Stu Harvey to step down from Short Fast Loud

Long time Short Fast Loud host Stu Harvey has announced 2014 will be his final year with the weekly program.

A prominent local figure in the punk/hardcore scene, Harvey steps down from the triple j radio show after 11 years.

In further news, Josh Merriel will succeed Harvey as host in 2015.

Harvey writes in an official statement:

“Hey all, I have some news.

I have decided that 2014 will be my final year hosting Short.Fast.Loud.

I’ve been hosting Short.Fast.Loud. since it debuted on triple j back in 2004, thats 11 years and well over 1500 hours of radio. Sharing the music I love with people has always been my passion, it’s the reason I first got into radio and why I’ve done it so long. I still get stoked when I get a message from a listener that they have discovered a new band through the show, it is the best feeling and will be what I will miss the most.

Before you ask, this decision was 100% my own. In fact the triple j management have been unwavering in their support of me and the show since it started. They have repeatedly asked if I was sure I wanted to leave. They’re great people who I love and respect dearly. I have always said that I wanted to leave when the show was in good shape and I think it’s better than ever.

I am extremely proud that we have played hundreds and hundreds of new bands on SFL over the years, giving many bands their first airplay and often their first interview.

My replacement has already hosted SFL once before, back in August when I was off sick. We had no idea back then, that it would be his debut! I am proud to hand the SFL baton over to Josh Merriel who will take over Short.Fast.Loud. in 2015. Josh knows his shit and I have every confidence he’ll do a great job.

I’ll be hosting this week’s listener poll and then the week after, Dec 10 will be my final night hosting Short Fast Loud. it should be a good time.

Thanks for listening.


One Response to “Stu Harvey to step down from Short Fast Loud”

  1. Amad

    I honesty don’t know how many bands, especially aussie bands, that I wouldn’t be listening to today if it weren’t for this show. As well as how many gigs I would have missed out on over the years.

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