A dif­fer­ent wave­length

Greg Thom un­earths some of the hid­den gems on the dial

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Vega 91.5FM Sun­day ‘‘Hello, I’m Dan Wat­son and I’m a ho­mo­sex­ual,’’ is the greet­ing from the host of Vega’s Sun­day night ITH so many high-profile ra­dio shows com­pet­ing for at­ten­tion, it can be easy to miss the for­est for the trees.

But it’s all there — from what’s go­ing on in the world of wrestling to Asian indie mu­sic and ev­ery­thing you wanted to know about science.


3AW 693 Satur­day and Sun­day, 6am-8am This on-air trash and trea­sure mar­ket meets the Trad­ing Post has be­come some­what of a week­end in­sti­tu­tion for many Mel­bur­ni­ans.

Host Dar­ren James fields calls from lis­ten­ers want­ing to off­load or pick up any­thing from 3m pythons to good-as-new wash­ing ma­chines and vinyl records. show. If you are keen to bet­ter un­der­stand and ex­plore top­ics such as the dif­fi­culty of com­ing out and what to do on a first date, it is all here.


SYN 90.7 Satur­day 2pm-4pm Want to know why Randy Or­ton has a bad at­ti­tude? Ever won­dered how Ne­cro Butcher slammed Colt Ca­bana in the ring or how Aus­tralia’s own Mad Dog flies so high off the ropes? Aus­tralia’s only wrestling ra­dio talk show has the an­swers, de­liv­ered in a mix of news, views and in­ter­views.


SYN 90.7 Week­days 10am-3pm Free­dom of ex­pres­sion is the name of the game, with each hour of this show de­signed to al­low un­tried and un­tested teenage DJs from across Melbourne a voice.

De­scribed as ra­dio at its most raw, pre­sen­ters are free to talk about what­ever takes their fancy, from mu­sic, sport and movies to cur­rent af­fairs and fash­ion, backed up by some cool mu­sic.


Triple R 102.7FM Mon­day, 1pm-2pm Rob Jan hosts this ode to all things science fiction, fan­tasy and his­tor­i­cal with a fair dol­lop of pop­u­lar cul­ture, TV, books, mag­a­zines and toys thrown in for good mea­sure.


PBS 106.7FM Fri­day 9pm I didn’t even know there was a genre called Asian indie mu­sic. Ac­cord­ing to En­ter The Dragon host Dave Beynon, lis­ten­ers to his show will get an ear­ful of ev­ery­thing from Ja­panese alt-pop and Cam­bo­dian garage-rock to Chi­nese punk-noise and In­dian am­bi­ent elec­tron­ica.


Triple R 102.7FM Satur­day, 9am-10am De­scribed as ‘‘sport for thought’’, this is where sports science, cul­ture and bizarre trivia col­lide as Justin Kemp, John Ori­glasso and Jesse Fyfe take a slanted view of the week in world sport.

The trio gives lis­ten­ers the skinny on ev­ery­thing from the facts on train­ing, diet and in­jury to road­test­ing new sport­ing prod­ucts.


PBS 106.7FM (Ev­ery sec­ond) Sun­day 2am Were the ’80s re­ally more than two decades ago? Not to Harry Q. Holden, who presents four hours of the best Aus­tralian rock and pop the Count­down era had to of­fer.


Triple R 102.7FM Sun­day 11am-12pm En­thu­si­as­tic weekly talk-fest that aims to trans­late all things science.

A mix­ture of news, his­tory, in­ter­views and gen­eral sci­en­tific gos­sip, along with mu­si­cal in­ter­ludes based on the eclec­tic tastes of sci­en­tists. Who knew?

At­ti­tude: wrestling

fans can get the low­down on Randy Or­ton, and all their

other he­roes, on SYN’s Sub­mis­sion

each Satur­day.

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