Category:Triple M presenters
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The following 36 pages are in this category, out of 36 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Triple M LocalWorks – Triple M LocalWorks is a radio brand owned and operated by Southern Cross Austereo. The Triple M Network is a rock radio network in Australia owned by Southern Cross Austereo. The first Triple M station was 2MMM Sydney which commenced broadcasting on 2 August 1980, together with then rival station 2DAY, it was the first commercial FM radio station in Sydney. The station has always been primarily a music station. In 1988, Melbourne radio station EON FM,92.3 was taken over by 2MMM and changed its callsign to 3MMM, EON FM was Australias first commercial FM radio station, commencing broadcasting on 11 July 1980. Brisbane radio station 4MMM was launched in 1980 and took on the FM104 identity soon after and it returned to the Triple M identity in early 1990. Its callsign has remained 4MMM since its 1980 launch, 4MMM Brisbane started broadcasting on 104. 1FM, then late in the 1980s changed to its present frequency of 104. 5-FM. Adelaide radio station 5KA converted from 1197 kHz to 104.7 MHz on 1 January 1990 and was renamed KAFM. The station was taken over by Village Roadshow, who then owned Triple M and that station is now known as Three D Radio. Mix 94.5 is now considered to be part of the Triple M network in Perth utilising local programming and MIX94.5 does not carry the Triple M brand, logo or call letters. In Auckland, New Zealand, a Triple M station existed between 1984 and 1988 when 89 Stereo FM became part of Triple M, the station previously used the call sign 1ROQ and changed to 1MMM when becoming part of Triple M. New Zealand no longer uses radio station call signs and this station later reverted to 89FM in 1988 and eventually closed down in 1994. While many of the comedy and talk programs are networked, large sections of music programming originate from the market of each Triple M. On Friday 17 November 2006, Triple M referred to itself as U2FM for the day, as part of a promotion relating to the band U2 and their 2006 Australian Tour and CD release. In 2004, the network counted down the Triple M Essential 2005 Songs from Boxing Day to Australia Day. The number one song was Violent Femmes Blister in the Sun, Triple M have held an Essential Countdown based on listener votes since 2006, beginning in October of each year, counting the same number of songs as the year. The countdown has received criticism for being overly similar to the Triple J Hottest 100 countdown. Triple M Melbourne initially secured Australian Football League broadcast rights in 1997, Triple M is one of only two FM broadcasters of the AFL in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney The only other one is the National Indigenous Radio Service
2. Fifi Box – Fiona Fifi Box is an Australian radio broadcaster and television presenter. Boxs early career was spent in regional Australia working at stations 2MC/ROXFM Port Macquarie, 3TR Traralgon, in 2000, Box co-hosted a late-night show on TTFM Melbourne and within months, was picked up by the Triple M network to co-host a national night show based on relationships. When the show came to an end, she moved to the breakfast timeslot to produce Amanda Keller, Mikey Robins, in 2003, Box joined the The Shebang on Triple M and stayed with the station until 2008. Box is known on television for her performance on Dancing with the Stars on the Seven Network in 2007 and regular guest appearances on Sunrise. In January 2009, Box joined Sunrise as weather presenter where she replaced David Brown, in January 2010, she was appointed as Entertainment Editor on Sunrise where she interviewed celebrities and presented entertainment segments. Grant Denyer returned to Sunrise as weather presenter, in November 2010, it was revealed that Box was hired as a co-host with Jules Lund on Fifi and Jules across the Today Network leaving Fridays show open for Hamish and Andy to do their show. The show started in February 2011, in November 2013, Box announced that she was going to co-host Fifi & Dave with Dave Thornton on Fox FM in 2014 replacing Jo Stanley and Matt Tilley. In 2016, Brendan Fevola joined the show and it was renamed Fifi, Dave, in January 2017, anchor Byron Cooke was added to the title of the show and it was renamed Fifi, Dave, Fev & Byron. Box joined the cast of Neighbours in July 2016 as Brooke Butler and she made her debut on the show on 28 September 2016 and left at late November, her character will return in April 2017. Box was raised in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Her brother is Augie Marchs keyboardist Kiernan Box, on 19 November 2012, Box announced that she was pregnant on live radio via her radio show Fifi and Jules. On 17 December, it was reported that Grant Kenny was the father, on 5 April 2013, Box gave birth to a baby girl, named Beatrix Trixie Belle Box. Fifi Box at the Internet Movie Database Fifi & Dave
