CADA’s Cut-Down 2024 Slate Revealed With Just Two On-Air Announcers

15 January 2024 | 7:56 pm | Ellie Robinson

It follows last year’s mass exodus of presenters.


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ARN have announced the new programming slate for their youth-focussed radio station CADA (formerly known as The Edge), featuring just two live presenters.

It follow’s last year’s mass exodus of on-air hosts, including the triple-threat group of TikTok-come-radio stars Kian Oliver, Avneesha Martins and Yaz Haddad (who hosted the station’s breakfast show) and the dynamic duo of Lillian Ahenkan and Lucinda Price (aka Flex & Froomes, who steered the daily drive slot).

The breakfast slot (6am to 10am) will now be hosted by Sophie Nathan, making her on-air debut after she joined the CADA team as a digital content manager last July; she’d previously hosted a range of shows on The Edge in New Zealand. Meanwhile, Sarah Harris (aka K-Sera) will return to the airwaves to host CADA’s drive show from 3pm to 5pm, as well as her hip-hop and R&B-focused show K-Sera & The Dirty Dozen, for the two-hour slot right after.

“CADA is so rich in culture,” Nathan said in a formal statement (as published by Mumbrella), “and we bring the hottest tracks and artists to the forefront in Australian music. I’m just so excited to be a part of growing that. I’m looking forward to being able to connect to the audience, bringing in all the latest as it happens, and getting them closer to their favourite artists.

“I’ll be there every weekday morning and I hope to grow the show into one you know will not only have the best music and biggest interviews but is also a loved source of connection. All in all, CADA breakfast is in for one hell of a 2024 and I couldn’t be more grateful to be a part of it.”

The excitement was shared by Harris, who said of her own return to the station: “I’m super excited to be back on CADA in 2024 to showcase all the incredible emerging talent from all corners of this incredible country we call home. You will hear me from 3pm and then alongside all the best DJs in Australia to kickstart the Dirty Dozen from 5pm, where we will sound off the 12 hottest tracks in hip-hop and R&B.

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“I promise to get you up close and personal with the biggest artists from around the globe and help find your new favourite jam and Australian artist. I can’t wait!”

The station’s Monday-to-Thursday slate is rounded out by two blocks of ad-free music – one hour from 10am to 11am, then another three hours from 7pm to 10pm – as well as the four-hour CADA Workday block running from 10am to 3pm, and the Aus Only block running from 10pm to 12am. Friday’s slate is mostly the same, except for the addition of the CADA Anthems block – comprising five hours of DJ mixes – which will run from 7pm to 2am.

Saturdays will also feature the CADA Anthems block, following 13 hours of unspecified content from 6am to 7pm. And on Sundays, an extended Aus Only block will run from 7pm to 12am.