What will 2014 look like ?
(UPDATED Oct 15)
The last month has seen plenty of major radio changes across the country.
Nova 100's Hughesy & Kate announced they would finish up after 12 years on breakfast (here).
Then Fox FM's Matt & Jo pulled the pin after 10 years on the Melbourne breakfast show (here).
Then the news came through that Triple M's drive show Merrick & The Highway Patrol won't be continuing into 2014 (here).
This has led to lots of talk about who could be doing what next year. Let's run through some of the possibilities of what 2014 could look like in these key shifts and then you can have your say.
On Friday October 11, Nova 100 announced their new breakfast show as Meshel Laurie & Tommy Little (here).
What will now happen to Nova national drive ? Will Tim & Marty (right) remain as a duo ? or will they be joined by a female co-host ? If so, who could it be ?
FOX FM BREAKFAST
Are Fifi & Jules bound for Fox breakfast ? If that happened, who would be their likely replacement on drive ? Dave Thornton and Sophie Monk are waiting in the wings, as are Dan & Maz.
But if Fifi & Jules were to stay on national drive, then who will replace Matt & Jo ? Are Thornton & Monk ready for breakfast, or would Dan & Maz be the ones to move ? Would Kyle & Jackie O do a Sydney / Melbourne show ?
TRIPLE M DRIVE
When Merrick & The Highway Patrol were announced as leaving, the Head of Triple M, Fitzy, said they want to create "a real alternative to the drive time line-ups across the country ….. something new and different in drive next year." Will they be moving away from a personality driven drive show and focus more on the music ? or could something else be happening ?
With Basil Zempilas reportedly staying at 92.9, what will the Perth breakfast show look like next year ? Heidi Anderson is a possible front runner after her stint on Big Brother and her work on NXFM, plus she has worked in the west before (Hot FM Bunbury). But who else is ready for the Perth challenge ?
Update 15/10 : Heidi will indeed be part of the 92.9 breakfast show with Will & Woody (here).
Will Hamish & Andy do the same 3pm – 4pm show in 2014 or ….. ?
How about Will & Woody ? They are around and available – could they be picked up by one of the networks ? (Update 15/10 : they will be on 92.9 breakfast with Heidi Anderson (here)
And let's not forget those that have announced their departure. Will Hughesy, Kate, Matt, Jo, Lisa, Paul, Merrick, Jules, or Rachel re-appear elsewhere ?
These are just some of the possibilities, but what do you think ?
Leave your thoughts, comments, crystal ball predictions below and let's see how it all pans out over the coming months.