Two of Australia’s biggest radio personalities, Hamish and Andy, have joined the Absolute Radio Network for a weekly show.
The deal sees Hamish Blake and Andy Lee extend the syndication of the Hamish & Andy Show to the European market for the first time with a weekly drive-time show on Absolute Radio 90s from the 19th of October.
They are household names down under and since launching their national drive-time show on Australia’s Fox FM in January 2006, Hamish & Andy have claimed the number one FM position in their timeslot and continue to hold strong at the top. Their show is syndicated to 37 regional stations in Australia and regularly heard on a total of 62 stations.
This isn’t the first time they’ve appeared on Absolute Radio. In May the duo achieved a world first when they merged their show with the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio for a simulcast which was broadcast across the UK and Australia and New Zealand. They also hosted a number of Sunday shows in 2010.
Absolute Radio’s Head of Presentation Paul Sylvester said “When the opportunity to add Hamish & Andy to our roster of talent came up it was an opportunity too good to turn down. Anyone who heard their simulcast show with Christian O’Connell will know just how talented – and funny – they are.”
The show, affectionately known amongst its fans as ‘Pants Off Friday’ will feature bespoke content produced exclusively for Absolute Radio network audience.
Andy Lee says: “It was only a matter of time before ‘Pants Off Friday’ went global. We love the UK, we love Absolute Radio and we can’t wait to have some quality time getting to know British listeners whilst not wearing any trousers.”
The Hamish & Andy Show will be broadcast on Absolute Radio 90s every Friday between 1700 and 1900 starting this week. The show will also be repeated on Absolute Radio 00s on Sunday afternoons between 1400 and 1600.