Former 2DayFM breakfast host Maz Compton ready for second hit
Maz Compton has announced her long-awaited reunion with commercial radio.
The former Hit Network Drive host and 2DayFM Breakfast personality will join Daniel ‘Gawndy’ Gawned to host the early morning shift across NSW while Ash Pollard is on maternity leave.
A Southern Cross Austereo spokesperson confirmed the news, saying the broadcaster is “happy to welcome Max Compton back” to the Hit Network. She starts on-air today (September 7).
Gawned, Pollard and Compton revealed the changes on Monday’s show just before 8am. She will cover for Pollard for six months, who is due to give birth soon.
“A big thank you to Ash for all her amazing work on air these past two years. We wish Ash all the very best for the pending arrival of her new baby and look forward to welcoming her back.”
One half of the Hit Network Drive show, Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes, called into the show to welcome Compton back to radio. They also discussed the Melbourne lockdowns and The Masked Singer.
After being poached by SCA from Nova and given a solid run on Drive around the country, Dan & Maz made the move to primetime in 2015 on 2Day FM, before being moved to weekends.
Compton has since been away from the microphone for over three years. She left SCA with on-air partner Dan Debuf in December 2016, even writing a book about her exit from the Sydney station.
As first reported by Radio Today last month, SCA axed 19 regional breakfast shows in favour of one state-based breakfast show following a major cost-cutting restructure.
Gawndy & Maz are on all Hit NSW stations, except Sydney and Newcastle which remain local.