Sydney’s Grill Team celebrates 1000 shows

Staff Writer

Triple M Sydney's Grill Team celebrated 1000 shows this morning.

There were lots of memories, a live video stream, a big cake…

And a phone call from Hollywood star Hugh Jackman.

Jackman, a friend of the show's Gus Worland cheekily told the breakfast team he thought they would have lasted "two or three months tops".

"Honestly, I'm really proud of you," he added.

The boys also recapped memorable moments of their five years in the breakfast slot, including when they raised almost to $500,000 for Queensland flood victims with Legends of Origin; when the show dropped a perfectly good Harley Davidson from a 50m crane; and when they helped cancer sufferer Kristian Anderson get Jackman to appear in a video for his wife Rachel, who tirelessly supported him through his cancer treatment.

Since their first day on August 17th 2009, The Grillers have created 3000 hours of live radio, interviewed 4000 guests and talked to 12,000 callers.

The show has also more than doubled its share with males under 50 from 6.8% when it began (Survey 6, 2009) to 16.2% today (Survey 3, 2014). The Grill Team is now the dominant radio show for Sydney males.

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