After four years at the station, Sally & Erica are to depart triple j breakfast to pursue other opportunities. Sounds like they might be staying within the public broadcaster, could they be headed to commercial media?
Sally & Erica began hosting overnight shifts on triple j in 2017. It wasn’t long before they earned a spot hosting Weekend Arvos in 2018, while also doing fill-in shifts on triple j Drive, Good Nights, the Hip Hop Show and Summer Arvos. They quickly rose through the ranks to take over triple j breakfast earlier this year. The audience warmed to their authenticity, sharing hilarious stories while also working through challenging issues affecting young people.
In a year that COVID-19 physically disconnected many people around Australia, young people have sought that personal connection more than ever. Throughout this time, Sally & Erica have been a much-needed touchpoint to the rest of the world, through music, culture, empathy and a lot of laughs.
Over the last year, Sally & Erica highlights included a rap-medley honouring the hottest female-led songs of the decade for International Women’s Day, went viral on TikTok to a famous Scomo speech, got deep with Kevin Parker when Tame Impala placed #1 in the Hottest 100 of the Decade and spruced up disgusting cars with a triple j air freshener.
Sally said of her time at triple j: “I’m so incredibly grateful to have spent the last four years as part of Australia’s biggest family of music lovers. It’s been a wild ride – from a one-off guest slot with Matt & Alex to taking the reins of breakfast ourselves. I’ve had so many pinch-myself moments, but the most amazing part of my time at triple j has been the audience. triple j listeners never fail to make me cackle, warm my heart and inspire me. I’ve loved waking up with you every morning – thank you for everything. I can’t wait to show you what’s next!”
Erica added: “The weird thing about listening to triple j is that it makes you feel like you have tens of thousands of friends. That’s exactly how I’ve felt for the last four years, being lucky enough to hear from you. Whether it’s just a song request on the text line, a call in to say hey, a story about your weekend or a dumb thing you did as a kid, I’ve loved every minute of the crazy, passionate energy that comes from the triple j audience. Thank you for everything. It’s time for me to hang up the headphones for now and focus on other things (a little later in the day than 6am). I’ll catch you very soon.”
As Sally & Erica move on to pursue other projects they leave with triple j’s best wishes.
Hosting triple j breakfast for the remainder of this year will be Bryce Mills, who has been presenting Weekend Arvos since the start of 2020.
There has been no announcement yet as to who will present triple j breakfast in 2021.