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Hayden Ballantyne considered becoming a jockey before following his AFL dream

Hayden Ballantyne considered becoming a jockey before following his AFL dream

Persistence paid off for Docker

Fremantle star and persistent pest Hayden Ballantyne spoke with Bob Maumill and Jo McManus about his rise from draft reject to 2014 All Australian forward pocket.

WA director hits it big

a An apocalyptic film set and produced in Perth opens in theatres next week. The film's director, Zak Hilditch, spoke to The Weekend Wake Up about These Final Hours which he calls 'a love letter to Perth'.

Rock & Roll is dying

a ARIA Hall of Fame member Richard Clapton believes that rock and roll is in decline. The legendary Australian rocker has penned a tell all book about his life in the Rock and Roll industry.

Persistence paid off for Docker

a Fremantle star and persistent pest Hayden Ballantyne spoke with Bob Maumill and Jo McManus about his rise from draft reject to 2014 All Australian forward pocket.

Darren's dazzling designs

a Darren Palmer's new interior design book - Easy Luxury - is about to hit the shelves. The Block judge spoke gave Kent some design tips on The Weekend Wake Up.

Sue's Tour Highlights

a Sue McDougall has returned from her jaunt through Europe and has brought back some incredible photos. Have a look at the stunning gardens that Sue and her tour group got to experience.

110 years

CY O'Connor's pipe dream made history It's been 110 years since John Forrest turned on a tap in Kalgoorlie and water from Mundaring Weir began to run into the Mt Charlotte Reservoir. Steve Gordon spoke to Professor Stephen Smith about the pipeline.

Gen Y, X and Baby Boomers

Westpac have released the results of a survey that looks at the generational differences between Gen Y, X and the Baby Boomers. Westpac have released the results of a survey that looks at the generational difference between Gen Y, X and the Baby Boomers in terms of marriage, children and finance. Paul Cook spoke with Larke Riemer, Head of Women's Markets at Westpac, about the findings.

Orchids: My Intersex Adventure

Phoebe Hart has documented her intersex adventure. Film writer and director Phoebe Hart has documented the story of her struggle to understand her intersex condition. Paul Cook spoke to Phoeve about her documentary, Orchids: My Intersex Adventure.

A history of housing

Last week, the State Housing Authority celebrated its centerary. Last week, the State Housing Authority celebrated its centerary. Graham Searle, Director General of Housing, spoke to Steve Gordon about the department's history.

One man and his organ

Barry Morgan and his world of organs. Barry Morgan has come to Perth in his Toyota Crown Royal Saloon for Fringe World to "make a sale" and demonstrate his 'one finger method.' Barry spoke to Jason Jordan and even played a little tune.

New depths for freediver

Australian freediver Christina Saenz de Santamaria wants to break the 60 metre barrier. Christina Saenz de Santamaria can already do more than most other women. The Australian record holder has plunged to a depth of 60 metres. As Rod Tiley and Sue McDougall discovered, Christina wants to beat her record.

Movies with Mandy Shade

a Planet Video's Mandy Shade talks the latest DVDs on The Weekend Wake Up with Kent Roberts.

Verity's Recipe Corner

Verity James Every Sunday on Weekend Wakeup Verity James joins the team to talks food and recipe ideas. You can download each of her wonderful recipe ideas right here. All you have to do is just click, print and cook.