There’s a new breakfast radio lineup in Sydney, after Southern Cross Austereo announced The 2DayFM Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed and Erin Molan will kick off in January 2021.
The change will see comedians Dave Hughes and Ed Kavalee depart their popular drive slot and join sports presenter Erin Molan for the new breakfast show.
GET READY SYDNEY! THE 2DAYFM MORNING CREW RETURNS WITH HUGHESY, ED AND ERIN MOLAN.
Kicking off on January 18 2021, the trio will wake up Sydney each day from 6am to 9am. Read more here: https://t.co/SD79DdG62p pic.twitter.com/i4TgLuH3R4
— Southern Cross Aust (@SCA) November 23, 2020
It marks 2DayFM’s eighth breakfast show since Kyle and Jackie O departed the network in 2014.
Last year SCA briefly ended its talkback Sydney breakfast show, replacing it with a new show focussed on music.
SCA Chief Content Officer Dave Cameron said: “We’re lucky to have a brilliantly hilarious and established show sitting in our fold that Sydney already knows and loves and is ready to hit the ground running in 2021. Hughesy had the number one drive show in Sydney for many years and collectively the crew are all trusted, strong performers in our target market.
“In bringing back a headline breakfast show again to 2Day, it was critical for us to deliver the combination of established chemistry, familiarity, existing high passion for our talent, deep breakfast radio experience and, most importantly, a show focussed completely on Sydney every morning. The 2DayFM Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed and Erin will bring a clever wit with a show that’s already at the top of its game. We can’t wait to make strong inroads and get 2Day pumping again.”
Dave Hughes said: “My inbox is already full of DM’s from Sydney real estate agents. Look, I can’t buy all of them but I’ll have a crack! Until then I will be staying in Kyle Sandilands’ pool house. In all seriousness, I have a ball working with Ed and I’m super pumped to be working with Erin. This is going to be a blast. From 10am every day you will find me at the Bondi outdoor gym busting shirtless workouts until my manboobs get rock hard!”
Ed Kavalee added: “I’m fired up to continue working with Hughesy and excited about teaming up with Erin. We have a show ready to roll that I know will deliver the fun Sydney needs in 2021.”
Erin Molan said: “To be trusted with this role is a huge honour and I can’t wait to embark on this new adventure with two of Australia’s comedy greats. Anyone who has listened to me on radio or watched me on TV over the past few years would be surprised that I’ve been brought into the fold as the ‘sensible one’. I was equally as amused and made sure to sign very quickly before anyone discovers I’m anything but…”