Southern Cross Austereo’s key metro programs will continue through the Easter non-ratings period

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has announced that a range of its key metro shows across Triple M and the Hit Network will forego the Easter holiday survey break and continue regular program schedules.

SCA chief content officer, Dave Cameron, said radio provides a crucial sense of companionship during this period of isolation.

Cameron said maintaining connection with listeners was vital

“This is all about radio doing what radio does best, companionship. Our on-air talent are acutely aware of the need to stay connected with their listeners during this uncertain time, and provide the human interaction and social connection while we are all in isolation that music streaming platforms just can’t match,” Cameron said.

“Our shows have been amazing in keeping people informed, entertained and happy. We look forward to sharing even more of this over the Easter holiday period, when our metro shows would traditionally take a break. It’s important for our listeners to know that we’re all in this together.”

For the Easter holiday period of Monday 6 April to Friday 17 of April, Triple M’s Weekend program Dead Set Legends and Footy shows will continue.  In Melbourne, Hot Breakfast with Eddie and Luke on Triple M and Fifi, Fev and Byron on Fox FM breakfast have both been extended by an hour.

In Sydney, Triple M’s Moonman in the morning and 2Day FM’s Music for Breakfast with Jamie Angel will continue.

The Hit Network’s syndicated drive programs of Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little, followed by Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes and Ed Kavalee will also continue.

The full schedule for the Easter period:

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In an effort to find a way through the coronavirus crisis, SCA has rolled out pay cuts for staffers earning a base remuneration of $68,000 or above, and a requirement for staff to take no less than 10 days of leave before 30 June.

The audio business also entered a voluntary trading suspension on 25 March, after entering a trading halt earlier that week.


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