Rachael Hart has decided to leave the mid-north coast of NSW and head back home to the Central Coast. As such, the Bodge and Rach Hit Breakfast Show ends on June 22. Her replacement will be named in due course.
Stav, Abby and Matt locked in for breakfast at hit105 until the end of 2020
They talk to the most interesting people in Brisbane, do things no ordinary Brisbanite would consider and in-between they take the pulse of the city every morning, telling the stories that matter and bringing smiles to hundreds of thousands of faces – they are hit105’s Stav, Abby and Matt and their early morning wake up calls will continue, with news the show has been locked in until the end of 2020!
HIT105 Content Director Mathew Eggleston said the news sent ripples throughout the station when it broke earlier today.
“We are so excited to have Stav, Abby & Matt confirmed as our hit105 breakfast show until the end of 2020. They have had a fantastic 12 months at the top of the radio surveys here in Brisbane so it’s not only brilliant for us as a station, but for all the listeners out there who tune in daily knowing their favourite show is locked in long term,” he said.
“We kicked off the year with a raft made from Goon Sacks and then Stav, Abby & Matt paddled it across the Brown Snake; we gave away a year’s salary; Matty broke his leg in a footy game, and Abby has just announced she is pregnant! So, keep watching this space, it’s going to be a fun ride.”
“Waking up with Stav, Abby and Matt on Hit105 means rolling over and hearing exactly what you need to know every morning - what’s happening in Brissie & the world, what’s hot, which celebrities have taken the worst selfies and who in Australia is creating all the fuss. Stav is everyone’s funny best mate, Abby is Mrs Brisbane and Matt is the cheeky family man. Together they are one big breakfast feast of fantastic.”
Southern Cross Austereo Queensland Executive General Manager Damon Rielly said, “with Brisbane being the most fiercely contested radio market in the country, and other Brisbane breakfast shows experiencing instability, locking in Stav, Abby & Matt was an important move to provide Brisbane consistency to start their day.”
“Breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day, and we are thrilled to have Stav, Abby and Matt locked in until the end of 2020; this gives our listeners security, our partners and advertisers security and is allows our breakfast team to think long-term and create some wonderful experiences for the city.”
The news follows a recent announcement by Southern Cross Austereo Brisbane that they would relocate from their current North Quay home, to a new custom-fitted headquarters at The Barracks in 2019, representing what will be one of the largest and most technical moves in the country.
Wake up with Stav, Abby and Matt on hit105 from 6am to 9am weekdays.
EM RUSCIANO TO FOCUS ON FAMILY IN 2019
This morning on Em, Grant & Ed, Em Rusciano shared she will not be returning to her 2DayFM breakfast show role next year after her third child is born.
Em’s baby is due early next year and her focus will be on enjoying the amazing and unexpected time in her life; her third child 18 years after her first daughter was born.
The Hit Network’s Head of Content Gemma Fordham says,
We are so thrilled for Em and her family that after everything they experienced last year they will have a beautiful baby in their world early next year. Em had a heart to heart with me last month and let me know that she would like to wrap up breakfast hours and focus on her growing family and her other many creative pursuits. The business 100% supports and understands Em’s decision. Em has always been forthright and honest with our listeners, sharing every intimate detail of her life, and she will continue to be part of the 2DayFM family when she can for the remainder of this year ”.
2Day will send Em off in spectacular style this Friday morning with Em’s Big Baby Brunch celebration. Em has made no secret of the hunger she has experienced this pregnancy and will be joined by 100 pregnant listeners to feast on the ultimate grazing table.
Ash London will fill in alongside Grant Denyer and Ed Kavalee until a replacement for 2019’s line up has been determined.
THE HIT NETWORK TURNING IT ON AGAIN IN 2019!
The Hit Network will continue to be home to Australia’s biggest and most-loved radio shows, music and stars in 2019 with all your favourites and more set to return across all 42 FM stations.
After filling in for the last few months, to the delight of Sydneysiders, the talented and adored Ash London formally joins 2DayFM breakfast with Grant Denyer and Ed Kavalee in 2019. With her unrivalled knowledge and passion for the music industry, Ash will also continue to host her nightly national music show – Ash London Live weeknights 6:30pm-8pm.
The Hit Network’s unrivalled national drive time line-up dances on in 2019 with Carrie & Tommy, from 3pm - 4:30pm, and Hughesy & Kate, 4:30pm – 6:30pm, returning. Carrie & Tommy are the most-listened to FM Drive show in their timeslot and Hughesy & Kate are Australia’s #1 tune-in for women 18-54. Collectively they have over 2.5 million and growing listeners around the country*
Danny Lakey, new to The Hit Network in 2018 with his outstanding national overnight show, will host late nights, 8pm-11pm, in 2019. Danny is a star on the rise and brings his own, unique vibe to late night audiences around the country.
The riotous Those Two Girls will return to the early morning breakfast slot from 5am-6am. The Brisbane based Lise Carlaw and Sarah Wills have become popular for their open, honest and entertaining conversations around everyday life.
The laugher and fun doesn’t stop there with Collective Noun moving to a slightly later time slot, 11pm-1am. Mid-dawns will be announced in the new year.
Gemma Fordham, Head of the Hit Network said, “We are so thrilled Ash has agreed to join our 2DayFM breakfast team full-time next year. She is the real deal, connects authentically with audiences and brings a fun, fresh and frank take on the day. The chemistry she has with Grant and Ed will only continue to flourish and we are excited about what is ahead for them!
“2DayFM breakfast is committed to playing more music when you wake up because we know that’s what our audience wants and that’s the 2DayFM difference.”
“In all dayparts the Hit Network has never been stronger and continues to grow with the best of the best leading our shows across the country. Audiences love our line-up of talent and our ever-evolving music strategy that sets us apart from the pack. We will kick off the year with a brand-new breakfast show for Adelaide with local icons and darlings Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello and Rebecca ‘Bec’ Morse which we know will resonate with South Australians. We can’t wait for another cracking year in 2019!”
Hit Network National Weekday Line-up 2019:
5am - 6am: Those Two Girls
6am - 9am: Hit Network Breakfast shows
Sydney, 2DayFM Breakfast with Grant, Ed & Ash
Melbourne, Fox FM Breakfast with Fifi, Fev & Byron
Brisbane, Hit105 Breakfast with Stav, Abby & Matt
Adelaide, Hit107 with Cosi & Bec
Perth, Hit92.9 Breakfast with Heidi, Xavier & Ryan
3pm - 4:30pm: Carrie & Tommy
4:30pm - 6:30pm: Hughesy & Kate
6:30pm - 8pm: Ash London Live
8pm - 11pm: Danny Lakey
11pm - 1am: Collective Noun
1am - 5am: TBC
*Source: GFK Radio Ratings. Survey 7, 2018. Mon-Sun 5:30-12mn. Metro (Digital & FM). Cume and Commercial Share %. SCA Network & SCA aligned DAB+ (Buddha, Easy, Oldskool, Urban Hits, Classic Rock, Modern Rock, Greatest Hits, Country) Other Network Groups are FM only.