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Ross Stevenson: Profile

Ross Stevenson - 3AW Breakfast Like many broadcasters - Ross was a lawyer for a short period of time before realising the error of his ways. Honing his skills on community radio, Ross joined the on-air team at 3AW on his way to becoming Australia's number one breakfast presenter.

John Burns: Profile

John Burns John started his career in law practicing as a barrister for 22 years. In the 1980s most of his cases were resolved by lunchtime - so after work he would gather up any willing participants and go to lunch.

Neil Mitchell: Profile

Neil Mitchell was overwhelmed, but not surprised, by the generosity of his listeners today. Neil is one of Australia's most experienced journalists with success in newspapers, radio and television. He was one of the youngest editors of a daily metropolitan newspaper, The Herald.

Denis Walter: Profile

Denis Walter Denis Walter has been at 3AW for many years. He is the host of the 3AW Afternoons program, which will keep you entertained and informed every day.

Tom Elliott: Profile

Tom Elliott Tom is the Managing Director and a co-founder of Melbourne based hedge fund, MM and E Capital Pty Ltd. He is now the full-time 3AW Drive host from 3-6PM on Weekdays.

Gerard Healy: Profile

Gerard Healy Gerard Healy played 130 games with Melbourne from 1979 to 1985 and then 81 with Sydney from 1986 to 1990. He won the 1988 Brownlow Medal but was forced into retirement at just 29 because of a wrist injury.

Dwayne Russell: Profile

Dwayne Russell Dwayne began writing for The Age and The Geelong Advertiser newspapers in 1989 whilst playing AFL Football for Geelong. He began working in radio for K-Rock in 1990 and spent five years at the ABC before joining 3AW in 2002.

Bruce Mansfield: Profile

Bruce Mansfield Bruce won a junior announcer's competition at radio 3UZ in 1960. The prize was 100 pounds and a week on the air. Bruce joined radio 3KZ in 1962 as a panel operator and late night announcer (not much has changed).

Philip Brady 3AW

Philip Brady Philip Brady went straight from Xavier College to Channel Nine in 1958. He spent 13 Years at the station working on In Melbourne Tonight - appearing in commercials and comedy sketches with Graham Kennedy as well as compering the show.

Darren James: Profile

Darren James - Come and find a bargain on 3AW Darren's long career in radio began with 3AW as an audio engineer before moving in front of the microphone to host the 3AW Breakfast Show with Uncle Roy.

Andrew McLaren: Profile

Andrew McLaren At 28 and a half years of age Andrew McLaren signed up for a radio-training course with Bob Taylor and got a start at 7HT Hobart and lurched through 3GL, 3AW, 3DB, 3MP, Magic693 and now, after many years back again at 3AW!

Diane 'Dee Dee' Dunleavy: Profile

Diane 'Dee Dee' Dunleavy Diane 'Dee Dee' Dunleavy went into the pages of Australian radio history in 2011 when she notched up 25 years on-air including 12-years hosting the the GOLD104.3 breakfast show with her on-air partner 'Grubby'.

Peter 'Grubby' Stubbs: Profile

Peter 'Grubby' Stubbs Peter 'Grubby' Stubbs began in the Melbourne radio industry in 1985 and after a stellar career at both Fox FM and GOLD104.3 FM joins 3AW with his longtime on-air partner Dee Dee.

Jane Edmanson: Profile

Jane Edmanson Jane started working as a teacher, then in a retail nursery at Chadstone Shopping Centre, not knowing the difference between a rose or a thistle.

Justin Smith: Profile

Justin Smith Justin Smith has been a producer and familiar voice on the Neil Mitchell program for the last 10 years. He's been a part of some of Neil's biggest stories, which has seen him win the Best Commercial Radio Producer three years running.

Tony Leonard: Profile

Tony Leonard Tony came into radio via community station 3RRR with the Coodabeen Champions, a one-hour talk program that took a light-hearted look at Australian Rules from the point of view of the spectator.

Tony Shaw: Profile

Tony Shaw Tony Shaw spent 17 years as a player with the Collingwood Football Club. In that time he won two Best and Fairest awards, captained the Premiership side of 1990 and was a Norm Smith Medalist.