3. James Brayshaw – James Antony Brayshaw is a former state cricketer and now Australian radio presenter. As a cricketer he was known as Jamie Brayshaw and he is the son of former Western Australian cricketer and Australian rules footballer Ian Brayshaw and the brother of Mark Brayshaw, a former player for the AFL club North Melbourne. Playing for South Australia and Western Australia, he had a career spanning almost a decade, in that time he was a consistent fielder, with 43 catches. Not only is James a two time Sheffield shield winner, this achievement is more remarkable as he completed the feat with two states, that happened to occur on the respective home grounds. In the 1987/1988 final, James won with Western Australia at the WACA, James would continue to play domestic cricket for one more season, before retiring at 30 years of age. Playing in the 1995/1996 Sheffield Shield final at Adelaide Oval, James performed solidly with the bat, both teams in the final, fielded high quality players and who represented Australia at various levels, and some would go on to coach at state and national levels. West Australia fielded players including Michael Hussey, Justin Langer, Tom Moody, Damien Martyn, Adam Gilchrist, Joe Angel, Brad Hogg, while South Australia fielded players inlucding Greg Blewett, Darren Lehmann, Tim Neilsen, Tim May and Jason Gillespie. James also played in the 1987/1988 Sheffield Shield win for West Australia and this included being a substitute sports anchor for the Seven Nightly News bulletin and working on local football discussion programs, such as Footy Plus. In early 1998 James was teamed up with Amanda Blair and Paul Gale on Adelaides SAFM, one memorable on-air incident at SAFM saw him covered in Adelaide bodypaint after the club he supports, North Melbourne, lost the 1998 AFL Grand Final to them. In 2001 his big break came as the host of the Seven Networks Ashes action with Jeff Thomson, in 2005, Brayshaw co-hosted Any Given Sunday with Garry Lyon and Sam Newman. In 2006, Brayshaw replaced Eddie McGuire as host of The AFL Footy Show, additionally, he co-hosted the morning sessions of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games with Lyon. Apart from his commitments, he works for radio station Triple M, as a host. He also worked as a full-time co-host on breakfast program The Cage before it was axed in 2007, previously he has been part of the Melbourne-based show via his home studio in the Adelaide Hills. Brayshaw was installed as chairman of the North Melbourne Football Club on 6 December 2007 after the club rejected the AFLs deal to relocate to the Gold Coast. In September 2007, Brayshaw announced that he will be leaving The Cage to spend time with his family – just before the program was cancelled due to high costs. Brayshaw also hosted the Sunday Footy Show, alongside panelists Dermott Bereton, Nathan Brown, Shane Crawford and he has also hosted the Australian version of Wipeout with Josh Lawson. Brayshaw teamed up with three-time Australian snowboard champion, Jay Onley, Brayshaw currently co-hosts The Rush Hour on Triple M Melbourne with Billy Brownless. The show is broadcast weekdays in the drive-time slot, in 2011, Brayshaw resigned from The Sunday Footy Show and was replaced by fellow ex-cricketer Simon ODonnell
4. Scott Cam – Scott Cam Caminetti is a Silver and Gold Logie award-winning Australian television personality, appearing on several lifestyle programmes on the Nine Network. Cam grew up in Sydneys Bondi and attended school at Waverley College with Rodney Allen and he is a qualified carpenter who did a three-year apprenticeship with his brother’s business. After completing school and his apprenticeship, he set off in an old four-wheel drive to explore Australia. He worked on sheep and cattle stations, at a coastal resort at Exmouth in Western Australia, built boats. In 1990, after five years of this, he set up his own building business, Cam first appeared on Nines popular lifestyle show Backyard Blitz in 2000, alongside Jamie Durie, doing building segments until the shows cancellation in 2006. In