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of triple j employees.
Wil Anderson - Regular on the
Karen Barlow - News presenter.
Proved very popular in the 'sexiest j-person' poll in June 99 -
the only news reporter to get many votes. Very sweet voice &
just generally a great news reporter to wake up to every week-morning.
Rosie Beaton - Born: 29 May
19??. Net 50 presenter. Rated the sexiest female dj in recent polls
on this web site! Well done Rosie (or should I say Rosemary). She
has a little pet dog called 'Muttonchops'. Rosie has been known
to order takeaway rice from a Chinese restaurant to feed Muttonchops.
Very spoilt little puppy.
Paul Brent - originally from
Canberra and Bathurst this wanna be film maker, blues singer and
frank sinatra impersonator (it's all in the voice) now lives in
Darlinghurst and frequents anywhere where there are martini's and
loud shirts. [Thanks Josh for that info]. He's been with the station
for a couple of years, and had quite a bit of airtime during the
99/2000 holiday period.
Robbie Buck - The fantastic
loveable Weekend lunch presenter.
Dan Buhagiar - (graveyard and
floater) is the current broadcast co-ordinator of FBi radio (96.9)
in the Sydney region. FBi is an aspirant broadcaster fighting for
one of the community licences that the ABA are giving out. You might
have heard of Free FM or Wild FM? Well they are in competition with
11 different stations trying to get one of the possible 2 licences.
Umm.. besides that, she obviously broadcasts from the Sydney studios
and she's absolutely lovely. She's also in a band called 1224.
Gaby Brown -
Daniel Browning - News presenter.
Tony Connelly - News presenter.
Has gone to ABC TV as the sports reporter on ABC news for a few
Matthew Eaton - News presenter.
Nicole Foot - Fills in occasionally.
Sharif Galal - Presenter of
Groove Train on Tuesday nights. Sherif galal is also a "dj-dj".
Last gig i know of was at big day out, in the essential room which
was like the mini boiler room for aussie artists. (info from spud).
Jaslyn Hall - World music show
Peter Helliar - Born: 16 June
19??. Commedian. Takes regular challenges from Merrick & Rosso on
their show each week. One of the challenges was to write a song
about Bevan, and is now known as "Bevan (the musical" by Peter Helliar
and Gatesy from Tripod. The song became quite popular in the Net
Dr Hex - Producer of the Super
Request. He usually answers the phones, fetches CDs, and makes all
the decision maing and organising on the Super Request program.
He doesn't talk much on air, but he does make the odd comments every
now and then.
Fynella Kernabone - Occasionally
does shifts on triple j. She is also doing some shifts on the current
FBi broadcasts doing the afternoon rider from 12-3pm. She does Thursday
brekky on 2SER Sydney as well as trains new volunteers at the station.
She's been doing radio for some 6-7 years, straight out of high-school.
Dr Karl Kruszelnicki - Film
maker, television presenter, bio-medical engineer, roadie, cabbie,
author - Dr Karl is a man of many talents who says his IQ is only
a little above average. "It ain't the meat, it's the motion. It
doesn't matter what you've got, it's what you do with what you got".
Probably best known today for his scientific prowess, Dr Karl can
cause the ABC radio switchboard to crash with his talkback show
Great Moments in Science.
Richard Kingsmill - The King
has been working with triple j since 1988. He does Saturday avo
from 2pm, "1999", the oz music show, and j-files. Richard seems
to know everything there is to know about music, etc. He writes
for Rolling Stone (the buzz - a column about new local oz bands).
He used to write CD reviews for "jmag". He has also written for
RAM, JUKE, On the street, and X-Press. He has interviewed dozens
of the biggest and greatest bands. Kingsmill also gets a mention
on the credits on the Custard - We Have the technology CD (we don't
know why though). He's got some thing about falling in love, headaches
and panadol (all in the same equation, of course). see winter 96
jmag for more details). Richard Kingsmill wrote "Triple J's internet
music guide" with Stuary Coupe in 1998 (which I won a copy of in
a Net 50 competition *yay*).
Sara Lando - triple j news reporter
since '95. She has now left the station, and is now working as an
ABC rural reporter in Canberra.
Francis Leach - Presents "Creatures"
on Sunday nights. Also regularly fills in on the Morning Show whenever
Sarah Mac is away. He will be replacing her for 6 months in 2000.
Kirileigh Lynch - Originally
from Coffs Harbour. She was one of the youngest graduates to come
out of the Australian Film Television and Radio School, which is
also where Caroline Tran came out of. Kirileigh now lives in Leichardt,
and also works on 9inety6ix.1 in Sydney, as the traffic reporter
"special K" during brekky and drive.
Sarah Macdonald - The great
morning show host. Hosts the 3 hour talk show each weekday morning.
She will be going on long service leave during the first 6 months
of 2000. She'll be replaced by Francis Leach during that time.
