|Broadcast area||Australia - FM & Internet|
|Slogan||We love music|
|Format||Music, current affairs, youth culture|
|Owner||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
Triple J is a nationally-networked, government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), mainly aimed at youth (defined as those between 12 and 25). For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. See also Frequency modulation, FM band FM broadcasting is a broadcast Technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that A slogan is a memorable Motto or Phrase used in a Political, commercial, Religious and other context as a repetitive expression of Frequency is a measure of the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit Time. This article is about Broadcast radio, for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly abbreviated to the 'ABC' is Australia's national public broadcaster. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. List of Australian radio stations. A list of Radio stations that broadcast in Australia. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly abbreviated to the 'ABC' is Australia's national public broadcaster. Music played on the station is generally more alternative than commercial stations with a heavy emphasis on Australian music and new music. Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of The music of Australia ranges across a broad spectrum of styles and genres In metropolitan rating surveys Triple J usually has less than one third the market share of its major commercial rivals, but its influence on Australian popular music belies the modest ratings, having provided a launchpad for numerous Australian recording artists and announcers. Market share, in Strategic management and Marketing, is the percentage or proportion of the total available Market or Market segment that is
Triple J originally commenced operation in Sydney as 2JJ or Double Jay. Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4 It is a legacy of the progressive media policies of the Whitlam Labor government of 1972-75. Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC (born 11 July 1916 known as Gough Whitlam (ˈɡɒf goff is an Australian former politician and 21st 
2JJ was initially intended as the first link in a new national "youth network". However, this expansion was long delayed by the electoral defeat of the Gough Whitlam Labor government at the end of 1975 and by budget cuts imposed by the incoming Liberal government led by Malcolm Fraser. Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC (born 11 July 1916 known as Gough Whitlam (ˈɡɒf goff is an Australian former politician and 21st John Malcolm Fraser, AC, CH (born 21 May 1930 is an Australian Liberal politician who was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia. 
2JJ commenced broadcasting on 19 January 1975, at 1540 kHz - (shifting to 1539 kHz in 1978) on the AM band. Events 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The hertz (symbol Hz) is a measure of Frequency, informally defined as the number of events occurring per Second. The hertz (symbol Hz) is a measure of Frequency, informally defined as the number of events occurring per Second. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar)  The station was largely restricted to the greater Sydney region, and its local reception was hampered by inadequate transmitter facilities. It was later relayed to other stations in the ABC network after midnight, when their regular programming ceased. 
2JJ was often embroiled in controversy, which began with the choice of the first song played on air on the first broadcast day — "You Just Like Me Cos I'm Good In Bed" by Skyhooks, one of six tracks from their debut LP Living in the Seventies that had been banned by Australian commercial radio stations. Skyhooks were an Australian rock band of the 1970s sometimes classified as a Glam rock bandalthough this is mainly the result of the band's flamboyant Living in the Seventies was the debut album released by Melbourne band Skyhooks in October 1974 on the Mushroom Records label  The establishment of Double Jay marked a historic change in Australian radio — it was Australia's first non-commercial 24-hour rock music station, one of the first rock stations in the world to hire female disc jockeys and, excluding the first experimental FM licences, was granted the first new radio licence issued in any Australian capital city since 1932. Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African 
By the time Double Jay went to air the Whitlam government was in its final months in office, and less than a year later the ALP was ousted by the Australian electorate, replaced by the Liberal Party, led by Malcolm Fraser. John Malcolm Fraser, AC, CH (born 21 May 1930 is an Australian Liberal politician who was the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia. Double Jay and some of its announcers were accused of being significantly more left-wing than the usually conservative major political parties and in its early days the station and staff were often criticised by the right for alleged political bias. Political parties in Australia lists political parties in Australia.
The Double Jay programming policies were in many ways a radical departure from the narrow formats and restrictive playlists then in place in commercial rock stations. Double Jay's programming was influenced by British pirate radio, early BBC Radio 1 rock programs such as John Peel's The Perfumed Garden and the American Album Oriented Rock (AOR) format. The term pirate radio usually refers to illegal or unregulated radio transmissions John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004 known professionally as John Peel, was an English Disc jockey, radio Album-oriented rock (sometimes referred to as Adult-oriented rock or as West Coast Rock) abbreviated AOR and originally called album-oriented radio
Presenters originally were given a wide latitude in choosing the music they played, and few restrictions were placed on music, lyrics or topics discussed on programs. In the early days of Double Jay, the station was run co-operatively and all staff (including office staff) were given a say in programming decisions.
