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Michael Tunn (born January 18, 1974) is an Australian radio announcer and television presenter. He was said to be youngest professional radio presenter in Australia at the time when he started at Australia's national youth station Triple J, in November 1990. is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see JJJ. 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). ...

He is best known for hosting Triple J's evening request program The Request Fest (now called Super-Request, hosted by Rosie Beaton). Michael hosted between 1992 and 1997, and was also the presenter of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Children's TV program The Afternoon Show and a set of TV documentaries on youth body image during the early to mid 1990s. Rosemary (Rosie) Beaton (born 29 May) is an Australian radio announcer, best known for her work at Australian youth radio station Triple J. Since 2001, Rosie Beaton has been host of Triple Js evening music program Super Request which airs weekdays at 6:00 p. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... See TV (disambiguation) for other uses and Television (band) for the rock band European networks National In much of Europe television broadcasting has historically been state dominated, rather than commercially organised, although commercial stations have grown in number recently. ...

Michael is wrongly credited with discovering Silverchair in some quarters, despite the fact he was the first to promote the group on Australian Radio on 'The Request Fest'. The response from the Triple J audience demanded heavy airplay and generated excitement. The demo became the most played track in the show's history. This is what resulted in a major record company bidding war, won by Sony Music. For the C. S. Lewis novel, see The Silver Chair. ... Airplay is a technical term used in the radio industry to state how frequently a song is being played on a radio station. ... ...

Silverchair's success inspired Triple J to launch the talent search project called Unearthed. Unearthed is the name of a Triple J project to find and dig up (hence the name) hidden talent in regional Australia. ...

Grinspoon, became co-winners of Triple J's first Unearthed at Lismore. They almost missed-out when most of Triple J's voting committee wanted to award it only to 'Ode to a Goldfish', but Michael argued how promising they sounded, thus ensuring a record deal and ongoing success. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

After leaving Triple J in November 1999, he moved on to join the now defunt 'bigfatradio.com', an online radio station that used proprietary web page streaming technology so that the end user was able to view pages sent from the studio. The station featured many ex Triple J staff including Angela Catterns, Helen Razer, Ian Rogerson and Debbie Spillane Angela Catterns is an Australian TV personality, She hosted a music show at Brisbanes local channel Briz 31. ... Helen Razer (born 1968) is a Melbourne-born radio presenter and writer. ...

After the collapse of the venture in the Dot-Com bubble burst, he joined the Austereo network in January 2001 and became the Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Presenter of Triple M Adelaide and SAFM. Dot-com (also dotcom or redundantly dot. ... Austereo is a national commercial radio network in Australia. ... Triple M is a network of radio stations owned by the Austereo Radio Network. ... 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 population of over 1. ... SAFM is a commercial FM radio station in Adelaide, primarily targeted at those in the 10-24 age group. ...

After five years with Austereo in March 2006, Michael was informed his contract had been terminated with no apparent explantation.

Other prominent staff at Triple M Adelaide were terminated not long after, Austereo claiming restructuring, as the reason. Restructuring is the corporate management term for the act of partially dismantling or otherwise reorganizing a company for the purpose of making it more efficient and therefore more profitable. ...

The On-Air staff affected were Cathy Dinn and Sheridan Stewart. Sheridan was Triple M's best known and popular presenter for ten years, and her departure was a shock and caused public outcry. Triple M is a network of radio stations owned by the Austereo Radio Network. ...

Michael was appointed Music Director at ABC Local Radio in the Northern Territory in 2006. Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $10,418 (8th)  - Product...

See also

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External links

  • Australian Broadcasting Corp. - includes links to Childrens Television and ABC Local Radio
  • Triple J - includes live audio streaming of the station's broadcast, as well as archives of recent editions of shows.
  • Triple M Adelaide - includes live audio streaming of the station's broadcast, as well as podcast's and present line up
  • SAFM - includes live audio streaming of the station's broadcast, as well as podcast's and present line up

  Results from FactBites:
Michael Tunn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (374 words)
Michael Tunn (born January 18, 1974) is an Australian radio announcer and television presenter.
He was youngest on air radio presenter in Australia at the time of his appointment to the national youth station, Triple J in the early 1990s.
Tunn was at the time involved in a court case about an alleged offensive behaviour incident earlier in the year.
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