Hot 30 Countdown expands to regional stations

The Hot30 with Matty and Maude will replace the Hit List in Southern Cross Austereo’s regional markets, beginning in September.  The Hit List TV show will be re-branded as the Hot30 Countdown in line with the change. The move comes as part of Southern Cross Austereo’s strategy of expanding its national brands across the country and across platforms, so as to offer more opportunities to advertisers, access to the biggest music stars, and new listener experiences.

Hit List presenter Renee Peterson will move a new production role for The Dirt based in Los Angeles, and Tim Dormer is expected to remain within the company in another role.


In a memo to staff advising of the changes, Craig Bruce said: “I want to acknowledge the excellent work that Tim and Renee have done as hosts of the Hit List, their teamwork both on the air and on TV has been exceptional.”