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Triple J Will Pause ‘Like A Version’ “For The Foreseeable Future”

"It’s the most sensible decision we could make after consultation with the powers that be."

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Triple j has announced that its popular segment Like A Version will be taking a break for the foreseeable future due to new ABC guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

In a statement, the station said that while it was “bummed”, but it was the most sensible decision to make.

“We know that with so many concerts and festivals being postponed, or worse cancelled, that getting fresh live Like A Versions on your airwaves and in your feeds would brighten your week,” they wrote.

“However, we’re looking forward to bringing you a neat substitute in the meantime. We’ll be dipping into the Like A Version archives each Friday, bringing you the best of the past 10 years.”

Listeners will get a chance to choose which LAV they want to hear — brekky hosts Sally and Erica will present two options each Friday morning, and you’ll decide which one you want to hear via the textline.

The last LAV to take place for now was from the Naked and Famous, who covered the Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ this morning.