SCA’s regular metro programming will continue over Easter

Former Assistant Editor

Presenters across the Hit & Triple M metro radio networks will be forgoing their first scheduled break of the year, over the upcoming Easter holiday period.

Most shows were set to take a two-week break from Monday, April 6 through to Friday, April 17.

Southern Cross Austereo has announced that instead, many shows will continue to broadcast, as the importance of radio shines through during the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic.

The network revealed that the decision was made keeping in mind the critical role that radio plays in providing human engagement for communities.

“This is all about radio doing what radio does best, companionship,” said SCA chief content officer, Dave Cameron.

“Our on-air talent are acutely aware of the need to stay connected with their listeners during this uncertain time, and provide the human interaction and social connection while we are all in isolation that music streaming platforms just can’t match.”

During the next two weeks, Triple M Melbourne’s The Hot Breakfast will continue to extend by an hour (6am-10am) as it has done since early March, as will Fox FM’s Fifi, Fev & Byron.

In addition, Triple M will feature an on-air concert series called Couchapalooza each Sunday (12pm-5pm local time).

Then, from Easter Thursday through to Easter Monday, Triple M’s essential Quarantine 1000 playlist will be heard, while the Dead Set Legends and other Footy programming will also continue over the period.

Over on the Hit Network, RNB Good Friday will take place on Friday, April 10 from 6am all the way through to midnight.

“Our shows have been amazing in keeping people informed, entertained and happy,” added Cameron.

“We look forward to sharing even more of this over the Easter holiday period, when our metro shows would traditionally take a break. It’s important for our listeners to know that we’re all in this together.”

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3 Apr 2020 - 10:34 am

I know this is really cynical but it’s not as if they can go anywhere while on their break. If I was them I’d prefer to come to work too, rather than being stuck at home for two weeks.

Not an SCA employee...thankfully
3 Apr 2020 - 11:01 am

They don’t get a break AND they get a pay cut… ouch.

Radio Guy In Da Building
3 Apr 2020 - 10:43 pm

@not an SCA employee and don’t forget the 10 days min annual leave that’s every SCA employee has to take before June 30. Leave they’ll be spending at home. Some people will be in negative on their leave balance.

4 Apr 2020 - 2:25 pm

@Not an SCA employee…
Need that break to recover from that tough 3-4 hrs a day gig, huh? You literally can’t holiday even if they wanted to.


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