Pilots of the Airwaves - Voices of a Generation Podcast
Pilot Number Twenty-Three

Pilot Number Twenty-Three

July 4, 2021

A true pioneer of Australian radio from the 60's when television was the new kid on the block and radio had to be something special to survive. He was a 'Most Happy Fella', he is Jim Hilcke! Enjoy 

Pilot Number Twenty-Two

Pilot Number Twenty-Two

June 13, 2021

He moved around the country, taking his unique style of broadcasting to audiences in 4 states and 1 territory (sometimes as Con Vann) but it was at EON FM and Triple M in Melbourne where the Captain was most influential. He is of course Karl van Est!! Enjoy!

Pilot Number Twenty-One!

Pilot Number Twenty-One!

June 6, 2021

From Swan Hill to Launceston, to Adelaide and to Melbourne, then right across Australia with our own Top 40 .....or should I say Take 40 Countdown! One of Australia's great 'music minds' it was great to spend some time with Barry Bissell. Enjoy!

Pilot Number Twenty!

Pilot Number Twenty!

May 25, 2021

He moved from Panel Operator to Production at 3DB, Production to Mid Dawn Announcer on 3KZ and then on to legend status on Breakfast in Townsville. 30 years of early starts and still going strong! This Steve Price is no shock jock, just a bloody good bloke! Enjoy!  

Pilot Number Nineteen!

Pilot Number Nineteen!

May 11, 2021

He is a self confessed radio nomad, working across four states at numerous stations, both commercial and the ABC as well as being part of 'The biggest air-lift in Australia's history.' He is the poetry reading, story telling Ted Bull. Enjoy!

Pilot Number Eighteeen!

Pilot Number Eighteeen!

April 29, 2021

From Germany, to the Snowy Mountains, onto Melbourne then up to Sydney (and a few other places in between), the name might have changed at times but the dulcet tones never waived! He’s one of the pioneers of ABC Youth Radio, he is Holger Brockmann….Enjoy!

Pilot Number Seventeen!

Pilot Number Seventeen!

April 5, 2021

He was a disc jockey, a talent spotter, program director and a pioneer of Top 40 radio down the east coast of Australia. He drove fast cars and barefoot skied......and is a true legend of the industry. It could only be Bill Gates!! Enjoy!

Pilot Number Sixteen!

Pilot Number Sixteen!

March 30, 2021

He’s one of the ultimate journeymen of Australian radio, 3 states, numerous stations and decades of great stories from a true radio survivor. From Sydney, to Tassie, then Melbourne, Perth, Melbourne and back to Perth, Brian Lehman is the Mann! Enjoy!

Pilot Number Fifteen!

Pilot Number Fifteen!

March 1, 2021

He started off in the mail room, made his way up to the board room and he has been a major influence in radio across three states.  Rather than a pilot, he is more of an air traffic controller, plotting the course for the pilots to follow and in his 57+ year in the business, he's seen it all...and that's no BS!!  It is a great 50 minutes or so with Brendan Sheedy.  Enjoy!

Pilot Number Fourteen

Pilot Number Fourteen

February 16, 2021

He survived 17 years and at least 3  format changes at the one radio station, played the hits, interviewed the pollies, worked with a King...as well as crossing to the Murray Bridge dogs! Denis Scanlan, a 3DB legend...enjoy!

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