For all of you who don’t listen to the radio, and don’t keep up with what’s going on around the place, Andrew Haug is no longer hosting The Racket at JJJ… having moved on to other things.
Triple J invited metal peeps of all calibres to apply for the host of the largest metal radio show in the country. Applications closed on Sunday 8 January.
As I expected, the Js received hundreds of applications. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to host that show?
Applications are all now closed, and the waiting game begins to see who the next host is going to be. May the best cat win!
In any case, it ushers in a new era of metal radio in this country. I, for one, am hoping that whoever the new host is does a killer job. Onwards and upwards, as they say.
And it looks like it’s going to be a while til we find out who it’s going to be. Here’s the blurb from The Racket website:
triple j’s heavy music show The Racket lives on in 2012.
Thanks to the hundreds of you who applied for The Racket hosting gig. \m/ Entries are now closed, so while we go through them all, you’ll hear a few guest hosts playing their favourite heavy tunes in January and February.
Tue Jan 10 – Opeth – Mikael and Frederik
Tue Jan 17 – Floating Me – Andrew, Lucius and Toby
Plus more big names to be announced soon, including an all Unearthedprogram and a special show from AJ Maddah from the Soundwave team.