between, he appeared on the successful Renovation Rescue before appearing in his own live lifestyle program Our Place, from 2008 until 2010, he appeared on Domestic Blitz. Cam hosted the 2010 series of The Block and has returned as host for every season ever since and he won the Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter and the Gold Logie for Most Popular Australian TV Personality in 2014 for his work on The Block. Cam also appeared as himself on a send-up of The Block on the comedy program The Joy of Sets in 2011 and he also hosts renovating show Reno Rumble which began airing in 2015, he will return as host for its second season in 2016. In addition to his work, he has written two books on building and renovating, Out The Back and the follow-up, Home Maintenance For Knuckleheads. He is also a presenter on the Triple M Saturday morning breakfast show Wrong Side of the Bed, scott Cam also heavily features as the brand ambassador for Mitre 10 Australia, and has been doing so since 2011. Scott is also an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador for the Australian Government, Cam met his wife Ann on what was supposed to be a brief visit home to Sydney in the time he was travelling and working around Australia. He decided to stay in Sydney, three years later they married and now have three children, Charlie,19, and twins Sarah and Bill,16. His Kelpie cross, Lizzie, was seen in episode of Backyard Blitz until she died in 2004. She had the title of Site Manager and his current dog is a Red Cattle mix, called Rosie. Cam is a supporter of the Sydney Roosters rugby league club. In June 2011, during a interview with The Kyle & Jackie O Show Cam revealed that he had nearly severed his right-hand index finger during a bandsaw accident. Although the saw cut through to the bone, he himself to hospital. Scott Cam at the Internet Movie Database IMG Talent Profile
5. Ed Kavalee – Edward Robert Kavalee is an Australian actor and radio host. He was a co-host of a sports program on the Seven Network, Santo, Sam and Ed’s Sports Fever. with Santo Cilauro. They also did a show on Foxtel called Santo, Sam, the trio are now broadcasting a weekly podcast on the ABC called Santo, Sam, and Eds Total Football Podcast. He was formerly part of the ensemble cast of Thank God Youre Here and he got his break into the entertainment industry as Tony Martins co-host on Get This, a radio show which aired on the Triple M Network in Australia in 2006–07, panelled by Richard Marsland. This was the most popular show in Australia and provided Kavalee with a cult following. Kavalee is an experienced Theatresports performer and he had been involved in running Theatresports workshops at the University of New South Wales, and for a number of years, he hosted Theatresports at the University of Sydney. Kavalee is a graduate of Screenwise, three months before he graduated, he scored the pilot and a part on the ensemble cast of Working Dog Productions improvised comedy show Thank God Youre Here. He appeared in more than 20 episodes of the show in 2006 and remained a member of the ensemble cast in the 2nd, 3rd, but after two years, Austereo made the controversial decision to axe the program. Despite the protests from fans and supporters, the finished in November 2007. In December 2008, Kavalee and Martin recorded a special tribute podcast dedicated to the memory of Richard Marsland who died earlier that month, in 2008, Kavalee joined The Wrong Way Home with Akmal Saleh and Cal Wilson on the Nova network. Before Kavalee joined he was a guest co-host while Wilson took time off for her wedding, in 2009, Kavalee joined Nova 100s Hughesy & Kate breakfast show as an anchor, replacing Tim Blackwell who hosted the Nova Nights show Launchpad with Hayley Pearson. Kavalee hosted TV Burp on the Seven Network in mid 2009 and he co-hosted Santo, Sam and Eds Cup Fever. with Santo Cilauro and Sam Pang on SBS TV, which was a light-hearted look at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, running for the duration of the championships. Kavalee was reunited with his former co-host on Get This, Tony Martin and this comedy television series, looking at the elements used to construct television shows, commenced screening on 20 September 2011 in the 9,00 pm Tuesday timeslot on Nine. The eighth and final aired on 8 November 2011. Although initial ratings were impressive, subsequent figures were disappointing and midway through the series, in December 2011, Kavalee resigned from Nova 100 to focus on TV and film work. In 2012, he appeared in the Australian film Any Questions for Ben, Kavalee co-hosted Santo, Sam and Ed’s Sports Fever. on the Seven network, a spin-off from the SBS series in 2010. He was also a regular guest on the TV show Agony Uncles and he also worked on the comedy film Scumbus in which he starred, co-wrote, co-produced and largely self-funded. The comedy film focusses on a pair of under-achieving policemen and was shot in only 11 days, the film aired on Ch-10 on 10 November 2012, received positive reviews and was selected for screening at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival
