Tom & Olly’s failed bid to front the Hit Network’s Drive show
Tom Bainbridge and Oliver Morris have been unsuccessful in their bid to take on the coveted Drive slot across Southern Cross Austereo’s (SCA) Hit Network.
The duo currently host the 10pm to 1am shift, but launched an online petition to take on the challenge of 5pm to 7pm instead.
“Tom & Olly are ready to tackle the big shift,” the post said. “Sign the petition and they’ll take it to the top.”
The petition has been live since Monday, and at time of writing has 165 signatures.
This morning, however, SCA confirmed the Carrie & Tommy program would be extended and run from 3pm to 6pm in 2021. The 6 o’clock hour will be filled by highlights from Sydney’s new Breakfast show The Morning Crew featuring Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes, Ed Kavalee and Erin Molan.
In the most recent radio ratings survey, Sydney’s 2Day FM had a 2.6% share in the evenings. GfK measures the Evening segment as 7pm to 12am, so this also factors in Ash London LIVE, which runs from 7pm to 10pm.
It had 4.6% in Melbourne on Fox FM, 9.7% in Brisbane on B105, 6.9% on SAFM, and 6.7% on Perth’s Hit 92.9.