Posted: 17 April, 2014

Bill's Bake: William And Kate

Billy is fired up again and this time the royal couple are in his sights!

Big Bill came off the long run-up again on Thursday and this time Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are in his sights! 

It’s fair to say that Billy was not too impressed by the fact that the royal couple chose to visit Adelaide, Sydney and Canberra on their current tour of Australia but gave Melbourne a big fresh air!

Listen to the latest hilarious edition of Bill’s Bake here: 

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Tags: Bill's bake, Rush Hour

Posted: 16 April, 2014

NSW Has A New Premier

It's official! NSW has a new premier in former treasurer Mike Baird

It's official. NSW has a new Premier. His name is Mike Baird. And and Gladys Berejiklian is his deputy. They were elected unopposed.

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Tags: Barry O'Farrell, Politics, Mike Baird, Gladys Berejiklian

Posted: 15 April, 2014

Sydney Gets Second Airport

Sydney's second airport will be built at Badgerys Creek, Says PM

badgerys creek second sydney airport

[AAP Reports] Sydney's second airport will be built at Badgerys Creek, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed.

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Posted: 5 April, 2014

Triple M Scoop International Award

Triple M Melbourne wins 'The Most Innovative Radio Station Of The Year'

Triple M Melbourne has scooped an international award, 'The Most Innovative Radio Station Of The Year', at The Worldwide Radio Summit 2014. 

The 4th annual independent Worldwide Radio Summit has been held over the last few days in Hollywood. The event is organised by A&R Worldwide and popular US website AllAccess.com.

"What an honour For Triple M Melbourne to be recognised as an innovator internationally alongside previous winners like BBC Radio 1," Triple M's Content Director Mike Fitzpatrick told TripleM.com.au.

"We've believed in and worked tirelessly on our unique product since we relaunched nearly five years ago.

"Triple M Melbourne combines the best elements of news talk, sports talk, and comedy with a rock soundtrack to create relevant and hyper local content.

"It's been a true team effort, lead by Eddie McGuire, Mick Molloy and Luke Darcy in breakfast and carried through the DNA of the station from JB, Garry and our #1 Football call to our passionate Fan Army, The Triple M Music Jury.

"We're all very proud if our station."

Here's the list of finalists that Triple M Melbourne were up against:

Most Innovative Radio Station Of The Year

  • 93.5 RED FM, INDIA
  • CKMP (90.3/AMP-FM)/CALGARY, CANADA
  • CIHT-FM (HOT 89.9), NEWCAP RADIO, OTTAWA, CANADA
  • **TRIPLE M (105.1)/MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA**
  • CKFM (VIRGIN RADIO)/TORONTO, CANADA

See the full list of awards here.

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Tags: Triple M, Triple M Melbourne, Mike Fitzpatrick, 105.1

Posted: 4 April, 2014

Explosion, Mass Power Outage

Locals in Gippsland have described a giant explosion at a local coalmine which may be linked to mass power outages across the region

Video from Jaye Atlee facebook "Caught this video of the explosion in Morwell just as the power went out".

Power is slowly being restored across Gippsland after an explosion near the Hazelwood Power Station this morning.

Locals in Gippsland have described a giant explosion at a local coalmine which may be linked to mass power outages across the region.

Authorities are still working to get everyone back online, it is believed 80,000 homes were left in the dark during the outage.

More to come shortly....

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Tags: Morwell, Gippsland

Posted: 4 April, 2014

David Letterman Retires

David Letterman has announced his retirement from CBS

David Letterman is preparing to announce his retirement from CBS next year.

Letterman is expected to discuss his plan to retire in about a year on Thursday’s edition of “The Late Show.”

Last year, Letterman re-upped his latenight contract with the Eye network in a two-year deal that was expected to be his last.
As of next year, Letterman will have hosted “Late Show” on CBS for 22 years.

He logged 11 years as host of NBC’s “Late Night” before famously being passed over at NBC for Johnny Carson’s throne on “The Tonight Show” — over Carson’s objection.

Word of Letterman’s plan spread quickly via Twitter on Thursday afternoon after musician Mike Mills, who is appearing on Thursday’s show, noted Letterman’s big news.

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Tags: David Letterman, Retiring, Late Show

Posted: 2 April, 2014

Tsunami Alert For Chile

Mass evacuations underway along the coast of Chile after earthquake

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile has prompted a tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

Waves measuring more than two metres have already been recorded on the northern coastline with residents there told to flee immediately to higher ground.

In its evaluation, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a strong warning.

"An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicentre within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours."

In February 2010, central and southern Chile were hit by a powerful earthquake of 8.8-magnitude followed by a tsunami that devastated dozens of towns.

The quake left more than 500 dead and $US30 billion ($A32.53 billion) in damage to infrastructure.

Official Links

Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre

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Posted: 31 March, 2014

Palace To Close Down

Iconic venue, The Palace, is officially set to close down

The Palace has been sold and will be turned into a hotel/apartment complex.

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Tags: The Palace, Higgo

Posted: 24 March, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Search

Reports of satellite images identifying objects in Indian Ocean

The Sydney Morning Herald has published satellite images which are believed to identify "122 objects in a 400-square-kilometre area of the Indian Ocean", which is where authorities think the missing Malaysia Airlines plane ended up.

Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency showing objects Photos: SMH

These images are from a French satellite. Malaysia's acting Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Wednesday they "are from one metre to 23 metres in length and some appeared to be bright, possibly indicating solid materials."

"This will enable us to further reduce the search area and locate more debris from the plane," Mr Hishammuddin said.

Objects taken from satellite Photo: SMH

This satellite and radar data now "corroborates some form of objects and debris", said Mr Hishammuddin.

"If it is confirmed to be MH370, at least we can move on with deep sea surveillance search and rescue and hopefully [find] the black box," he said.

Moe satellite images Photo: MRSA

Earlier on Triple M

A video that purports to be of the Malaysia Airlines MH370 search in the Indian Ocean has been published on YouTube.

We’re yet to verify if this is the real thing, however the Daily Telegraph has published it and it will give you an idea of the gravity of the search. Watch below.

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Tags: Malaysia Airlines, MH370

Posted: 20 March, 2014

Police Cars Rammed

Driver smashes into three parked police cars at Dandenong police station

Police are looking into whether two guys may have deliberately rammed their car into three cop cars right outside the Dandenong Police Station this morning.

If it was on purpose it backfired, the men are now in hospital after being cut out of the wreckage.

The Major Collision Unit now investigating.

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Tags: Melbourne Police, Police, Accident

Posted: 20 March, 2014

Malaysia Flight Mystery

PM Tony Abbott says "new and credible information has come to light"

Satellite images of objects possibly linked to MH370 released by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

There's a been a fresh lead in the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight with satellite images identifying two objects in the Southern Indian Ocean.

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Posted: 19 March, 2014

NRL Drugs Testing

Will latest measures make rugby league too hard to play?

nrl prescription drugs testing

Most rugby league players this weekend will sustain some kind of injury Photo: Getty Images

The NRL announced that it will start testing and banning the use prescription drugs by players.

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