Paul Murray the hot tip?
During the week, SCA announced Merrick Watts was coming home to Triple M for drive in 2015.
We spoke with Group CD Mike Fitzpatrick on the move and he told us: “…. Merrick will slot into the one percenters style of show with a co-host that will compliment what he brings to the table. It won’t be another comedian going joke for joke with Mez, we will probably bring in someone from a news journalistic background”
Is Paul Murray the fit?
Today the Telegraph has come out saying: “SKY News TV anchor Paul Murray is hotly tipped to be revealed as Merrick Watts’ new co-host for Triple M’s drive shift in 2015.”
Paul is no stranger to Triple M, when he was teamed with Rachel Corbett for the “Paul and Rach” show. Paul also did a stint with 2UE prior to making the fulltime move to Sky News Channel.
The Tele also quotes a radio source, saying: “Staff at the station have already been advised Paul is returning to Triple M and joining Merrick in the slot. Merrick is happy with the appointment.”
When RadioToday quizzed Fitzy on who and when this person would be announced he said:
Going on to say they would be “Journalist/Newsy but also with a sense of humour. The ability to take the piss, understand we are not hiring Hugh Riminton.”