It featured unprecedented levels of Australian content, favoured long album cuts, played many tracks banned by other stations, championed many styles of local and overseas music that were being excluded from commercial pop playlists (including reggae, punk rock, electronic and New Wave), and (following the trend set by the BBC) mixed its recorded music programming with an innovative blend of regular weekly live-to-air studio concert broadcasts. Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s
Double Jay broadcast many original comedy sketches and comedy serials, and in the early years of the station it regularly ran "anti-ads" which parodied its commercial competitors. It also featured audio documentaries like the controversial "The Ins and Outs of Love" (which included graphic interviews with young people about their first experiences of sex) and groundbreaking radiophonic works like "What's Rangoon To You Is Grafton To Me" and "Hot Bananas", created by presenter Russell Guy and featuring former ABC-TV newsreader James Dibble, and works by cult writer-musician Pip Proud. James Dibble is a former Australian television presenter best known for reading the first news bulletin from ABN-2 in 1956. Pip Proud (Philip Proud is an Australian singer-songwriter poet novelist and dramatist whose idiosyncratic song-poems gained a cult following in Australia in the 1960s
One infamous event in the late 1970s was an on-air launch party hosted by George Wayne to celebrate the release of the new AC/DC album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, which got so out of hand that police were eventually called to the studio. AC/DC are an Australian Hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is the third studio Album by Australian Hard rock band AC/DC, released in September 1976
The station also regularly sponsored live concerts and organised a number of major outdoor concert events in the late 1970s, culminating in a huge outdoor all-day event in Parramatta Park in 1980, to celebrate the end of Double Jay and the start of Triple J and headlined by Midnight Oil. Midnight Oil was an Australian rock band from Sydney, Australia
On 1 August 1980 2JJ moved to an FM frequency of 105. Events 30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) 7 MHz (again restricted within the greater Sydney region) and became 2JJJ (later, Triple J). The hertz (symbol Hz) is a measure of Frequency, informally defined as the number of events occurring per Second.  Through the mid-to-late Eighties, Triple J continued to pioneer new music and developed a wide range of special-interest programs including the Japanese pop show Nippi Rock Shop, Arnold Frolows' weekly late-night ambient music show Ambience and Jaslyn Hall's world music show -- the first of its kind in Australian mainstream radio. J-pop is an abbreviation of Japanese pop. It refers to Japanese popular musicians and was coined by the Japanese media to distinguish Japanese musicians from foreign musicians
It was not until the late 1980s that the ABC was finally able to begin development of the long-delayed national "youth network" and in 1989 JJJ expanded nationally to Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth. Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia with a Brisbane ( is the state capital of Queensland. Brisbane is the third most populous city in Australia and the most populous city of Queensland Canberra ( is the capital city of Australia With a population of over 340000 it is Australia's largest inland City. Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the state of New South Wales and includes most of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia.
In the late 1980s commercial radio manager and program director Barry Chapman (ex-2SM Sydney) was appointed as general manager to oversee Triple J's network expansion. In service industries such as Education, a program director researches plans develops and implements one or more of the firm's professional services 2SM is an Australian Radio station, licensed to and serving Sydney New South Wales, broadcasting on 1269 Kilohertz on the AM General Manager or GM for short is a descriptive term for certain executives in a Business operation The expansion was not without its casualties, however. In 1990, a large portion of 2JJJ's Sydney-based staff was fired, along with almost all of its announcers, including its most popular announcers, Tony Biggs and Tim Ritchie (the station's dance-music maven). Tony Biggs (aka 'Ramblin’ Man' hosted a show in the 1980s on 2JJ, an Australian youth radio station As details of the changes became known to the public, there were accusations of a "JJJ Bland Out" and several protests were held outside its then-William Street studios, as well as in Sydney Town Hall.
The station's callout also changed from "Jay Jay Jay" to "Triple J" at this time.
Concern was expressed about the introduction of a more highly programmed music format, and the appointment of Chapman, a former commercial program director, was seen as an indication of a more commercial direction. Management responded that to launch a national network meant that the station must broaden its then almost-exclusive focus on the Sydney music scene, requiring the addition of newer talent. When the dust had settled on the dispute, the radio programming was not nearly as free-form as it had been before going national, but neither was it as highly-programmed as its critics feared. Radio programming is the content that is broadcast by Radio stations The original inventors of radio such as Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo In the pre-national era, there almost was no playlist, but the introduction of a playlist still allowed a significant input (at least initially) from the individual announcer, beyond that usually permitted on a commercial station. In its most general form a playlist is simply a list of Songs The term has several specialized meanings in the realms of Radio Broadcasting and
The laissez-faire approach that had existed in the Double Jay days was gradually replaced by a more business-like top-down management style and after the controversial appointment of Chapman, as described above, many of the 'old guard' were dismissed from the station and replaced by presenters who were more amenable to the increasingly structured format. Laissez-faire ( pronunciation: French,; English,) is a French phrase literally meaning Let do (“allow to do”
The appointment of Chapman was a watershed for the station's programming, and although opinion remains sharply divided about the changes he implemented, it is undeniable that he was very successful in raising the station's profile and ratings. Chapman had previously been the program director and station manager of Sydney AM pop station 2SM, which had been Australia's top-rating and most profitable commercial radio station for most of the 1970s. 2SM is an Australian Radio station, licensed to and serving Sydney New South Wales, broadcasting on 1269 Kilohertz on the AM As noted above, not long after his appointment, Chapman controversially replaced many of the established on-air staff (such as Tim Ritchie) with younger and less experienced presenters such as Michael Tunn, who at the time of his appointment was the youngest on-air presenter in the history of Australian radio. Michael Tunn (born January 18, 1974) is an Australian radio announcer and television presenter Chapman also reduced the amount of comedy, documentaries and news (compared to the late Seventies) and imposed a much more structured music playlist with a stronger focus on contemporary music, although (as he did at 2SM) he maintained and strengthened the station's commitment to live music.
