triple j: Veronica returns to drive, Gen back to lunch, farewelling Alex Dyson

Gen Fricker has been filling in for Veronica Milsom in drive.

After a short break to create life and nurture triple j’s youngest listener, the ABC station is welcoming Veronica Milsom back to the triple j drive show, Veronica & Lewis, on Monday July 23.

Milsom said: “I can’t wait to be back at triple j. For me, the sooner I exchange baby spew rags for tune rags the better.”

The station has thanked Gen Fricker, who had been filling in on drive, co-hosting with Lewis Hobba.

Hobba said: “If I’d known that Gen joining the show would result in nine months of nonstop savagery and lies about my character I would have flat-out refused to work with her. But I’m so glad I didn’t because we’ve had so much fun on and off air and I’m excited that she’s going to keep popping by as a regular guest after 3pm to keep being a very funny pain in my arse.”

Fricker said she’s very proud of what she’s accomplished throughout her time on drive: “I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to meet the intellectual tone and high level of discussion of the triple j drive show. Unfortunately, I didn’t take up that opportunity and will now live with the fact I spent the last nine months dumbing down the nation and spreading misinformation about Lewis. I regret nothing.”

Fricker will move back into her regular lunch shift from Monday July 23, but will also continue on drive as a regular special guest on Veronica & Lewis. Plus she’ll be working on online comedy content for triple j.

The moves mean Alex Dyson will end his lunch stint at the station. His last program will be this week – Friday June 22.

Looking after lunch for four weeks until Fricker takes back the slot will be Stacy Gougoulis from triple j weekend breakfast.

Top photo: triple j’s Veronica & Lewis

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