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Love radio? Want to make it in the radio industry? Game Changers: Radio gives you access to intimate conversations with those who have known success and failure in their radio careers.We’ve spoken to the best of the best in Australia: Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Eddie McGuire, Fifi Box, Tony Martin, Mick Molloy, Amanda Keller and Kyle Sandilands, to name a few. We’ve also spoken to the best in the United Kingdom, including Christian O’Connell and Ken Bruce, and even a few stars from the United States, like Broadway Bill Lee.Follow our Host Craig Bruce (@cb_bruce) and Executive Producer Jay Mueller (@bad_producer), and check out www.radiogamechangers.com for more.

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Love radio? Want to make it in the radio industry? Game Changers: Radio gives you access to intimate conversations with those who have known success and failure in their radio careers.We’ve spoken to the best of the best in Australia: Hamish Blake, Andy Lee, Eddie McGuire, Fifi Box, Tony Martin, Mick Molloy, Amanda Keller and Kyle Sandilands, to name a few. We’ve also spoken to the best in the United Kingdom, including Christian O’Connell and Ken Bruce, and even a few stars from the United States, like Broadway Bill Lee.Follow our Host Craig Bruce (@cb_bruce) and Executive Producer Jay Mueller (@bad_producer), and check out www.radiogamechangers.com for more.

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Game Changers: Radio

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Rank #1: Episode 41 - The Story of Hamish & Andy

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This special episode shares the story of one of the most talked about radio shows in Australian radio history: Hamish & Andy

This is the story of how two young men met at university and stuck together to build the number one media brand in Australia. At their peak, more than 2.5 million people listened to their National Drive show.

This is their last week on air. Game Changers: Radio has been privileged to speak to Hamish Blake, Andy Lee and their producer Sam Cavanagh in separate episodes.

Thanks Hamish, Andy and Sam for your generosity, your effort, and your laughter.

1:28 - Act 1 "best mates forever"
3:51 - Act 2 "early days of the show"
6:58 - Act 3 "The right time, the right place"
12:47 - Act 4 "building the perfect team"
16:30 - Act 5 "boys discover their sweet spot"
18:46 - Act 6 "the audience"
23:40 - Act 7 "the show's essence"
29:38 - Act 8 "what will they miss?"

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

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Nov 26 2017

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Rank #2: Episode 50 - Scott Shannon

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Scott Shannon is a Game Changer. He's dominated New York breakfast radio for decades, and is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a disc jockey and as a programmer.

Scott has a story to share... and it's a story you don't want to miss. This is part one. There will be more from Scott in future episodes of Game Changers: Radio. 

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May 04 2018

54mins

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Rank #3: Episode 8 - Hamish Blake

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Hamish Blake is one half of arguably the most successful show on FM in Australian radio history, Hamish & Andy, and Hamish and his best mate Andy Lee are groundbreaking figures in event radio.

Hamish and Andy started as a development show on Fox in 2001, and over the next four years refined their act on late nights and weekends before moving into the national drive slot on the Today network in 2006. Their ratings were astronomical. Highlights included 25 per cent of the Melbourne drive market and a national audience of more than 2 million, making it the most listened to Australian radio show. Ever.

With ground breaking ideas - like the Caravan of Courage and the Tall Ships Adventure - Hamish and Andy established themselves as more than just a radio show: they are one of the most potent media brands in Australia.   'I've been incredibly fortunate to be side by side with someone that I think is so funny, but is also so driven... To use a cycling analogy, I can just slipstream him a bit'.   Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at radiogamechangers.com.

Game Changers: Radio - Insights and Lessons from the World's Best Radio Broadcasters and Programmers is available now from Amazon

Game Changers: Radio is produced by Bad Producer Productions

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Jun 24 2016

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Rank #4: Episode 38 - Jules Lund

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From the '15 Days of Fame' radio competition to Fifi & Jules to the forefront of influencer marketing, Jules Lund is a game changer. 

His television career began in 2004 on Getaway, and he appeared in almost 400 episodes during his time with Channel Nine.

He moved to radio in 2007. Along with Ryan Shelton and Tamsyn Lewis, he presented Summer Fling, a breakfast show on the Austereo Today Network. From 2011, he co-hosted Fifi & Jules during Drive with Fifi Box on the Today Network (leaving Friday's show open for Hamish Blake and Andy Lee to get their start in radio). In 2014 her co-hosted (with Merrick Watts and Sophie Monk) Jules, Merrick & and Sophie during breakfast on 2Day FM, until the show was replaced by The Dan & Maz Show (with Maz Compton). Jules then joined Emma Freedman to host The Scoopla Show, an entertainment news segment on the HIT Network between 2015 and 2016.

