triple j has announced that they will putting their beloved Like A Version segment on ice for the foreseeable future amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to suspend the segment was implemented after new safety guidelines were issued by the ABC to limit the spread of the virus.
“After today’s performance from The Naked And Famous, there won’t be a new Like A Version for the foreseeable future,” the radio station shared in a statement.
“We know, it sucks. But it’s the most sensible decision we could make after consultation with the powers that be.
“Again, we’re really bummed it’s come to this. We know that with so many concerts and festivals being postponed, or worse cancelled, that getting fresh live Like A Versions on your airwaves and in your feeds would brighten your week.”
It’s not all bad news, to make up for the Like A Version sized void in our heart, Brekky hosts Sally and Erica will be digging through the LAV archives. Each Friday morning, they’ll present listeners with two Like A Version options, will wield the power to decide what they want to hear via the text line. Hopefully, we see a renaissance of that bizarre Kasabian cover of ‘Good Vibrations’ and the theme from Sesame Street.
“However, we’re looking forward to bringing you a neat substitute in the meantime. We’ll be dipping into the Like A Version archives each Friday, bringing you the best of the past 10 years.”