Hamish and Andy the Clinton Clobbers

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Hamish Blake and Andy Lee were the surprise hits of Hillary Clinton's global farewell meeting early yesterday morning.

In an Aussie coup, the event was hosted in Washington by the ABC's Leigh Sales (above), and Blake and Lee closed the hour-long press conference.

The outgoing US Secretary of State was asked questions from journalists and everyday people, and Blake and Lee were the only ones not on the running sheet.

They first met Clinton in Melbourne two years ago. "It was a very out-of-left-field request," Blake said. "We were honoured to do it. The White House were putting the event on as a bit of a surprise for her, and they asked us 'would you mind if we finished with you guys?'."

As soon as Clinton saw them, she smiled widely and laughed. She obviously remembered who they were.

"What was strange was that they said they wanted to surprise her, so we weren't even on the rundown," Lee said.

"We were like, she might be so surprised that she won't remember us at all."

Clinton played along with the Channel 9 personalities, suggesting Lee would make a great Secretary of State because of his good looks.

Credit: Herald Sun, Thursday, January 31, 2013

Maude Garrett takes on L.A to Host the Hot Hits

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Maude Garrett

Radio and TV presenter Maude Garrett will relocate to Los Angeles to be the new host of leading pop culture brand, The Hot Hits. The self-confessed pop-culture brainiac and video game fanatic will present the weekly radio show from studios in Hollywood and contribute to the online site and mobile show.

Her first program will premiere on Sunday 3 February across 62 radio stations in Australia including Southern Cross Austereo’s Today Network. The Hot Hits radio show presented by Optus broadcasts weekly from studios in Hollywood, counting down the top 35 songs in LA, interviewing the stars and look at the week that was in the entertainment world. The online site features the latest music, entertainment news and photos, a weekly video show and weekly blogs from the LA team detailing what goes on behind-the-scenes at red carpets and events.

“Maude is The Hot Hits personified” says MCM Media’s Group Content Director, Sam Thompson. “Her outgoing personality, love of all things pop culture and her expert gaming skills make her the perfect fit for The Hot Hits brand. With direct access to the biggest stars and stories in the entertainment world, The Hot Hits team is focused on breaking the latest news and exclusive stories across radio, online and mobile, and Maude will be in her element delivering this with her unique Australian take.”

Produced by MCM Media in partnership with Southern Cross Austereo, The Hot Hits is the only Australian radio show to have a permanent presence in the entertainment capital of the world. It focuses on global pop culture - celebrating music, movies, TV and whatever this month’s top trends are, from an Australian perspective. It encompasses a weekly radio show broadcast nationally, online site and mobile app.

“It’s my dream job!” Maude says. “‘I'm able to completely indulge in my love of pop-culture, from music to movies & gossip! Moving to LA to attend premieres, interview the biggest celebrities and talk about my obsession with video games.... somebody pinch me!"


Rabbit joins Nova 969 as Mornings Announcer

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


Kiwi radio presenter Rabbit this year joins Nova 969 in Sydney as their new Mornings announcer. Rabbit can now be heard 9am - 12pm weekdays on Nova 969.

Program Director Brendan Taylor is enthusiastic about having Rabbit back on the team.

"[Rabbit] returns to Nova 96.9 after being away for 6 years and complements the line up perfectly for 2013. He’s a quality broadcaster it’s great to have him back on-air in Sydney."

Congratulations, Rabbit!


Dylan Lewis Joins New Nova Breakfast Team in Adelaide

Friday, 21 December 2012

Dylan Lewis

Dylan Lewis and Shane Lowe are Nova 919 Adelaide’s new breakfast team. Paul Jackson, dmg Radio Group Program Director said, “Dylan and Shane will be a cracking combination to wake up to. They are both naturally funny, creative and perfectly represent the Nova brand. They’ve got a great blend of experience and I’ve no doubt that they’ll be the voices heard on alarm clocks all over Adelaide.”

Dylan Lewis said, “I am hugely excited about the opportunity to make a kick ass show with Shane and to wake up with Adelaide listeners. It is a lovely feeling to be going home, to be close to family and friends. I have learnt so much and formed some great friendships during my six years at Nova 100, so although it’s a little sad to leave Melbourne, I’m really pumped about doing breakfast radio in Adelaide.”


Sam Mac Hosts Nova Summer Breakfast with Kate Ritchie

Thursday, 06 December 2012

Sam Mac

Tune in to Sam Mac this month as he teams up with Kate Ritchie on Nova Sydney for the Summer Breakfast Show.

You can hear Sam and Kate on air from 6-9am every weekday on Nova 969.


Kayne and Amberley Nominated for Kidscreen Award

Friday, 30 November 2012

Congratulations to Kayne Tremills and Amberley Lobo who have been nominated as Best Hosts at the 2013 Kidscreen Awards in New York, the biggest conference of it’s kind for kids TV.


Brodie Young on HOT FM Cairns Breakfast Show

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Brodie Young

HOT FM Cairns has announced their new breakfast show Brodie and Stacey, hosted by Brodie Young & Stacey June. The young, dynamic Melbourne duo can now be heard on air at 103.5 HOT FM Cairns from 5.30am-10.00am Monday-Friday.

Anjali Rao on 2UE Morning Show

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Anjali Rao

Tune into Sydney radio station 2UE 954 News Talk, for the morning show (9am - 12noon weekdays) to hear Anjali Rao and Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson for the latest in news, entertainment and talk-back.

Cameron Daddo Joins Smoothfm

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Congratulations to Cameron Daddo who has been announced as the latest celebrity to join the Smoothfm stable, with his own show starting this Sunday 8-10am.

Returning to Australia after 20 years in LA, Cameron joins Kylie Minogue as the latest celebrity to get on board with Smoothfm, who is making a guest appearance this Saturday from 10am.

Paul Jackson from DMG radio said:

“We are delighted that Australia’s favourite entertainers continue to choose smoothfm for their radio debut. Cameron is an incredibly accomplished international talent, and to have both Cameron and Kylie on the station, well it doesn’t get much bigger than that."


Dylan Lewis Wins Third ACRA

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Dylan Lewis

Congratulations Dylan Lewis who has won ‘Best Music Presenter’ at the 24th Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRA) 2012. This is Dylan’s 3rd ACRA award!

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