Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has announced that veteran radio duo Hamish Blake and Andy Lee will be making original podcasts for the network’s podcast platform, PocastOne, in 2018 and 2019.
Grant Tothill, head of PodcastOne, said Blake and Lee will produce two series of 40 podcasts in 2018 and 2019, which will be released first on PodcastOne and then on iTunes.
“Given PodCastOne is a partnership with PodcastOne in the US, Hamish and Andy will now have the opportunity to reach a whole new audience,” he said.
Since the podcast of their radio show started, it has had more than a quarter of a billion downloads, and in 2017 alone there have been nearly 28 million downloads.
“The boys are a great addition to the PodcastOne family, and I’m so pleased that although they may not be on the radio for the moment, they’re not leaving SCA,” Tothill said.
“PodcastOne listeners are going to love their new shows, and this will be an opportunity for their fans to discover more podcasts from the wide range of podcasts on the PodcastOne network.”