Double J Celebrates A Decade in 2024 With Changes And Additions

15 December 2023 | 5:45 pm | Jessie Lynch

Their 10th anniversary will kick off with significant changes and fresh faces joining the lineup.

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Double J is gearing up for an eventful 2024 as it marks its 10th anniversary with significant changes and fresh faces joining the lineup.

To kick off the milestone year, Double J has announced that acclaimed singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will take on the role of Artist in Residence throughout February. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut record, The Sound of White, and amidst a massive national tour,

Higgins will join the Double J team, curating a weekly selection of her favourite songs every Sunday afternoon, both on-air and via the ABC Listen app.

In another exciting development, Dylan Lewis will take the reins as the host of Double J Mornings, airing Monday to Thursday from 9 am. Having been a familiar voice on Double J in recent years, Lewis is set to kick off mornings in 2024.

As part of the reshuffling, Karen Leng will be moving to host Lunch, airing from midday Monday to Thursday. Listeners can look forward to ending their workday with Tim Shiel, returning to Arvos from 3 pm, Monday to Thursday.

Friday Lunch will be in the capable hands of Caz Tran, a well-known figure in the industry, who will also host Classic Albums on Monday nights at 6 pm. Transitioning into Friday afternoons, Hau Latukefu will launch a new hip-hop block party show from 5 pm, providing the perfect soundtrack to kickstart the weekend. Hau will also continue his weekly Sky High program.

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Returning to Friday Mornings is Zan Rowe with Take 5 and Desko, while the popular Bang On show, hosted by Myf Warhurst and Zan Rowe, is hitting the road in 2024.

However, as the station welcomes new faces, it bids farewell to some beloved voices. Mikaela Simpson, host of Stir It Up, and Rad Yeo, who has been a fixture on Weekend Mornings, are saying their goodbyes. Listeners can tune in this weekend to catch Rad Yeo's final shows.

In a poignant farewell, Richard Kingsmill hosted his final edition of The Funhouse last week. Fans can still enjoy his Funhouse decades specials and interviews from his archive all summer via the ABC Listen app.

Reflecting on the year gone by, Double J invites fans to join them for the final J Files podcast, available online or via the ABC Listen app. Additionally, music enthusiasts can delve into the list of the 50 Best Albums of 2023 to see if their favourites made the cut.