Double J’s Zan Rowe Steps Away From Hosting Mornings Full-Time

27 March 2023 | 5:51 pm | Dan Cribb

“It's the end of an era, but far from goodbye.”

Double J has announced the “end of an era”, revealing that this week will be Zan Rowe’s last hosting Mornings full-time.

In a statement, Double J said that Rowe would continue to host the show every Friday, with radio hero Karen Leng – who Rowe described as “one of the best selectors in the game” - taking over Monday-Thursday as of next week.

“It's the end of an era, but far from goodbye,” Double J said.

“Zan will continue to bring her weekend warm-ups to Mornings on Double J every Friday, with DESKO and Take 5 continuing their regularly scheduled programming.

“Zan is set to begin shooting season two of Take 5 for ABC TV in the coming months, and Bang On, her weekly podcast with Myf Warhurst, will continue also.

“You'll hear Zan across the ABC, representing Double J as our national music correspondent.”

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Rowe added: “I’m really excited about having some more time to bring you some new and big ideas on Double J + beyond.

“So there’s my news. I’ve been here with you on Mornings – 9am to midday - across triple j and Double J for 17 years (!). It’s always been my favourite time slot, and I feel honoured to have been its custodian for so long.

“Thank you to every one of you who's been with me.”

Back in November, Rowe announced that her radio segment and podcast-turned-television-series, Take 5, had been renewed for a second season on ABC TV and iView.

The show sees her deliver in-depth interviews that use music to tell the story of her special guests.

Musicians Keith Urban, Missy Higgins and Tori Amos were guests on season one, alongside acting legend Guy Pearce and sports presenter Tony Armstrong