Are Grant Denyer & Yvie Jones testing for a regular radio gig?
Could former 2DayFM Breakfast host Grant Denyer and former Gogglebox star Yvie Jones become the next Fifi & Fev or Jonesy & Amanda?
The pair are broadcasting Summer Breakfast across the Hit Network, which could act as a springboard for future gigs.
The most recent word out of Southern Cross Austereo is that the network will continue with Jamie Angel’s Music For Breakfast show next year… but are Denyer and Jones being warmed up for 2Day Breakfast in 2021 or beyond?
Another possibility is that Denyer just working out his contract at SCA and planning to commit to Ten full-time next year, which would please Ten executives immensely.
Times are tough in radio as networks suffer revenue declines and make staff redundant.
Perhaps SCA has already made its decision on Denyer’s suitability after the ill-fated Grant, Ed & Ash Breakfast show.
Could they make it on another network? ARN may be looking to replace their fledgling KIIS Melbourne breakfast show.
Alternatively, NOVA Entertainment could be looking at them for a future breakfast show, maybe on smoothfm.
SCA’s recent appointment of Jess Eva from The Block to Triple M Sydney Breakfast reveals a propensity to appoint so-called TV ‘stars’ to Breakfast radio.
Jones recently had a stint on Fox FM Breakfast, filling in for Fifi Box whilst she took maternity leave.
As Grant and Yvie continue to learn the ropes of breakfast radio, only time will tell if they have a future on metro breakfast radio.
The purpose of summer Breakfast talent shows remains a question.
It’s unlikely to be a training exercise, as two weeks is hardly going to touch the sides
What’s more likely is for it to function as a driver of sales, as looking after clients and promotions is always a priority, especially during this heavy retail Christmas period.
To be fair, trialling such shows allows networks to test talent in real-time breakfast.
If there is one thing that can be said about Grant Denyer, he has to be one of the hardest working guys in Australia.
Over the years, there have certainly been worse shows launched on metro radio than Grant & Yvie.
Wherever they turn up, we wish them both all the best.