Ugly Phil replaces Mike Hammond on WSFM Mornings
Phil O’Neil – Ugly Phil – will take over as host of the 9am to 1pm shift on Australian Radio Network’s (ARN) WSFM.
O’Neil replaces veteran broadcaster Mike Hammond who had hosted the program since 2018.
O’Neil has filled in for Hammond in the past and boasts an extensive media career, including hosting the nationally syndicated Hot 30 Countdown with Jackie O back in the ’90s. He also hosted Nova Drive, various slots at Triple M and a number of shows in the UK.
WSFM content director Mike Byrne said: “When Phil ‘Philled in’ on WSFM recently, the feedback from listeners was incredibly positive. I knew he would make an excellent addition to WSFM’s stellar line up and I am so pleased that he decided to join us.”
O’Neil too appeared to be pleased to be officially joining the station.
“After Joe Biden’s recent success, this could be the second greatest comeback I’ve ever witnessed. I can’t believe how lucky I am and now I can stop hassling Duncan [Campbell] and Mike for a gig,” he said.
The show kicks off on Monday.
This is just the latest of many talent shuffles being crammed into the end of 2020.
Outside of ARN, Eddie McGuire and Luke Darcy are leaving Triple M in Melbourne, with SCA yet to announce the new show. SCA is also yet to confirm its lineup for 2Day FM Breakfast in Sydney.
In addition, Sally & Erica have left triple j Breakfast, and over in Perth the Hit 92.9 Breakfast show of Xavier, Juelz & Pete will not survive the rebrand as 92.9 becomes Triple M, and Mix 94.5 moves to fall under the Hit umbrella.
A new show will be announced for Triple M Perth shortly as well.
To hear all about breakfast radio’s game of musical chairs, listen to the latest episode of Radio Today Tonight.