Roy & HG, Helen & Mikey, Adam & Wil, Angela Catterns + more hosts return to Beat The Drum Again on Double J

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On the anniversary of the very day Double Jay started broadcasting 40 years ago, we’ll be bringing back some of the biggest names the station has ever produced.

They'll be hosting a very special day of radio, capturing the music, personalities and the best bits of the time.

Kicking it off we welcome back one of triple j’s most popular brekkie teams, Mikey Robins and Helen Razer, followed by Angela Catterns, Chris Winter, Gayle Austin, sports legends Roy & HG, Chris & Craig, Adam & WilScott Dooley, World Music’s Jaslyn Hall, and Tim Ritchie.

Plus we’ll take you to the iconic 1985 Oils on the Water concert featuring Midnight Oil on Goat Island in Sydney Harbour, as well as the first hour ever played on Double Jay in 1975, and the classic radio doco What's Rangoon To You Is Grafton To Me.

Tune in to Double J all day from 7am (AEDT) Monday 19 January. Listen on your mobile, online at doublej.net.au, on digital radio and on your digital TV.

 

Beat The Drum Again - Monday January 19

All times in AEDT.

7am-9am: Breakfast with Helen & Mikey

The rambunctious '90s breakfast duo are back, with more more multi-syllabic words than you could poke a stick at. Joined by The Sandman, don’t miss one of triple j’s most popular teams ever.

 

Helen and Mikey Together

 

9am-11am: The Morning Show with Angela Catterns

Host of the Morning Show on triple j from 1990, Angela Catterns opens up the talkback lines with dream interpreter Quentin Watts

 

Angela Catterns

 

11am-12pm: The First Hour of Double Jay (1975)

You know the legendary first song ever played "You Just Like me ‘Cos I’m Good in Bed", but what happened next? 

First Hour Double Jay

 

12pm-1pm: Chris Winter

Chris helped launch the station in 1975, championing diversity, local acts and independent sounds, playing music that wasn’t allowed on any other radio station.  

Chris Winter Black and White

 

1pm-2pm: Gayle Austin

The first female DJ on Australian rock radio, Gayle Austin was one of the founders of Double Jay in 1975, the host of iconic programs like Art Attack, Brunchtime and the J Club.

Gayle Austin

 

2pm-3pm: Roy & HG – This Sporting Life

Roy Slaven and HG Nelson, hosts of This Sporting Life for 22 years on triple j, are back. Their names are synonymous with sport in Australia... they find poetry in its balls, art in its game plans.  

Roy & Hg

 

3pm-4pm: Yesterday Yesterday with Chris & Craig

Chris Taylor and Craig Reucassel, hosts of Drive show Today Today from 2004 and 2005 return to ruffle feathers. 

Chris and Craig

 

4pm-6pm: Adam & Wil 

In 2000 triple j embarked on a bold experiment, teaming up a whip-smart comedian and a quirky mathematician for breakfast. For four years they ruled the airwaves with wit and intelligence and now they’re back to blow your minds all over again. 

Adam and Will

 

6pm-8pm: Scott Dooley

Dools was the triple j work experience kid who ended up hosting overnights, weekend shifts then two years on Drive. Also known as the guy who threw stuff at Robbie Buck. With special guest Rosso

 

Dools

 

8pm-9pm: The World Music Show with Jaslyn Hall

She gave us sounds we’d never heard and opened our minds with music that we’ll never forget, as she hosted the legendary World Music Show on triple j from 1991 to 2000. 

 

Jas Hall

 

9pm-10pm: Oils On The Water – Midnight Oil Live (1985)

Hear the legendary gig that Midnight Oil played to celebrate Triple J’s 10th Birthday in the middle of Sydney Harbour on Goat Island.  

 

 

Oils on the Water

 

10pm-12am: Tim Ritchie

Tim was the host of Australia’s first ever dance music program, bringing an eclectic mix of sounds and ideas to slots across Double J and Triple J.

 

 

Ritchie Tim2

 

12am-1am: What’s Rangoon To You Is Grafton To Me (doco)

First broadcast in 1978, this surreal trip from Brisbane to Sydney has become a cult classic. Written and produced by Russell Guy and James Dibble, strap yourself in for one helluva psychedelic ride, sound tracked by some incredible '70s prog and rock tracks. 

Whats Rangoon to You Is Grafton to Me by Russell Guy Book Cover

 

[Updated Jan 15]

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