triple j is kicking off new the decade with some fresh new voices on the radio.
Joining the 2020 line-up as the new host of triple j Mornings is Lucy Smith.
Lucy is currently covering on Breakfast and for the past year she’s been a triple j regular, filling in for Mornings and Lunch. She was previously at FBi Radio.
“I’m so unbelievably excited to spend each weekday flexing my music muscle and diving a little deeper into the tunes you’re hearing on triple j, plus the stories from the artists behind them. Mornings is a music lover’s haven, and it’s an honour to follow in the footsteps of two of my broadcast heroes Linda Marigliano and Zan Rowe,” says Lucy.
Comedian Dave Woodhead is taking over triple j Lunch next year. The 21-year-old is a Darwin-bred Torres Strait Islander man who had a stint on triple j Breakfast during NAIDOC Week earlier this year.
Dave started performing stand-up at 16 years old before scoring writing and acting gigs on ABC’s Black Comedy, Get Krack!n and upcoming ABC/NITV Indigenous children’s show Thalu.
He says “I’m looking forward to joining the triple j fam, spinning the best tunes and playing ‘Treaty’ by Yothu Yindi at every possible opportunity.”
Stepping into the hot seat as host of triple j’s youth issues and current affairs program, Hack, is South West Sydney’s Avani Dias who has filled in for a decent chunk of 2019 and currently hosts Hack’s The Friday Shakeup program where the 28-year-old journalist digests the biggest stories of the week.
Avani began at FBi then spent nearly three years as a reporter for ABC Darwin . Since joining triple j she’s brought listeners stories from around Australia on TV, radio and online, and was named a 2019 Walkley Finalist for Young Journalist of the Year.
She says ‘When I was a teenager, I’d write cheesy lines in my diary about how obsessed I was with triple j and wanting to be on the station. I’ve grown up with Hack. It’s guided me through life, taught me what I should know about the world, and in many ways made me the person I am today. So, you can imagine how proud and excited I am to be taking over the only show in Australia which always puts young people at the front and centre of every conversation’.
HELLO, I'm the new host of @triplejhack! I’ve grown up listening to this show and it's incredibly special to me, so to say this is a life dream is an understatement. Wouldn’t be here without so much support from my wonderful family, friends, and colleagues. I AM VERY EXCITED. pic.twitter.com/zcExz819gR
— Avani Dias (@AvaniDias) November 19, 2019
As previously announced, Sally & Erica will head up triple j Breakfast in 2020. Taking over their slot on Weekend Arvos is 25-year-old Bryce Mills, who came up through community radio station 2SER FM.
This year he’s filled in on triple j Mornings and Lunch whilst flexing his skills on Channel 10’s ‘The Bachelor Unpacked’ and his podcast ‘God Is Dead’ that guides listeners through the worst the internet has to offer each week.
triple j’s 2020 presenter line-up will start their new programs in January.
Next year’s full line-up
• Sally & Erica, Breakfast
• Lucy Smith, Mornings
• Dave Woodhead, Lunch
• Veronica & Lewis, Drive
• Avani Dias, Hack
• Bridget Hustwaite, Good Nights
• Declan Byrne, Home & Hosed
• Stacy Gougoulis, Weekend Breakfast
• Karla Ranby, Weekend Lunch
• Bryce Mills, Weekend Arvos
• Nkechi Anele, Roots ‘n All
• Lochlan Watt, The Racket
• Josh Merriel, Short.Fast.Loud
• Hau Latukefu, Hip Hop Show
• The Aston Shuffle, Friday Night Shuffle
• Ebony Boadu, House Party
• Andy Garvey, Mix Up
• Shantan Wantan Ichiban, The Kick On
• Richard Kingsmill, 2020
• Nat Tencic, The Hook Up
• Tim Shiel, Something More