Melbourne Fox FM and Triple M forced to shut down after covid outbreak

Top Melbourne radio stations Fox FM and Triple M forced to shut down and send staff home after an employee tested positive for covid


Two top radio stations in Melbourne have been forced to shut down and send staff home after an employee tested positive for covid.

Southern Cross Austereo – the owner of both Triple M and Fox FM – confirmed the news with The Herald Sun on Saturday.

A spokesman for SCA said in a statement to the publication: ‘SCA immediately implemented its Covid-Safe Response Plan, including notifying staff and both the Victorian Department of Health and Work Safe Victoria.

Safety first: Top Melbourne radio stations Fox FM and Triple M forced to shut down and send staff home after an employee tested positive for Covid.  Pictured are Fox FM stars Nick Cody, Fifi Box and Brendan Fevola

Safety first: Top Melbourne radio stations Fox FM and Triple M forced to shut down and send staff home after an employee tested positive for Covid. Pictured are Fox FM stars Nick Cody, Fifi Box and Brendan Fevola

‘The SCA Melbourne office is restricted to access to significant staff in connection with show broadcasts in accordance with the provisions of the television legislation.

‘Our thoughts, success and full support are with the employee who is self-isolating under the guidelines of the Ministry of Health.’

The radio network is home to some of the Victorian capital’s most listened to radio programs, including Fox FM’s Fifi, Fev & Nick’s breakfast show, and Carrie and Tommy on the afternoon shift.

Top shows: The radio network is home to some of the Victorian capital's most listened to radio shows, including Fox FM's Fifi, Fev & Nick's breakfast show, and Carrie and Tommy's on the afternoon shift.  Pictured is the Fifi Box

Top shows: The radio network is home to some of the Victorian capital’s most listened to radio shows, including Fox FM’s Fifi, Fev & Nick’s breakfast show, and Carrie and Tommy’s on the afternoon shift. Pictured is the Fifi Box

On air: While on Triple M, Marty Sheargold hosts the morning shows, followed by comedian Mick Molloy in the afternoon (pictured)

On air: While on Triple M, Marty Sheargold hosts the morning shows, followed by comedian Mick Molloy in the afternoon (pictured)

While on Triple M, comedian Marty Sheargold hosts the morning shows, followed by Mick Molloy in the afternoon.

On Friday, Marty shared a video on Instagram that showed him and his team working remotely and in their respective homes in isolation.

The 50-year-old explained that they are all waiting for the return of their Covid test results after news of their SCA colleague.

'We are in isolation': On Friday, Marty shared a video on Instagram that showed him and his team working remotely and in their respective homes in isolation.  He explained that they are all waiting for the return of their Covid test results after news of their SCA colleague

‘We are in isolation’: On Friday, Marty shared a video on Instagram that showed him and his team working remotely and in their respective homes in isolation. He explained that they are all waiting for the return of their Covid test results after news of their SCA colleague

‘Don’t worry, we’re busy,’ the comedian told fans of the show.

‘We are isolated and waiting for test results and what not. It will be fine, we should be back on Monday, ‘he added.

This happens when Victoria reported a record 1,965 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths overnight.

The state is expected to reach 70 percent double-jab speed before October 23, three days ahead of schedule.

This happens when Victoria reported a record 1,965 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths overnight.  The photo shows a health worker at a test site in Melbourne

This happens when Victoria reported a record 1,965 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths overnight. The photo shows a health worker at a test site in Melbourne

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