2 to leave SAFM Breakfast


Dave "Rabbit" Rabbetts and Craig Annis have been cut from SAFM breakfast in Adelaide.

The below Facebook post says the change will occur at the end of August, which times perfectly with a 2 week survey break between S6 and S7.

It would also allow time for a new show to settle in before 2013.

 

Hayley Pearson will remain, with an announcement to be made soon on who will join her.

'Adelaide Now' says Rabs and Craig were told this morning their contracts would not be renewed.

SCA Adelaide GM James Pedersen said...

"The reality is they've done everything they can but it just hasn't worked unfortunately. I would sincerely like to thank Craig and Rabbit for their hard work and dedication over the past years. Craig and Rabbit are both great talents in their own right and the business is working closely with both of them to ensure they remain part of the SCA family."


It's never great news for anyone in radio to get moved on, but we do naturally start to wonder who will replace them ?

With Angus O'Loughlin already moving to SAFM from the Sunshine Coast to do arvos, was that just a ploy to get him to the station without raising suspicion. Angus was part of the Sea FM breakfast show so he would be a possibility.

or......would Today network wonderboys 'Will & Woody' finally get the chance for a fulltime breakfast gig in a metro market ?

Comment below and have your say.....

Published on Friday, 03 August 2012 15:43



Lee Bevington(15:18pm 03 Aug 2012)
And the irony of that photo coincidently fits the story with the looks on their faces.
Anonymous(16:31pm 03 Aug 2012)
Will & Woody seem to be an unpopular choice based on comments to the SAFM facebook and Adelaide Now website.
Jason McLean(18:52pm 03 Aug 2012)
Betcha my private parts Angus ends up on breakfast.
Anonymous(14:18pm 04 Aug 2012)
"2 to leave", "major changes". This is the language of press releases, not news. Sounds to me like they were sacked, and you should say so.
jules(19:33pm 04 Aug 2012)
I would have thought the first line saying they've been 'cut' made it pretty clear that they were fired.
Mark Hales(20:22pm 04 Aug 2012)
Jules - the first line was adjusted after the comment by Anonymous. Thanks.
Harry(8:59am 06 Aug 2012)
Adelaide is crying out for local talent to be given a go, not the constant importation of interstaters. It's probably a bit beneath Adelaide boy Sam Mac these days, but he would be perfect. Haven't heard much about Speedy from NXFM moving to SAFM, which happens today. What shift will he take?
stevo(11:02am 08 Aug 2012)
what a joke i will definately never listen to safm again. to cut craig and rabbit is a joke.
No Commercials(19:39pm 08 Aug 2012)
I would never listen to SAFM!
Marta(12:50pm 20 Aug 2012)
Such a dissappointment! I absolutely adore Rabbit's Gotcha Calls and Craig is hilarious. I think that SAFM's decision was stupid. I also admire Hayley, however, I prefer Rabs and Craig over her; I also believe that majority of the listeners would agree!

Angus O'Loughlin is a definite possibility, I've heard rumours of Leigh Sexton from My Kitchen Rules (now that would be a poor decision!)

Hopefully the newcomers aren't so new.. Jack, Christian and Cale all work at SAFM and don't have their own permanent shifts - any one of them would fit the bill perfectly.
Bruno(15:55pm 20 Aug 2012)
what about Angus and Nick gill?
jackie mortimer(19:52pm 22 Aug 2012)
I cant believe they didnt renew the guys contracts,the guy are assest to the breakfst team& i think you acted in haste.The latest polls say something else.Bad Move!
Paula(21:21pm 03 Sep 2012)
I think sacking Rabbit & Craig was the dumbest move ever. Rabbit used to have me in stitches laughing every morning with his gotcha calls. SAFM won't be the same without the two boys. Hayley is fine but it would've made more sense to sack her & get a new sidekick. Can't see me staying with SAFM now.
Anonymous(7:29am 10 Sep 2012)
Hayley should have been the one to go instead
Danny Del Rossi(3:35am 22 Oct 2012)
Radio is always about changing deck chairs on the Titanic. A 'zany' brekky duo gets the chop and is replaced by another 'zany' duo who do the same zany things. Adelaide radio has always been akin to an incestuous merry go round with jocks going from one station to the next...zaniness abounds but originality remains elusive.

 Post Anonymously 

   I am a real live breathing human person

Universal Music has a vacancy for a National Artist Relations Manager. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Network Drive Audio Producer based in Sydney. Details.

 

 

SCA are looking for a Breakfast Announcer for Hot FM Cairns. Details.

 

 

 

i98FM has a vacancy for a Casual Journalist. Details.

 

 

 

6PR has a vacancy for an Assistant Producer for Drive.Details.

 

 

 

 

 

ARN has a vacancy for an Experienced Account Manager- Direct Sales based in Sydney. Details.