6. Dominic Knight – Dominic John Sebastian Knight is an Australian novelist, comedy writer, radio host and media commentator. Along with fellow Sydney University students Charles Firth, Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel, Knight founded The Chaser newspaper, Knight was educated at Sydney Grammar School, where he met fellow Chaser members Chas Licciardello and Charles Firth. He is the brother of Australian painter Jasper Knight and the grandson of former Reserve Bank Governor Sir Harold Knight and he worked as a writer on The Hamster Wheel, an Australian Broadcasting Corporation television program which was written and performed by the members of The Chaser comedy group. He also contributed to the track for the second volume of The Chasers War on Everything DVD. During January 2007, he acted as Triple Ms drive time summer fill-in along with Chas Licciardello. Their show, Chas and Dom from The Chaser, aired between 4 pm and 6 pm on weekdays from 2 to 25 January, and often included guest appearances from their Chaser colleagues. Knight also writes for the Sydney Morning Herald, contributing opinion pieces, wrote for the now defunct liftout Radar and he writes a weekly column for the Fairfax Media website Daily Life. In 2008, Knight toured Australia as part of the Chaser teams stage show, in recent years he has appeared on the national television political commentary programs Paul Murray Live on Sky News Australia and The Drum on ABC News 24. In January 2012, Knight replaced Robbie Buck as the Evenings presenter on 702 ABC Sydney,1233 ABC Newcastle,666 ABC Canberra and he left the show in April 2016 and has presented other programs on the network on a casual basis since. He succeeded the retiring Tony Delroy as interim Nightlife presenter in September and October 2016, ISBN9781863256407. < a humorous noel which concerned a fictional student election at the University of Sydney. Dominic Knight at the Internet Movie Database Dominic Knights Sydney Morning Herald News Blog Dominic Knight at Daily Life
7. Anthony Lehmann – Anthony Lehmo Lehmann is an Australian comedian. Lehmo started out working as an accountant before becoming a comedian. In 1994, Lehmo appeared on the Red Faces segment of Hey Hey Its Saturday and he did a stand-up routine that bombed, scoring a 5, then a 1 and a zero which was implied by Red Symons on his scorecard as Stuff All. Lehmo has travelled to East Timor and the Middle East to entertain the troops and he has also performed sell out seasons at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His live credits in the UK include the 1996 and 1997 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, The Comedy Store, London, Lehmo has also performed regular gigs at the Boston Comedy Club and Gotham Comedy Club, both in New York City. Overseas demand for Lehmo has seen him appear on Englands BBC TV Comedy Showcase, Lehmo also played himself in a series of ads for XXXX beer which were shot in India and screened in the UK. In May 2005, Lehmann broke the Guinness World Record for the most jokes told in an hour with 549, beating the record of 499. In April 2014, the record was reassigned back to Tim Vine following a decision from Guinness World Record officials, an official spokesman said that Anthony Lehmann had breached the guidelines. He had been the host of the breakfast show on SAFM with Lisa Milly Millard, in April 2007, Lehmo joined Triple M to co-host drive-time program Wil & Lehmo which also starred fellow comedian co-host Wil Anderson. The show ended in November 2008, in 2010, Lehmann joined Brigitte Duclos on Mix 1011 to host Mix Mornings where he replaced Tom Gleeson. In December 2011, Australian Radio Network announced that Lehmann and Duclos would move to present Brig & Lehmo for Breakfast on Gold 104.3 replacing Grubby & Dee Dee. In November 2015, Duclos left Gold 104.3 and it was announced that Jo Stanley would replace her from January 2016, Lehmo was a co-host of Before The Game alongside