Posted: 9 December, 2013
Matt Tilley And Joe Hildebrand coming to national drive on Triple M
The Triple M Network will shake up Australia's drive home from 20 January 2014 with a show hosted by the smart and equally funny Joe Hildebrand and Matt Tilley – two of the country's most-coveted media personalities whose fingers are firmly on the pulse of what’s happening today and tomorrow.
The duo will be a force, with Matt fresh from a 10-year reign as the #1FM breakfast host in Melbourne, with his experience in radio and television making him one of Australia's most influential and favourite voices. Hildebrand is well known for his hilarious, honest and no-frills approach to life. With a past working as a political reporter, he is currently a newspaper columnist and co-host of Network's Ten's morning show, Studio 10 each morning at 8.30am.
Matt Tilley said, "I've just completed nearly 23 years of breakfast radio, at the end of which they demanded I hand in all puns, prank phone calls and smutty remarks conceived along the way. Fair to say Old Mother Hubbard's kitchen looks like a bloody Costco compared to the stocks I plan to bring to the show. On the plus side, there's Joe Hildebrand - sharp and incisive with ragged good looks. Before joining me he worked 'for' Rupert Murdoch and 'with' Ita Buttrose. We are at a distinct advantage when it comes to cornering the elusive 70+ demographic so disdainfully ignored by FM radio until this epic announcement.”
Joe Hildebrand said, “People have often told me I have a great face for radio and so I am thrilled to prove them all right. It is massively exciting to be part of the new show at Triple M and what I think will be a whole new kind of FM radio. If it works it'll be the funniest, sharpest, rockingest two hours of radio in the country. And if it doesn't I'm blaming Ita Buttrose. It's also sensational to be working among great mates and tag-teaming with Matt, who is a bit of a legend. My prediction is this show will make every listener 10 per cent smarter while laughing 90 per cent of their arses off."
Triple M Head of Content Mike Fitzpatrick said, “I can’t wait to get this show on air. Matt is one of the funniest and smartest guys on radio. Joe is outspoken, fiery and won’t leave you wondering. The demos the guys did reminded me of Jon Stewart’s ‘The Daily Show’. A very different offering to the current crop of FM drive shows. Smarter and funnier. In Melbourne and Adelaide it will follow and perfectly complement our two successful Rush Hour shows.”