SAFM and Triple M’s old digs, no more.
128 Greenhill Road will soon be no more. Once the home of Adelaide’s iconic SAFM and later Triple M, is being flattened.
Andrew “Cossi” Costello was part of the SAFM team, he now hosts a travel show for Channel 9; South Aussie with Cosi posted on the shows Facebook page some pics and some thoughts on his time at the old digs.
“I had 13 amazing years working on air in that building. When I first walked thru those doors I was 21 and had just won a competition to race around the world as part of Amanda Blair and James Brayshaw’s THE GREAT RACE! Fresh from the pig farm I couldn’t believe I was working in a building that had automatic doors! SAFM ruled Adelaide back then, it smashed everyone in the ratings and Amanda and James rated more than four times what SAFM brekky currently rate. It was the pulse of the city. It was Black Thunders and Sky Show’s and promotions that gripped the city……”
…..“For me SAFM wasn’t just a radio station… I feel in love with it the minute I started working there, albeit prior to that I was working in a piggery so I guess I would have fallen in love with any job!! For the years that followed… and still a little bit to this day SAFM flowed through my veins. Never a job just a passion. When it changed names to HIT I was devastated, how could you ever lose the SAFM brand which was once, like the building at 128 Greenhill Road.. such a giant??”
“…..So first it was farewell to the station and now the final farewell to the building…. So to the old SAFM building thats now a pile of rubble I hold aloft my icy cold can of coke and say “cheers”…. Thanks for being the home to an SA icon for so long”
After 34 years Southern Cross Austereo made the move from Unley into downtown Adelaide. You can view our story and chat with Steve Adler here on the new studio and office set-up.