Chapman oversaw a radical overhaul of Triple J's programming, implementing a version of the music-and-talk format that had been so successful for him at 2SM. This basic format — including an early morning comedy breakfast program with duo presenters; a late morning talk and talkback program and a light talk-and-comedy afternoon drive-time shift — remains substantially in place.
In the late 1980s Triple J was accused of ignoring the emerging hip hop scene and related genres, in favour of the more marketable rock-oriented grunge style that dominated American music at the same time. Hip hop is a cultural movement which developed in New York City in the 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latinos.
Throughout the 1990s, Triple J commenced expansion to more regional areas of Australia. In 1994 it was extended to another 18 regional centres throughout the country. In 1996, the total was brought to 44, with the new additions including Launceston, Tasmania; Albany, Western Australia; Bathurst, New South Wales and Mackay, Queensland. Launceston ( (short first vowel /ˈlɔːnsəstən/ is often incorrectly heard in other parts of Australia is a city in the north of the state of Tasmania, Australia Albany ( is located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, situated around a port on the southern coast Bathurst is a regional centre in the state of New South Wales, Australia approximately 200km west of Sydney and is the seat of the Bathurst Regional Council Mackay is a city on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia, about north of Brisbane, on the Pioneer River. As of 2006, Triple J's most recent expansion was to Broome, Western Australia. For other places and usages see Broome. Broome is a pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 2200 km north
During the late 1980s and 1990s Triple J came under increasing criticism for its program direction and it has been accused of ignoring many important new developments in music in favour of a more structured rock-oriented playlist that, in the view of some critics, has become a sort of "Indie Top 40". Long serving program director Arnold Frolows was also regularly criticised, and there was certainly some irony in the fact that the self-proclaimed "youth network", which was aimed at the 16-25 age group, was by the late 1990s still being programmed by a man in his late 40s.
In May 2003, Arnold Frolows, the only remaining link with the original Double Jay staff of 1975, stepped down after 28 years as Triple J music director. He was replaced by presenter Richard Kingsmill.
In 2004, the station began to release podcasts of some of their talkback shows, including Dr Karl, This Sporting Life and Hack. A podcast is a series of audio or Video digital-media files which is distributed over the Internet by syndicated Download Karl Sven Woytek Sas Konkovitch Matthew Kruszelnicki, AM (born 1948 in Helsingborg, Sweden) is a Scientist, who is best known as an author This Sporting Life is a Triple J radio program created by actor-writer-comedians John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver, who perform as their characters Roy
In July 2006, Triple J launched jtv, a series of television programs broadcast on ABC and ABC2, as well as being made available online. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly abbreviated to the 'ABC' is Australia's national public broadcaster. ABC2 is a national public television channel in Australia Launched on 7 March 2005 it is the responsibility of the ABC 's television division Programming includes music videos, live concerts, documentaries and comedy, as well as a behind the scenes look at Triple J's studios.
Triple J's coverage also expanded in 2006, when transmission began in Broome, Western Australia. For other places and usages see Broome. Broome is a pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, 2200 km north As Broome was one of the largest towns in Australia to not receive Triple J, the station celebrated with a concert featuring many local bands, also simulcast on the Live at the Wireless program. Live at the Wireless is a radio show and now a long standing tradition of Triple J, an Australian radio station.
As well as general pop music broadcasts (with a strong bias towards new music and Australian performers, and against bubblegum pop), Triple J has nightly specialist programs in different musical genres (see the programmes section below). Bubblegum pop (also known as bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of Pop music whose classic period ran from 1967 It also covers news and current affairs from a youth-oriented perspective, although this facet of their programming has been considerably reduced since the station's inception. Current affairs is a Genre of Broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of News stories that have recently occurred The broadcaster retains a somewhat anarchistic air, and in its earlier days there were certainly times when anything could happen (see History section).
In common with other Australian radio stations, Triple J has also gradually increased the amount of talkback content in its programming. There are several reasons for this. Most importantly, talkback provides an inexpensive and popular source of program content, and also provides the appearance of listener interactivity and involvement. And, like many other former 'all music' stations, Triple J has had to respond to the advent of music file-sharing, digital music players and other digital music innovations, which have drastically reduced listeners' dependence on radio as a means of accessing new music and/or their favourite music.
Although the station still promotes itself as being "free and easy" and it remains far more open to new music than any of the commercial stations, there is in fact a high degree of programming structure at Triple J, and while presenters retain a degree of autonomy, most of the music played on air is part of a carefully structured playlist, posted in the studio, to which presenters are obliged to conform.
The evolution of Triple J's programming has always been contentious. In the Double Jay days, commercial stations and conservative types regularly cried foul over the station's free use of expletives on air and its ability to ignore the censorship restrictions that were in force on commercial radio. This situation stemmed from Double Jay's status as a special unit of the ABC, which at that time was only answerable to the ABC Board and the Minister for Communications, unlike the commercial stations, which were subject to regulation by the old Broadcasting Control Board (now the Australian Communications and Media Authority) and by their own peak body, the Federation of Australian Commercial Broadcasters (FACB), now known as Commercial Radio Australia.
