Ben & Liam for triple j
Ben & Liam are the new triple j Breakfast team for 2017.
Having recently announced that they will finish up at 92.7 Fresh FM in Adelaide, Ben Harvey & Liam Stapleton will be joined by journo Brooke Boney to cover breakfast across the country for triple j.
Ollie Wards, triple j Content Director said “Ben & Liam crack me up. They’re 22 and 20 but come to the radio with thousands of hours on air together and crazy amounts of fun ideas. They’ll be part of a broad new team, including an expanded News role with Brooke Boney, our voice of youth current affairs in the mornings. They’ll also be joined by a wide cast of weekly contributors on the show including sports star Dylan Alcott and comedian Gen Fricker.”
Ben says “Considering just two years ago I was listening to triple j from a tractor on a dairy farm, I’m super stoked to have the opportunity to host triple j breakfast with my mate Liam. Even if he does wear the skinniest drain pipe jeans I’ve ever seen.”
Liam adds “We’re both so unbelievably pumped to be joining triple j. It’s a radio station like no other. In Year Two I was cast as a rock in the Easter play so I really didn’t expect to be doing a national breakfast show at twenty.”
Brooke Boney will take on an extended news and analysis role on triple j breakfast, connecting the team to Hack and ABC News.
Brad March identified Ben & Liam from Adelaide community radio and has taken them to the national stage as their manager. Brad’s other talent includes KIIS 1065’s Jackie O and hit104.7’s Ryan Jon.
More Moves and Changes:
With Ben & Liam joining the line-up, triple j also announced a bunch of other changes and departures:
- Joining triple j is para-Olympian Dylan Alcott to present sports on Breakfast on Monday and Friday, as well as presenting new tunes and music news as host of Weekend Arvos at 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Lewis “Mad Dog” McKirdy is heading to the UK after five years hosting triple j Lunch. Gen Fricker will take over triple j Lunch as well as making a regular showing on triple j Breakfast.
- Sarah Howells finishes up at triple j after 10 years hosting Roots n All.
- Also departing after six years of presenting Weekend Breakfast, Weekend Afternoons and regularly filling in on triple j Breakfast and Drive is Kyran Wheatley. He leaves to focus on his