Game Changes: Radio – Series 2 – Matt Tilley
Matt Tilley is a game changer.
After getting his start as a writer on the Grubby and Dee Dee breakfast show at Fox in the early 90s, Matt went on to have one of the longest and most successful stints with a metro FM radio station.
Alongside Tracy Barterm, he took Fox to #1 in the late 90s, and 13 years later he still dominated the Melbourne FM landscape with Jo Stanley.
Matt is a brilliant all-rounder, but he will be best remembered for his ‘Gotcha Calls’, which became the must-listen-to segment on Melbourne radio (often attracting the highest listenership of any breakfast show at the height of this segment) and later through the ‘Gotcha Call CDs’, which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.
Matt spent a year on MMM in 2014, and moved back into breakfast on the newly branded KIIS Melbourne in 2015.
‘We always figured we could work hard than other shows… If it took calling people for 10 different segments just to get 30 seconds of radio, we’d do it”