Over the years the station gained considerable renown for breaking new local acts -- Midnight Oil are probably the prime example of this, and the group would almost certainly not have had anything like the success they enjoyed without the help of Double Jay/Triple J. The station also broke countless overseas acts who were being ignored in their home countries. Double Jay was virtually the only 'pop' station in Australia in the late Seventies to play reggae, dub, punk rock, New Wave, world music, electronic music and ambient music. Reggae is a Music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s Dub is a form of music which evolved from Reggae in the late 1960s New Wave is a Rock music genre that existed during the late 1970s and the 1980s The term world music includes Traditional music (sometimes called Folk music or roots music of any culture that are created and played by indigenous musicians Electronic music is music that employs Electronic musical instruments and Electronic Music technology in its production Ambient music is a Musical genre in which sound is more important than notes
Over the years the station moved away from its early style, which featured a high level of news, features, documentaries, current affairs and comedy, and was gradually steered towards a non-commercial version of the continuous music format that prevailed in commercial radio. Many original Double Jay segments -- the nightly "What's On" gig guide, its extensive news and current affairs coverage (which was often criticised for its alleged left wing bias), and its 'community noticeboard' segment -- were gradually eliminated, as were almost all the character comedy spots that had been popular features in previous years.
The station also exerted a noticeable effect on local record companies. For many years, local record labels would only import recordings that they knew would get a good commercial return and they were often unwilling to take risks on local releases of unknown acts. Much new music was routinely only available as expensive imports in specialist shops. This began to change almost as soon as Double Jay came on air. A good example of the station's influence was in 1976 when Double Jay championed a new album, 801 Live, recorded by a one-off group that included former Roxy Music members Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno. 801 were an English Experimental rock band that were originally formed in 1976 for three live concerts by Phil Manzanera (guitars Roxy Music is an English Art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry ( vocals and keyboards) Phil Manzanera (born Philip Geoffrey Targett-Adams, 31 January 1951 in London, England) is a musician and Record producer. Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno (born 15 May 1948 commonly known as Brian Eno (ˈiːnoʊ is an English Musician, producer Although the LP was hailed overseas as one of the best live recordings ever made and set new standards of technical excellence, the Australian distributor at first refused to release it locally, in spite of the fact that it was one of the most requested items on the Double Jay playlist at the time. As a result of the import sales that generated through Double Jay airplay — it became the highest selling import album that year — the company decided to release it locally.
Triple J routinely championed many local and overseas acts — e. g. Midnight Oil, The Models, Paul Kelly, The Clash, Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Pixies, Ben Folds Five and hundreds more. Midnight Oil was an Australian rock band from Sydney, Australia Models are an Alternative rock group from Melbourne, Australia, which formed in August 1978 and which went into hiatus in 1988 Paul Maurice Kelly (born 13 January 1955 in Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian Rock music Singer-songwriter, Guitarist and For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were The Sex Pistols are an English Punk rock band that formed in London in 1975 Public Image Ltd ( PiL) were an English musical group formed in 1978 by vocalist John Lydon, Guitarist Keith Levene Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen Washington. Foo Fighters is an American Alternative rock and Post-grunge band formed by singer/guitarist Dave Grohl in 1995 Pixies are an American Alternative rock band formed in Boston Massachusetts in 1986 Ben Folds Five was a piano-based rock trio formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. As with the ABC's long-running pop TV show Countdown, the support of Triple J in Australia also had a strong effect on the success of emerging overseas acts. Countdown was a long-running popular weekly Australian music Television show broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from late
A classic case in point is American group The B-52's and it is believed that Double Jay was the first radio station in the world to play their debut single "Rock Lobster". The B-52's originated as a New Wave Rock band formed in Athens Georgia, United States, in 1976 The support of the Jays had a significant effect on the worldwide success of many acts including Blondie, Devo and more recently Ben Folds Five, Garbage and especially Ben Harper, whose popularity in Australia — which was almost entirely the result of support from Triple J — was instrumental in breaking him back in his home country, the United States. Blondie is an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s and has so far sold over 60 million records Devo (pronounced DEE-vo (IPA /'diːvoʊ/) or dee-VO (IPA /diː'voʊ/) often spelled "DEVO" or "DEV-O" is an American Ben Folds Five was a piano-based rock trio formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Garbage is an American rock group formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1994 Benjamin Chase "Ben" Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American Musician. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
It is also notable that Triple J was for many years routinely used as a free market research facility by commercial stations. Market research is the process of systematically gathering recording and analyzing data and information about Customers, Competitors and the Market As mainstream pop radio struggled to establish itself on the FM band, commercial stations like those owned by Austereo constantly monitored what songs and acts were doing especially well on Triple J and would then introduce the most 'saleable' of them into their own playlists. The Austereo Radio Network is a national commercial radio network in Australia. The huge commercial success of acts like The Police and Nirvana in Australia unquestionably stemmed directly from the support of Triple J. The Police were a three-piece rock band consisting of Sting ( vocals, Bass guitar) Andy Summers ( Guitar, Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen Washington.
