Mornington Peninsula radio journalist, Gary Turner has had morning tea with John Travolta and Joan Collins, went on a Sydney cruise with rock demons Kiss, hung out with AC/DC and enjoyed breakfast with Elton John.
His career as a radio journalist has taken across various commercial radio stations in Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Norfolk Island, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Nauru as Director of Media.
Gary has also acted in the role as MC for various rock and country festivals around Australia including Tamworth, Norfolk Island, Melbourne and NSW doing shows with Lee Kernaghan, Normie Rowe, Adam Harvey, Ross Wilson, Kasey Chambers, Jimmy Barnes, Troy Cassar-Daley, Johnny O’Keefe, Cold Chisel, The Angels and more.
His newspaper work has taken him to Leader Newspapers, Post Newspapers, Sunday Observer, Truth Newspaper, Toowoomba Chronicle, Fairfax, Gatton Star, Quest Newspapers Queensland, Norfolk Island online, South Burnett Times Kingaroy, and recently MP Newspaper Group Mornington and Coastal News Tasmania.
Gary also worked as a ministerial media adviser for the State Government of Victoria and Republic of Nauru.
A keen sportsman, Gary played, umpired and coached Australian Rules football, umpiring more than 300 games of senior football over 15 years before umpiring his last game at the Mornington Football Club ground in 1997. Gary also is an accomplished water skier.
This month Gary commences the Wednesday & Saturday morning breakfast program on Radio RPP FM (98.7 FM & 98.3 FM) from 6.00am – 9.00am playing some of the classic songs of the 60s 70s & 80s including many one hit wonders plus news and other community information. Gary said “It has been a long time since l did a shift on RPP FM and l is glad to be working under former ABC sports presenter, Brendon Telfer who has taken the station into new ground.
I will be playing some of the songs you don’t hear on other radio stations and keeping people up to date with local weather and community events. I will have special guest interviews with friends like Normie Rowe, Gil Matthews, David Parkin, Ross D Wyllie and more with plenty of prizes and giveaways”
Gary lives at Mt Eliza with his wife Deborah and has three children, Lori-Kate, Aleesa & Nicholas.
Gary would eventually like to present a full time breakfast radio show on the Mornington Peninsula.
Breakfast with Gary Turner, Radio RPP FM, Wednesday & Saturday 6am-9am. Phone 5975-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Live stream – www.rppfm.com.au