Dylan Lewis (pictured) is taking over as host of Double J weekends from 9am – 12pm every Saturday and Sunday from 18 July until the end of the year.
Lewis was previously at the ABC when he hosted Recovery and The 10.30 Slot in the late 90s. Since then he’s hosted Video Hits, conquered Celebrity Big Brother, and is an ACRA awarded radio host for his work at Nova in Melbourne and Adelaide.
Lewis was on the Double J airwaves recently, filling in for Tim Shiel on afternoons, as well as hosting mornings over summer.
Excited to get stuck in, Dylan Lewis said: “I bloody love Double J. It feels like Aunty designed it just for me! It plays the music I love, and the presenters are all passionate about the music in the way I am. I feel very lucky and proud to be a part of the Double J family again. I’m home. I started out 25 years ago at the ABC doing a music show on a Saturday morning – and now I’m back on the weekends doing it again. Pretty neat huh?!”
As Double J welcomes Lewis, it waves a temporary farewell to music aficionado and host of both The J Files and the Inside The Big Day Out podcast, Gemma Pike who is taking a break to welcome a brand new music fan into the world, and will be back in 2021.
Stepping up to take over The J Files at 8pm every Thursday for the rest of 2020 will be Caz Tran, one of the country’s best music journos and historians of Australian music. Having been with the triple j family for almost 20 years, Tran hosted Super Request, Home & Hosed, lunch and weekend breakfast on triple j, before taking the reins as Double J weekends presenter since the station’s inception six years ago.