Dave Hughes, Neroli Meadows, Andy Maher and Mick Molloy. The show was based on the AFL, and Lehmo has stated that he is a supporter of the Hawthorn Football Club. Other television appearances include Rove Live, The Glass House and Neighbours, more recently, Lehmo has appeared on news chat show The Project, acting as the main replacement for Peter Helliar on Friday nights and while he is on holidays. He also stars in the comedy series Utopia and a guest appearance on Have You Been Paying Attention, in 2009 Lehmo played a cameo role in the Australian movie Offside. He appears as the character Leechy, a former Junior Socceroo, in order to play the role of Leechy, Lehmo flew to Adelaide for six hours on 6 February 2008. Once shooting was completed, he broadcast his afternoon drive-time radio show from a sister Adelaide radio station, in 2010, Lehmo was developing another script with writer/director Carlo Petraccaro. In 2007, he was the face of the campaigns for the Australian International Motor Show held in Sydney
8. Chas Licciardello – Chas John Licciardello is an Australian comedian and member of satirical team The Chaser. Licciardello has appeared as a regular of CNNNN, The Chasers War on Everything, Chas attended the Sydney Grammar School where he produced and edited a small satirical school magazine The Tiger with fellow Chaser writers Charles Firth and Dominic Knight. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws and he met his wife, Dr Jocelyn Laurence, in a physics laboratory. He also met Craig Reucassel, Andrew Hansen and Julian Morrow at the University of Sydney through the Arts Revue, Honi Soit, Licciardello is a member of the comedy crew, The Chaser. His television career began in 2001, when he appeared on The Chaser Decides and this show satirised the then-upcoming Australian Federal Elections. He also appeared on these series, in 2004 and 2007. He then appeared on the CNNNN program, for two seasons, airing in 2002 and 2003, Licciardellos popularity with Australian television viewers, and the media, along with the other members of The Chaser team, rose in 2006. He appeared on The Chasers War on Everything, for three seasons, airing in 2006,2007 and 2009, in 2010, he appeared on Yes We Canberra. In 2011 and 2012, he appeared on The Hamster Wheel. In 2012, Licciardello co-hosted Planet America on ABC News 24 and this show focused on the American political story, leading towards the Presidential Elections that were held in November 2012. In early 2016 Licciardello resumed his duties of Planet America. Presidential and Congressional Elections in November 2016, Licciardello explained that the skit poked fun at the misbehaviour of Bulldogs fans knowing that a lot of people thought it was funny. Licciardello was quick to dispute his charges on the show, the following Friday, he appeared on The War in a cage before referring to the NSW Premier, Morris Iemmas own joke regarding residents of crime-riddled suburbs wearing balaclavas. On 29 August 2006, in Kogarah Local Court, Licciardello pleaded not guilty to the charge, the matter was adjourned until 12 October. On 22 January 2007, magistrate Joanne Keogh said she would view a video of the incident, totalling 50 minutes. Licciardello gave no evidence in the matter, letting The Chaser teams film speak for him and he was subsequently found not guilty of offensive behaviour. The decision was hailed a victory for free speech, one of the most controversial stunts in which Licciardello was involved was the APEC stunt in 2007. The motorcade reached a point 10 metres outside the hotel where U. S. President George W. Bush was staying, Police only realised that the motorcade was a hoax when Licciardello, dressed as Osama bin Laden, voluntarily stepped out of the limousine
9. Richard Marsland – Richard Kemble Marsland was an Australian comedy writer, actor, comedian and radio personality. Marsland started his career in Adelaide on the SAFM breakfast show with Greg Fleet, Marty Sheargold and James Brayshaw.9. Previously, he was on Tough Love with Mick Molloy, in its first year and he also appeared regularly on Triple Ms The Shebang with Marty Sheargold and Fifi Box, where he hosted a quiz segment known as Dicks Box. In 2006, he became the operator on the Triple M radio program Get This. He later started contributing verbally to on-air segments, and soon was regarded as a third co-host, along with Tony Martin. The last show aired on 23 November 2007, Marsland also performed on Triple J, posing as Family First member Spencer Penrose on the Restoring the