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Greg Newman

Greg Newman

Why should the person reading this page tune to your show?

Because if they don't, I've checked out Google Streets and I know where you live! (LOL)

Tell us one thing your listener would not know about you?

I enjoy doing jigsaws.  I have about 8 framed and hanging up in our house.

What do you do while the songs are playing?

Dance along to each track.  Only kidding.  Check web for relevant stories, read through the local paper, jot down some things to say.

What do you do when you're not on-air?

For nearly 20 years I've been the editor of 'Jocks' Journal' - a publication exclusively for radio people.  Check the website:

If you weren't a radio host, what do you think you would be doing?

Love acting.  I've done a number of local stage plays and I play a few characters in the Fabulous Sound s of the 60s Show.

Outside of radio have you ever won an award for anything?

Yes won a heat of the TV talent show Pot Luck doing a 'stand up' comedy routine.

What's your favourite decade and why?

1960s it produced the best pop songs including my favourite band (The Beatles), my favourite show as a kid (The Samurai) and the St Kilda footy clubs only premiership.

What was your first ever job?

A paperboy.

What is your favourite meal?

Christmas lunch.

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Our family spent 3 years in Melbourne so the kids now enjoy visits back to Victoria.

What is your favourite childhood memory?

Watching The Samurai on TV and playing Samurai and ninjas with the kids in our street.

What is your favourite Film?

Picnic At Hanging Rock

What is your favourite Song?

Penny Lane would come close.

What is your favourite Album?

Chicago's first double album

Which famous people have you met / interviewed and who did you like / dislike?

Had Davy Jones and Peter Tork on my radio show for half and hour - that was special.

Who would you like to meet (past / present)?

Rowan Atkinson or John Lennon (born on my birthday - different year).

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

- More ugly.  It can be a huge burden going through life as a sex symbol.

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

- I remember writing to my Nana and telling her I wanted to be a Pope - as there was a Pope Gregory!

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