s morning programme with Cal Wilson.
The holiday season often sees changes in the line up of presenters, a period which is not counted in ratings surveys which media buyers scrutinise when booking space for clients wanting to advertise on radio.
Nova also recently announced that it would be launching two nationally syndicated programmes next year.
Nova Brisbane’s night team, Michelle Anderson and Kent “Smallzy” Small will be joined by Nova Sydney’s James Kerley to create a new team for the 7-10pm weeknights slot. The national programme will commence November 23.
Additionally, Nova Sydney’s Maz Compton will join Perth’s The Action Battle Team made up of Matt Saraceni and Dan Debuf, to host a new national late night show from 10pm to midnight.