Weekdays 5am – 7am
Presented by Susanne Rix
From bush ballads to the latest country chart-toppers from Tamworth to Nashville, Good Morning Country will have you toe-tappin and boot-scootin before you’ve downed your first cuppa.
With daily artist interviews and music giveaways, GMC is also the place to get the inside perspective on Australia’s country music scene, and hear the latest releases first.
Winner in the Most Popular Radio Program category at the 2009 Australian Country Music Peoples Choice Awards.
Monday and Wednesday – Kevin Walsh
Kevin was born in New Zealand. From a very early age he compered local Friday night and Sunday Youth Club Dances. He toured as roadie/compere with Ian “Huey” Hewitson and his Battle of the Bands winning group Cellophane who were based in Wellington.
Relocating to Auckland, Kev shared a house with Rob Guest and worked for his band The In-Betweens. It was here he did his first commercial radio. In the early 1970s the lure of Australia beckoned and one of his first jobs was on the Indian Pacific. The call of radio once again caught hold after moving to Grafton in the mid-80s and it was off to outback Queensland for a stint as breakfast announcer. Returning to Grafton, he did various country music reports for 2GF and worked at the local newspaper The Daily Examiner as Promotions Manager, also penning a weekly country music column for 14 years.
Back in Sydney he joined the Overnight Express Crew on the CBAA network before joining the Good Morning Country team. Kevin produces and presents the Album of the Week segment and also presents the Community Radio Network’s Spotlight program. He’s been involved with the Tamworth Country Music Festival as an announcer and judge for more than 20 years, the Gympie Muster as a compere and judge for over 15 years. He is also currently involved in radio in Taree and the Forster district.
Tuesday – Georgie Cadwallader
Georgie’s love of country music came early in a life filled with riding and horses. She recalls it being the soundtrack of Gymkhanas and other equestrian events.
At the age of 30 she started in radio, first in Queensland on Gympie’s 4GY, and for the last 30 years has been on and off at Northside Radio, Sydney. She’s also a reader on 2RPH, Sydney’s radio and print handicapped station.
Outside of radio, she keeps busy with horse rides raising funds for MS from Taree to Port Macquarie, endurance rides where she works as a strap, and the Kidney Kar Rally.
Thursday – Kylie Adams-Collier
Country artist and broadcaster Kylie Adams-Collier began her radio career at 2BBBfm in Bellingen in 1983, hosting her own music programs and producing and presenting the local news. Since then, Kylie has worked briefly at Triple J, producing on-air material, reading the news and recording the “Ashley Mallet’s Weather” jingle for Roy and HG’s South Coast Ulladulla News for the iconic ‘This Sporting Life’ program.
She worked with ABC’s Simon Marnie when Sydney’s FBi was test broadcasting, interviewing artists and building the station’s music library. Kylie produced and presented a country show on Radio Northern Beaches and completed a voice-over course with the Australian Film and Television School before moving to the CBAA to present the nationwide Country Folk Around Australia program.
After two and a half years of hosting CFAA, Kylie is now presenting the national Thursday edition of Good Morning Country on the Community Radio Network.