Scotty will get the large itch to return to radio
Scott Masters nonetheless remembers October 8, 2015 vividly. Simply as he felt he was nearing the top of his radio profession, co-hosting Canberra’s No 1 Breakfast program on FM 104, he was confronted by his boss and informed he was now not required. However instances have modified, experiences ROD HENSHAW.
SCOTT Masters nonetheless scratches his head in regards to the day his world fell aside, questioning how the hell that occurred. And he nonetheless doesn’t know the reply. Radio may be as fickle as it may be brutal at instances.
However that was seven years in the past and Scott (or Scotty, as he’s affectionately identified) this week begins a brand new enterprise on Canberra radio, partnering with Paul (Holmsey) Holmes on the Without end Traditional 2CA 1053 breakfast present. And he’s raring to go!
Nevertheless, the choice to return to radio wasn’t straightforward.
Since his final gig seven years in the past, he’s established two companies below the umbrella of Scott Masters Media, which encompasses his industrial voice-over work, Smoke Masters BBQ and he handles the digital promoting for a variety of purchasers and charities.
Initially, Scotty had doubts whether or not he might wind again or juggle these actions with the numerous calls for of breakfast radio.
“They contacted me again in October and requested the query. I thought of it for every week or two and did an inventory of execs and cons.
“I believe it lit a bit of a fireplace in me and I figured I nonetheless had one thing to supply. So we agreed to a deal and right here we go.
“I believe seven years away from the sport has given me a starvation to return.”
It’s not the primary time Paul and Scott have labored collectively. In 1998, Paul was teamed with Wendy Harmer and Peter Moon on the then top-rating 2DAY FM in Sydney. Scott utilized for a job as this system’s audio producer. He remembers being cautioned about working with Holmsey.
“They stated for those who get on the unsuitable facet of Paul, you’re in hassle,” he says.
“However for on a regular basis we labored collectively, by no means as soon as did I’ve a problem with him.”
Paul additionally remembers these days: “We appeared him over to see if he’d slot in. In the course of the interview somebody requested him: ‘What would you do if we handed you $10,000?’”
“He stated: ‘I’d most likely exit and purchase a Harley Davidson’. All of us stated: ‘Yep, he’s our man’.”
So what can Canberra radio listeners count on from these two? Whereas Paul and Scott are extensively skilled of their craft, their respective personalities are something however related. In a prime-time airshift that may be a great factor.
Scotty has some clear concepts on how he needs to contribute and far of it stems from his personal unpalatable experiences of the previous and the preliminary difficulties he had coming to phrases with being high of the heap in the future and out in your bottom the following. Lots of his time since has been spent reaching out to others who fall into the identical abyss for no matter motive.
“I’ve been remodeling a number of the previous segments I did again within the day and issues like that.
“But in addition I believe (I like) the possibility to return and be capable of do issues for the neighborhood and shine a light-weight on individuals who need assistance. With the platform you’ve once you’re co-hosting a breakfast radio present – that’ll be fairly thrilling.”
When requested the identical query about how the 2 would work collectively,
Holmsey’s response was characteristically laconic: “Scotty can do all of the work and I’ll sit again and press the buttons.
“Critically although, I can put together the stage and make issues occur and between the 2 of us, we’ll have numerous enjoyable. And hopefully the viewers can share in that.”
Each agree there’ll be a settling in interval, which is inevitable on this sport. For Scotty, the truth that he and Paul are mates they usually’ve labored collectively prior to now is a large benefit.
“I believe the over-arching factor is to be entertaining and if some folks discover that humorous, nice. Some folks gained’t as a result of humour is subjective,” says Scotty.
“Entertaining, community-based and if we have to get critical, we’ll.”
You’ll be able to’t assist pondering for Scotty, it’s unfinished enterprise. And what higher motivation can you’ve?
Holmsey and Scotty may be heard on 1053 2CA weekdays between 5.30 am and 9.
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Ian Meikle, editor