In 1989, Triple J had been playing N.W.A.'s protest song "Fuck tha Police" for up to six months, before gaining the attention of ABC management who subsequently banned it. NWA (also known as Niggaz with Attitudes) was a Compton, California -based hip hop group widely considered one of the seminal acts of the This article is about the NWA song For the J Dilla song of the same name see Fuck The Police (J Dilla song. As perhaps the only government-funded radio station in the world to play the song, as a reaction the staff went on strike and put the group's song "Express Yourself" on continuous play for 24 hours, playing it roughly 360 times in a row. " Express Yourself " is a song recorded by American Hip hop group N 
Robbie, Marieke and The Doctor is the show featuring between 6 a. m. and 9 a. m. weekday mornings. It is presented by Robbie Buck, Marieke Hardy and Lindsay McDougall aka 'The Doctor'. Robbie Buck (Robert Buck often called "The Buckwit" or "Bert" is an Australian radio announcer best known for his work at the national youth broadcaster Marieke Josephine Hardy (born 26 May, 1976) is an Australian Writer, broadcaster, Television producer and former television Jay and the Doctor are the on-air names of Australian Radio duo Jason Whalley and Lindsay McDougall, on Radio station Triple J
Mornings with Zan is the 9 a. m. to midday music show, hosted by Zan Rowe. Susanna "Zan" Rowe is an Australian radio announcer who was born in Melbourne, Australia in April 1978. This timeslot was formerly held by chat and current affairs program The Morning Show until 2003, and Mel in the Morning hosted by Mel Bampton from 2004 until January 2007. Melissa "Mel" Bampton is an Australian radio announcer best known for her work on the Triple J network
Lunch with Vijay is Triple J's midday to 3 p. m. show and is hosted by Vijay Khurana. Vijay Khurana is an Australian Radio announcer best known for his work on 100
Dools and Linda is the drive program, on air from 3 p. m. to 5. 30 p. m. and is presented by Scott Dooley and Linda Marigliano. Scott Dooley (or "Dools" is an Australian Comedian and radio announcer on national youth network Triple J. Linda Marigliano (born 1984 is an Australian Radio announcer and musician best known for her work on FBi Radio and Triple J and playing
Super Request is Triple J's requests show, broadcast weeknights from 6 p. Super Request is a weeknight Radio program broadcast by Australian national youth radio broadcaster Triple J. m. until 9 p. m. It is hosted by Rosie Beaton. Rosemary (Rosie Beaton (born 29 May) is an Australian radio announcer best known for her work at Australian youth Radio station Triple J.
Midnight to Dawn, also known as Mid-dawn or The Graveyard Shift is the name of the 1 a. m. to 6 a. m. timeslot. It is often hosted by new or unknown DJs. Previous mid-dawn hosts who then went on to regular shifts include Adam Spencer, Scott Dooley, Dave Callan and Zan Rowe. Adam Barrington Spencer (born in 1970 in Gladesville New South Wales) is an Australian radio DJ and media personality Scott Dooley (or "Dools" is an Australian Comedian and radio announcer on national youth network Triple J. Dave Callan (born 1975 in Dundalk, Ireland) is a comedian based in Melbourne, Australia. Susanna "Zan" Rowe is an Australian radio announcer who was born in Melbourne, Australia in April 1978. Current mid-dawn presenters include Anton DeIonno, Brendan Maclean and MC Brothablack.
Triple J programming schedule includes some shows featuring many specialty genres:
The weekly J-Files show has had two incarnations over the years. Full Metal Racket (formerly 3 Hours of Power) is an Australian heavy metal radio show airing on alternative youth broadcaster Triple J Hip Hop Show is Triple J 's show dedicated to hip hopBroadcast Monday nights 10 pm - 1 am it is hosted by Hau Latukefu. Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with Mix-up is Triple J 's long-running Saturday night dance music show A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience Groove is the sense of propulsive Rhythmic "feel" or sense of " Swing " created by the interaction of the music played by a band's Rhythm section Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul Roots N All is the Blues and roots music program on national Australian youth broadcaster Triple J. Roots reggae is a subgenre of Reggae that concerns itself with the life of the ghetto sufferer and the rural poor The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression shortfastloud is a radio show on Triple J in Australia. It is hosted by Stuart Harvey and features punk, hardcore, emo Hardcore punk (now usually referred to as simply hardcore) is a subgenre of Punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s Electronic music is music that employs Electronic musical instruments and Electronic Music technology in its production Experimental music is a term introduced by composer John Cage in 1955 From 1996 to 2003, it was a three hour late weeknight show hosted by Richard Kingsmill. Each show would be topical; it may feature an artist, a particular year in the past, or songs with a certain theme. Examples of themed shows include #9 songs (which was the theme of 9 September 1999's show), cats & dogs, New Zealand bands, and banned songs. In mathematics Nine is a Composite number, its proper Divisors being 1 and 3. Events 1000 - Battle of Svolder, Viking Age. 1379 - Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) WikipediaManual of Style (spelling, articles should conform to one overall spelling style of English typically the one most linked to the article topic (if it is geographic The dog ( Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated Subspecies of the gray wolf, a Mammal of the Canidae family of the order New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island Censorship is the suppression of speech or deletion of communicative material which may be considered objectionable harmful or sensitive as determined by a censor
Today, the J-Files is a one hour Saturday afternoon show, hosted by various Triple J presenters. Generally it is pre-recorded, and only artists are featured.
