First commercial radio shift – The Edge 96.1 – 2005

As someone who for years has been eager to get into commercial radio and be an announcer, I had the opportunity in 2005 on Sydney’s The Edge 96.1.

In 2005, I was studying at AFTRS in North Ryde, and in February 2005 I scored my ‘foot in the door’ job at the Australian Radio Network, Sydney. It was the first role in Production for me – the ‘Cart Boy’ – loading commercials into the system for the network. I became known as “Matt The Cart Boy”.

The Edge were doing a gimmick at the 9am hour Monday to Friday by inviting a staff member to do an hour shift a day. I was lucky enough to have a go. What a thrill ride it was.