Triple J Breakfast hosts Ben and Liam to finish up with Sally Coleman and Erica Mallet to take over in 2020

Triple J Breakfast hosts Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton are set to finish up the gig they have held for three years on November 1.

Taking over from the pair are Sally Coleman and Erica Mallet, who have been hosting Weekend Arvos since 2018, and filling in on various slots across Triple J’s programming.

Sally Coleman and Erica Mallet are taking over as Triple J Breakfast hosts

Harvey and Stapleton started out in community radio in their home town of Adelaide and went on to host the breakfast slot for the city’s Fresh 92.7. They took over from previous Triple J breakfast hosts, Matt Okine and Alex Dyson in 2017.

The pair are finishing up at Triple J to take an opportunity back in Adelaide.

Harvey and Stapleton commented on their departure: “We’ve had an absolute blast at Triple J. Never in our wildest dreams did we think two dweebs doing community radio in Adelaide would get a crack at a gig like this. Thanks for waking up with us, listening to our shit talk and sharing your stories, we’ll be forever grateful.”

Coleman and Mallet got their start in radio hosting FBi’s hip hop show back in 2015. The pair are also a hip hop artist duo that goes by the name of Coda Conduct.

Their first gig on Triple J was delivering a hip hop segment on Okine and Dyson’s breakfast program. They have filled in on Triple J’s Breakfast, Drive, Good Nights, The Hip Hop Show, House Party and Summer Arvos.

Coleman and Mallet gave a hint of what their program will be like, saying it will be “Oprah Winfrey meets Flight of The Conchords”.

“We love making radio that makes you feel like you’re just chatting with your friends. We’re really pumped to get your stories, discover new stuff together, nerd out about music, and talk about the real shit and the dumb shit. Think Oprah Winfrey meets Flight of The Conchords,” they said.

Coleman went on to say that she couldn’t wait to spend mornings with the Triple J listeners.

“We’re constantly blown away by how funny, smart, compassionate and often straight cooked Triple j listeners are. They never cease to entertain and amaze us and we can’t wait to spend our mornings with a couple of million music-obsessed mates,” Coleman said.

Mallet added: “We both grew up with Triple j and have so many great memories of sing-a-longs in the car, Hottest 100 backyard parties and moshpit moments. It’s such a trip to be part of the next chapter.”

Coleman and Mallet will start out on Triple J Breakfast in 2020. Lucy Smith will host the breakfast slot from November 4 and throughout the summer.

In breakfast, Triple J currently has a 4.2% share in Sydney, 3.6% in Melbourne, 7.7% in Brisbane,  5.9% in Adelaide, and 6.7% in Perth.

Ben and Liam will be hosting the Mumbrella neXt Awards on December 10. Tickets and information about the evening, and the half-day conference proceeding the event, can be found via this link.


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