Gold FM’s Amazing ‘peak hour’ Race
Like most major cities around the world, traffic congestion is a big issue for commuters in Melbourne.
So Brig and Lehmo on Gold FM decided to build a story arc around the quickest way to get into the city.
After many weeks in the planning, the 'race' began at 8am today at Nunawading Railway Station and ended at the Gold FM studios in Richmond, a little over 20 kilometres away.
- Charlie Pickering from 'The Project' on Network Ten took up the challenge on his bike
- Former Collingwood footballer Shane Wakelin caught the train.
- and Josh Horner from 'Dancing with the Stars' on Channel 7 took the car.
So who won?
The Breakfast show focused on the stunt all day, with long-distance runner Steve Moneghetti phoning in and suggesting that he could run that distance in around 75 minutes. The ATN traffic reporter gave running updates on the progress, and each contestant had a dedicated GPS tracker which listeners could follow online.
- In 41 minutes, Shane Wakelin was the winner on public transport. Watch the video of his triumphant entry to the Gold studios here.
- At the 49 minute mark, Josh Horner arrived by car.
- And Charlie Pickering on his bike arrived after 53 minutes, and promptly tweeted this message.
Excellent content, and a great way to take a topical issue in the market for listeners and give it a twist. Well done to Brig, Lehmo, Executive Producer Clint Drieberg and the Gold FM team.