Triple M Mackay’s Jay and Dave celebrate 2,500 brekky shows
After 12 years of breakfast radio, Jay and Dave from Triple M Mackay 98.7 and Whitsundays’ 92.3 do not need an alarm clock.
Their bodies are finely tuned machines, always prepped and ready with all the latest news and views for the region from dawn.
To mark the moment, the pair were presented with the keys to the city by Mayor Greg Williamson.
Joining the breakfast party were 12 invited listeners and the entire SCA team.
When asked about the best talent he had interviewed on the show, Jay said there are, “So many to name!”
“Agro, Jimmy Barnes, Margot Robbie and Rick Astley were fun.”
“Honestly though, local and inspirational people who do extraordinary things get me in the feels every time.”
Dave said he had two standout guests.
“The big one for me as far as laughability goes is comedian Ross Noble. But the main one was a young kid at primary school, back in 2012 who had a heart condition, by the name of Seth Hoey,” said Dave.
“He had gone through so many operations and wasn’t given long to live from his doctors, and all he wanted was his mum to be happy.”
“The way he accepted his fate left us all in tears on the day. Seth lived until last year which was tough on both of us.”
Dave said the secret of their long-time success was their chemistry.
“The chemistry between the two of us has never been faked. And as Jay says we started off as strangers and now have a great friendship,” said Dave.
“We’ve both been through a hell of a lot, both good and bad in our personal lives and it has given us a bond you can only get with best mates – we’re practically brothers.”
Dave said his proudest moments on air were very personal ones.
“I’m so proud of Jay coming out on air – to Bob Katter of all people,” said Dave.
“Another proud moment is saying I needed help with the Black Dog. I don’t cry often – except when it’s a good belly laugh – but I completely broke down on air. Not only did it help me, it has also helped a number of blokes who got in touch, both on air and off, to put their hand up too.”
Both said the ability to call the community to arms, whether it be for a fire, flood, an emergency or to help families or communities in need was one of their most loved actions on air.
Hear Jay & Dave from 5.30am – 9:00am on weekdays at Triple M Mackay 98.7 and Whitsunday’s 92.3 and on the LiSTNR app.