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Now that’s something that’s quite extraordinary.


The slot has usually been used to develop talent or warehouse them as could be argued for Marko & The Ox, their services wasted in such a position.

If they are on contract/remain employed, AW should be using them as sports contributors across all programs that their weeknight sport show talent is unavailable for.

Clearly 3AW want to provide an opportunity for Emily Power to build experience.

Is 9 radio going to provide live coverage of the funeral?


Jacqui Felgate to lead 3AW’s AFL commentary and analysis team in 2023 3AW welcomes Jacqui Felgate to lead AFL commentary in 2023


Kenny Sutcliffe will be a contributor to Mark Levy’s Wide World of Sports show next year. Wonder if they’ll have him set up to broadcast in his home or he’ll be doing it from 2MG?

Peter Overton gave him a shout out on Nine News last night during a report on Mudgee being awarded the top tourist town in Australia.

Other changes to 2GB sports broadcasting are noted in this article:


I think she will be part of the pre-match show on Saturday afternoons.

No mention of Jacqui Reed in the article, will she still be boundary reporter for 3AW’s AFL broadcast in 2023?


I hope so. To be fair, there’s lot of people left out in the article, not just Jacqui R, such as Daniel Harford, Richo, Tony Shaw, Bruce Eva etc.


Jacqui Felgate joins 3AW Footy and Wide World of Sports launches with new podcasts

3AW is excited to unveil the first stage in a revamped line up for its No. 1 AFL coverage.

Jacqui Felgate, one of Melbourne’s best known broadcasters across TV and radio, will join 3AW’s leading footy commentary and analysis team in 2023.

Felgate will be joined by returning favourites Matthew Lloyd, Jimmy Bartel, Leigh Matthews, Caroline Wilson, Tim Lane and a host of others, as 3AW takes back control of its AFL content and commercialisation from SEN.

After stints filling in on 3AW Breakfast and Afternoons, Felgate is delighted to be joining 3AW.

“I grew up listening to 3AW footy while standing with my mum in the outer at Kardinia Park,” she said.

“I’ve loved filling in over recent months and I’m delighted to be able to talk footy with our listeners next season. It really is a privilege to work alongside such experienced and talented broadcasters.”

Further, Sam McClure will be the inaugural host of 3AW’s Wide World of Sports radio program, set to debut Wednesday, November 2 at 6.00pm. It will become the new home of everything footy and sport related in Melbourne.

Wide World of Sports will launch two new AFL Podcasts in 2023, featuring 3AW’s stellar line up of commentators and analysts for the best in-depth discussion about AFL.

Ash Earnshaw, Nine’s Director of Sales, Total Audio, said: “Nine continues to invest in market leading talent with different voices, providing advertisers new ways to connect with engaged sport audiences. Across Total Audio at Nine, Wide World of Sports continues to be a focus as a platform for brands across live radio, live stream and podcasts where we are growing year on year. It is exciting to bring our live and local AFL content to sports fans, as part of our national Wide World of Sports brand footprint.”

2GB unveils all new look for continuous call team and WWOS program

New look for 2GB’s NRL coverage and Wide World of Sports show
Plus brand new Billy Slater podcast

2GB today announced a revamped line up for the Continuous Call Team in 2023, and changes to its flagship Wide World of Sports program and Podcast offering.

Former rugby league international Allana Ferguson will join the CCT in its 37th season on air, alongside Kangaroo and NSW Origin stars Boyd Cordner and Josh Morris.

Listeners through 2GB, 4BC and right across Australia will still hear all of their favourites too, with Darryl Brohman, Mark ‘Piggy’ Riddell, Mark Levy and David Morrow returning in 2023, while Ray Hadley will headline the commentary box during the State of Origin Series and NRL Finals.

2GB’s Wide World of Sports program will be ably led by Mark Levy again in 2023. He’ll be joined by Premiership coach Shane Flanagan, NSW and Premiership Captains Paul Gallen and Brad Fittler, together with legendary broadcaster Ken Sutcliffe.

And new to 2023, from 9Podcasts will be an all-new NRL podcast featuring Storm, QLD and Australian legend Billy Slater.

Ash Earnshaw, Nine’s Director of Sales, Total Audio, said: “We are the number one destination to engage sport fans, through trusted and big name talent and the heritage of our Wide World of Sports superbrand. Through our Total Audio strategy we continue to create new opportunities for advertisers, across linear radio, live stream and podcasts”


4BC breakfast has given away $1,000 three times this week in the Grand in the Hand - with three people answering 10 questions correctly - with their easiest questions ever!

Next week the breakfast team is on holidays with Spencer Howson filling in.


Home. Bill discontinued Ken’s show under the guise of the pandemic in 2020, so it’s doubtful. Mic issued with home broadcast kit probably better than what 2MG are making do with.

Mudgee is a fantastic town, I highly recommend visiting and the surrounding region.

Mudgee’s over 90mins from Lithgow once over the Blue Mtns from Sydney and seems to be that most of the tourist traffic remains on the Great Western Highway for a similar duration to Orange.

Mudgee locals are grateful for visitors, especially from further afield as off the beaten track if coming from Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and their respective states.

Great history, fantastic food and food producers plus excellent wine. Nothing like the tourist traps of nearby Hunter or Barossa or Margaret River. Worth the drive.


Is that your opinion or their words?

Listened back to Wed & Thu after hearing promos, questions seem to have become easier, however promotion limited to the bfast promo updated daily.

Nine should be capitalising more on a $1000 giveaway otherwise the effect is wasted.

They did hint at the questions being easier - it was pretty obvious. But probably more that there were no hard ones - they previously would have some easy but a few difficult or more obscure that would catch people out.

A few I recall.

What comes after A in the alphabet
What do you call a baby dog
What does the 3rd w stand for in www


Each to their own opinion of course. For me its been horrible this week with the 3AW overnight rubbish piped up to 2GB. Boring as watching paint dry. Get well Bill Woods please. Otherwise i will put in a call to Mike Williams to take over.


We all have different tolerances. Mike was insufferable covering for Stan Zemanek in survey breaks and just as boring on 2GB.


Fiona Byrne wrote in today’s Sunday Herald Sun that The Twilight Zone had been axed, according to a Nine spokesperson. However it is believed Marko and Ox are still under contract to 3AW until early next year, and will continue to be be heard on their regular spots across the station’s programs.

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I’d expect Mark Allen will continue next year hosting Sunday Sport on 3AW during the footy season.

That program during winter starts at midday. Maybe move Twilight Zone over summer to midday too? Then Emily Power’s new program can start at 5pm. Unfortunately means Grubby gets cut a bit short but he still fills the afternoon gap. Just an idea.

I’ve noticed David Schwarz has a few regular segments throughout the week, notably on Tom Elliot’s program. Does he have a regular role with 3AW’s football coverage?

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It was mentioned on air yesterday that Simon Owens’ program will air Saturdays 6pm till midnight, so I assume Grubby will do 12pm to 6pm.

Therefore, I assume Grubby would also be 12pm to 6pm on Sundays, with Emily Power maybe doing a one-hour show from 6pm-7pm.

I wouldn’t be surprised if The Twilight Zone was axed to reallocate resources to the new Wide World of Sports program.


I think that might be the schedule. Grubby on air today seems to be alluding to the fact his shift will normally be 12pm to 6pm once the footy is over.


Ox calls a game occasionally for 3AW. He is used more frequently by 6PR for Melbourne-based Eagles and Dockers games, usually alongside Shane McInnes and Brad Hardie.