Live at the Wireless is a long standing tradition of Triple J. Live at the Wireless is a radio show and now a long standing tradition of Triple J, an Australian radio station. It is a weekly broadcast of live music, of a number of forms - open air festivals, smaller concerts, or acoustic performances in the studio. Occasionally, Triple J will host a live performance in a secret location, and give away tickets to a limited number of listeners, to allow them to be a part of the special event.
Up until 2002, the Australian Music Show was Triple J's all-Australian music segment, broadcast as a three hour late weeknight show (10pm to 1am) and hosted by Richard Kingsmill. Starting in 2003, the format changed to a two-hour show every weeknight (9pm to 11pm, shortening Super Request and the late night specialty shows by an hour each) and Robbie Buck became the presenter. It proved to be one of Triple J's most popular changes, as the audience (and the station itself) has traditionally been very supportive of local talent and unsigned bands. The show has now been reduced to one hour, and is hosted by Caroline Tran.
Triple J has their own independent news team, specifically covering news and issues that are relevant to the youth of Australia, such as education, the environment, as well as general music news.
Current news staff:
Past news journalists (some of whom are still with Triple J):
Hack is Triple J's half-hour news and current affairs show, broadcast from 5. Rhianna Patrick (born March 1977 is a Torres Strait Islander member of the Triple J News Team 720 ABC Perth is an ABC radio station located in Perth Western Australia. Nikki Gemmell (born 1966 is an Australian author best known for anonymously writing the best-selling erotic novel The Bride Stripped Bare. Hack is the title of a current affairs radio program on Australian national radio broadcaster Triple J. 30pm weeknights. It is hosted by Kate O'Toole. Kate O'Toole is a Radio Presenter from Sydney, Australia. With past experience on ABC Local Radio, she is now a current affairs The Executive Producer is James West. James West (born 21 February, 1982) is an Australian Journalist, Author, and documentary Film maker. Controversial topics are often discussed on the show, including globalisation, human rights abuses, music piracy, commercial media, and government. Globalization (or globalisation) in its literal sense is the process of transformation of local or regional phenomena into global ones Human rights refers to the "basic Rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled 'Copyright infringement' (or copyright violation) is the unauthorized use of material that is covered by Copyright law in a manner that violates
Triple J broadcasted Talkback Classroom from 1998 to 2003, a program where secondary school students from around Australia interviewing various prominent politicians, business and community leaders on current affairs issues. Talkback Classroom is a monthly Australian political forum broadcast on ABC Radio National as part of the Life Matters program Secondary school is a term used to describe an educational Institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling known as Secondary education, takes Current affairs is a Genre of Broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of News stories that have recently occurred The program now airs on ABC Radio National. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, commonly abbreviated to the 'ABC' is Australia's national public broadcaster. ABC Radio National is an Australia-wide Radio network broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation with many various programs involving News and
The Breakfast Show is one of the station's flagship shows. In the late 80's it was hosted by Rusty Nails, and later by resident "dag", Maynard F# Crabbes (Maynard Crabbes). In the early 1990s it was co-hosted by Helen Razer and Mikey Robbins, and later by Mikey Robbins, Paul McDermott and The Sandman (Steve Abbott). Helen Razer (born 6 July 1968) is a Melbourne -born and Canberra-raised radio presenter and writer Mikey Robins (born December 8 1961) is an Australian media personality Comedian and Writer. Mikey Robins (born December 8 1961) is an Australian media personality Comedian and Writer. Paul McDermott (born May 13 1962 is an Australian Writer, Comedian, Singer and television host Stephen Abbott (known as Steve Abbott; born 1956 Broken Hill, New South Wales) is an Australian Comedian and author who is famous From 1999 until 2004, it was co-hosted by Adam Spencer & Wil Anderson. Adam Barrington Spencer (born in 1970 in Gladesville New South Wales) is an Australian radio DJ and media personality William James (Wil Anderson (born 31 January, 1974) is an Australian Comedian, performing stand-up as well as on Television The pair were known for their unusual sense of humour, highlighted by regular segments including Mary from Junee, Essence of Steve and Are you smarter than Dools?.
