Kennedy Molloy go national on Triple M Drive
Triple M‘s new national Drive show debuted yesterday, with entertainment and radio stalwarts, and long time friends Jane Kennedy and Mick Molloy reuniting for ‘the new way to drive home in 2018.’
Molloy joins the show after spending the last seven years on Melbourne’s #1 rating FM breakfast show The Hot Breakfast.
The show is airing on Triple M in all capital cities and over 30 other markets, with Kennedy Molloy having gone for a test run from October, 2017 in Melbourne.
Early on in the slot, Molloy had a go at Triple M management for not promoting the show. He asked listeners to “tell a friend“ particularly those in Sydney, as he felt the show needed advertising and promotion there.
Mick and Jane have great chemistry which comes from years of friendship dating back to their D Gen days in the late 80’s early 90’s, and predictably the show provided easy conversational chat and banter.
Having Sam Cavanah, the wizard behind Hamish and Andy, as the EP of the show is also a clear big head start for any show.
Music was fairly predictably for Triple M, from INXS, Lenny Kravitz, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Powderfinger, and Thin Lizzy taking spins.
Mick talked about Trump, great fodder for any comedy team. They covered the President’s recent alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels and alleged payments.
Prompted by the Trump rave they launched a callback topic ‘Which magazine would you like to be spanked with by a porn star?’, which prompted some hilarious callers.
While Molloy was the star with his seasoned comic chops, Kennedy more than held her own with the master Mick, with years of working alongside some of the funniest names in entertainment during her time with the Working Dog team clearly holding her in good stead.
The show featured a Jane Kennedy interview with the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl a Triple M staple.
Topics included AFL footballer Dustin Martin new Bonds deal which was fairly Melbourne focused, and it will be interesting to see how they attempt to include more localism as the show goes on.
Kennedy Molloy sounded slick, and it was clear that they’d used their warm up last year on Triple M Melbourne well to establish what worked well and what didn’t in the slot.
They go head-to-head with established teams in Kate, Tim and Marty on Nova, Hughesy and Kate on Hit, as well as Drive newcomers Will and Woody on KIIS.
Kennedy Molloy could finally be the show to give market leaders Kate, Tim and Marty a run for their money in 2018!
What did you think of Kennedy Molloy’s national debut on Triple M?