Much loved triple j Breakfast hosts Matt Okine and Alex Dyson are set to hang up the headphones once and for all next month. The duo are leaving triple j and will have their final broadcast as triple j’s Breakfast hosts on Friday, 16th December.
In a statement via triple j, Dyson, who’s been at the national youth broadcaster for a decade, said he will be bidding farewell to the station to focus on travelling the world and see how his writing cap fits.
“After spending over a third of my life at triple j, I felt it was time to give someone else a go while I travel the world, do a bit of writing and wean myself off my addiction to new Australian music,” he said, via triple j.
Meanwhile, Okine, a successful comedian and an up-and-coming musician in his own right, says he wants to jettison waking up at an ungodly hour every morning to put more effort into his hip-hop project, Boilermakers, and focus on a career in television.
“Before radio I actually studied an acting degree,” he said, “so I figured I’d wait until my looks and hair had completely deteriorated before moving to the small screen.”
Hear Matt and Alex make the sad news official over the triple j airwaves below.