Getting to Know:
Matthew was born in the Sydney suburb of Cronulla – famous for its beaches – and took all his schooling there. He started in on-air radio broadcasting and moved around a lot, working in Goulburn, Dubbo, the Gold Coast, Hobart, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast, and 3 ½ years in Brisbane at B105 FM.
About three years ago, he backpacked by car across Canada and became infatuated with the country. In London, Ontario, he worked in a bar for six months.
Back in Oz, Matt received a job offer from Winnipeg. He accepted and has been here almost a year. You can hear him in action from 5:30 to 9:00 am on 99.1 Fresh FM, part of the Corus Entertainment Group, which includes CJOB – a sister station.
Matt loves hockey, and although he doesn’t play, he is enamoured with the Winnipeg Jets. He also plays tennis – a typical Aussie! – and cooking has become one of his other passions – lamb chops, pavlova, ANZAC biscuits and of course Vegemite.
Matt found out about the DUCW when Jenny Gates contacted him and welcomed him to town. At that time, his wife Marg was going to join him in Winnipeg, but unfortunately that has not happened, and separation is in the works.
Fingers crossed we hear Matt for many years on Winnipeg airwaves, and looking forward to meeting him at a Club event in the very near future.