Following on from yesterday’s news that a slew of presenters at triple J was heading for the exits, the public broadcaster has wasted no time unveiling their replacements.
Joining the youth network’s ranks are Lucy Smith (second from right in main photo) who already has some hosting spots at the network.
Comedian Dave Woodhead (second left) will be taking over triple J Lunch next year.
Stepping into the hot seat as host of triple J’s youth issues and current affairs program, Hack, will be Avani Dias (far left in photo)
As previously announced, Sally & Erica will head up triple JBreakfast in 2020. Taking over their slot on Weekend Arvos will be Bryce Mills (far right in photo).
Triple J’s 2020 presenter line-up will start their new programs in January.
Commenting on her new role, Smith said: “I’m so unbelievably excited to spend each weekday flexing my music muscle and diving a little deeper into the tunes you’re hearing on triple J, plus the stories from the artists behind them. Mornings is a music lover’s haven, and it’s an honour to follow in the footsteps of two of my broadcast heroes Linda Marigliano and Zan Rowe.”
Woodhead, who started performing stand-up at 16 years old before scoring writing and acting gigs on ABC’sBlack Comedy, Get Krack!n and upcoming ABC/NITV Indigenous children’s show Thalu, said: “I’m looking forward to joining the triple j fam, spinning the best tunes and playing ‘Treaty’ by Yothu Yindi at every possible opportunity.”
Dias added: “When I was a teenager, I’d write cheesy lines in my diary about how obsessed I was with triple j and wanting to be on the station. I’ve grown up with Hack. It’s guided me through life, taught me what I should know about the world, and in many ways made me the person I am today. So, you can imagine how proud and excited I am to be taking over the only show in Australia which always puts young people at the front and centre of every conversation.”
triple J in 2020:
- Sally & Erica, Breakfast
- Lucy Smith, Mornings
- Dave Woodhead, Lunch
- Veronica & Lewis, Drive
- Avani Dias, Hack
- Bridget Hustwaite, Good Nights
- Declan Byrne, Home & Hosed
- Stacy Gougoulis, Weekend Breakfast
- Karla Ranby, Weekend Lunch
- Bryce Mills, Weekend Arvos
- Nkechi Anele, Roots ‘n All
- Lochlan Watt, The Racket
- Josh Merriel, Short.Fast.Loud
- Hau Latukefu, Hip Hop Show
- The Aston Shuffle, Friday Night Shuffle
- Ebony Boadu, House Party
- Andy Garvey, Mix Up
- Shantan Wantan Ichiban, The Kick On
- Richard Kingsmill, 2020
- Nat Tencic, The Hook Up
- Tim Shiel, Something More