This week, we go back to where the Adelaide Show really began, with Steve’s introduction to radio in Murray Bridge in the 1980s; a story we’ll call Radio 5MU Style.

It was a fateful Sunday morning in 1985 when I headed off to Murray Bridge for a 10am job interview with David Bean and Phil McEvoy. Little did I know I would be on air that afternoon for a trial and then back the following Saturday with my first radio job. During the next seven and a half years, I got to meet some talented, hard-working people and some larrikins as well, and about a dozen of them have gathered tonight in North Adelaide to reunite with old colleagues and share war stories of the great mistress, radio.

Suggested Tweet text: Hear how David Bean & Phil McEvoy gave birth to #Radio @11255MU in #MurrayBridge in the 80s.

We discuss

  • selling ads
  • radio mishaps
  • water skiing
  • outside broadcasts
  • very strange job interviews

Also appearing in the Radio 5MU Style episode

In the musical pilgrimage, we’ll hear Made Of Stars because tonight’s cast IS made of stars

The SA Drink Of The Week is … Shiraz from Willow Point Wines at White Sands near Murray Bridge

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel tests us on Murray Bridge.

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Show notes running sheet by timecode

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TIME SEGMENT
00:00:00 Outtake
 Start with out Phil, 5MU did
00:00:22 Theme
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:31 SA Drink Of The Week

Willow Point Wines 2014 Shiraz … tasting notes

PS We toast Queen Adelaide and mention the wine briefly, but we return to its impromptu radio ads later, approx 1 hour and 31 minutes into the podcast.

00:00:00 Items Without Notice
None this week.
00:03:48 The 5MU team
It was a fateful Sunday morning in 1985 when I headed off to Murray Bridge for a 10am job interview with David Bean and Phil McEvoy. Little did I know I would be on air that afternoon for a trial and then back the following Saturday with my first radio job. During the next seven and a half years, I got to meet some talented, hard-working people and some larrikins as well, and about a dozen of them have gathered tonight in North Adelaide to reunite with old colleagues and share war stories of the great mistress, radio. You hear stories about 5MU from:

  • David Bean
  • Phil McEvoy
  • Alan Mann
  • Di Taylor
  • Keith McCarten
  • Wayne Morris
  • Darren Roberts
  • Chris Glenn
  • Tony Taylor
  • Steve Davis
00:33:20 Sir David Attenborough
This interview conducted by Steve Davis with Sir Attenborough in the 1980s on 5MU, is brought to you thanks to Steve’s personal archivist, Yvonne Davis, aka, his mum.
00:45:05 The 5MU story continued
The story of the election and the dump
00:53:25 Bert Newton
This interview conducted by Steve Davis with Bert Newton in approx 1991 on 5MU, is brought to you thanks to Steve’s personal archivist, Yvonne Davis, aka, his mum. It was arranged by Neil Ward, who is still one of SA’s legendary publicists.
01:04:02 The 5MU story continues
The announcers
01:38:32 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe. Read the stories. They get published each Sunday.
00:00:00 Adelaide Visa Council
No case this week.
01:49:31 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is Made Of Stars by Litters, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.
01:57:10 Outtake
 107 SA FM

Here is this week’s preview video:

SFX: Throughout the podcast we use free sfx from freesfx.co.uk for the harp, the visa stamp, the silent movie music, the stylus, the radio signal sfx, the wine pouring and cork pulling sfx, and the swooshes around Siri.

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