Triple J keeps it fresh with a number of on-air changes for 2009.

The Dools and Linda show (weekdays 3pm) will be re-configured in 2009 without Linda Marigliano as she has chosen to take next year off to travel. The show will continue with Scott Dooley in the driver’s seat.
It’s been a great year for the show: ratings growth, the development of an outstanding on-air partnership and some truly hilarious radio. triple j Manager Linda Bracken says of Linda’s departure “It’s been wonderful having Linda as part of the family, she has a unique way of connecting with her audience and it’s been great to see her talent mature. We wish her happy and safe travels”.

Listeners will be able to stay up to date with Linda when she calls in to share her OS adventures.

It’s goodbye and good luck to HG Nelson (Greig Pickhaver) and "Rampaging" Roy Slaven (John Doyle). The pair has decided to head off to the world of commercial radio after 22 years of presenting the superb This Sporting Life (Sundays 2pm). Roy and HG have produced some amazing radio during their time on triple j. Who could forget their ‘Festival Of The Boot’, ‘Golden Ring Show’, coverage of the 2007 Federal election ‘Indecision 07’ or their insatiable ability to make the serious trivial and the trivial serious. Linda Bracken expressed her sadness at Roy and HG’s departure “They are more than a radio program, they have become their own radio comedy genre. It’s been a joy and a privilege to work with them. They will be missed but we wish them all the best for the future”.

triple j is very excited to introduce new talent Tom Ballard (19) and Alex Dyson (20) who we discovered in Warrnambool, Victoria in 2006 and have been nurturing ever since. They will move from the overnight shift to weekend breakfast (weekends to Now based in Melbourne, comedian Tom Ballard (a finalist in Raw Comedy competition 2006) and uni student Alex Dyson says of the change "We’re delighted to be taking over from the wonderful and irreverent Sam Simmons, and keen to break the stereotype that young guys don't get up early on weekends".

Sam Simmons leaves weekend breakfast duties to spend more late nights on his stand-up career but will continue with triple j as a comedy writer and Breakfast special guest.

These changes are effective Monday 5 January 2009. The triple j team is looking forward to 2009 and the opportunity to continue what they do best: producing great radio and discovering the best new music.