Media Mates



Ralph Tucker has worked in Sydney radio for 20 years as a journalist, editor, newsreader and producer. In the Media Mates podcast Ralph chats to people he's met in and around the industry about where they've been, where they're going and everything else in between.


  • Episode #59 - Emily Smith

    13/02/2018 Duração: 01h08min

    Emily Smith from ABC TV in Melbourne chats about getting her big break at 2SM, being made redundant at 2UE after a week and making the transition to television during a stint overseas. 

  • Episode #58 - Corbin Middlemas

    30/01/2018 Duração: 01h02min

    Corbin Middlemas from ABC Grandstand chats about getting his start in media, an unexpected award, living in three different states in the three years and the late, great Ken Judge. 

  • Episode #57 - Ruan Sims

    24/01/2018 Duração: 01h01min

    Ruan Sims chats about her first season with the ABC Grandstand NRL team.

  • Episode #56 - Matthew Elliott

    27/12/2017 Duração: 57min

    Matthew Elliott chats about his transition from coach to commentator with the ABC Grandstand NRL team.

  • Episode #55 - Andrew Ryan

    19/12/2017 Duração: 55min

    Andrew Ryan chats about his transition from player to commentator with the ABC Grandstand NRL team, 

  • Episode #54 - Dene Halatau

    12/12/2017 Duração: 01h06min

    Dene Halatau chats about his first season with the ABC Grandstand NRL team. 

  • Episode #53 - Alexandra Factor

    14/03/2017 Duração: 01h01min

    Alexandra Factor from the Victoria Racing Club chats about leaving Perth to pursue a career on the east coast in radio, struggling in Sydney before finding her feet in Melbourne and the discovery of a letter from a former boss.  

  • Episode #52 - Dan Mullins

    08/03/2017 Duração: 01h08min

    Dan Mullins from 2GB chats about his late entry into the radio game, the pressure of working on the Alan Jones breakfast show and walking the Camino de Santiago for his 50th birthday. 

  • Episode #51 - Kelly Fedor

    28/02/2017 Duração: 01h03min

    Kelly Fedor from Channel 9 chats about going regional to get her start, being consumed by media and standing up to broadcasting great Alan Jones. 

  • Episode #50 - Jason Morrison

    21/02/2017 Duração: 01h44min

    Jason Morrison from Channel 7 chats about his fascination with radio, his regret over reporting the death of Michael Hutchence and how to bring the magic back to radio news. 

  • Episode #49 - Mark Levy

    07/02/2017 Duração: 56min

    Mark Levy from 2GB chats about how fixing a computer lead to his start at Sky Racing, where he gets his work ethic from and how he deals with narks on Twitter. 

  • Episode #48 - Gavin Carmody

    31/01/2017 Duração: 01h02min

    Gavin Carmody from Sky Racing chats about what it was like working for Alan Jones, his love for horse racing and how he got the nickname Sparkles. 

  • Episode #47 - Brendan Jones

    20/12/2016 Duração: 01h20min

    Brendan Jones from WSFM chats about how he almost got sacked in his first job, what makes his on-air partnership with Amanda Keller so special and why he missed out on hosting The Bachelor. 

  • Episode #46 - Gil Taylor

    15/12/2016 Duração: 01h11min

    Gil Taylor from Macquarie Media chats about why he had to re-invent himself throughout his career, being a reluctant leader and discovering the band Ratcat. 

  • Episode #45 - Renee Smith

    29/11/2016 Duração: 53min

    Renee Smith from RACQ chats about what it took to get her big break in the media, the challenges associated with working in breakfast radio and developing her leadership skills. 

  • Episode #44 - Jacqui Maddock

    22/11/2016 Duração: 37min

    Jacqui Maddock from Bluechip Communication chats about why she chose to specialise in finance, the challenges associated of working in Beijing and the shock result in the US election. 

  • Episode #43 - Anthony Maroon

    15/11/2016 Duração: 01h02min

    Anthony Maroon from Triple M NRL chats about cutting his teeth in the country, the changing landscape of radio and his love for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. 

  • Episode #42 - Rowan Barker

    08/11/2016 Duração: 01h35min

    Freelance voice over artist Rowan Barker chats about what makes a good newsreader, being on-air the night of the September 11 terror attacks, creating the news by being stabbed and the world famous wink off. 

  • Episode #41 - Georgina McKerrow

    18/10/2016 Duração: 01h03min

    Georgina McKerrow from Channel 10 in Melbourne chats about getting her first gig the day after her graduation, adjusting to life and work in Sydney and her sea change year in Cairns. 

  • Episode #40 - Clinton Maynard

    12/10/2016 Duração: 01h27min

    Clinton Maynard from 2UE chats about where his love of radio comes from,  the ups and downs of 2UE over the years and the drought breaking win by his beloved Cronulla Sharks in the NRL premiership. 

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