VOTE: Who are the funniest women in FM radio?

Staff Writer

“Where are all the women?”

That was the overwhelming response after we published the results of our reader-voted poll, FM Radio’s Top 20 Comedians.

Yes, it appeared cruel that we only allowed one vote to be cast at a time. But if politics (or reality TV) has taught us anything, it’s that your vote counts.

Former 2DayFM Breakfast star Wendy Harmer tweeted: “As lead on the ratings-winning Morning Crew for 11 years, I don’t even rate!”

“Radio is a miserable business… To radio management, any joke is a risk,” Helen Razer noted when answering the self-imposed question of “are there no funny women on radio?”.

In an episode of the Game Changers: Radio podcast, Chrissie Swan revealed that a former program director told her not to laugh.

There is no denying that it takes balls to be funny on-air. One could argue that takes even bigger balls to be funny on the radio if you’re a woman.

So here it is – a list of women just as entertaining, hilarious and witty as anyone else who made it into the Top 20 comedians list. It’s also worth noting that many of the familiar names below were on Radio Today’s original poll.

Who are the funniest women in Australian FM Radio? You decide.

Voting closes midnight AEDT Sunday, March 25, and as always, you can let us know if we’ve missed anyone by commenting or emailing us here.

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23 Mar 2018 - 11:19 am

Helen Razor pleeeese she hasn’t been on radio for 100 years

23 Mar 2018 - 1:31 pm

Yumi Stynes is bloody funny.

23 Mar 2018 - 5:03 pm

Em Rusciano for sure! Heart of gold and hilarious!
I’m a community nurse and would be lost without 2DayFM!

23 Mar 2018 - 5:45 pm

Em Russiano for NO 1
Funniest woman in radio
Go Em ❤️

Mel wilson-tanti
23 Mar 2018 - 7:01 pm

Em Rusciano

23 Mar 2018 - 7:05 pm

Em makes the drive to work so much better. She makes my neice and i laugh every morning. Very funny lady xx

23 Mar 2018 - 7:06 pm

Who was the PD Chrissie ?? Anyone know ?

23 Mar 2018 - 7:21 pm

Kate Langbroek for sure! Love her.

23 Mar 2018 - 10:28 pm

Loz from Fresh 92.7 breakfast in adelaide! New but hilarious

24 Mar 2018 - 6:37 am

Kate Lambroek or Jane Kennedy get my vote.

Shannon Ross
24 Mar 2018 - 8:54 am

Em Rusciano for sure ❤

24 Mar 2018 - 11:13 am

Em Russiano 4 sure x

24 Mar 2018 - 6:44 pm

Tanya Hennessy!!!! She is so funny and has loads of creative ideas every time on air. She’s just THE BEST!!

25 Mar 2018 - 9:23 am

Amanda Keller and Jo Stanley for success, longevity, high ratings and consistency.

25 Mar 2018 - 10:08 am

B I A N C A D Y E. She’s been making us laugh for yearssssss. She’s the best!

Lazy Susan
3 Apr 2018 - 1:49 pm

Didn’t you get any votes ha !

3 Apr 2018 - 1:51 pm

Dear Anon who has been laughing at Bianca Dye ?


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