According to Nova the show will be delivering more of the content that won over triple j listeners and saw the duo take out the Radio Host of the Year Award at The Industry Observer Awards, with a local focus.
Paul Jackson, NOVA Entertainment’s Chief Programming and Marketing Officer said, “Ben & Liam have proven themselves to be top class radio broadcasters. We’ve been watching their progress for some time and with recent announcements around our Adelaide breakfast show, the perfect opportunity has arisen for us to bring the boys back to their hometown of Adelaide. The guys have great chemistry, tell great stories and are laugh out loud funny. I’m sure the Nova Adelaide listeners are going to love them”.
Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton first met at the Fresh 92.7 Adelaide community radio station where they hosted the station’s breakfast show for three years before moving to Sydney in 2017 to take over from Matt Okine and Alex Dyson as hosts of Triple J’s national breakfast show.
Harvey said, “Working at triple j has been an incredible opportunity that we will never forget. Hopefully in 20 years people will still be abusing the current hosts telling them they miss the good ol’ days. Or maybe they just said that to us?
“Working at Nova has been something we’ve wanted to do ever since we started in radio. We can’t wait to start the next phase of our careers back home in God’s Country. Have they finished the road works on South Road yet? Has anyone driven onto the O Barn in a while? Is there a long line at the West End factory water refill station? I need to go home to answer these questions!!”
Liam Stapleton said, “We had an absolute blast at triple j and still can’t believe they hired us. Don’t know how Nova have either, but hey we’ve signed now (suckers). We’re really looking forward to coming home to Adelaide. At night we dream of giant silver balls, even larger Scottish men on the side of motels and Tony Modra’s right foot. You can take the boys out of Adelaide, but you can’t take Adelaide out of the boys.”
Nova 919’s Ben & Liam breakfast show will launch in January 2020.