Tim Ross launches Summer Breeze podcast
Former radio star Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross has launched a new podcast “designed to be scintillating company”.
Summer Breeze was released late last year, and while it isn’t following the true crime trend, Ross said “the only crime you will be committing this summer is not listening” to the podcast.
It will be co-hosted by Kit Warhurst, the drummer for Australian garage punk band Rocket Science. Guests announced so far include former AFL star Bob Murphy, TV’s Tom Williams, and Kevin McCloud, long-term host of Grand Designs.
“Summer Breeze delivers the perfect amount of musical cheese featuring a selection of the greatest hit of all time. Rounding out the entertainment are laidback conversations with some of the most interesting people who were available. This is an experience not to be missed,” publicity for the podcast said.
The first episode pokes fun at traditional radio formats, purporting to open the text line for a competition based on understanding some audio, and then throwing to a cover of Hip To Be Square.
The podcast is designed to be listened to during long drives up the coast or “those balmy nights in the caravan when you want to get away from your family”.
Ross was on radio for over a decade, largely with comedic partner Merrick Watts, first at triple J and then taking on the Nova 96.9 Breakfast slot in Sydney when the station launched. He left in 2009, but reappeared on the scene in 2011 alongside Claire Hooper as co-host of Breakfast on Mix 106.5, which has since transformed into KIIS.
Recently, he has been pursuing his stand-up comedy career as well as increasing his focus on his passion for architecture and design.