Big guns on air in lead up to State of Origin decider


AFTER six years hosting my 2RRR cult hit radio program The Breakfast Brew, I’m still enjoying the adrenaline rush I receive before and during each show.

It has been six months since the program shifted to a Friday morning timeslot from 6am to 9am – and the feedback remains positive.

There is no shortage of personalities to interview on air during the program and in recent weeks there has been a focus on the 2017 State of Origin rugby league series.

The Blues and Maroons do battle tonight in the series decider at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane and it shapes as a cracker.

Before Origin 1 and Origin 2, I was able to chat to NSW coach Laurie Daley and assistant coach John Cartwright and get an insight on the series.

We also managed to chat on air with Blues legends Paul Sironen and Bryan Fletcher and former Queensland forwards Mark Hohn and Gorden Tallis who entertained listeners with their Origin yarns.

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IN RECENT months I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside two popular radio figures in Rob Duckworth and Triple M’s Anthony Maroon.

They have co-hosted the program with their own distinctive styles and have been a strong influence on yours truly.

Country music stars Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole have also joined us on air which has proved a real bonus for lovers of country music.

Local boy and media personality Andrew Voss – who cut his broadcasting teeth at 2RRR before carving out a successful radio career at 2UE, Channel Nine and now Fox Sports – also comes on the program from time to time.

The Breakfast Brew still has our regular guests such as the Member for Bennelong John Alexander, finance guru John Addario, Alan from Pyrmont, Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts, Ray ‘Rabs’ Warren, Channel Nine and 2GB personality Darryl Brohman, Rick Brewster from The Angels, Todd Hunter from Dragon, dual international rugby league and rugby back Lote Tuqiri, cricket legend Brad Haddin, TV and radio star Jon Harker and many more.

During the NRL season we’ve spoken with Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks during the Wests Tigers’ off field drama and on field woes.

Mitchell, who switched to Parramatta mid season, and Luke are local boys and house mates who went to school together up the road at Holy Cross College Ryde.

They enjoyed success together with Balmain’s champion 2012 S.G Ball Under 18 team and the all conquering Australian Schoolboys before establishing themselves as the Wests Tigers’ top grade NRL halves.

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IT has been a fascinating journey for myself since coming on board in 2011.

Some of the personalities we’ve had on air over the years range from sporting stars to politicians, TV identities and famous musicians.

These include Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Lane Cove MP Anthony Roberts, Bennelong MP John Alexander, Channel 9 Today Show’s Richard Wilkins, Tom Williams, Jon Harker and Julie Morris.

Sporting celebrities include Lote Tuqiri, champion cricketers David Warner and Brad Haddin, Darryl ‘Big Marn’ Brohman, AFL legend Kevin Sheedy, Wanderers soccer coach and former Socceroo Tony Popovic plus a host of NRL players.

Musicians such as Dave Gleeson of Screaming Jets, Timomatic, Dragon mainstay Todd Hunter as well as all the Country Music Festival winners have appeared on our program.

Even the great Australian humorist Billy Birmingham has come on Radio 2RRR with his parodies of Australian cricket commentary in recordings under The Twelfth Man name proving a big hit with listeners.

We look forward to entertaining listeners regularly in the Friday morning timeslot.

ALLAN JARVIS is host of Radio 2RRR morning program The Breakfast Brew