New radio shows debut across the country: Listen here
It was a big morning for radio stars and stations across the country, with various new programs going to air for the first time.
Scroll through below to hear how they all fared as the mics went live, and let us know which was your favourite in the comments.
2DayFM Sydney: The Morning Crew
The latest iteration of 2DayFM’s Breakfast show featuring Dave Hughes, Ed Kavalee and Erin Molan went to air this morning, with the opening break covering everything from COVID-19 vaccines to speculation on gay footballers and Molan’s many other media commitments.
Southern Cross Austereo’s (SCA) chief content officer Dave Cameron has previously flagged how the show could reset the station’s fortunes.
Since the departure of Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, 2Day has cycled through numerous talent lineups, including Jules Lund, Merrick Watts, Sophie Monk, Mel B, Dan Debuf, Maz Compton, Rove McManus, Sam Frost, Em Rusciano, Harley Breen, Ed Kavalee (now back with the program), Grant Denyer, Ash London and Jamie Angel.
On air this morning, Hughes said it was “a new era on 2DayFM for Breakfast”.
Fox FM Melbourne: Fifi, Fev & Nick Cody
SCA had so many shake-ups at the tail end of 2020 and even into the beginning of 2021 that it was hard to keep up.
This phenomenon was not lost on Brendan Fevola who kept his job alongside Fifi Box on Fox FM’s Breakfast program. The show did lose Byron Cooke who was this year replaced by Nick Cody, with Fevola noting the tumultuous history of the show.
“I’ve been booted. This is the ‘out seat’. This is where Thorno got put,” he joked about his new position on the show.
The quip referenced former co-host Dave Thornton who is also no longer with the program. Former Fox FM content boss Adrian Brine has previously spoken candidly about how painful it was to say goodbye to Thornton as well as how difficult it has been to get the show completely right.
“Mate, I took Thorno’s spot and then Thorno got flicked,” Fevolva said on the program this morning.
Triple M Melbourne: The Marty Sheargold Show
The Marty Sheargold Show kicked off in Melbourne on Triple M, replacing the long-running Hot Breakfast which had Eddie McGuire and Luke Darcy behind the mics.
Sheargold told Radio Today about the increased pressure and responsibility which comes with being the only named star in a show’s name, and revealed how long he wants the show to last.
This morning’s opening segment featured banter between Sheargold and his anchor, Troy Ellis.
triple j Breakfast
The ABC’s new Breakfast program on its youth network triple j featuring Bryce Mills and Ebony Boadu went to air this morning, with the duo admitting they were nervous.
“First ever show. This is crazy – substitute teachers just got a full-time job. We’re baffled. We don’t know the curriculum fully. We’re trying to work it out as we go,” Boadu quipped.
Triple M Brisbane: The Big Breakfast
Triple M in Brisbane lost Nick Cody to Fox FM, so today kicked off without him.
The program is now known as The Big Breakfast with Marto & Margaux, and features Greg ‘Marto’ Martin and Margaux Parker.
The show started with a chat about the Brisbane Broncos, the city’s NRL team, including a skit where they pretended to have a secret recording of the show’s management and a troubled player.
Mix 94.5 Perth: Pete, Matt & Kymba
In his place, former 92.9 co-host Pete Curulli joined the lineup, with the new program going to air this morning.
The show started with a stumble, with the trio appearing not to know whether the show had started.
Nova Adelaide: Jodie Oddy joins Ben & Liam
One of radio’s biggest stories last year was Jodie Oddy’s unexpected departure from the Jodie & Soda show on Adelaide’s Mix 102.3.