Hughesy & Kate

Hughesy & Kate
Other names Hughesy, Kate & Dave
Genre Comedy
Country Australia Australia
Language(s) English
Home station KIIS 101.1 Melbourne
Syndicates KIIS 106.5 Sydney
97.3 FM Brisbane
Mix 102.3 Adelaide
96 FM Perth
Starring Dave Hughes
Kate Langbroek
Jack Laurence
Produced by Sarah Griffith
Executive producer(s) Sacha French
Air dates 27 January 2015
3 December 2001 to 29 November 2013 (Nova 100)
Audio format Stereo
Opening theme "Something Big" by Shawn Mendes
Website Hughesy & Kate

Hughesy & Kate is an Australian radio station drive show on the KIIS Network. The show is hosted by Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek with anchor Jack Laurence.


Nova 100

Hughesy, Kate and Dave first began on 3 December 2001 on Nova 100 as the inaugural breakfast show for the newly launched radio station. Dave O'Neil was formerly a presenter of the show from its inception in December 2001, when it was known as Hughesy, Kate & Dave, but in July 2006 he moved to the breakfast show on Vega 91.5 (now smoothfm 91.5). Tim Blackwell replaced O'Neil although his name was not credited in the show's title.

In 2009, Ed Kavalee, formerly of The Wrong Way Home drive show with Akmal Saleh and Cal Wilson, replaced Tim Blackwell as silent anchor. In August, news presenter Carrie Bickmore announced that she was leaving Nova 100 to focus on her role at The 7PM Project and spend time with her son. Bickmore finished at Nova 100 on 25 September 2009 with Lauren Brain replacing her.

In December 2011 Ed Kavalee resigned to focus on TV and film work, along with Jeff Tyler. Ian Cohen replaced Tyler and Daniel Gawned was announced as Kavalee's replacement for the beginning of 2012. In July 2012 Gawned was replaced by Dan Anstey, formerly of Dan & Leon, who was moved from Nova 100's sister station Nova 106.9 in Brisbane.[1]

On 10 September 2013, Hughes and Langbroek announced that will be leaving Nova 100 after 12 years with the final show on Friday 29 November. In October, it was announced that drive host Meshel Laurie and comedian Tommy Little would replace Hughes and Langbroek. The new breakfast show Meshel & Tommy started in early December.

Mick Molloy, Peter Helliar, Gretel Killeen, Livinia Nixon and Jane Hall all filled in for Kate Langbroek when she was away or on maternity leave.

KIIS Network

In November 2014, Australian Radio Network announced the show would relaunch on its KIIS Network of stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide in the drivetime slot, replacing Rosso on Drive on KIIS 106.5 and Mix 101.1, and local announcers on 97.3 FM and Mix 102.3.[2][3] The show commenced on 27 January 2015, anchored by former 90.9 Sea FM and 2DayFM announcer Matty Acton.[4][5]

Along with The Kyle & Jackie O Hour of Power, the show expanded to Perth via 96FM in June 2015, replacing Darren de Mello in the drive slot.[6]

In December 2016, Matty Acton left the show to join HIT 105 in Brisbane.[7] Jack Laurence will replace Acton as anchor of the show from 2017.


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