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Encyclopedia > Doug Mulray

Douglas John Mulray (born 1 December 1951, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), better known as Doug Mulray, was a former host of the breakfast time slot on Sydney FM radio station 2MMM (Triple M) in the 1980s. After a break from Triple M, he worked for a brief time in the PM drive time slot on Sydney radio station 2WS eventually leaving that station in July 1999. He never regained the ratings he enjoyed at his former station Triple M. December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales. ... Motto: Orta Recens Quam Pura Nites (Newly Risen, How Brightly You Shine) Nickname: First State, Premier State Other Australian states and territories Capital Sydney Government Governor Premier Const. ... Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales. ... Triple M is a network of radio stations owned by the Austereo Radio Network. ... 2WS or WSFM is a major FM band radio station broadcasting in Sydney, Australia. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Like many in radio, he began his career at a small country station. His first gig on radio was for 2RD in Armidale. In the late 1970s, Doug landed his first permanent Sydney radio gig with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's alternative rock station Double Jay (later Triple J) before being lured to Triple M in 1982. Armidale (population 22,000) is a university city in northwestern New South Wales, Australia, and is the administrative centre for the New England region. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australias national non-commercial public broadcaster. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Triple J (JJJ) 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). ... Triple J (JJJ) 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). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He often prefers to call himself Uncle Doug, Doctor Dougie, or the Reverend Doctor Doug.


One of the distinct features of his Triple M shows were the array of fictional characters that were involved in all sorts of hilarious skits. One of his best known were Jack Africa, a permanently paranoid chap who was constantly convinced that the chooks (Australian slang for hens) were out to get him. Also featured were the Prime Mincer, a parody of Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and Gloria, a parody of Sydney AM radio talkback host Alan Jones. Others included Hymie Fymie, who made an art form of using the phrase "son of a bitch", and Madam Zenda, whose cosmic predictions of the future made the morning commute to work just a little bit more bearable. Robert James Lee Hawke (born 9 December 1929) was an Australian trade union leader and politician and the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia. ... Alan Jones AO (born 13 April 1943) is an Australian commercial radio personality, in the genre sometimes known as a shock jock; he has had a parallel career as a Rugby Union and Rugby League coach and administrator (both, see section - Controversy). ...


During his career behind the microphone, Doug Mulray's shared the microphone with Andrew Denton and many others including "Miss Lizzie", his real-life girlfriend Liz Muir (sister of then station owner Rod Muir), part-time "barrel girl" Fifi D'Armour, who he called the "exotic lettuce leaf dancer and radio producer extraordinaire". Outside of radio, Doug Mulray has also featured on Australian TV shows such as Beauty and the Beast and the infamous Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos where the show's only episode was famously pulled from broadcast by Nine Network boss Kerry Packer, with Mulray being fired from the Nine Network as a result. He was also the host of the eponymously-titled program Mulray, which ran briefly in the early 1990s on the Seven Network. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Australias Naughtiest Home Videos was an Australian television comedy series which gained notoriety when it was cancelled during its only broadcast in 1993. ... The Nine Network is an Australian television network, available in major markets across Australia. ... Kerry Packer Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer AC (17 December 1937 – 26 December 2005) was an Australian publishing, media and gaming tycoon. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... The Seven Network (ASX: SEV) is Australias largest television network, available in major markets across Australia. ...


Doug had his share of infamous moments outside the broadcast studio. He released a record called "You Are Soul" which reached number 1 on the ARIA singles chart in 1986 but was banned from the air. The B side was the equally notorious "Smoked Two Joints". This article is about the musical term aria. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ...


Discography

Albums

  • 1982 - What A Rude Album
  • 1993 - Nice Legs, Shame About the Fez

Singles

  • 1982 - I'm A Punk / Doug's Dub [as The Rude Band]
  • 1986 - You Are Soul / Smoked Two Joints

 
 

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