Former KIIS Melbourne breakfast hosts Jason ‘Jase’ Hawkins and Lauren Phillips will now be heard on NOVA 100 Melbourne breakfast. They replace Nova 100’s current breakfast show team, Ben, Liam & Belle. The trio will now host a new national show, Late Drive, from 6pm to 8pm weekdays.
Brendan Taylor, Group Programming Director for the Nova Network, said of the new lineups:
“Lauren and Jase are world-class radio broadcasters and their track record speaks for itself. As hosts of the second-highest rating show in Melbourne, we knew their blend of humour, honesty and chemistry would feel right at home on the Nova network. We had to pursue this opportunity and not let a great team disappear from the airways. The timing was right and they’re such a natural fit for us. We can’t wait to welcome them to the Nova family.”
“Ben, Liam and Belle are an incredibly talented hosting team and we knew they had great potential when they joined the Nova Network straight from Triple J‘s national breakfast show back in 2020. They’ve since delivered some outstanding results and have developed a great connection to their audience during their time with the network. We’re excited they’ll be at the helm of this newly created Late Drive show and taking their unique content back to a national audience.”
Nova 100 will no longer take the hour of Fitzy & Wippa with Kate Richie highlights from Sydney between 6-7pm and Smallzy’s Surgery will possibly air just two hours beginning at 8pm. There is no confirmation on Jamie Row‘s 9am-12noon local show.