Hit Network launches The Saturday Night Party Playlist show with Ben & Nathan

Staff Writer

Bunbury broadcasters Ben Carney and Nathan Bongiovanni have a new national Saturday night show for the Hit Network, The Saturday Night Party Playlist. 

The show came about after Southern Cross Austereo’s (SCA) Hit Network put the call out to regional announcers to pitch and build a brand-new radio show that they would also host.

The new show is the first to come out of regional Western Australia to be heard in 50 markets across the country.

The show takes requests and shout outs from house parties between 7pm and 12am. Its first show had 557 calls.

Carney and Bongiovanni said it’s a blast to be given the chance to put their own ideas to air.

“It is not lost on us that two blokes in Bunbury get to have fun every Saturday night with people listening to us on iconic stations like The Fox in Melbourne, B105 in Brisbane, all the way over to Mt Isa, down to Bendigo and back up to Broome. We reckon the house party is here to stay and will keep building our community of revellers across the country.”

Head of the Hit Network, Gemma Fordham, said the network is so proud of the depth of talent the network has in regional Australia.

“We were so impressed by the brilliant ideas our announcers in the regions had for a national show, and Ben and Nathan’s The Saturday Night Party Playlist was the perfect idea for right now. The house party is back in a big way after a year of lockdowns and restrictions, and it is a genuine thrill for us to have a truly national show coming out of Bunbury,” she said.

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