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Hamish and Andy, after contacting the Australian Defence Force several times, were told they would be able to broadcast in an overseas location where the troops were serving.
It began on Fox FM in 2006 and by 2007, was broadcast on the Hit Network to every state in Australia as well as the ACT for two hours in the key weekday afternoon drive time slot until the end of 2010.In late 2009, a 3-hour special entitled 'Hamish and Andy's Midwinter Warmer' was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC6 Music.Blake and Lee announced in August 2010, they would be cutting down to a weekly show in 2011, to allow them time to pursue other projects.This was purchased using proceeds from Blake betting $800, which was originally put aside for a holiday with his girlfriend, on Lee being named Cleo's Bachelor of the Year.50% of Basset's winnings went to the Greyhound Adoption Program.The trip to Afghanistan was first instigated when the duo received an email from an Australian soldier serving overseas, excited about hearing The Hamish & Andy Show at his base.
The letter opened discussion of whether the show should go overseas and broadcast with the troops.
Other notable individuals at the launch were Brian Mc Fadden and the Smith chip company's advertising character "Gobbledok".
In September 2006, Hamish and Andy purchased a greyhound and named it Fred Basset, after the comic strip character of the same name.
It has since taken on a variety of timeslots and formats.
It is also broadcast in New Zealand and Dubai as a weekly highlights package.
On several years from 2007, Hamish and Andy hosted a spit-roast party on the last Friday afternoon before the annual TV Week Logie Awards.