Spencer and Anderson broadcast their final program for the station on Friday 26 November 2004 from Sydney University's Manning Bar, a site that held sentimental value to Spencer, as that was where he got his start in stand-up comedy. Events 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian" later "Caesar Augustus" "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The University of Sydney (informally Sydney Uni or USyd) is the oldest university in Australia In 2005, Jay and Lindsay (aka 'The Doctor') from Frenzal Rhomb took over as hosts of Triple J's breakfast show. Jay and the Doctor are the on-air names of Australian Radio duo Jason Whalley and Lindsay McDougall, on Radio station Triple J Frenzal Rhomb is an Australian Punk rock band that formed in 1991, based in the city of Sydney. New segments include the radio skits Space Goat and Battalion 666, as well as the Under the Weather Sessions and The Friday F--- Wit. From January 8, 2007, former Lunch presenter Myf Warhurst joined Jay and Lindsay as a permanent member of the Breakfast Show team. Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Myfanwy "Myf" Warhurst (born 29 May, 1974) is an Australian radio announcer and television personality best known for her work at Triple
Following the departure of Jay to go travelling the 2008 Breakfast Show line up is Robbie Buck, The Doctor and Marieke Hardy. Robbie Buck (Robert Buck often called "The Buckwit" or "Bert" is an Australian radio announcer best known for his work at the national youth broadcaster Marieke Josephine Hardy (born 26 May, 1976) is an Australian Writer, broadcaster, Television producer and former television
This Sporting Life (TSL) is a parody of sporting panel programs, created and hosted by actor-writer-comedians John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver (under the names of Roy Slaven & HG Nelson). This Sporting Life is a Triple J radio program created by actor-writer-comedians John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver, who perform as their characters Roy John Doyle (Born 1953) is an Australian actor and comedian Biography Doyle was born in Lithgow New South Wales in 1953 and graduated from the then Actor and comedian Greig Pickhaver (also known as HG Nelson) is one half on the Australian sports comedy duo Roy and HG Roy & HG are a noted Australian comedy duo with Greig Pickhaver taking the role of HG Nelson and John Doyle as "Rampaging" Roy As well as sport, the duo cast a wide comedic net that encompasses the world of entertainment, politics and celebrity in general. TSL is remarkable as one of the few successful comedy programs that is substantially improvised. As the longest-running show in Triple J's programming history, it still commands a large and dedicated nationwide audience. Special editions of This Sporting Life are run to coincide with the NRL and AFL grand finals (The Festival of the Boot) as well as for all three State of Origin matches. The Australian Football League (AFL is both the professional Australian national competition in the Sport of Australian Rules Football and its highest State of Origin is an annual best-of-three series of Rugby league matches between the Maroons, representing the state of Queensland, and the Blues (see Roy and HG's State of Origin commentary). Broadcast on the Triple J Radio station to simulcast with the annual three-game Rugby league State of Origin series Australian comedians When considering the popularity of "This Sporting Life", it is interesting to note that both John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver are aged in their fifties. Triple J is however, a youth orientated radio station.
Restoring the Balance was broadcast sporadically on Sunday afternoons during 2004. Restoring the Balance is a satirical radio segment that occasionally appears on Australian radio station Triple J, which attempts to display the contrasting The primary concept behind the show is a satire of the contrasting political views between the conservative Australian Howard government, and the left-wing government-funded Triple J radio station. See also Howard Government John Winston Howard AC (born 26 July 1939 was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia from 11 March The show suggests that the station was forced to broadcast a segment of right-wing political views in order to restore the balance. In Politics, right-wing, the political right, and the Right are positions that uphold traditional values and/or authorities
Ross and Terri have broadcast weekdays at lunch times, for two 2-week periods, over summer 2005 and 2006. Ross and Terri is a radio show hosted by Ross Noble and Terri Psiakis on Australian radio station Triple J. It was hosted by Ross Noble and Terri Psiakis. Ross Markham Noble (born 5 June 1976) is an English Stand-up comedian, raised in Cramlington, Northumberland. Terri Psiakis is an Australian Comedian and a presenter on radio and television It was initially a filler show, but the popularity of the pair was enough to bring them back in 2006.
Today Today was the name given to the drive show in 2004 and 2005, hosted by Chaser members Chris Taylor and Craig Reucassel. Today Today was a drivetime radio show on Australia -wide radio station Triple J, broadcast between 300pm and 530pm weekdays during 2004 and 2005 The Chaser is an Australian satirical comedian group most famous for their television programmes on ABC TV. Christopher Thornton Taylor (born 15 July, 1974) is a television and former radio comedian from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Craig Bruce Reucassel (born 31 December 1976 in South Africa) is a television and radio comedian from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia The show's name was derived from Today Tonight, an Australian TV current affairs show screened on the Seven Network. Today Tonight is an Australian tabloid current affairs program produced by the Seven Network and shown weeknightly at 6 The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. Their humour was in a similar vein to CNNNN and The Chaser, being more politically driven. CNNNN ( C haser N o N -stop N ews N etwork The Chaser was a newspaper published in Australia by political satire group The Chaser from 1999 to 2005 One of their more popular skits was Coma FM, a parody of commercial radio stations. Today Today was a drivetime radio show on Australia -wide radio station Triple J, broadcast between 300pm and 530pm weekdays during 2004 and 2005
Triple J currently has several comedic radio plays. Radio drama is a form of audio storytelling broadcast on radio.
Starting in 2006, Dave Callan hosts the Saturday evening timeslot, called Saturday Night. Dave Callan (born 1975 in Dundalk, Ireland) is a comedian based in Melbourne, Australia. The show follows the pattern of Callan's mid-dawn shifts from previous years. In January 2007 this show was renamed "Pirate Radio" after one of the persona's commonly adopted by callers. Listener interaction plays a significant role in Callan's programs with regular callers such as "Steph from Tamworth" and "Ukelele Guy" as well as an assortment of "randoms" and "carnies". On January 27, 2008, Dave returned to the Graveyard Shift (1-6am Sunday mornings). Events 98 - Trajan becomes Roman Emperor after the death of Nerva. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
Since 2005, John Safran and Father Bob Maguire have co-hosted a Sunday night talk show, generally discussing serious topics like religion and politics. John Safran (born 13 August 1972) is an Australian documentarian and media personality well known for Pranks and indelicate handling
The Triple J Hottest 100 is an annual poll of the most popular songs amongst its listeners. The Triple J Hottest 100 is an annual music poll based on the votes of national Australian youth radio station Triple J listeners in order to determine their favourite An opinion poll is a survey of Public opinion from a particular sample. It has been conducted for almost a decade in its present form, and in 2005 it attracted 606,060 votes - the largest music poll in the world. It has also spawned a series of successful compilation CDs, and more recently, music DVDs. A compilation album is an Album ( Music or Spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple Recording artists, often culled from a variety of A Compact Disc (also known as a CD) is an Optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is
The countdown of the top 100 songs on Australia Day weekend, usually accompanied by a barbecue plus obligatory beverage, has become an annual summer ritual for Triple J fans around Australia and around the world. barbeque block party Kansas cityjpg|thumb|right|275px|A barbecue on a trailer at a Block party in Kansas City. 