 

 

 

 
 

Southern Cross Austereo have a vacancy for a Breakfast Journalist at Sea FM & 2GO FM in Gosford. Details.

 

 

 

 

Crocmedia are looking to appoint a NSW Commercial Manager based in Sydney.Details.

 

.

ARN are looking for a Creative Writer on a six month contract based in Perth. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for a 'Talk & Information Personality' based in Launceston. Details.

 

 

 

SCA has a vacancy for a Breakfast Producer in regional W.A. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Nova 106.9 is looking for Casual Announcers. Details.

 

 

 

 
 

ARN has a vacancy for a Digital Content Producer on a six month contract based in Sydney. Details.

 

 

 

ARN has a vacancy for a Junior Audio Producer based in Sydney. Details.

 

 

Omny has a vacancy for an Operations Manager based in Melbourne. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

Geelong's K-ROCK and Bay FM are looking for a Promotions Guru. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Recent Comments

Jamie Row has moved from Nova Brisbane to smoothfm Sydney as Operations Manager/Floater.

Joseph Groth is heading to the Sunshine Coast as the new Music Director & Mornings announcer of  91.9 Sea FM.

 

 

Scott McLaughlin  National Client Solutions Director for Southern Cross Austereo is leaving the company.  

Gavin Flanagan has been appointed the new GM of River 949 Ipswich.

 
 

River 949 GM David Greenwood is moving to the new role as GM of the Kix Radio Network (still with Grant Broadcasters)

 

Conrad Browne will finish as General Manager with JOY 94.9 in June.

 
 

Pete Davidson is the Capital Radio Network new Group PD.

James Perrin is the new PD for Grant Broadcasters 2EC/PowerFM Bega. 

 

 

Former Nova exec Wade Kingsley is joining SCA in a new national leadership role as Head of Ideas and Integration.

 

 
 
 

Steve Cairns has been appointed the new GM of Radio Tab

 
 
 

Nick Condon has left ARN to work with the South Australian Chamber of Commerce leading their digital department.


 

 

Most Read (Last 30 Days)

Adelaide Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
4. Puratap Puratap Pty Ltd
5. Vodafone Vodafone Pty Ltd

Brisbane Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Vodafone Vodafone Pty Ltd

Central Coast Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. BJ Howes Metaland BJ Howes Pty Ltd
4. Central Coast Holden Central Coast Holden
5. Never Let A Mate Walk Home Drunk Campaign Pedestrian Council Of Australia Ltd

Gold Coast Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Mulpha Sanctuary Cove (Developments) Pty Ltd
4. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)

Melbourne Advertisers

1. National Tiles National Tiles Co Pty Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
4. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Sportsbet.com.au Sportsbet Pty Ltd

Newcastle Advertisers

1. Domayne Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
3. Climax Suspension Climax Suspension
4. Dial Before You Dig Dial Before You Dig Services Ltd
5. Nobby Kitchens Nobby Kitchens

Perth Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Forty Winks Forty Winks Franchising Pty Ltd
4. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Peet Peet Ltd

Sydney Advertisers

1. Harvey Norman Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd
2. Coles Coles Group Ltd (Wesfarmers Ltd)
3. Bing Lee Bing Lee Electrics Pty Ltd
4. Radio, It's A Love Thing Campaign Commercial Radio Australia Ltd
5. Motor Neurone Disease Association Motor Neurone Disease Association

Wollongong Ratings

1 I98 23.8 (28.5) WIN
2 Wave FM 16.0 (17.3) GRANT
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • IRIS Research

Wellington Ratings

1 NewstalkZB 15.3 (10.5) TRN
2 The Breeze 13.7 (14.6) Mediaworks
3 ZM 11.3 (12.4) TRN
4 The Sound 7.5 (7.1) Mediaworks
5 The Rock 7.4 (8.3) Mediaworks
6 The Edge 6.6 (8.3) Mediaworks
7 Coast 5.7 (4.6) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2014

Warrnambool Ratings

1 Coast FM 37.7 - Ace
2 3YB 21.7 - Ace
3 triple j 7.3 - ABC
4 ABC Local Radio 4.0 - ABC
5 ABC Radio Nat. 2.5 - ABC
6 Classic FM 1.5 - ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015
  • Xtra Research

Sydney Ratings

1 2GB 12.6 (13.0) MRN
2KIIS 1065 8.9(8.7) ARN
3 WSFM 8.2 (7.9) ARN
4ABC 7028.0(9.5)ABC
5Nova 96.9 7.6(7.6)NE
6smoothfm 95.3 7.4(7.3)NE
7triple j6.0(6.5) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2015

Perth Ratings

1 Mix 94.5 13.9 (14.9) SCA
296FM11.3(11.5)ARN
3 Nova 93.711.1 (11.4) NE
4ABC72010.7(10.3)ABC
5triple j 9.2(9.0) ABC
6 6PR 9.0(8.4)Fairfax
792.9 6.5(6.2) SCA
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2015
  • 96FM now owned by ARN

