Who’s on second?
We know the names, faces and voices of the frontline soldiers in the breakfast FM war. Dave Hughes and Kate Langbroek on NOVA, Matt Tilley and Jo Stanley on FOX and Peter Helliar and Myf Warhurst on TripleMare the high-profile standard bearers. But who do
Dave ‘Higgo’ Higgins 9am-noon weekdays Any bloke who nominates their hidden talent as burping loudly is worth a listen. Lists his loves as fast cars, loud heavy-metal music, the Bombers, meat and potatoes, the occasional drink and laughing until it hurts. Rod ‘iRod’ Maldon Noon-4pm The Bunbury, WA-born radio wanderer started his career at 16 and has spent much of his time since sleeping off hangovers in garden beds across the country.
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Dangerous Dave Williams 9am-noon Ballarat boy who chose volunteer work in radio over sweeping floors at the local Mars Bar factory. Mike ‘Fitzy’ Fitzpatrick Noon-4pm Formerly a member of Triple Mbreakfast show
this wannabe Blues guitarist and actor featured as one of magazine’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelors in 2003 and 2005.
Mike Perso 9am-1pm Wangaratta native who turned to radio after realising he wasn’t good at footy or truck driving. Rob Kidd 1pm-3pm Live-music fanatic who has checked bands including the Rolling Stones, Coldplay, INXS, Split Enz, Crowded House, Nickelback and Pearl Jam off his ‘‘To Do’’ list.
Dylan Lewis 9am-noon Hyperactive ball-juggling, kazoo-playing, fire-eating jack-of-all-trades music fanatic, who treats the studio more like his personal amusement park. Hayley Pearson Noon-3pm Recently arrived and married Adelaide-born DJ with a background in journalism.
9am-1pm Peter ‘Harro’ Harrison Delivers a round-up of classic hits from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including a Classic Countdown at 9am. Describes his show as ‘‘brilliant’’ with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Craig Huggins 1pm-5pm A 40-year radio veteran (above) who not only plays a vast selection of classic hits, but probably heard most of them upon their initial release. Cathy Dinn 9am-2pm Offers a mix of songs listeners can sing along to punctuated by hourly news updates. Transports her audience back to a world of shoulder pads, acid-wash jeans and leg warmers for an hour each day with the ’80s Mix at noon. Jakob Pavlovic 2pm-4pm Footy-loving, poker-playing Sudoku fan who lists his favourite phrase as ‘‘bugger!’’