The Hit Network’s 2DAY FM has announced that Logie award-winning comedian Rove McManus will host a new breakfast show on the station.
Current hosts of 2DAY FM Breakfast Dan and Maz will remain a part of the network. However, no details have been released about what they will be doing.
Witholding some details about McManus’ return to radio, SCA published this statement:
Guy Dobson, executive director of metro operations, Southern Cross Austereo, said: “Sydney needs a big show, with a big name and it doesn’t get much bigger than Rove. We’ve got a superb plan in place to make sure the new show is everything you’d expect from one of Australia’s greatest entertainers. But…why would we tell you everything now? We’re holding some of the show-and-tell for later. Watch this space. All will be revealed very soon!
“Also today, we pay tribute to Dan and Maz, who’ve done an amazing job in the hot bed that is Sydney radio. Departing the Sydney spotlight, but not going too far, the talented duo will remain a very important part of the Hit Network lineup.”
Dobson added: “Dan and Maz is a fantastic radio show. We’re committed to continuing to nurture and develop their infinite talents. They’re definitely a show for the future and remain an incredibly important part of the SCA family.
“We look forward to welcoming Rove to the Hit Network and are confident he’ll add further strength to what is already Australia’s #1 commercial radio network with 18-39s.”
On his return to Aussie entertainment, specifically breakfast radio, Rove said: “Sydney has been my Aussie home for a number of years now and I very happy to be making it a more permanent arrangement, even if it will mean waking at 4am.
“The immediacy of radio has the same electricity of live television – anything can happen and the best shows are the ones that go off script but unlike TV you can eat while you work and who doesn’t want to work with the smell of fresh toast?”