TripleM axes Saturday morning Dead Set Legends show after 19 years

TripleM is ending its long-running Saturday morning show Dead Set Legends in a fortnight’s time to pave way for a new sports themed program.


The show, which has been running for 19 years and is hosted by the voice of Rugby League Ray Warren, Dan Ginane and Richard Freedman, will not return to airwaves in the new year.

It is thought the trio will still be involved at the station, with the 6pm weekday The Rush Hour Show being rebranded as Dead Set Legends amid the changes.

The decision has been greeted angrily by fans, with several taking to social media following the on-air announcement this morning to condemn it.

TripleM has been struggling in the ratings nationally for the past few surveys, with the station failing to pull big audiences across most of its timeslots with the exception of its Melbourne Hot Breakfast team featuring Eddie McGuire.

The announcement comes two days after the station announced it had commissioned a new show with Roy & HG, The Sporting Probe, which will run from 10am – 12pm on Saturday mornings in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Triple M Network head of content, Mike Fitzpatrick said: “Having Roy & HG back at Triple M is like having Sheeds back at Essendon, Wayne Bennett back at the Bronco’s or Bob Simpson back with the First XI. It just makes sense.”

The Sporting Probe with Roy & HG will be played to regional audiences across the Triple M Network on Sunday’s from 7am-9am, and will also be available via iTunes Podcast.


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