Ra­dio roy­alty Keller still in air elite

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - The Everest -

THERE’S no room for in­flated ego in Amanda Keller’s life.

The 55-year-old vet­eran ra­dio and tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter is at the top of her game, but says her fam­ily, friends and lis­ten­ers keep her well and truly grounded.

“This job is too hard to have an ego, there is no swan­ning around,” she said ahead of the ra­dio in­dus­try’s ACRA Awards tonight.

“The value of be­ing re­spected is im­por­tant to me, the fact we still have jobs where peo­ple still want us to turn up and that the au­di­ence feels like that too. I don’t take that for granted. I am never glib about the priv­i­lege that this is be­cause there’s a lot of peo­ple that would be happy to take our places.”

Keller and WSFM co-host Bren­dan “Jonesy” Jones are nom­i­nated in sev­eral cat­e­gories at the an­nual ACRA’s — ra­dio’s equiv­a­lent of the Lo­gies or the ARIA Awards — in­clud­ing best on-air team. More than 30 awards will be handed out over the night, held in Melbourne.

“There is no more in­ti­mate, im­me­di­ate way to talk to an au­di­ence and to share your view of the world and hear their view of the world,” Keller said.

Bren­dan Jones and Amanda Keller.

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