Jules left radio in September 2015 to launch TRIBE, a marketplace for social influencers and the brands that need them.

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

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Oct 22 2017

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Rank #5: Episode 37 - Creativity with Christian O'Connell & Sam Cavanagh

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This is a special episode of Game Changers: Radio. Christian O'Connell and Sam Cavanagh return to talk about creativity. 

Where do ideas come from? Are people born creative or can you learn creativity? And what does this have to do with radio?

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

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Oct 11 2017

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Rank #6: Episode 34 - Tom Gleisner

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Founding member of the iconic D-Generation, Tom Gleisner, speaks to Craig Bruce in the return of Game Changers: Radio. 

Tom is a writer, producer and host, with a long history of collaboration with some of Australia's best entertainers and performers, including Rob Sitch, Santo Cilauro, Jane Kennedy, Mick Molloy and Tony Martin. Highlights from Tom's early career include writing and performing for The D-Generation on Triple M, as well as starring in the ABC's The Late Show.

His TV credits include writing and producing Frontline, hosting and producing The Panel, judging Thank God You're Here, and writing and producing The Hollowmen and Utopia. Since 2013 Gleisner has hosted Have You Been Paying Attention. For the movie buffs, Gleisner co-wrote the Working Dog films The CastleThe Dish and Any Questions for Ben?

And if that is not enough, Tom has published numerous comedic books, including a series about the fictitious cricketer Warwick Todd fly fishing books with Sitch, and the Jetlag Travel Guide series with Sitch and Cilauro.

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

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Sep 10 2017

56mins

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Rank #7: Episode 5 - Sam Cavanagh

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Sam Cavanagh is one of Australia’s foremost experts in radio content and creative team management. He ws the Executive Producer of the Hamish & Andy Drive show, and National Executive Show Producer at Southern Cross Austereo. In 2017 he became Executive Producer for Kennedy & Molloy, a new national drive show on Triple M with Jane Kennedy and Mick Molloy.

At the Australian Commercial Radio Awards, Sam was awarded the Best Show Producer a-record 4 years in a row, 2007-2010. Sam has also received two ARIA awards for executive producing Hamish & Andy’s CDs, ‘Unessential Listening’ (2008), and ‘Celebrating 50 Glorious Years’ (2010). Sam has produced many world first media moments, including broadcasting live from Afghanistan with the Hamish & Andy Show. Follow Sam on Twitter at @samcav.

'There's a lot of hard work, but there's also a lot of good fortune, because when you get an opportunity and you're at uni, it's all a novelty... We were all young and fresh out of uni, none of it seemed like work we should be getting paid for anyway'.

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

Game Changers: Radio - Insights and Lessons from the World's Best Radio Broadcasters and Programmers is available now from Amazon

Game Changers: Radio is produced by Bad Producer Productions

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May 07 2016

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Rank #8: Episode 35 - Broadway Bill Lee

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Broadway Bill Lee started in radio in 1972. He programmed WTIC-FM in Hartford (Connecticut), and then went on to jock at KFRC in San Francisco (California), WLOL in Minneapolis (Minnesota), and KPKE in Denver (Colorado), before landing in afternoon drive in New York City. He has hosted afternoons on WCBS-FM since 2007. 

Broadway Bill Lee has won numerous radio awards, including the Billboard Radio Magazine award for Radio Personality of the Year, as well as Personality of the Year from Radio & Records Magazine and two New York Metro Air Awards for Best Afternoon Drive Show.

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

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Sep 18 2017

51mins

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Rank #9: Episode 3 - Eddie McGuire

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The Triple M Grill Team reimagined sports entertainment on FM radio in the early 90s. Eddie McGuire was also the first host and original face of Triple M Football, bringing AFL to FM. Since 2009 Eddie has hosted Triple M Melbourne's Hot Breakfast, taking the show from a 3 share to the #1 FM breakfast show with a mix of news, talk and sport that changed the game in Melbourne and became a template for Triple M's breakfast recovery nationally.

Eddie talks frankly about the radio business and the secrets to his success.

'Every day is a new day. Every day is a new show, and it's rate or die. It's as simple as that'.