Balance radio show with Tony Moclair. On 29 January 2008, Richard became anchor/uncredited co-host of Triple M Melbournes breakfast show Pete & Myf, in 2007, Marsland also took up a co-host role on C31 Melbournes, The Breakfast Show. Since October 2007, Marsland was a writer on Shaun Micallefs news satire programme Newstopia which premiered on 10 October on SBS, on 20 September 2009, Marsland was listed in the end credits of Roves 10th Anniversary show under Special Thanks. He wrote a column for The Sunday Mail in Adelaide. He appeared as a company executive in the 2006 Australian comedy film. Richard used to be a DJ in a Goth nightclub in Adelaide in the 1990s as mentioned a number of times when panelling Get This, Marsland died in Melbourne, Australia on 6 December 2008. On Friday 5 December Marsland was meant to have dinner with former colleague Tony Martin and friends at a pub, about 8.30 pm he phoned his mother Alisson, intent on finding out the familys plans the following day. She secretly hoped the questions related to his penchant for surprise visits home to Adelaide. Instead, it was a phone call home hours before Richard drove to Shiprock Falls in Victorias Dandenong Ranges. In an interview Mrs Alisson Marsland and her husband Peter, of Gawler River, said their son had suffered depression and attempted suicide about 10 years ago and he recovered after extensive counselling and had been happy and in control ever since. But professional and personal difficulties in 2008, including a relationship break-up and he relapsed and reached his lowest ebb in October 08, telling his parents he felt lonely and alone. She said he was concerned about what his future held in 2009 and they flew to his home in Melbourne to support him, but, never wanting to worry his family, Richard gave no indication of just how low hed sunk. He never would have wanted to hurt anyone, Mr Marsland said this week and this was not an act of selfishness on his behalf, rather a loss to his recurring battle with depression
10. Tony Martin (comedian) – Anthony Tony Francis Martin is a comedian, writer and actor from Te Kuiti, New Zealand, who has had a successful TV, radio, stand-up and film career in Australia. A former stand-up comedian and commercial voice-over-man, Tony Martin moved to Brisbane, Australia, from New Zealand when he was twenty-one to work as a radio copy writer. Having worked in radio and amateur theatre back in NZ, Martin approached the ABCTVs The D-Generation in 1986 to work as a writer only to be told that filming on the first series had been completed. In the interim, he was invited to work as a researcher on ABC-TVs The Gillies Republic which was the follow-up to the successful political satire The Gillies Report starring Max Gillies. The show was not a success but Martin learnt a considerable amount from the productions mistakes, Martin was on the verge of heading back home to New Zealand when he was invited to be a writer for the second series of The D-Generation in 1987. He also made appearances on the show, and featured on the 1989 spin-off album. Martin became a bona fide D-Gen member when he began writing and performing on the troupes Breakfast Show on Triple M radio, on air, Martin was frequently referred to by the other D-Gen members as The Fat Man. Along with Rob Sitch, Martin left the show a little earlier than the other members to prepare The D-Gens next venture for ABC TV. Instantly recognisable as the skinny guy with glasses, Martin was one of the most valuable members of the D-Gen as a writer and performer on The Late Show. His co-introductions to almost every episode and Street Interviews segment highlighted his effective comedic partnership with Mick Molloy, Martin also made several appearances on Thank God Youre Here, The Panel, The Mick Molloy Show, and Kath & Kim. On 3 April 2006, Martin returned to the Austereo network to produce a syndicated show with Ed Kavalee. Towards the end of the run, a gathering of about 170 devoted fans took place outside the Triple M studios in Melbourne on 5 November 2007 to protest the cancellation of the program. The last episode was aired 23 November 2007, Martin wrote an online column called Scarcely Relevant at The Scriveners Fancy which was updated weekly 2009–2011. The website was placed on hiatus in June 2011 so Martin could concentrate on his latest TV project, the site was closed for un-explained reasons in November 2011. After a successful guest appearance on Sunday Arts in 2009 in which he interviewed US writer & lecturer Robert McKee, which began airing on ABC1 on 28 September 2010. The first two episodes, featuring English comedian Bill Bailey and US actor and writer Carrie Fisher, were aired, respectively, in September and November 2010. In February 2011, Martin appeared as one of the regulars on the radio-comedy program The Lonely Hearts Club which was broadcast weekly on ABC Radio National on Saturday nights from 10 pm to midnight. The first episode was broadcast on 12 February 2011 and the eighth, in December 2010, the Nine Network announced that Martin would be reunited with his former co-host on Get This, Ed Kavalee, for an upcoming comedy show entitled The Joy of Sets
