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How a 16 y/o ended up as a music reviewer for GOLD104.3 Breakfast

Thursday 05 September, 2019
GOLD104.3 Breakfast, host Christian O’Connell spoke with a listener named Chris who reached after experiencing the bitter disappointment of failing to be able to take his daughter to her first concert as planned.
 
Chris had attempted to surprise his 16 year old daughter Caitlin by buying tickets to Fleetwood Mac on Monday night from a private seller, only for the person to cruelly pull out at the last minute.
 

Who's calling Christian?

Thursday 15 August, 2019
Christian O'Connell has put the challenge out to his Gold 104.3 listeners to organise for celebrities they know, or have managed to get in contact with, to call him on air for their chance to win $20,000 and the winning celebrity will win $20,000 for their chosen charity.
 
Today, Chris Hemsworth called into the show. He is the 21st celeb to get through.
 

Christian O'Connell's Amazing Matt-Race

Friday 28 June, 2019
It all started when Gold 104.3’s Christian O’Connell moved to a new house recently, and realised how difficult it is to move a mattress.
 
But it did give him a great idea for a challenge to put out to his listeners.
 
Two teams. Two hours. One mattress each. It’s a race the likes of which the world has never seen.
 
Twins Peta & Kelley went up against father and son duo Lawrence & Zak to race for the ultimate glory, and the title of Amazing Matt-Race Champions.

Christian O'Connell pays tribute to UK broadcaster, John Myers

Monday 03 June, 2019
Gold 104.3’s Christian O’Connell has paid tribute to UK broadcaster, John Myers who has died at the age of 60.
 
The former BBC Radio Cumbria presenter's death was announced by his son on social media and followed a bout of cancer in 2018.
 
Christian tweeted today that he was Stunned at John Myers passing. Incredible spirit. Real radio guy. Loved him.”
 

Just add water, it's every technicians nightmare

Thursday 28 March, 2019
It's the techs biggest nightmare, when the talent spills a drink on the nice new shiny console, after all they shouldn't have a drink in the studio...or food, or anything else that might get onto the desk.

This morning radio veteran Christian O’Connell did the one thing you should never do in a radio studio, spill water on the new GOLD 104.3 desk.
 

Shane Crawford joins GOLD 104.3 to talk AFL

Thursday 21 March, 2019

With the launch of the AFL season this week, this morning on GOLD 104.3’s The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show new AFL Correspondent Shane Crawford hit the airwaves for his first official segment.
 
Shane has an impressive AFL career behind him, 305 games, a Brownlow, and he was captain of Hawthorn as well as a four time All Australian and will talk all things footy on GOLD 104.3.

Christian O’Connell hands over his show to community radio cancer sufferer

Thursday 28 February, 2019
Gold 104.3's Christian O’Connell today handed over the reins of his breakfast show to make a listener’s dream come true.

Last Monday when Christian O’Connell read an email sent to him from a 54-year-old Melbourne man with terminal bowel cancer, he decided to help him share his story and achieve a lifetime dream.

Peter Logan was afraid he would never realise his dream of being a commercial breakfast radio show host.

Has Christian O'Connell sparked international tension

Thursday 29 November, 2018
Gold 104.3’s Christian O’ Connell may have accidentally sparked international tension between Melbourne and Vienna, with his song ‘Sing it for Melbourne’, an answer to Ultravox’s hit ‘Vienna’.
 
You might remember, back in September when Melbourne was knocked off top spot by Vienna as the ‘Most Liveable City in the World’  Christian was shocked.
 

Christian O'Connell's One Last Dream

Monday 26 November, 2018

Christian O’Connell was on a mission to give one Melbourne band the chance to have ‘One Last Dream’.

Election rivalry in Victoria

Thursday 22 November, 2018

As the Victorian election looms this weekend, radio stations have all been lifting their coverage.

On the serious talk radio side, ABC Radio Melbourne’s Jon Faine has been hosting a series of election debates with policy leaders, which will be capped off today with a Leaders Debate with Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy going head-to-head with their final pitches to the electorate between 8.30am-9am.

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