Dave Hughes on the challenges of Sydney radio


2Day FM breakfast host Dave Hughes admits it’s been quite the challenge trying to crack the Sydney radio market.

This week, the comedian – who’s part of The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed and Erin – tells The Australian “The Sydney market is very established.”

Hughes says there are breakfast shows that have been on in Sydney for a decade or more, with rusted-on audiences.

“We were were starting from nothing really in terms of trying to get people to change their habits.”


2Day breakfast gained one share point to rate 4.2 in the breakfast timeslot in survey 2.

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20 Apr 2022 - 9:38 am

Groundbreaking RT.

20 Apr 2022 - 11:34 am

I don’t think he really cares because he still gets paid a fortune even if the ratings are terrible

20 Apr 2022 - 12:09 pm

Good old Hughesy, it would be lot easier to connect and compete in Sydney if he moved to Sydney as SCA said he was going to. 2Dayfm rated a 4.2 not 5.2 as per your article.

20 Apr 2022 - 1:05 pm

You guys need to pay more attention to detail because you seem to make a lot of mistakes

2DAY is not rating 5.2% in breakfast, it is rating 4.2%!!

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    20 Apr 2022 - 10:22 pm

    Thanks Rob, you’re right of course. Our error, now fixed (we looked at the overall column not breakfast 🙁 )

Mr T
22 Apr 2022 - 6:10 am

I’ve never found the guy funny at all. I bet 2Day are still kicking themselves for letting Kyle go all these years later..

22 Apr 2022 - 10:19 pm

Where’s the rest of that article? The headline is almost longer than the story..

23 Apr 2022 - 6:25 am

Good thing he never moved to Sydney.
Must have been a typo when they said he was relocating. Beyond a joke.

    26 Apr 2022 - 1:14 pm

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