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Radio LOL of the Day: Thursday 25th March – Andy Lee talks footy, wanting to be a certain footballer

Show: Rush Hour

Network: Triple M

Quite an awkward, and somewhat unexpected moment surfaced today courtesy of an interview between Rush Hour hosts James Brayshaw and Billy Brownless and Andy Lee.

Normally conductors of irreverent interviews, JB and Billy were throwing questions at Andy regarding football and his life. Of course, up until this point, everything but Megan Gale was mentioned.

But it was quite a good interview, and first they spoke about footy, as Andy is a mad “blue-bagger”, as Billy put it.

Andy: Should be a good one. I’m looking to Matty Kreuzer coming back…

Billy: Yes indeed, and Jordan Russell’s a fan of yours. I’m just reading the profile here in the (Football) “Record” at the ground here today; “if you weren’t an AFL footballer, what would you like to be?”

“Hamish or Andy.”

So, if you weren’t a superstar in the media, what would you rather be… wanna be… a Carlton footballer?”

Andy: Carlton footballer… maybe Shaun Hampson (Gale’s current boyfriend).

This was met with about 4 or 5 seconds of JB and Billy being unsure of what to say. All that can be heard is JB guffawing.

JB quipped, “I think you’ve been him… you can’t pick blokes you’ve been”.

Andy Lee then told the story of why he didn’t end up being a footballer; his mother didn’t allow him to play after his dad sustained an injury.

Conversation also turned to their deal with Nine, and how the new show is shaping up.

And it remains as unclear as ever, as to what format the show will take, as apparently they still “don’t know” what the show is.

Apparently the only thing they know is that they “want to do a show”.

So what have they been doing with their spare time?

“A lot of spontaneous purchases”, apparently.

But that’s what we love about them, anyway.

And apparently Andy Lee, of all people, was to press the button to sound the siren to kick off the 2011 AFL season.

TV, Radio and Podcasts Index: Radio

Here’s a guide as to all of your favourite radio stars and their online presence:

TODAY NETWORK

Hamish and Andy

Official Show Account – Operated by Hamish and Andy themselves; tweets followed by either a H or an A to denote who wrote them.

Giggling Ben – Aka Ben Wasley, button-pusher.

Cackling Jack – Aka Jack Post, button-pusher.

Jez Carne – Known as the “web guy”, and was first heard on the show during their Australian Caravan of Courage trip.

Fifi and Jules

Official Show Account

Fifi Box

Jules Lund – Unverified and inactive, but very possibly his account when you see it…

Blake Phillips – The “web guy”

Hot 30 Countdown

Official Show Account

Matty Acton

Justin Hill – Producer

Fox FM (Melbourne)

Matt and Jo Show

Official Show Account

Matt Tilley – Has been inactive since July 22nd, 2009. This account was used as a show promotion, with the challenge being for Matt to pen 100 tweets in one day. Hence a tweet count of only 100 tweets.

Jo Stanley – No known account.

(“The Fabulous”) Adam Richard

Daytime Hosts

Tim Lee

MC

Eggo

2DAY FM (Sydney)

The Kyle and Jackie O Show

Official show account

Daytime Hosts

Dan Cassin

Ellie Mobbs

B105 (Brisbane)

Labby, Camilla and Stav

Official Show Account

Jason “Labby” Hawkins

92.9 (Perth)

Lisa, Baz and Sam

Official Show Account

Sam Mac

SAFM (Adelaide)

Craig Annis

Hayley Pearson

Barry Radio (Digital Station)

Official Account

The Peanut Gallery

Official Show Account (Operated by Jeff Wortman and Paul Hogan)

The Little Dum Dum Club

Official Show Account

Tommy Dassalo

Karl Chandler

Ear Candy

Troy Kinne

Monty Franklin

Tom Siegert

The Sweetest Plum

Official Show Account

Declan Fay

Nick Maxwell

‘Triple M Network

Triple M (Melbourne)

The Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire

Official Show Account

Eddie McGuire

Mieke Buchan

Luke Darcy

Mick Molloy – (NOTE: There is a fake account purporting to be Mick, however this tweet from the Grill Team firmly states that it is not… Mick). He is not currently operating a Twitter account.

