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The Readers Digest version of 15 years behind the mic

 

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Merrick and the Highway PatrolFor the past 15 years I’ve worked as a radio presenter, writer, TV host and podcaster producing content for some of Australia’s largest media organisations….but you just came here for the radio bit, right?

My career behind the mic kicked off back in 2001 and for the next six years, I lived the nomadic life of a breakfast radio host, babbling into a microphone for stations across the country including Triple M Melbourne, Hit 107 in Adelaide, Hit 929 in Perth and Sea FM on the Central Coast.

In 2007 I was finally ready to stop paying removalists, so I brought my little handkerchief on a stick back to Sydney and shopped my wares around town, hosting shows including Hit 104’s Hot 30 Countdown and Summer Breakfast for NOVA 969.   In 2009 I finally unpacked the handkerchief for good and set up shop at Triple M Sydney.

From 2009 – 2011 my buddy Paul Murray and I hosted the drive show, Paul and Rach, for Triple M Sydney.  With no producers and our bosses distracted with building a breakfast show, Paul and I got up to some serious mischief running competitions like the Nude Streaking Championships and The Mile High Club (which was pretty close to what you’re imagining).  Essentially it was the two of us in a room with a blank piece of paper, two hours to fill every day and some crazy ideas.  When Paul got the call to join the AM big leagues at 2UE, I started setting the alarm for 4am again and joined Matty Johns, Gus Worland and Mark Geyer on The Triple M Grill Team.

Paul and Rach with Paul Murray and Rachel CorbettAfter a year in the locker room with the boys, I returned to my favourite time slot on Triple M’s national drive show, Merrick and the Highway Patrol, with Merrick Watts and Jules Schiller.  The Highway Patrol was broadcast to over 40 stations nationwide and in the two years of that show we executed some crazy ideas including building The Carbeque (half car, half BBQ), creating the world’s first Turducken Ridiculous (20 different meats roasted inside a pig), assembling the Unharmonic Orchestra (a collection of crappy instruments playing atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge) and a collosal food fight.

Over the years I’ve MC’d countless events and conducted hundreds of interviews with everyone from international celebrities like Will Smith and Daniel Craig to politicians including ex-Prime Minister, Julia Gillard.

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These days most of my time is spent writing or yapping about something on TV and I’ve worked on shows including The Verdict, Weekend Sunrise, Weekend Today, The Morning Show, The Project, Have You Been Paying Attention, The Today ShowStudio Ten and Paul Murray Live.

I’m currently working on a couple of podcasts which I’m hoping to have out later in the year but until then you can catch up on episodes of my old poddy, Paul and Rach here.

 

These days I also use my media powers for good, teaching the next generation of radio and podcasting superstars at Australia’s premium radio school, AFTRS and through my own online course, PodSchool.

I also do one-on-one creative coaching for entrepreneurs, bloggers and people with big ideas who want to improve the quality of their content.

If you want even more detail about my radio past, you can listen to my interview with Ralph Tucker on the Media Mates podcast…

 

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