Rove McManus - Regular guest
on the brekky show for the 'know your millenium' segment.
Alison Ray - News reporter.
Dana Robertson - the new (started
Nov 15) National Affairs Reporter for JJJ in Canberra.
Tim Ross - (see Merrick [Watts]
The Sandman (Steven Abbott)
(43) - Born: 24th March 1956. One of the funniest people on triple
j. He used to have our attention every morning during the brekky
show, but Adam Spencer took over Sandman, Jen, and Mikey in 1999.
Sandman still does his regular dramas (eg. 204 Bells St) each week
morning, which would have to be the slowest moving drama in the
world. You can also catch this funny character, who refuses to use
his reveal his real name, on GNW and GNW nightlight. You might even
catch him in the nude!! LOL. Sandman managed to conjure up enough
votes in recent polls on this web site to claim the title 'sexiest
j-person', as strange and unbelievable as it may seem! Apart from
his morning few minute drama shows, on triple j, Sandman also helps
out in promos, and does many other guest appearances on triple j.
He has also put out a couple of books which are available from ABC
Adam Spencer - Adam took over
the breaky show in 1999. With a degree in Pure Mathematics, Adam
Spencer is a debating champion and a Belvoir Street Theatresports
veteran. Adam is also the host for Quantum, ABC TV's science program
and he regularly appears on the satirical Good News Week and attempts
to complete the Times Cryptic Crossword in the Australian Newspaper
Megan Spencer - Movie reviewer.
Roy and HG - Roy Slaven & HG
Nelson - Triple j's sports reporters.
Jim Trail - Does weekend breakfast
on triple j. He's also a keen mountain biker who often organises
rides in canberra on his days off (his weekend falls on monday and
tuesday). He regularly posts on a mountain biking email digest called
mtb-oz. He broadcasts out of Canberra.
Caroline Tran (26) - Fresh out
of radio school. She first came to Australia as a Vietnamese refugee
in 1975. Triple j is her first job on the radio, and she seems to
be settling in very well! She presents Super Request from 6 pm -
10 pm every weeknight, with the help of Dr Hex (who doesn't speak
Michael Tunn (early 20s?) -
"Tunny came out in 1994 when he marched in the G & L Mardi Gras.....bet
you didn't know that! But it's pretty obvious when you listen to
him regularly, as he drops hints about his sexuality all the time."
Did afternoons in his earlier days, then did 'Request Fest' which
was extremely popular, probably the most popular request show triple
j has had. Tunny did the lunchtime shift from 12-3pm weekdays for
a couple of years but then surprised us all when he suddenly quit
close to the end of 1999. Used to hose The Afternoon Show and the
Vidiot kids in his earlier years.
Myf Warhurst -
Matthew White -
Justin Wilcomes - Born: 16 April
1979. Currently hosts the Net 50 with Rosie Beaton on Saturday nights.
Also does a lot of other shifts on a non-regular basis.
Mike Wilcox - the games reporter
on JJJ and does a lot of the sound stuff, eg putting promos together
and i also think he does a bit of computer stuff, etc... He's also
in a band called Lazy Susan in which he plays the drums. They've
had a little bit of airplay on JJJ but not much. He's also a really
Merrick & Rosso - Tim Ross aka
Rosso (28) & Merrick Watts (25) - Official
Merrick and Rosso web site. These guys started off as guests
on Helen Razer & Judith Lucy's Ladies Lounge in 1997. They started
their own program in 1997, on Sunday afternoons, called Hair of
the dog. Then in 1999 they got onto the Drive program. Merrick has
a bit of a crush on Catherine Zeta-Jones. And Rosso often watches
Dawson's creek. Merrick is known as the good looking of the pair
- coming third in the sexiest j-person poll. Together, Merrick &
Rosso are the funniest pair of people you are ever likely to see
on radio. There's some more info on Merrick and Rosso on the Rage
guest programmers page. Also see a recent interview - On
Costa Zouliou - Presents
the "3 hours of power" on Friday nights.
And some of our much loved and missed
former j people...
Jane Gazzo (24) - Jane left
triple j at the end of 1998 to "try other things, and maybe return
to full-time media work in 2000". It'll be interesting to see if
we do see her back! She can be heard occasionally on triple j, live
from London giving updates on what's happening in the music scene
Paul McDermott - Born: 13 May
1962. Best known for Doug Anthony Allstars and Good News Week series.
He made many guest appearences on triple j, and you may remember
him from "Captain Pants" - the whacky radio drama last year on the
Helen Razer - Very popular on
the drive show before she left in early '98.
Mikey Robbins (38) - Born: 8
December 1961. Left triple j in 1999. Was very popular on the brekky
show during 1998 with Sandy and Jen. He recently married. Has come
back once or twice to do the odd shift so lets hope we can hear
some more of him in the future.
Judith Lucy -