Rush Hour

Official Show Account

James Brayshaw

Billy Brownless

Triple M Footy

Official Account

Garry Lyon

James Brayshaw

Luke Darcy

Rex Hunt

Damian Barrett

Jason Dunstall

Danny Frawley

Billy Brownless

Stephen Quartermain

Hamish MacLachlan

Dr Peter Larkins

Michael Roberts

Ash Chua

Michael Christian

Barry Denner

Nathan Brown

Mark Ricciuto

Mark Stevens

Triple M (Sydney)

The Grill Team

Official Show Account

Gus Worland

Mark “MG” Geyer

Mick Molloy

Pagey

Dan Ginnane

Rachel Corbett

The Sweetest Plum

Official Show Account

Declan Fay

Nick Maxwell

Triple M (Brisbane)

The Cage

Official Show Account

Ian Skippen

Emily-Jade

Greg “Marto” Martin

Greg “Sully” Sullivan

Dead Set Legends

Paul “Fatty” Vautin

Benny Ikin

Triple M (Adelaide)

The Hot Breakfast

Official Show Account

Ali Carle

Dale Lewis

Warren Tredrea

Rush Hour

Chris Dittmar

Mark Ricciuto

Dead Set Legends

Ken “KG” Cunningham

Andrew Jarman


It’s No Falaughing Matter

Just a word on the latest Eddie McGuire furore.

You might even say the most recent “food-in-mouth” scandal… If you wanted to get punched in the nose.
It all started when Eddie was having a bit of to-and-fro with GWS coach Kevin Sheedy on his Hot Breakfast radio show on Triple M Melbourne.
Now, the context is important and it isn’t. It isn’t because all you need to know is that Sheedy was being his usual cheeky self, in-part being honest about their hunt for players, and in-part baiting Eddie, knowing full-well that Eddie has been acting even more Mother Hen-like after the Premiership win in 2010. Also knowing that he is just about the only man who can offer Collingwood players more money than Collingwood itself.
Therefore when Sheedy spoke of “picking a team of all players off-contract”, and there being “a lot of Collingwood players on this team”… just to add fuel, “Sheeds” also said it’s a “Deal or No Deal” situation.
Then Eddie had about a minute to come up with this: “I’ve just put a team together of your seventeen year olds who’ll be sick of living up in the land of the felafel in Western Sydney…”
So the context was Eddie having a go at Sheedy… and Western Sydney.
That is, I think, what Eddie does not grasp. Eddie, today, tried to justify his comments by equating it to saying Carlton’s the “land of the pizza”. If you were to hear that on say, a program such as Postcards, you wouldn’t bat an eyelid- so he is right. However, they would be painting Carlton in a positive light by trying to highlight its dominant ethnic identity, that of a large Italian population, with a defining reputation for its iconic Lygon Street.
So this is when context is crucial.
Eddie was using it as a slur against Western Sydney- nothing more, nothing less.

Now you might be like Eddie and declare your unbridled love for all things falafel. You might say that even in the context it was in and whatever intent Eddie had, that it isn’t even that damaging in content. However, think of the connotations associated with a fried falafel and then the connotations involved in alluding to pizza or “haggis” (as he also calls his father a “haggis-muncher”).

Yes, because the racial associations with these foods play no part at all, do they? These cultures have long been a part of Australian culture, or at least the ancestry of many Australians. The days of teasing someone as a “wog” are now over, so why would calling something a land of pizza be even a slight jibe?

This is why these seemingly innocent jibes against some groups do so much damage. Take Ben Elton’s Live From Planet Earth. During a “public school teacher” sketch, a teacher said various made-up Asian-sounding names (one for example, sounded like “ain’t-shit”) and implied how ridiculously hard they were working.

Now, this seems like a compliment, and on the surface, it is. But, these sort of compliments or observations have a more insidious racism, even it is more hidden.

Either way, the person saying these “jokes” is usually feeling threatened, and uses his or her position chatting to a bunch of friends or thousands of people, to simultaneously make themselves more secure and take another group (usually in a lower position to start with) down a peg or two.

And of course, you always get the perpetrator of an offensive remark defending themselves by saying it was all a joke or some such.

And sometimes it is.

Here’s the distinction; the Chaser Make a Wish Sketch was utterly lambasted for uttering the line “they are just going to die anyway”. I’m not for one second defending it by saying how funny it was. I am also not saying it was tasteful or nice in any way. But! At no stage did anyone think the Chaser laughed at the fact that these kids were sick; their intention was not to make these kids or their families lose hope. They were trying- poorly- to be so outrageous that it was somehow funny. Needless to say it didn’t work, but the point is- their intention was not a nasty one.

As Ricky Gervais said, comedy can either come from a good place or a bad place. And while the Chaser did not have their comedy come from a good place, it certainly wasn’t the other.

And no one can deny that protective
Eddie wasn’t trying to land a knockout blow with an easy stereotype of both the Lebanese population and the rest of the people of Greater Westen Sydney.