Virginia Trioli reflects on the worst ‘crime’ a radio presenter can commit

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Her radio days may mostly be behind her, Virginia Trioli has opened up about what she learnt during her time in radio and the worst mistake that presenters can make.

Speaking to SMH, Virginia reflected on her time as 774 ABC Melbourne’s Drive presenter and how she kept her ratings up in the mid-2000s.

“You always have to be engaging. If you’re honest with yourself, you can [admit], ‘I only did that segment because I thought I should do it, not because I thought anyone would genuinely give a damn about it,” Virginia said.

“The worst crime you can commit as a radio presenter is to be boring.”

Virginia also touched on how, in the beginning, she was more often referred to as ‘Veronica’ or ‘Vanessa’ than her birth name by listeners.

“We had this hilarious few months where no one could get it right, it just went on and on.”

The seasoned presenter has been popping up all over the place in the last couple weeks, most recently appearing on The Weekly‘s ‘Hard Chat’ segment going head to head with presenter Tom Gleeson.

In addition to her ABC TV hosting duties, Virginia is filling in for Jon Faine on ABC Melbourne until August 17.

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