Red Symons' replacements make breakfast radio debut

Red Symons' replacements have debuted their new breakfast show on ABC Radio Melbourne following the former Skyhooks guitarist's shock resignation late last year.

Comedian Sami Shah and former 3RRR presenter Jacinta Parsons struck a cheerful tune on Monday morning despite their 5.35am start, kicking off the show with a news quiz.

One listener, who went by the name of of Chris, called in during the segment to wish the pair a warm welcome to the ABC's airwaves.

"I was reflecting over Christmas that you're both very brave people," he said. "You're continuing the minority representation of ABC presenters.