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

Game Changers: Radio - Insights and Lessons from the World's Best Radio Broadcasters and Programmers is available now at Amazon

Game Changers: Radio is produced by Bad Producer Productions

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Apr 22 2016

41mins

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Rank #10: Episode 6 - Mick Molloy

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Mick Molloy led The D-Gen, Martin & Molloy and Tough Love, and became one-third of The Hot breakfast with Eddie McGuire, Mick Molloy and Luke Darcy on Triple M in Melbourne. In 2017 he left The Hot Breakfast to join Kennedy & Molloy, a national drive show on Triple M. Mick’s track record over more than 20 years of broadcast is without peer.

'It's that murky border where business and creative meet. You've got to be really strong at that point or you'll get rolled and if you get rolled, your show is going to be shit'.

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

Game Changers: Radio - Insights and Lessons from the World's Best Radio Broadcasters and Programmers is available now from Amazon

Game Changers: Radio is produced by Bad Producer Productions

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May 14 2016

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Rank #11: Episode 29 - Rising Stars - Ash London

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From a young age it was clear that Ash London had but one ability in life – the gift of the gab. Lucky for her, that gift has landed her on television screens and radio dials for the better part of her 20’s. 

After forcing herself to attend university for three years, where she earned a bachelor of communications in media, Ash set off on a London adventure that cemented a lifelong love of live music. After revelling in Ray La Montagne at Royal Albert Hall to watching a then unknown Ellie Goulding at a Camden pub, she decided that she would actually die if she did not secure a career in the entertainment industry. A few short years later it all paid off when she beat 1200 other contestants and landed her first TV gig, hosting Saturday morning music show The Loop, a role she enjoyed for three successful years. 

2014 saw her branch out into radio, co-hosting Australia’s longest running radio chart show Take 40 with Angus O’Loughlin, and then launching Shazam Top 20 around the country every night across the Today network in 2015. 

Continuing both shows in 2016, it was also the year that saw her serve on Australia’s first ever Eurovision Juror Panel, and also host Junior Eurovision on SBS. Ash has also made regular appearances on Ten’s The Project, and Dirty Laundry Live for ABC. She also appears as an entertainment host worldwide on Redbull TV.

In 2017 Ash returned to radio, launching her national nights show across the HIT network - Ash London Live - celebrating her music passion weeknights around the country. 

Her work has seen her interview everyone from One Direction to Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande to Adele, Bruno Mars to Slash. She’s talked colonics with MGMT, enjoyed a piggy back from Ed Sheeran and been invited to be the stand-in backup bass player in 5 Seconds of Summer. Also once she voiced a condom commercial which didn’t go down too well at family dinner. 

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Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Game Changer: Rising Stars is a bonus season profiling the top emerging talent in the Australian radio industry.

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

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May 03 2017

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Rank #12: Episode 51 - Scott Shannon - Part Two

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Part Two of Craig Bruce's conversation with legendary New York City broadcaster Scott Shannon. 

Scott talks about the philosophies and strategies that guide him as a programmer and broadcaster. 

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May 25 2018

48mins

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Rank #13: Episode 52 - Patty Steele and Wayne Cabot

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Game Changers is the study of success in broadcast. This episode features New York's Patty Steele and Wayne Cabot. In addition to their work on-air, Patty and Wayne host the News on the Rocks podcast. 

While Craig interviews them for Game Changers, he appears as a guest on their show. It's a simul-pod. Enjoy. 

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Jun 04 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #14: Episode 33 - Rising Stars - Ryan Jon

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Ryan Jon co-hosts Ryan & Tanya on HIT 104.7 in Canberra (6am-9am weekdays) and Weekend Breakfast on Sydney’s 2DayFM.

Prior to this, he presented breakfast radio in Muswellbrook, Mildura, Toowoomba and Bunbury, as well as community radio at SYN in Melbourne.

Ryan’s videos, columns and On The Road vox pops have featured on News.com.au, The Huffington Post, Yahoo, Buzzfeed and Mamamia. Ryan produced two podcast series, From The Internet (2015) and Influencers (2016)which both topped the business section of iTunes at various times.

Game Changer: Radio

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Game Changer: Rising Stars is a bonus season profiling the top emerging talent in the Australian radio industry.

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

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May 09 2017

39mins

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Rank #15: Episode 30 - Rising Stars - Dave Matthews

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Dave Matthews is an energetic Australian radio presenter with a passion in entertainment. He is currently working as the content anchor and executive producer of Hot 91.1's The Hot Breakfast: Dave, Sam & Ash (6am-9am) on Hot 91.1 on the Sunshine Coast.

