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Weekend Wake Up

The Weekend Wake Up Team

Saturdays

6am to 8am - Harvey and Sue get the day started with news, interviews and a few laughs for good measure.

8am to 9am - Get the best in Gardening advice with Sue and Harvey

9am to 9.30am - Harvey and real estate expert Rob Druitt give you an insight in to the property market and answer your questions.

9.30am to 10am - The Weekend Wake Up catches up with the news and events that affect you.

 

Sunday

6am to 9am - Harvey and Sue get the day started with news, interviews and a few laughs for good measure.

 

 

The Weekend Wake Up Hosts

Harvey Deegan

Harvey has been in the media continuously since January 1964, starting at Radio 3DB in Melbourne (now a dedicated racing station).  He has also worked in radio in Hobart, Perth, Newcastle and Brisbane.
Additionally, Harvey was Sports Editor at Channel Seven in Perth for ten years, between 1975 and 1985. He also worked as a general news reporter at Perth's Channel 10.

Most notably, Harvey established the newsroom in the Perth Aboriginal radio station 6AR in the mid '90s.

What was your first job?
Panel Operator at Radio 3DB Melbourne in 1964, using four turntables and three reel-to-reel tape recorders.

What is your favourite on air moment thus far?
Broadcasting the 1987 VFL Grand Final live on Radio 6IX, even though Hawthorn was flogged by Carlton.

What is your most embarrassing on air moment?
Failing to pre-read a news bulletin on 6PR in 1968. A journalist had slipped a bogus story relating to 'Chickenman' and I was halfway through the item before I realised I had been set up.

If you could interview anyone (living or dead) who would it be?
Lord Denning, who died at the age of 100 in 1999. He was regarded as the most brilliant judge of the 20th century and worked well into his eighties.

 

Profile: Sue McDougall

At the completion of school, Sue McDougall chose to enter the horticulture industry and while studying horticulture, worked at a production nursery in Wanneroo.

At the ripe old age of 19, Sue purchased a garden centre in the hills of Perth. She fell into the media with her first job co-presenting gardening at 6PR in October 1995 and is now part of the Garden Gurus team on Channel 9.

What was your first job?
My first paid job was a rouse-a-bout in a shearing team when I was about 15 and I remember thinking I was so rich after two week's work.

What is your favourite on air moment thus far?
When Harvey and I had a talkback call from Ena of Beckenham regarding the many people she remembered - who knew someone else who lived next to her, who was related to her second cousin, who knew the milkman, who worked at the pub. It kept going on for ages and ages and had Harvey and I in stitches!

What is your most embarrassing on air moment?
I remember saying orgasm instead of organism when describing nematodes. I was bright red for ages!
If you could interview anyone (living or dead) who would it be?
My Granddad: He was a Rat of Tobruk and as a kid I never had a chance to find out what happened and how he felt.

Contact:
Talkback: 08 9221 1882
SMS: 19 999 677
Producer: Steve Collins
Phone: 08 9220 1400
Email: stevegrumpycollins@gmail.com.au

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