Speculation mounts over who will replace Jodie Oddy on Mix 102.3

Staff Writer

The great radio talent shuffle of the final moments of 2020 is still in full swing, with increased speculation over who could join Mark ‘Soda’ Soderstrom on Mix 102.3 in Adelaide.

The Breakfast show was subject to an abrupt shakeup when long-serving co-host Jodie Oddy left the program last week.

The reasons for Oddy’s resignation have not been disclosed by Australian Radio Network (ARN) due to confidentiality.

Thus far, the news has caused consternation and speculation about what may have happened.

“The decision to remove Jody is utterly nonsensical in terms of ratings, it really is a free kick to the competition,” an Adelaide programmer told Radio Today on the condition of anonymity.

Oddy had been with the program in various iterations for 13 years and had collected over 80 survey wins in the competitive FM Breakfast slot.

In the most recent ratings, Mix 102.3 regained the FM Breakfast crown from Nova’s new guys Ben & Liam, with a 12.5% share to Nova’s 10.7%.

ARN has said the Breakfast show will go in a “new direction” next year, with Soda still involved in the program.

So who will he sit alongside?

Last year, when Oddy was on maternity leave, fill ins included Mix Daytime announcer Michelle Murphy, as well as 7News presenter Jessica Adamson.

When Oddy’s maternity leave was extended, AFLW star and Olympic basketball silver medallist Erin Phillips filled in.

Popular consensus is Phillips and Adamson are the front runners, however News Corp has also thrown in outside contenders including ABC Breakfast presenter Ali Clarke, and Alice James, who currently works as a producer on Triple M’s Roo & Ditts program.

ARN declined to comment on the speculation, only confirming an announcement would be made soon.

Upon Oddy’s departure, ARN’s chief content officer, Duncan Campbell had this to say.

“Jodie is an exceptional broadcaster who has played a key role in the success of the Mix 102.3 Breakfast show over the past 13 years. She is leaving on a high and can be proud of the difference she has made to the lives of so many Adelaide families and we wish Jodie all the best for her next chapter.”

Oddy’s next career move is not yet clear.

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25 Nov 2020 - 12:00 pm

Hayley Pearson?

Big fan
25 Nov 2020 - 3:41 pm

Dale Lewis??

25 Nov 2020 - 6:52 pm

Considering SCA is hiring to replace Alice James you’d say that’s a pretty good chance?

ann-marie Kelly
25 Nov 2020 - 8:53 pm

Erin Philips

Heather Porter
25 Nov 2020 - 9:15 pm

Well it’s a dame shame that this has happened ,Jodi and soda are a great duo . I wish her all the love and best wishes in her future. 102.3 will never be the same.

25 Nov 2020 - 9:41 pm

“The decision to remove Jody is utterly nonsensical in terms of ratings, it really is a free kick to the competition,”

Could not be more true

The got rid of the wrong person. Jodie is the show.

Soda and Erin… yawn.

Goodbye Mix102.3, you’ve lost a listener

25 Nov 2020 - 11:07 pm

Really miss Jodie on my drive into work
Soda is just soda without the fun and laughter Jodie created as well as her realistic views

26 Nov 2020 - 9:14 am

Bye bye Dix 102.3

26 Nov 2020 - 11:53 am

I love the morning show with Jodi and Soda. Sorry but Phillips didn’t cut it. Bring Jodi back.

Agree with Jason
26 Nov 2020 - 3:55 pm

Great… another no name blonde

Michelle Yerbury
27 Nov 2020 - 11:13 am

Shane Lowe.A very popular Adelaide breakfast radio presenter previously in Adelaide on Nova, then Perth and now back on Mix to fill in

27 Nov 2020 - 1:50 pm

I would welcome Ali Clarke but get rid of Soda and bring Jodi back. It’s going to be a long time before Mix 102.3 gets rating 1 again

27 Nov 2020 - 4:58 pm

Soda without a Jodie is a disaster waiting to happen. Don’t rate him, waffles on about nothing

I really hope Jodie has signed somewhere else.

Either way it’s goodbye Mix

12 Dec 2020 - 11:12 pm

Soda and Erin were a terrible duo! I know SA is a footy town, but it was too much, became a sports show. I’d always been a Mix listener but that combo made me change stations. Now Jodie has gone I won’t be switching back.

15 Dec 2020 - 11:12 am

Why did Jodie leave. Please tell me

18 Dec 2020 - 6:20 pm

Why did Jodie leave

Sharon Wright
26 Dec 2020 - 2:49 pm

Mix 102.3 needs a shake up i get fed up listening to the same things, its either Jodie and Soda or advents, the last year as got worse. I dont put the radio on till there show is over.


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