WHY WE MADE THE SHOW
Game Changers: Radio is a love letter to radio in the form of a podcast, and is designed to teach and inspire young radio talent and radio lovers everywhere.
Our host Craig Bruce (former national head of content for Southern Cross Austereo) speaks to the best of the best. These stars reflect on their careers, how they first started in radio, how they now approach their craft, and why they continue.
Season 1 launched in April 2016 and featured six interviews with six of Australia's best radio talent (Marty Sheargold, Chrissie Swan, Eddie McGuire, James Brayshaw, Sam Cavanagh and Mick Molloy), and Season 2 aired in June with another six interviews (Hamish Blake, Matt Tilley, Amanda Keller, Fifi Box, Richard Stubbs and Tony Martin).
Season 3 went live in October 2016, and ventured beyond our Australian shores to the United Kingdom. The season featured Christian O’Connell (host of Absolute Radio’s The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show and partner with Hamish & Andy for the world’s first international radio simulcast), Ken Bruce (host of BBC Radio 2’s The Ken Bruce Show), Jamie Theakston (co-host of Heart London’s Breakfast with Jamie & Emma (Emma Bunton of Spice Girls fame)), Mike Toolan (co-host of Key 103’s Mike & Chelsea) and Nick Ferari (breakfast host of LBC London’s number 1 commercial talk format).
Based on the success of the first four seasons, we launched Game Changers: Rising Stars in April 2017 with RadioToday.
OUR SUCCESS TO DATE
In 2016, Game Changers: Radio was nominated for Best Podcast in Mumbrella's Publish Awards. The Publish Awards celebrate the best in print and digital publishing across Australia. 2016 - the twentieth year of the awards - was the first time a podcast category was included.
Game Changers: Radio also:
- Opened Next Radio's 2016 conference in London in September 2016
- Reached 71,310 downloads by 30 January 2017 (within nine months).
Our host Craig Bruce will present at Radio Days Europe in Amsterdam in March 2017.