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Tom Elliott to replace Derryn Hinch at 3AW

3AW has announced Tom Elliott as its replacement for Derryn Hinch, who was fired by the station earlier this week.

Talking on 3AW’s Mornings with Neil Mitchell, station GM Shane Healy said: “We want to keep positioning 3AW to be the best station in Australia. Not just now, but in three, five and ten years’ time.”Healy said the slot would probably expand to a three hour show.

The axing of the controversial Hinch, whose contract will run until the end of the year came as something of a surprise. At the last survey, 3AW was the market leader in drivetime with 12.6% share.

Elliott, who has filled in for Hinch in the past, is scheduled to take over in the new year.

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