“We were in this crater:” Jules Lund on his 2DayFM Breakfast stint
Former 2DayFM Breakfast co-host Jules Lund has spoken about his time at the station, admitting he felt like he was in a “crater” when he co-hosted the show with Merrick Watts, Sophie Monk and Mel B.
The chats follows Wil’s explosive chat with Em Rusciano last week.
Jules spoke about the revolving door era at 2DayFM Breakfast, since the departure of Kyle and Jackie O to KIIS, calling the current situation “a big hole.”
Wil, now hosting Melbourne Breakfast on Triple M, was offered the job at the same time as Jules, and said that although it was “nice to be wanted”, he knew it was “going to be a disaster”.
Towards the end of his time on the show, Jules believed that they’d finally started to make some great radio, but it didn’t matter because no one was listening.
“We laughed, and it was amazing. Three very unique individuals. Like we’re all mental in different ways.
“It was tough, but we had such a love for each other, and the radio was fun, but by then, no one was listening. It was like, we were down the alleyway. You didn’t get the traffic. People weren’t passing it.”
The current situation at 2Day is a symptom of a wider problem in Australian radio, said Jules, equating the radio casting process to an “arranged marriage”.
“If you watch Married At First Sight, none of them are with their original partners,” agreed Wil.
“They all went on a TV show, got married to a complete stranger, and now they’ve hooked up with other complete strangers from the show.
“So if they can’t last nine weeks of a TV show, how do you imagine a radio partnership’s going to last?”
“Isn’t that effectively what the radio industry here in Australia is?” Jules responded.
“Like literally everyone just has radio shows and then they split up and do musical chairs.”
Jules also bemoaned the lack of talent coming through the ranks, which leads to older talent being able to rest on their talent without breaking new ground.
“Em Rusciano’s been with 10 people. Ed Kavalee’s been with 10. I’ve been with 10. Merrick Watts has been with everyone… It’s a sad reality about Australian radio.”