2015 internship with Australia’s largest broadcast and entertainment company, Southern Cross Austereo.

April 2015 was spent in Sydney at 2DayFM/Triple M – the city’s most popular radio stations.

Soon after completing the internship, I took up an ongoing role as the digital producer in on of SCA’s regional radio stations. Within six months of employment, I had managed to pick up a nomination for an Australian Commercial Radio Award (ACRA) in 2017.

 

Patrick Lyttle Media Scrum

Hitting the ‘media scrum’ in front of Downing Centre for voice grabs from Patrick Lyttle.
My hand is bottom left, holding Triple M microphone. 09/04/15

When an idea becomes a viral hit: The Big Bogan

The Biggest Bogan

April 8, 2015. Written and researched by Emma Marie Horn. Featured online and on-air on Triple M.

Whilst scrolling through my Twitter feed one morning, I came across what I thought at the time was a fairly inconsequential tweet from a reverend in rural Australia, saying something about bogans.

I followed the tweet and found the plans to construct Australia’s biggest bogan. I wrote up the story, stuck it on the Triple M page, and watched as news sites across the country picked up the story!

Merrick Watts, who was then the drive-time announcer on Triple M, featured the story on-air that afternoon, which gave it even greater notoriety across the nation.

That is the story of my first viral idea!