Unearthed, an ongoing project to find hidden talent, began in 1995. Unearthed is the name of a Triple J project to find and "dig up" (hence the name hidden talent in regional Australia. It originally focused on regional areas but now covers all areas of Australia. Many of these discoveries have been very successful -- some have even been successful enough to receive commercial radio airplay, such as Grinspoon, Killing Heidi and Missy Higgins. Grinspoon are an Australian Post-grunge band from Lismore, fronted by Phil Jamieson with Pat Davern on guitar Joe Hansen on bass and Kristian Killing Heidi is an Australian rock band from Violet Town, Victoria. Missy Higgins (born Melissa Morrison Higgins on 19 August 1983 is an award-winning Australian Singer-songwriter, best known for the hit singles "
The Unearthed competition was inspired by the success of a talent search on SBS-TV program "Nomad" called "Pick Me". This segment, co-produced by Triple J, discovered a trio from Newcastle called the "Innocent Criminals", who later gained international fame under the name Silverchair. The Newcastle metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the state of New South Wales and includes most of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Silverchair is an Australian Alternative rock band. The band formed as Innocent Criminals in Newcastle, New South Wales, in 1992
The most recent incarnation of Unearthed is run online, and allows listeners to rate and review songs uploaded by bands and musicians.
Triple J occasionally runs a competition known as 'Beat the Drum' - named for their logo of three drumsticks hitting a drum. It is a competition designed to promote the logo, whereby, whoever displayed it in the most prominent place would win a prize. Notable entries include:
In late 2004, the station's promotion for that year's Beat The Drum contest caused a brief but bitter controversy after it released a series of promotional images featuring the 'Drum' logo. Many were outraged by the inclusion of a mocked-up image of the former World Trade Center draped with a huge Drum flag. The World Trade Center in New York City, United States (sometimes informally the WTC or Twin Towers) was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan
The Impossible Music Festival, broadcast in August 2005 was a celebration of 30 years of live music recordings made by JJ and Triple J. The Triple J's Impossible Music Festival is an event broadcast on Australia's Triple J radio station over a 55 hour period in 2005, 2006, 2007 Voted for by listeners from over 1000 recorded gigs/concerts, the broadcast went from 6pm Friday the 26th to 1am Monday the 29th. The 2006 Impossible Music Festival was aired on the weekend of 7-8 October. The 2007 Impossible Music Festival broadcast from Friday May 25 to Sunday May 27
The One Night Stand, held annually since 2004, offers a small town the opportunity to host a free, all ages concert, sponsored by Triple J, featuring three or four Australian musical acts. Triple J's One Night Stand is a concert hosted in a remote town or city in Australia annually Entries must include examples of local support, including community (signatures), local government (council approval) and a venue for the concert.
Each November on Triple J is Ausmusic month, where Australian artists are heavily promoted. This includes a solid weekend of Australian music; some free, limited-entry concerts around the country; All-Australian feature albums and Live at the Wireless; and each day, a new "unknown" Australian band is featured and played several times during the day.
The J Award is an annual award for best Australian album, judged by a panel of Triple J presenters. The J Award is an award given by influential Australian Youth Radio station Triple J to Australian Album of the Year The inaugural year was 2005, with the winner being Wolfmother's debut self-titled LP. In 2006, the Hilltop Hoods were awarded the prestigious J Award. The Hilltop Hoods are an Australian hip hop group originating from Adelaide, South Australia. In 2007 The Panics were awarded the J Award. The Panics are an Indie rock band originally from Perth, Western Australia, and currently based in Melbourne Victoria
The Will Styles award is a weekly award for the person making the biggest on air gaffe. It is also known as the humpty dumpty award.
Many Double Jay and early Triple J presenters went on to successful careers with commercial stations, the most notable being Doug Mulray, who honed his distinctive comedy-based style at the Jays before moving to rival FM rock station 2-MMM (Triple M) in the 1980s, where he became the most popular breakfast presenter in Sydney (and one of the highest-paid radio personalities in the country). The following is a list of Triple J presenters. Current presenters Past presenters (1994 onwards Presenters (before 1994 Douglas John Mulray (born 1 December 1951, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) was a former host of the breakfast time slot Triple M is a network of radio stations owned by the Austereo Radio Network. Presenter Annette Shun Wah went on to host the popular Rock Around The World series on SBS TV and she is now a program executive with SBS TV and producer of The Movie Show. Annette Shun Wah is a prominent figure in the Australian media but particularly in television film and radio The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS is one of two government-funded Australian Public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the The Movie Show is an Australian Film review program that airs on SBS TV.