The rumour that has been doing the rounds for the past few weeks that Mid-Dawns will be permanently networked out of 3AW has now been confirmed. It was initially stated that the change was temporary while Tim Shaw took holidays.
Tim Shaw who was doing the Sydney show along with Legal Matters on the weekend has been farewelled,but will likely go to Channel Nine which is planning a weekend legal panel show.
2UE General Manager Chris Parker said the changes would be effective immediately.
“The Monday to Friday midnight to dawn shift, previously hosted by Tim Shaw, will be revamped and networked out of sister station 3AW in Melbourne,” Mr Parker said.
The new show, “Australia Overnight” featuring Andrew Mclaren (pictured) and Mark Petkovic will be broadcast into 2UE in Sydney, 4BC in Brisbane and 3AW in Melbourne and affiliate stations nationwide.
“The program will cover issues across the length and breadth of Australia and feature a mix of news, views, current affairs, politics, sport, weather, and of course the most important element, talk back.”
As a result of the changes, Mr Parker said Tim Shaw would leave the station and he wished him well for future endeavours.
A permanent host of Legal Matters, which airs between 6pm – 8pm on Sunday, will be announced shortly. In the interim, Luke Bona will host the show, starting this Sunday, 9 September.
Radio industry veteran John Kerr, who celebrates 55 years in radio this year, will continue to host the weekend midnight to dawn program.