Posts Tagged ‘Commercial’

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him… The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself… All progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw. In 1994, I was the host of the Breakfast Show on 5SE in South Australia. I used to have to read live commercials for a […]


The big difference between working in radio and and working in television is the time everything takes. In radio, things happen fast. You have an idea, grab some music and sound effects and away you go. In television there’s make-up, lighting, costumes and so many people involved, I don’t know what they all do. In […]


If it wasn’t for an imaginary cat food and a re-cycled nursery rhyme I might never have got my first break in radio. In 1993 I knew I didn’t stand a chance of getting a full-time job on the air in Australia unless I did really well at The Australian Film Television and Radio School. […]


Radio Daze When I got to the studios, of 2SM, it was surreal. They put me in a brand new studio next to a big window that looked out over the magnificent Sydney Harbour. There were only a few distant wispy clouds that summer evening; the water was electric blue and the clear sky provided […]


If You Can’t Beat Them, Join them It was late 1992, I was still earning my living  from cold air, not hot air. I’d sent demo tapes to every commercial radio station in Australia and I was presenting a weekly show on a community radio station but wasn’t being paid. I heard about The Australian […]