Following the departure of Mick Molloy, the drive home will have a distinctly local flavour for listeners in 2022 with Triple M unveiling new, all-local Rush Hour Drive shows across the country.
SCA Chief Content Officer, Dave Cameron, says, “We are excited to announce a new and refreshing approach to the Triple M Drive timeslot in 2022, highlighting our ongoing focus of creating more localised, state-based content for our audiences.
“Triple M’s new national Drive strategy reflects the ever-increasing demand for local entertainment and sport presented by the best talent in each market under the well-known Rush Hour brand. SCA is already Australia’s biggest audio content creator, and we’re looking forward to creating even more amazing, local content across the country in 2022.”
In Sydney and across NSW, Triple M’s Deadset Legends will change its name to The Rush Hour with Gus, Jude and Wendell and makes the move from Saturday mornings to drive Sydney home with Wendell Sailor, Jude Bolton and Gus Worland.
In Melbourne, across Victoria and Hobart, The Rush Hour with JB and Billy, now in its 11thyear on air, will move from its early evening timeslot to take over 4-6pm Drive with hosts James Brayshaw and Billy Brownless.
In Adelaide and Mt Gambier, The Rush Hour with Bernie, Blewey and Jars will move forward from its current 6pm timeslot to 4pm to take over Drive with its line-up of local sporting superstars, Andrew Jarman, Greg Blewett, and Bernie Vince.
In Perth, Andrew Embley will join forces Michelle Anderson for The Rush Hour with Embers & Michelle on Triple M Perth.
It marks Anderson’s return to Triple M, as she co-hosted The Grill Team Breakfast show in Brisbane. The show will be live in Perth and broadcast on delay in regional WA.
Head of Triple M Network and LiSTNR Sport, Mike Fitzpatrick, says, “We’ve built a sensational line-up of sporting legends and exceptional broadcasters for Triple M Drive next year. We’re excited to be taking this leap forward in local formats to answer the cry for more local passion, served up in the distinct Triple M style.
“Of course, leading the teams onto the field will be the enormously successful Marty Sheargold Show from 3.00pm. Marty’s show launched earlier this year and has already grabbed the attention of listeners and won the ratings trophy.”