Dave's radio career has taken him from community radio at CVCradio and 96Five to commercial radio at Hit105 Brisbane (B105), and after a brief stint at Hit107 Adelaide back to Hit105 as the Breakfast anchor for Stav, Abby & Osher

Before entering the radio world, Dave worked as a children's entertainer (as a magician and ventriloquist). He had a few adventures along the way, including working as a wedding planner and being Bindi Irwin's 'Birthday Planner' at Australia Zoo.

His passion in digital media has allowed him to have a strong positive influence on the social communities that he has been apart of including Hit105, 96five, Hot91, Brisbane Buy Swap & Sell, Funny Santa Photos & Don't Eat That Podcast. 

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Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Game Changer: Rising Stars is a bonus season profiling the top emerging talent in the Australian radio industry.

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

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May 04 2017

36mins

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Rank #16: Episode 7 - Learnings

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Listen to Craig Bruce share what he learned from interviewing the best of the best - Marty Sheargold, Chrissie Swan, Eddie McGuire, James Brayshaw, Sam Cavanagh and Mick Molloy.

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

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May 22 2016

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Rank #17: Episode 4 - James Brayshaw

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James Brayshaw has been involved in four #1 shows in Melbourne and Sydney with MMM's The Cage. He has also been at centre of The Rub on MMM - a show with a cult following for football fans around the country - since the early 2000s.

'If anyone out there is starting off, instead of thinking about what you’re going to say next, actually listen to what the person is saying. That might give you half a chance'.

Game Changers: Radio is a show dedicated to the radio industry. Get in touch with our host Craig Bruce on Twitter @cb_bruce and our producer Jay Mueller @bad_producer. Check out all of our episodes at www.radiogamechangers.com.

Game Changers: Radio - Insights and Lessons from the World's Best Radio Broadcasters and Programmers is available now from Amazon

Game Changers: Radio is produced by Bad Producer Productions

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Apr 29 2016

47mins

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Rank #18: Episode 67 - Irene Hulme

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Irene Hulme is a Game Changer. She started at SAFM in the late 80's and since then has worked for all of the major Australian Radio Networks - SCA, ARN and NOVA. There are very few people in Australia who have Irene's experience and expertise across multiple music formats. At the heart of Irene's skill set are brilliant ears and great taste. She has an instinctive and intuitive sense of what sounds great on radio. 

Game Changers: Radio is sponsored by Radio Monitors - the world's best radio monitoring platform. Radio Monitors gives you access to radio stations in the world's most competitive radio markets. 

Get in touch with Craig on Twitter here. Join our Game Changers: Radio mailing list and never miss an episode here.

Game Changers: Radio is produced by Bad Producer Productions. Follow Bad Producer Productions on Twitter. Game Changers is edited by Thom Lion

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Nov 09 2018

56mins

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Rank #19: Episode 60 - Abby Coleman

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Abby Coleman is a Game Changer. From the street team to top rating breakfast presenter. Abby Coleman shares her story of resilience with Craig Bruce. 

Abby Coleman has hosted breakfast on Hit 105 for seven years. The current line-up includes co-hosts Stay Davidson and Matt Acton, and in 2018 they rate #1 in Brisbane.

Abby previously worked at SA-FM on number of different shifts, including mornings. She began her media career as an 18 year old on the Channel 7 TV show The Mole.

Game Changers: Radio is sponsored by Radio Monitors - the world's best radio monitoring platform. Radio Monitors gives you access to radio stations in the world's most competitive radio markets. 

Get in touch with Craig on Twitter here. Join our Game Changers: Radio mailing list and never miss an episode here.

Game Changers: Radio is produced by Bad Producer Productions. Follow Bad Producer Productions on Twitter. Game Changers is edited by Thom Lion

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Sep 28 2018

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Rank #20: Episode 59 - Tim Lee

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Tim started his career in Perth at 929, before moving to Melbourne and Sydney where he hosted the National Hot30 countdown along with music shifts on 2day-FM and Fox.

Tim has been nominated for an ACRA in the best music announcer category 3 times, winning it in 2011. He’s now home in Perth working on 929 whilst also managing the station’s digital platforms. Tim Lee is one of Australia's best CHR announcer. There isn't a shift Tim hasn't hosted. His story is full of twists and turns, and there is a lot to learn from this Game Changer. 

Game Changers: Radio is sponsored by Radio Monitors - the world's best radio monitoring platform. Radio Monitors gives you access to radio stations in the world's most competitive radio markets. 

Get in touch with Craig on Twitter here. Join our Game Changers: Radio mailing list and never miss an episode here.

Game Changers: Radio is produced by Bad Producer Productions. Follow Bad Producer Productions on Twitter. Game Changers is edited by Thom Lion

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Sep 14 2018

53mins

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