The Chaser’s shock appointment: Sydney breakfast radio gig

The Chaser will host breakfast from 6am each weekday for three hours.

Southern Cross Austereo has moved its successful afternoon show The Chaser into Triple M Sydney summer breakfast for two weeks after a successful run on weekdays from 3-4pm.

The move follows the departure of Matty Johns from the station last Friday as the official radio ratings year ended.

The Chaser will host breakfast from 6am each weekday for three hours.

Craig Reucassel from The Chaser and ABC’s War on Waste series told Mediaweek.

‘I was really looking forward to doing breakfast until I heard it started at 6am.”

Andrew Hansen said: “While the Triple M staff are away over summer, we’re gonna have wild, drug-fuelled parties and ride naked on goats.

Mind you, that’s what the staff does normally.

“Triple M Summer Breakfast is just an audition for bigger things. If it goes well, we’ve been promised the breakfast shift on the Townsville tourist information station.”

Charles Firth added: “I’m planning to use hard drugs to get me through the experience. Mind you, I did that in the afternoon slot, too.

“I’m just looking forward to the sleep deprivation. I’ve always wanted to be as grumpy as Alan Jones.

“I’m really excited about commuting into work at 4am. I hear the traffic jams at that hour are so much more peaceful.”

The Chaser team will be joined by comedian Zoe Norton Lodge from ABC’s The Checkout.

Zoe said: “It’s great to be teaming up with this young up and coming comedy group The Chasers just as they are hitting their stride.”

Meanwhile at Triple M Melbourne Richard Stubbs is looking after summer breakfast with Hot Breakfast regular Rosie Walton. This is Stubbs’ second guest spot on his former station this year after co-hosting with Mark Howard earlier this year.

Melbourne listeners heard Rosie and Richard working out how the early quiz works on-air this morning.

Triple M stations in Brisbane and Adelaide are broadcasting music breakfast shows.

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