Hit Network unveils new weekend lineup

SCA has taken over Authentic’s program syndication agreements for radio programs

The Hit Network has announced a new weekend lineup across the country starting from Friday 9 September.

The move from the network, owned by Southern Cross Austereo, comes following the company’s purchase of Authentic Entertainment from MCM Entertainment earlier this year.

ALSO: Mediaweek’s James Manning speaks with with MCM boss Tony McGinn about the Authentic Entertainment sale here

Under the new ownership, SCA has taken over Authentic’s program syndication agreements for radio programs, and exclusively represents Vevo in Australia.

The Hit Network’s new lineup will be headlined some of its key presenters including Dan and Maz, Angus O’Loughlin and Ash London, Fifi Box, Em Rusciano and Osher Günsberg.

Dan and Maz

Dan and Maz

RnB Fridays will be extended into the evening with hip hop artist Bow Wow hosting RnB Friday Nights from 10pm-midnight followed by DJ Horizon, who will play an hour-long RnB mash up.

Dan and Maz will continue to wake up Australia on the weekends across the Hit Network. Angus and Ash host VEVO20 Countdown on Saturday nights. They will take a look at the biggest 20 songs currently trending on Vevo and what’s coming next.

Fifi Box will kick off Sunday nights with an hour of Boxed In, followed by The Em Rusciano Radio Show. Then Australia’s newest god of love Osher Günsberg will take over the airwaves providing two hours of dedications, messages from the heart, and stories behind the songs with Osher’s Love Line.

Hit Network Weekend lineup:

Friday 

RnB Friday Nights, 10pm-1am
An extension of the hugely successful RnB Fridays, The Hit Network is throwing out three hours of the biggest RnB Bangerz to kick-start the weekend. Hosted by hip hop artist Bow Wow, featuring DJ Horizon.

Saturday 

Dan & Maz: Weekends, 7am-9am
Dan Debuf & Maz Compton continue to wake Australia up on the weekends.

VEVO20 Countdown, 6pm-8pm
Hosted by Angus O’Loughlin & Ash London, the VEVO20 Countdown takes a look at the biggest 20 songs trending now on VEVO and a peek at what will be trending next.

Old School House Party, 8pm-midnight
The #1 for Hits & Old School is now going completely Old School on Saturday nights. Hosted by Tim Lee, the four-hour Saturday night will feature the biggest dance anthems, RnB bangers and pop hits from the nineties and naughties.

Sunday

Dan & Maz: Weekends, 7am-9am

Boxed In, 5pm-6pm
Fifi Box sits down with the world’s biggest stars.

The Em Rusciano Radio Show, 6pm-8pm
She’s one of Australia’s most engaged stars on social media. As well as being an author, singer and comedic powerhouse, Rusciano recently re-joined The Hit Network with a truly different, no holds barred radio show with a rotating list of co-hosts.

Osher Love Line, 8pm-10pm
He’s Australia’s newest God of Love, and now The Hit Network’s Osher Günsberg is spreading the love across Australia. In the two-hour show, Günsberg will explore messages from the heart and stories behind songs.

Hit AU, 10pm-midnight
Hosted by Byron Cooke, The Hit AU is Hit Network’s home for hot Australian music, new and old school. A different co-host will join Cooke each week.

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