Bruce Eva: Profile

Bruce Eva Bruce started in journalism on The Herald newspaper in 1986 and has been covering AFL football since 1988. He hosts and calls 3AW's Saturday Night Football on 3AW and heads up the station's cricket coverage.

Dr Sally Cockburn: Profile

Dr Sally Cockburn Dr Sally Cockburn, known in the media also as Dr Feelgood, is Australia's leading health communicator. She is a GP with over 25 years experience as a medical practitioner and over 18 years as a media presenter on TV, radio and in print.

Alan Pearsall: Profile

Alan Pearsall Alan's radio career commenced in 1965 with radio station 6GE in Geraldton West Australia, before transferring to 6PM in Perth.

David Mann: Profile

3AW's David Mann David Mann - best known as ‘Mann About Town’ plays the part of roving reporter for 3AW 693 and Magic 1278. He joined 3AW in 1973 and is the longest serving employee of the Company!

Mike Brady: Profile

Mike Brady Mike has been a professional musician and songwriter for most of his life, starting from age 15. He gained most of his education on the road and had to develop the "gift of the gab" to compensate.

Nick McCallum: Profile

Nick McCallum Nick spent seven years as the United States Correspondent for Channel Nine, covering five Academy Awards, the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, Pat Rafter's two US Open victories and the election of George W Bush.

John Michael Howson: Profile

John Michael Howson John-Michael Howson is a writer of hit stage musicals, an author, journalist and commentator who covered the international film scene for 25 years interviewing scores of top names, including those who rarely consent to interviews.

Peter Maher: Profile

Peter Maher Peter started Rehame, a business that monitored and analysed all media broadcast, telecast and published in Australia. He owned and ran Rehame for 21 years until it was sold in May 2006.

Bill Kusznirczuk: Profile

Bill Kusznirczuk Bill Kusznirczuk is 3AW's resident urban planning expert appearing on Morning, Afternoon and Drive programs. Bill gives advice on urban planning issues across Australia and spent more than 20 years fighting and winning urban planning battles. Read more.

David Kramer: Profile

David Kramer David is a keen recreational fisher of more than forty years. A Director of Futurefish Foundation, he has a passion to promote fishing through the media and after hosting his own community radio show for several years, joined 3AW in 2009.

Paul Worsteling: Profile

Paul Worsteling Paul is one of the most recognised anglers on TV these days with his programme IFISH reaching audiences throughout the world. Paul has been a regular reporter on 3AW Fishing for more than 10 years and took over co-hosting duties in 2009.

Shane McInnes: Profile

Shane McInnes Shane has been a member of 3AW’s sports team since January 2008 covering a number of events in his debut year including the Australian Open, Formula 1, Beijing Olympics, MotoGP and of course the AFL.

Dean Jones: Profile

Dean Jones Dean Jones wrote the book on one-day cricket - literally. He played a new game in which he walked down the pitch to fast bowlers, ran frenetically between wickets and turned fielding into an attacking occupation.

Richard Arnold: Profile

Richard Arnold Richard Arnold is 3AW's US Correspondent, and can be heard every day on 3AW Drive with Tom Elliott and also as the chief reporter of all US events for 3AW Radio's news bulletins. Richard began in radio after earning two degrees at Sydney University.

Donna Demaio: Profile

Donna Demaio Donna Demaio joined 3AW in 1992. As a senior journalist, newsreader and editor, Donna covers major events … including the Spring Racing Carnival the Logies and the AFI’s.

Steve Murphy: Profile

Steve Murphy Steve Murphy has been a journalist, commentator, senior political adviser and corporate communications consultant for almost 30 years.

James Sherlock: Profile

James Sherlock Film historian, presenter, writer, publicist and film restoration and preservationist, James Sherlock, has been a cinema industry veteran for over four decades, beginning in 1964, at a number of Melbourne's most revered Picture Palaces.

Jane Holmes: Profile

Jane Holmes Jane started fresh from school in a virtual "radio apprenticeship" at 3AW, creating the foundations of for a successful media career that has encompassed radio, television and corporate work.

Simon Owens: Profile

Simon Owens Simon was originally employed as a Panel Operator for Bruce and Phil's Nightline, his career at 3AW starting on December 18th 1995.