Brayshaw on MMM’s footy difference

Staff Writer

James Brayshaw recently sat down with Andrew Murfett from The Age and chatted about his work on TV and radio.

Brayshaw hosts 'The Rush Hour' on Triple M Melbourne with Billy Brownless and has been calling footy on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons for the M's since 2001. He is also an ACRA finalist for Best Sports Presenter this year.

Talking about their pre-game show 'The Saturday Rub' he says…

''The two hours before the game has become its own show, our program director calls it a breakfast show within footy. Very rarely in those two hours do we get bogged down in the really serious footy, because I'm not sure that's what our audience is after. If you want earnest footy analysis, you don't listen to Triple M.''

When asked about the return of Sam Newman to Triple M Melbourne's Friday night 6pm – 7pm this year, he said…

''When MTR folded he became available. He fits our listenership perfectly. But he doesn't call the game with us. He hates the game. He gets too wound up in the umpiring and the way the modern game is played. He is definitely a unique performer.''

On journalist Warwick Green's column on The Footy Show and Triple M where Green said, "….(Triple M Footy is) blokes world; Sherrin dripping in bourbon and coke'', Brayshaw says…

''There are six groups doing footy on the radio. There are other options. If you don't like that style of footy entertainment, listen to someone else. But I get annoyed that there's not enough acknowledgment of the huge slab of the audience that does want to listen to that. The [ratings] say we're doing something right.''

Read more in The Age here

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