“You can’t hide who you are if you do Breakfast radio”: 2DayFM’s Ed Kavalee on ‘Behind The Media’
Ed Kavalee is a multi-talented media personality. He’s a TV presenter, podcaster, and of course, hosts 2DayFM Breakfast.
The former Triple M Brisbane Brekky presenter has hosted the much-maligned show this year with radio newcomer Grant Denyer and formerly Em Rusciano, who departed the show mid-way through 2018.
He tells The Australian‘s Stephen Brooks the story of how comedian Tony Martin gave him his first big break, his take on what makes a good and a bad podcast, and of course his own approach to Breakfast radio.
“Kavalee is a total media nerd,” says Brooks. “He references BBC interview programs I haven’t even heard of.”
“You can’t hide who you are if you do Breakfast radio for long,” sums up Kavalee. “And if you do, you’re going to do a shit job.”
“Why not just be the weirdo you are off air, there’s someone else out there like you. That’s the fun of it.”
Responding to Stephen’s question about whether radio is “a performance,” Ed says. “I think it’s an unveiling… and you can hear it.
“People don’t know why they don’t like some things, but I can guarantee you that nine times out of ten in radio that they can hear a falsity attached to it.”
Listen to the full chat below: