Radio Hall of Fame’s Lee Simon on Game Changers: Radio

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The latest episode of Craig Bruce‘s podcast series Game Changers: Radio features the recently-retired EON FM founder Lee Simon.

Lee, who was inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame at last weekend’s ACRAs, was Craig’s first ever programmer.

“He hired me as an 18-year-old when I was doing Nights in Port Augusta, so it was really nice to go full circle and pay tribute to him on the podcast,” Bruce tells Radio Today.

Lee started his career began as a music announcer where he worked at 2SM Sydney and 3XY Melbourne in the 70s.

A true pioneer of Australian radio, he would go on to become the first FM program director at Triple M (then EON FN), where he helped launch the D-Generation to radio in the late 80s.

He then followed that success with The Richard Stubbs breakfast show in the early 90s and introduced football to Triple M in 1997.

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Kevin Hillier
27 Oct 2018 - 8:41 pm

Just to clarify a point. D Gen were on their own in ’89 (Post Peter O’Callaghan)rating number 2, I was on Fox rating number 1. I came to Triple M start of 1990 and wasn’t until end of that year that Triple M breakfast -Kevin Hillier & The D Generation-went number 1. I went onto mornings when the D Gen left in mid 1992. Stubbs went into breakfast then. Small point but that’s how it happened. Enjoy retirement Lee.


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