The Hit Network today confirmed its national 2020 line-up and place as the country’s go-to for the brightest squad of homegrown talent, laughs and hits and old school tunes across an unrivalled reach of 43 stations.
Hit’s mighty drive duet, Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little, return in 2020 with Carrie & Tommy and will broadcast from 3.00pm-5.00pm across the land, adding an extra 30 minutes to their daily show. After filling in for Kate Langbroek in the second half of 2019, Ed Kavalee will join Hughesy permanently in 2020 with Hughesy & Ed broadcasting from 5.00pm-7.00pm weekdays. Kate has extended her stay in Italy with her young family for another year and will continue to be a regular part of the show as she has been this year. Hit’s all-embracing drive shows collectively speak to more than 2.4 million people a week and are number one for people aged 18-39, women aged 25-54 and 18-39*.
No one knows what is hot in the world of music like Ash London, who will return in 2020 with her national show, Ash London Live, hot on the heels of hosting this year’s epic RNB Fridays Live stadium tours. Ash London Live has been extended for an extra hour from 7.00pm-9.00pm.
Danny Lakey plays on with his irreverent and hilarious Danny Lakey Late Show, brightening the mood of anyone tuning in between 9.00pm-12.00am.
Late night owls are well looked after from midnight through to 3.00am with charismatic duo and pals, Tom & Olly, also part of the 2020 Hit Network line-up.
The lively Those Two Girls will return to the early morning breakfast slot from 5.00am-6.00am. Lise Carlaw and Sarah Wills have attracted an audience of listeners who want their radio forthright, with just the right amount of energy and sass between 5.00am-6.00am weekdays.
Head of the Hit Network, Gemma Fordham, said: “We are really proud of our national line up. We are unashamedly committed to talent who are connected to our tribes and communities. We feel fortunate that every team is so full of life and delivers radio entertainment that gives our listeners a boost across their day and makes them feel included and up to date with everything that is important to them and their families.
“I’m excited Ed Kavalee is a permanent addition to Drive in 2020 as he and Hughesy have a history and chemistry that is a joy to listen to. We are all obsessed with Kate’s Italian adventure and are living vicariously through her! She will continue to keep us updated via the phone across the year. Our Drive double act of Carrie and Tommy and Hughesy and Ed is a sensational offering.”
Hit Network National Weekday Line-up 2020:
5.00am – 6.00am: Those Two Girls
6.00am - 9.00am Local breakfast show
3.00pm – 5.00pm: Carrie & Tommy
5.00pm – 7.00pm: Hughesy & Ed
7.00pm – 9.00pm: Ash London Live
9.00pm - Midnight: Danny Lakey Late Show
Midnight – 3.00am Tom & Olly
3.00am-5.00am The best of Carrie & Tommy
*GfK Survey 7 2019 Survey Period: Sun Aug 18 to Sat Sept 21 & Sun Sept 29 to Sat Nov 2.
About the Hit Network:
As the #1 network for Females 25-54 the Hit Network is dedicated to creating shows that are genuine, down to earth and relatable to women, is the leader among audiences under 40 years of age and is home to popular personalities including Fifi Box, Ed Kavalee, Abby Coleman, Dave Hughes, Brendan Fevola, Carrie Bickmore, Tommy Little and Ash London.
With a focus on hit music, old-school favourites and RNB Fridays, the Hit Network entertains over 5 million radio listeners every week across 48 stations in metro and regional Australia, including five digital stations: Hit Old Skool, Hit Buddha, Hit Easy, Hit Urban and Hit Dance.
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