Fitzy and Wippa

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Fitzy and Wippa
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Genre Comedy
Running time 180 minutes
Country of origin Australia
Language(s) English
Home station Nova 96.9 Sydney
Syndicates Nova 100 Melbourne,
Nova 106.9 Brisbane,
Nova 91.9 Adelaide,
Nova 93.7 Perth,
Grant Broadcasters, Ace Radio, Red FM and Snow FM.
Hosted by Ryan Fitzgerald
Michael Wipfli
Recording studio Pyrmont, New South Wales
Original release 17 January 2011 – present
Audio format Stereo
Website Fitzy & Wippa
Podcast iTunes

Fitzy and Wippa is an Australian breakfast radio show on Nova 96.9 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is hosted by comedians Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzgerald, Michael "Wippa" Wipfli with Sarah McGilvray

The show airs from 6am to 9am on weekday mornings with music and daily topic discussions and special guests. A daily podcast featuring the best bits from each show is available on iTunes as is the podcast for all other Nova FM Breakfast and Drive shows in Australia.

News, sport, weather and traffic updates are presented by Matt de Groot.

History[edit]

The show commenced broadcasting on 17 January 2011,[1] replacing Ryan, Monty and Wippa on the drive shift. Ryan Shelton left Nova to focus on his television career and Katie "Monty" Dimond moved to Sydney to join Merrick Watts and Scott Dooley at Nova 96.9 on the breakfast show.

In August 2011, it was announced that Fitzy & Wippa would move to Nova 96.9 breakfast and replacing Merrick Watts and Scott Dooley. Meshel, Tim and Marty (now Kate, Tim and Marty) took over the national drive show.[2]

Aside from the Nova network the show is also syndicated to 38 other FM stations including Ace Radio and Grant Broadcasters FM Network of stations along with Red FM and Snow FM. [3] The time of day that Fitzy & Wippa is broadcast is different for each of these stations and they will shorten it to 1 hour or 2 hour long episodes featuring the best bits only. [4][5]

In January 2018, Sarah McGilvray joined the show after previously making regular appearances in her role as Nova 96.9 program director.

Television special[edit]

On 27 November 2015, Fitzy and Wippa hosted a one-off special Up Reasonably Late with Fitzy & Wippa on Network Ten.[6] It was watched by 114,000 viewers.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Fitzy' and 'Wippa' to drive FM radio war". Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fitzy & Wippa to Nova Sydney breakfast; Meshel, Tim & Marty to national drivetime". Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "48 regional stations to broadcast Kate, Tim & Marty in 2018". Radio Today. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  4. ^ https://www.mixx1063.com.au/shows/
  5. ^ http://www.redfm.com.au/red-fm-air-schedule/
  6. ^ Knox, David (27 November 2015). "Airdate: Up Reasonably Late with Fitzy & Wippa". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 
  7. ^ Knox, David (28 November 2015). "Friday 27 November 2015". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 November 2015. 

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