COLIN IN A RADIO DAZE OVER “DAD AND DAVE” DEMISE

When Colin Tyrus, the host of Southern FM’s “A Newsman and his Music” was a kid he loved listening to radio serials such as Biggles, Hop Harrigan, D-24, and even “Chicken Man”.

One of his favourites was Dad and Dave from Snake Gully and that’s why he dusted off the old recordings (and paid a royalty fee of 10 bucks) to play the first episode on his debut Monday morning show on Southern FM on 13 August 2018.

If you click on the player below, you can listen to that very first episode of Dad and Dave, originally broadcast in 1937 and you won’t even have to pay the $10 royalty fee.  It’s part of the collection of the National Film & Sound Archive Australia (NFSA).

Unfortunately you won’t be able to hear any more episodes on 88.3 Southern FM because another community radio station has claimed exclusive broadcast rights to Dad and Dave in Melbourne.

A disappointed Colin said: “It’s such a pity I can’t take you back to the golden days of radio, but at least Dad and Dave can be heard somewhere on the FM band.

You can enjoy free episodes of Dad and Dave from Snake Gully online at: oldtimeradiodownloads.com/comedy/dad-and-dave

THE NEWSMAN MEETS TOTTIE GOLDSMITH

Chantoozies

Tottie Goldsmith brought star power to the first edition of A Newsman and his Music on Monday 13 August.

Tottie spoke to Colin about the early days of The Chantoozies and the rehearsals for their brand new show.

They’ll explore the hits of Motown and Beyond at St Kilda’s Memo Hall on the 24th of August 2018.

COUNCIL ORDERS RESTAURANT CLOSURE OVER FOOD SAFETY

Bayside Council has ordered the closure of a Brighton Restaurant for failing to meet food safety standards.

The order was issued to Akiya Japanese Restaurant, 133 Church Street, Brighton after a routine inspection last Thursday (9 August 2018).

The Council’s Director of City Planning and Community Services Hamish Reid spoke with Colin Tyrus on Monday morning.  (Photo: C.Tyrus)

Memories of the 1986 Russell Street bombing

Russell Street Police Complex Bombing

On Monday 13 August 2018 our 10am to midday program “A Newsman and his Music” featured a flashback to 1986 when terror came to Melbourne.

It was the day before the Easter break when a car-bomb exploded outside Russell Street police headquarters, fatally injuring 21-year-old Victoria Police Constable Angela Taylor and wounding 22 other people.

Program presenter Colin Tyrus interviewed his brother Peter who was a cameraman with Channel Ten.

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