Newcastle Ratings

1 KOFM 1563 (15.3) SCA
2 ABC1233 13.6 (11.9) ABC
3NXFM 10.7(11.6) SCA
4 2HD 10.4 (9.8) BOG
5 Triple J 9.9 (9.9) ABC
6New FM8.5(10.0)BOG
7 Classic FM 4.0 (3.) ABC
  • 10+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

 

Melbourne Ratings

1 3AW 15.4 (13.6) Fairfax/MRN
2 ABC 774 10.4 (10.7) ABC
3 Triple M 7.4 (7.4) SCA
4 Fox FM 6.9 (7.6) SCA
5smoothfm 91.5 6.9 (7.2) NE
6 Gold 6.8 (6.9) ARN
7Nova 100 6.7(7.3)NE
8 KIIS 101.1 6.1 (7.1) ARN
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2015
  • Mix101.1 now KIIS 101.1 

Gold Coast Ratings

1 Hot Tomato 14.2 (14.1) HT
2 Gold FM 11.9 (14.3) SCA
3 Sea FM 9.6 (9.5) SCA
4 ABC 91.7FM 7.9 (6.7) ABC
5 triple j 7.8 (9.4) ABC
6 ABC612 5.2 (3.3) ABC
7 Radio National 2.5 (2.3) ABC
  • 10+ Share Mon-Sun, Survey 3/2014

 

Christchurch Ratings

1 Newstalk ZB 17.0 (16.1) TRN
2 More FM 10.7 (11.8) Mediaworks
3 The Breeze 10.2 (8.8) Mediaworks
4 The Rock 9.0 (10.3) Mediaworks
5 The Edge 6.9 (6.5) Mediaworks
6 The Sound 6.0 (6.4) Mediaworks
7 Classic Hits 5.7 (5.7) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2014

Central Coast Ratings

1 Sea FM 17.7 (12.4) SCA
2 2GO FM 13.2 (17.5) SCA
3 Star 104.5 11.4 (14.3) NE
4 ABC 92.5 10.7 (9.9) ABC
5 2GB 9.8 (8.9) MRN
6 triple j 5.8 (5.2) ABC
7 WSFM 2.8 (0.7) ARN
  • 10+ overall share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2012
  • Nielsen Media Research

Canberra Ratings

  104.7 18.5 (17.0) SCA
  Mix 106.3 11.6 (15.1) SCA
  ABC666 15.3 (17.4) ABC
  triple j 8.5 (8.1) ABC
  Classic FM 9.3 (9.9) ABC
  2CA 7.0 (5.6) Captial
  2CC 6.0 (6.3) Capital
  Radio National 3.0 (4.0) ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2015

 

Brisbane Ratings

197.3FM14.3(14.6)ARN
2Nova 106.9 11.6(10.8)NE
3ABC61210.7(10.7) ABC
4triple j 8.9(9.4) ABC
5 4KQ 8.7 (8.6) ARN
6hit105.3 8.2(9.3) SCA
7Triple M 7.6(8.7) SCA
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2015
  • B105 now hit105.3

Auckland Ratings

1 Newstalk ZB 13.4 (13.0) TRN
2 Coast  9.6 (8.1) TRN
3 The Edge 7.8 (6.0) Mediaworks
4 The Breeze 7.0 (6.5) Mediaworks
5 Classic Hits 6.7 (5.9) TRN
6 ZM 5.9 (5.6) TRN
7 Mai FM 5.2 (4.3) TRN
  • 10+ share, Survey 1/2014

Albury Ratings

1 Star FM 22.9* (22.7)** SCA
2 The River 20.7* (27.0)** SCA
3 2AY 16.6* (11.9)** ACE
4 ABC Local Radio 14.0* (11.2)** ABC
5 triple j 9.9* (4.2)** ABC
6 Radio National 2.2* (1.6)** ABC
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 1/2014
  • * Xtra Research/ ** Nielsen 

Adelaide Ratings

1 Mix 102.3 13.6 (13.8) ARN
2ABC89112.5(12.5) ABC
3Nova 91.912.0(11.3)NE
4FIVEaa 11.1(10.4)NE
5triple j 9.1 (8.3) ABC
6Triple M 8.4(9.7)NE
7Cruise 13238.3(9.2)ARN
8hit1076.0(5.9) SCA
  • 10+ share Mon-Sun, Survey 2/2015 (GfK)
  • hit107 on-air Oct 2014, was SAFM
CompanyStock IDPriceChange
Southern Cross Media
SXL
1.07
1.42%
APN News & Media
APN
0.865
-2.26%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
1.04
-0.48%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
1.13
0.00%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.310
0.00%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.18
0.00%
Ten Network
TEN
0.225
0.00%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.22
2.09%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.15
1.90%
Prime Media
PRT
0.860
0.58%

 

 

 

Most Commented (All Time)