Posts Tagged ‘Victoria’

In June 1995, I’d handed my notice in at 5SE Mount Gambier. I’d been doing the Breakfast show there for about a year and had been offered the Drive-time gig at 3GG in Warragul Victoria. It was a good job and I was really looking forward to working with the Program Director, Mark Vale. Days […]


Sometimes, the timing is perfect, sometimes it isn’t. The job of presenting a daily air-shift on the radio is pretty much exactly the same no matter where you do it but in commercial radio, your pay is related to what the station charges for advertising. That depends on the size of your audience. Assuming your […]


Although I left 5SE in South Australia in June 1995, I know my voice was still being heard on the radio station for many weeks afterwards, possibly months or even years. I’d accepted a job as drive-time presenter at 3GG in Victoria but was still at 5SE because I’d had to give a month’s notice. […]


“We’d like to go ahead and hire you as the new drive-time presenter on 3GG in Warragul Victoria”. Finally Mark Vale had a vacancy at the radio station he was running over 400kms east of where we lived in Mount Gambier, South Australia. I’d been sending him demo tapes and talking to him on the […]


It’s been said that eighty percent of success is just showing up. I don’t know if the percentage is accurate but it does have a lot to do with it. Another big factor though, is pure dumb luck and that can go either way. In 1994, I was the host of The Breakfast Show on […]


The first time I listened to 5SE Mount Gambier, I was a worried man. My second job in radio was there, it was August 1994. Mount Gambier is over a thousand kilometres away from Parkes in New South Wales where we lived. Julie and I didn’t own a car so had to rent one. “I […]