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It was an absolute pleasure to have Ken Sutcliffe, the male model from Mudgee on this week’s episode.
In a career spanning 50 years, Ken is a legend in TV sports broadcasting.
We discuss his early days in radio at 2MG Mudgee and the leap of faith that led him to Channel 9.
Ken opens up on working alongside the King of TV, Graham Kennedy, Max Walker, what Kerry Packer was really like and the intriguing fact behind the Wired World of Sport II album with Billy Birmingham.
We also talk taking on challenges along with the dedication and sacrifices needed to have a successful career in television.
Ken reflects on his time covering some of the greatest sporting events and athletes in the world including:
Tennis: Federer and Nadal at Wimbledon, Ken Rosewall.
Golf: Greg Norman, Adam Scott and witnessing Tiger Woods win his first major at the US Masters.
Olympics: The unrivalled talent and charisma of Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt.
Ken also offers up a surprise choice for his greatest ever sporting moment featuring the gold medal winning weightlifter Mehmet Yagci.
There’s also a chance meeting with a Beatle thrown in there for good measure!
This also meant a lot to me personally as I did work experience with Ken at Channel 9 while I was at school and that decision changed the course of my life.
Grab your headphones and turn up the volume because you’re in for a treat!
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