Tom & Olly

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Tom & Olly
Medium Radio
Years active2013–2021
Notable works and rolesClass Captains, Afternoon Breakfast Show, Hit104.9's Tom & Olly

Tom & Olly is an Australian radio and comedy duo made up of Tom Bainbridge and Oliver Morris. They are currently hosting mid-dawns across the Hit Network.


They began their commercial radio career in January 2015 with the Southern Cross Austereo radio network, working with Hit104.9 The Border in Albury-Wodonga until December 2016, where they left Southern Cross Austereo. [1]

Radio career

Tom & Olly have hosted various radio programs since 2013.

Program TitleYearTimeDayStation
Class Captains201315:00 - 16:00Tuesday SYN 90.7
Friends of Tom & Olly201309:00 - 10:00Thursday
Afternoon Breakfast Show201415:00 - 16:00Thursday
Spring Radio Carnival201415:00 - 16:00Monday SYN Nation
Tom & Olly2015-201606:00 - 09:00Monday - Friday 104.9 Star FM
Tom & Olly Have Questions2017–201819:00 - 22:00Monday - Wednesday Triple M Melbourne
Triple M Sydney
Tom & Olly2019–202110:00 - 12:00Monday - Thursday Hit Network

SYN Media

While at Melbourne's SYN Media in 2013 and 2014, Tom & Olly hosted several seasonal programs. Their first, Class Captains was nominated for two awards at the 2014 SYN Awards, and the show won Best Seasonal Program. [2] Class Captains was made up of twelve episodes drawing inspiration from various VCE subjects such as English, History, Chemistry and the final exams, [3] however Tom & Olly did advise their listeners that "their advice may not be the best".

‘’Afternoon Breakfast Show’’ was described as a show perfect for the breakfast radio addicts and was the show that saw Tom & Olly launch ‘’The Campaign’’. ‘’The Campaign’’ was an online petition signed by Tom & Olly listeners in an attempt-of-sorts to get the guys on commercial radio. ‘’The Campaign’’ even saw Melbourne’s Gold 104.3 "offer" the guys a job on their station when the receptionist hung up the phone. However the boys were up for a "river change" and chose to begin their commercial career in Albury instead. [4]

Friends of Tom & Olly was a show that was "out to seek the true meaning of friendship" [5] by interviewing a regular listener throughout the course of the hour-long program and Spring Radio Carnival was Tom & Olly's fourth and final program hosted on SYN Media before heading to Star FM for their commercial breakfast program.

Star FM

Tom & Olly began their commercial radio career in February 2015 at 104.9 Star FM (now hit104.9 [6] ), with ‘’Star FM’s Tom & Olly’’. The team they replaced had topped the radio ratings last published. Some stunts the show held included a house-warming party for all their listeners, stripping at the Albury premiere of Magic Mike XXL, and setting a panther loose inside the studio. [7] A fairy party was held at McDonald's for Olly's birthday and, trying to rival Spotify, the two set up the Tom & Olly Streaming Service (TOSS). The show has had various regular segments over its time, including "Worst Shirt Wednesday", "Phone-O-Bonanza" and "The O.C. Club". "Domestic Goddess Bainbridge", while not a weekly segment, is the only segment to have lasted since the show's beginning.

Tom & Olly have interviewed a few notable figures on their show, including three-time AFL premiership player & Brownlow Medal recipient Jason Akermanis, former Killing Heidi lead singer Ella Hooper, Hamish & Andy's Andy Lee and Albury mayor Henk van de Venk. [8]

On 19 December 2016, Tom & Olly announced on their Facebook page that it would be their final week on the newly rebranded hit104.9. [9] The duo were replaced by Riley-Rose & Seamus in February 2017. [10]

Triple M

On 20 February 2017, Tom & Olly commenced a night show on Triple M broadcasting in Sydney and Melbourne. [11] [12]

Hit Network

In March 2019, it was announced that Tom & Olly would join the Hit Network to host mid-dawns from 1am to 5am from Monday until Thursday. [13]

In November 2021, Tom & Olly announced their resignation from the Hit Network.

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