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Triple M axes Dead Set Legends after 19 years

RadioKevin Perry

Brendan Fevola and Mark Howard
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Triple M has confirmed the axing of Saturday morning sports program Dead Set Legends after 19 years on the air.

The decision effects all versions of the show across the country. In Sydney, the program has been hosted by Ray Warren, Dan Ginane and Richard Freedman. The trio is expected to remain with the radio network and work on a new 6pm weekday version of the show.

In Melbourne, Brendan Fevola will depart Triple M to focus on the Fox FM breakfast show, while Mark Howard will be involved in a new Triple M sports program in a yet to be determined timeslot.

A spokesperson for Triple M declined to confirm if the Rush Hour with James Brayshaw and Billy Brownless will be returning to Victorian airwaves in 2017.  

The decision comes after Triple M confirmed it will now air a networked sports program featuring comedy characters Roy Slaven and HG Nelson. The Sporting Probe will air 10am – 12pm on Saturday mornings in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne, and will be repeated on Sunday mornings for regional Triple M listeners.

UPDATE - 5:00pm

Triple M has now confirmed the Dead Set Legends will become a daily show in Sydney airing Monday to Friday, 6-7pm.

Dan Ginnane will continue to host in the distinctive style for which the show has become famous for.

In the true tradition of DSL, there will be a revolving cast of regular legends and mates of Triple M offering up their honest, and often unwanted, opinions throughout the week. In 2016, regular contributors to the weeknight show included Dead Set Legends like Ray Warren, Richard Freedman, Peter Sterling, Tony Squires, Wendell Sailor, Mark Bosnich, Ryan Girdler, and Anthony Maroon.

Triple M Sydney Content Director, Jamie Angel said:

“The Dead Set Legends brand has become an institution over the last 19 years and we won’t be letting it go. Now regular listeners will get even more of the show they love in an easier to use timeslot.”

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