It is the end of an era as they say as two long-time presenters Rosie Beaton from Super Request and Andrew Haug from The Racket, are bid farewell from their current roles.
Rosie Beaton began hosting triple j’s weekday evening program ‘Super Request’ in 2001 and has been a close friend to listeners ever since. Every weeknight, she has warmed the nation with great new music and her quirky take on the world.
Of the move Rosie said in a prepared statement: “I think the success of Super Request is thanks to the amazing music lovers who requested songs over the years. I’ve always made the show about the listeners – their stories and requests – and I really enjoy the daily interaction and programming. I’ve had the best time hosting Super Request. I’m going to miss it, but it’s time for new opportunities.”
To celebrate Rosie’s final show, triple j is throwing a Super Request Super Farewell next Friday 9th December from 6-10pm, live at the Manning Bar, Sydney Uni. After taking a break in early 2012, Rosie will be back next year in a new capacity, although the spokesperson at Australia’s national youth station was tight lipped about exactly what that might mean.
The new host for triple j’s evening program will be announced in January 2012.
Metal champion Andrew is also proud of all he has achieved with his time as host of The Racket, “Thanks to triple j for what’s been an amazing ride and privilege,” he said. “But the biggest thank you goes to The Racket listeners for all their support and dedication to the Heavy Metal genre in its many forms. This show has never been about me, I’m just the lucky messenger spreading the word & I’ll continue to do so.”
Tune into The Racket next Tuesday 6th December from 10pm – 1am for his final show. The racket will disappear from the airwaves for a while until a replacement is found.
Chris Scaddan, the manager of triple j said “We’re sad but proud to farewell two genuine triple j icons. Both presenters have made an invaluable contribution to triple j in their time at the station.”
He continued “Haugy has served the metal masses with incredible enthusiasm over the years and he has set a high standard for future Racket hosts. Rosie Beaton has been a loyal radio friend to so many and helped tens of thousands of people get their favourite song on the airwaves every weeknight. Their final shows are set to be a huge radio party.”