11. Michael McLean (broadcaster) – Michael McLean, better known as Mike McLean, was an Australian sports broadcaster. Educated at St. Bedes College in Mentone, Victoria, after calling football on 3SR for just two years he was offered a calling position with Magic 693 on their AFL coverage. In 1999 the AFL did not renew the contract of Magic 693 so Mike moved to Triple M to head up their new AFL coverage in South Australia. Since then McLean was a member of the Triple M Football team broadcasting matches on Triple M stations in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide. McLean also commentated on a range of other sports and has received two Australian Commercial Radio Awards. Since 2002, McLean has been known by the nicknames Magic or Madge, Mike McLean died of cancer in August 2009
12. Paul Murray (presenter) – Paul Murray is a conservative radio and TV broadcaster based in Sydney, Australia. He was the former regular Mornings presenter on 2UE show A Sydney Morning and he also hosts Paul Murray Live on Sky News Australia which airs Sunday to Thursday at 9pm AEST. and Saturday Edition. Prior to joining 2UE Murray worked for Triple M 2005-2010, Nova969 2001-2004, 2SM 1999-2001 and 2GB 1998-2000, Murray has won a variety of radio awards including Brian White Memorial Award and Best Documentary. He has also nominated several times for best comedy segment. Late in 2005, Murray left Nova 96.9 to commence his television career, in November 2005, he began reporting and hosting segments for the Seven Networks morning current affairs & variety program Sunrise, later he was a regular guest on Weekend Sunrise. In 2008, Murray joined The Shebang with Marty Sheargold and Fifi Box on Triple Ms Sydney breakfast shift, the latter program debuted with the first known public discussion of the childhood accident that left him with only nine toes. He also joined Sky News Australia where he began hosting 180 with Paul Murray, at the start of 2009 Murray began hosting the All New Paul Murray Show on Sydney and Melbournes Triple M from 7pm-10pm weekdays and on Brisbanes Triple M from 10pm-1am. Later that year, he was replaced by Ugly Phil and began hosting a drive program, in November 2010, it was announced that Murray would be moving to AM radio station 2UE. He hosted both Drive and Morning shows and in early 2013, he began hosting the morning show Sydney Mornings, in October 2013, Murray openly criticised the decision by 2UE to sack fellow radio host Jason Morrison. In December 2013, after a period of declining ratings for Murrays show, it was announced that Murray was leaving 2UE and moving to Sky News full-time to host the show Paul Murray Live on weeknights. In January 2013, Murray started working on a new show A Sydney Morning with Paul Murray which, unlike other 2UE programs, the show is on air from 8,30 to 11, 30am on 954AM. Prior to working on the program, Murray was the host of Drive with Paul Murray from 2011-2012. In March 2006, he commenced as the new Triple M network presenter from 6-7pm Monday to Thursday, with an hour long current affairs radio show titled The Paul Murray Hour. In July, the Triple M network replaced Murrays show with an 80s music hour, but in August Murray returned hosting a program, The Paul Murray Show. In 2007, Lisa Millard joined the show as co-host, the show broadcast out of Sydney to multiple cities throughout Australia. Murray often announced the frequency as 104.9 MHz, the relevant frequency in Sydney, the show ended at the end of 2007, although in 2009 it was reinstated on Triple M in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The 2006-2007 show almost always ended with the song Watermelon Man and included, there were five questions so the winner was the person who answered the fifth question correctly. When an inadequate number of callers rang in, Mashup of The Doors Riders on the Storm, the quiz was normally run in the last 5 minutes of the show