Generational change of a breakfast show is always difficult and SCA botched the transition.
I’d say why Scotty and Nige had to go was that the average age of the audience was cannibalising the Mix audience or in danger of doing so.
Despite being a JV with plenty of funding from each backer, SCA are running a lean operation, Mix no longer local at night, no MD for Hit and so on.
From a revenue perspective, there’s no reason why both such savings have been made. Only greed which knobbles them in the long run. Short sighted.
The shares of both have dropped significantly, it’s showing the network template doesn’t work and time to do what radio should do and be individual to a market. Canberra is unique.
National broadcasters always score well in Canberra, however, if the national shares are up, it shows dissatisfaction with commercial alternatives.