Hamish and Andy return to Today Network drive slot as Dan and Maz take on 2DayFM brekkie

Broadcaster Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has announce that radio duo Hamish Blake and Andy Lee will return to the radio hosting its drive time show on the Today Network, with current hosts Dan and Maz taking on 2DayFM breakfast.

Speculation has been rife in recent weeks that SCA would seek to revive ratings on its struggling 2DayFM station by signing the pair to its breakfast show. However, that show is set to end with Jules Lund confirmed as the host of the drive show until July.

Over the weekend Sophie Monk confirmed she would leave the show at the end of the year, leaving Lund and Merrick Watts as the two remaining hosts. SCA said Watts would be involved in some capacity on the network next year.

The 2DayFM radio station has languished in the ratings since the defection of breakfast hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O last year.

Earlier this month Hamish and Andy did a skit at the Radio Awards on their contract negotiations, including the tongue in cheek demand from Blake “Southern Cross Austereo undertakes to organise for everyone in Australia to now get up at midday and the Australian work day to start at 2pm at the earliest,” with Lee declaring “if that happens then we’ll do breakfast.”

Hamish and Andy said in a statement: “We’re so stoked to be jumping into the Drive slot, it’s something we’ve always wanted to do. Ever since that time we did it for five years. It’s going to be so much fun.”

SCA Executive Director of Metropolitan Operations Guy Dobson said, “It’s a great day for radio when Hamish and Andy do five days in a row, live, which means it’s a great day for Southern Cross Austereo. It’s also fantastic when we get to promote young talent like we’ve done so many times in the past, to spearhead your key players. Dan and Maz will do exceptional radio waking up Sydney at 2Day FM.”

Nic Christensen and Alex Hayes


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