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22 August, 2020

Hit for 6 and out

Top rating breakfast team, Carly and Seamus on 103.5 Hit FM Cairns signed off yesterday for the last time.

By Peter McCullagh

Carly and Seamus signing off in Cairns

Social media lit up when news broke regarding parent company Southern Cross Austereo’s nationwide changes to their breakfast format.

Loyal listeners rallied on social media, calling it a sad day for the local community as well as thanking both announcers for being a part of their morning for the past two years

Carly and Seamus will be replaced by a Queensland wide breakfast show from Townsville.

Southern Cross Austereo reported a significant drop in advertising revenues, 18.9% decline for the 2019 – 2020 financial year.

The reduction in local content across Queensland is a worry for locals, fearing a reduction to community coverage leading to potential issues during time of natural disaster.

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