Hack (radio program)

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Hack is the title of a current affairs radio program on Australian national radio broadcaster Triple J.

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The show began at the start of 2004 after a shake up of the station's programming. The previous current affairs program, The Morning Show from 9 a.m. to midday, was axed and the half-hour Hack was its replacement, from 5.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

It was hosted by Steve Cannane until mid-2006. At this point, Cannane left Triple J radio to become the current affairs reporter for their jtv program. One of Cannane's stories on Hack, "Petrol Sniffing, Pill Testing and the Cost of War", earned him a Walkley Award. He won the Walkley Award for Broadcast Interviewing in 2006. [1]

Kate O'Toole was Cannane's replacement as host of the radio program. [2] O'Toole remained with the program until December 2010, she was replaced by Tom Tilley.

In April 2012, journalist Sophie McNeill was announced as host of the program with Tom Tilley becoming the face of Hack on ABC News 24, he will continue to be a reporter for the show. Sophie went on maternity leave in 2013, and Tom Tilley returned to the host role permanently when she decided not to return. [3]

In December 2019, Tom Tilley announced that he would be leaving Triple J to pursue other career opportunities. Avani Dias was announced as his replacement.

The current Executive Producer is Laura McCaullif.

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References

  1. "2006 Walkley Award Winners". 1 December 2006. Archived from the original on 6 December 2006. Retrieved 1 December 2006.
  2. "Radio Waves". The Age. 20 July 2006. Retrieved 17 November 2006.
  3. "Matt Okine joins triple k Breakfast team". ABC. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.