ARN has celebrated the 18th birthday of breakfast radio giants Jonesy and Amanda in Sydney. The WSFM score magnets didn’t depart the occasion until near 10pm after which have been again on the Western Sydney ARN Towers HQ near 5am this morning.
The get together was held at an upmarket japanese suburbs wine bar and friends of honour have been some fortunate Jonesy and Amanda listeners. The friends have been entertained by some glowing Amanda Keller and Brendan Jones banter and rock and roll legend Richard Clapton.
Together with some fortunate listeners, the visitor record was headed by HT&E chief government Ciaran Davis, chief content material officer Duncan Campbell, chief technique and connections officer Lauren Joyce and WSFM content material director Mike Byrne.
Different friends included Simon Grace, Leonie Collins, Fiona King, Ford Ennals and Susie Michaels.
Outdoors the venue, alongside adorned WSFM highway warrior autos, TV chef Miguel Maestre cooked the biggest bowl of paella you’ll ever see. When it was able to be served friends shaped an orderly line to get a style.
The Jonesy and Amanda manufacturing military bought an evening off from prepping for the subsequent morning present. Main the get together crew was government producer Millie Michael. She was joined by newcomer Tyran Stig, newsreader Sean Frazer and producers Mariam Belle and Ryan Atkins.
Additionally taking a brief break from pumping out gross sales invoices was a number of the ARN Sydney gross sales power.
Talking to Mediaweek on the occasion, Jonesy remembered how he moved throughout from Triple M Sydney to WSFM 20 years in the past. “They lured me with the promise to triple my wage,” he recalled. Then simply two years into his time at his new radio residence, Amanda Keller joined him on breakfast and the remaining is radio historical past.
Keller recalled highlights throughout her speech together with Jonesy’s bike accidents, his vasectomy and her hip replacements. “And we now have laughed and cried many occasions together with the listeners.”
The 18th get together occasion comes weeks after Jonesy and Amanda have began their newest ARN contract. After renewing their breakfast contracts late final 12 months the duo commented:
Amanda Keller: “It’s an excellent factor to like coming to work. I’m fortunate that I get to slug it out each morning with my finest good friend – laughing, crying, speaking concerning the stuff that unites us all and fuels the lives of our listeners.”
Brendan Jones added: “After I approached Amanda to work for me (I imply WITH me) again in 2004, I stated ‘simply give me two years and that can preserve me in work whereas I set up myself on breakfast radio.’ Two years has was what shall be over twenty! I couldn’t be happier to be hanging out with my finest good friend Amanda.”