Sami Lukis heads south

You read it here first! On October 30, I blogged that Brisbane-based Sami Lukis was rumoured to be heading south with the Triple M network. Now it has been reported that Lukis will join Phil O'Neill (a.k.a. Ugly Phil) in a bid to revive the Sydney station's flagging fortunes. My understanding was that they'd be doing a networked night show, but it seems now that they'll be tackling the all-important breakfast gig that fell vacant when The Shebang imploded. The move presents a challenge for Triple M Brisbane's Ian Skippen and The Cage program, which has gained ratings recently and will face a threat next year from 4BC recruit (and former Skippen colleague) Jamie Dunn, and for Brisbane's Channel 9, which employed Lukis as its weather presenter.