From January 2023, Melbourne’s Nova 100 will be headed by Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton, who currently helm the same timeslot on Nova 919 in Adelaide. The duo will be joined by their long-time producer Belle Jackson, with the show to be called, Ben, Liam & Belle. (Source: news.com.au)
“We are all so grateful for the opportunity to wake up with the people of Melbourne every day – we love the city and can‘t wait to call it our home. Melbourne has Australia’s most competitive radio market and we are looking forward to proving ourselves against some of the biggest shows in the country,” Harvey said.
“It was a dream come true to be part of Nova’s Melbourne breakfast show and to connect with our listeners,” Swan said in a statement.
“I’ve achieved so much professionally and personally over the past seven years, and I’m thrilled to take on this new opportunity to embrace a new audience right across the country in this brand-new timeslot.”
Elsewhere, Pang, who stars in Channel 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention? confirmed he is leaving the Nova network.
“I’ve loved my time at Nova and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the show over the past seven years,” Pang said. “I would especially like to thank the listeners for their support. It has been a wonderful experience. I’ve made some lifelong friends and feel very lucky to have worked with such an amazing team.”
And AFL legend Browny said he will continue in his role on the Fox Footy team.
Meanwhile, Harvey and Stapleton’s move to the Melbourne show comes after a decade-long partnership between the pair, who first teamed up for Adelaide’s community station Fresh 92.7.
But their popularity skyrocketed after they jumped to Triple J in 2016, where their breakfast show experienced record ratings for the youth station.
They have been hosting Nova 919 in Adelaide since 2020.