Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) today announced that radio superstars Hamish Blake and Andy Lee will be making original podcasts for SCA’s podcast platform, PodcastOne in 2018 and 2019.
Announcing the series of original content podcasts, Grant Tothill, Head of PodcastOne said, “Hamish and Andy’s millions of fans won’t miss them – they can still hear Hamish & Andy weekly with their new original podcasts. They will produce two series of 40 podcasts in 2018 and 2019, which will be released first on PodcastOne and then on itunes.
“Given PodcastOne is a partnership with PodcastOne in the US, Hamish & Andy will now have the opportunity to reach a whole new audience.”
Proudly known as ‘The People’s Show’ during the 11 years they have been doing Drive for the Hit Network, Hamish & Andy have reshaped radio by getting out of the studio and literally taking their show to listeners both in Australia and around the globe. Not only was their drive show a rating success, the podcast of their radio show has consistently sat in the itunes podcast charts.
Since the podcast of their radio show started, it has had more than a quarter of a billion downloads and in 2017 alone there have been nearly 28 million downloads making it the most successful Australian podcast of all time.
“Previously the podcast has been the radio show, now it is a show purely made for the podcasting format. I mean, it’s going to sound pretty similar, it’s our voices, but it’s cool to be playing 100% in the podcasting world”, said Andy.
“I’m going to have to teach my grandma how to podcast, so the move does not come without its hurdles, but the excitement outweighs the challenges! We can’t wait”, said Hamish.
“We also can say things in unison”, said the boys together.
Welcoming Hamish and Andy, Grant said, “The boys are a great addition to the PodcastOne family and I’m so pleased that although they may not be on radio for the moment, they’re not leaving SCA.
“PodcastOne listeners are going to love their new shows. And this will be an opportunity for their fans to discover more podcasts from the wide range of podcasts on the PodcastOne network.”
PodcastOne offers listeners original audio content on demand via the PodcastOne website and mobile app. It is reinvigorating the art of compelling storytelling by creating and commissioning original long-form content across multiple genres including; Sports and Recreation, Society and Culture, Health and Wellbeing and Business and Tech.
Australian podcasts include: The Howie Games, Mum Says My Memoir is a Lie, Trials of the Vampire and A Plate to Call Home with Gary Mehigan. Visit www.podcastone.com.au for more information.
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