Entertainment

James steers radio drive time

Bli Bli 20-year-old James McKay is hosting a new afternoon drive time radio show on 101.3 FM.
Bli Bli 20-year-old James McKay is hosting a new afternoon drive time radio show on 101.3 FM. Brett Wortman

IT WAS only late last year that James McKay was making his first appearance on community television and daring to dream of becoming the next Rove McManus.

The Bli Bli 20-year-old had launched his own internet talk show, The James McKay Show, which was picked up by Brisbane community television station 31 Digital.

Now that "silly, light-hearted entertainment program" has landed him a job on a new Sunshine Coast radio program.

Drive Time with James will be launched at 4pm tomorrow on 101.3FM.

James said it was a dream come true.

"I can't wait to get started. It is such a great opportunity to be doing a show on the Sunshine Coast," he said.

"It is going to be a lot of fun, especially because everything will be live."

The two-hour program will feature top-40 music charts, as well as comedy segments and talk-back.

James said the program was the next big step to stardom.

"It is a dream come true for me. It is something I have always wanted to do," he said.

"Hopefully the community tune in and enjoy a young person's view on the radio."

Topics:  music, radio, talk show, television, tv




Enjoy a world of adventure and win $1000

GROWING POPULARITY: Vietnam offers a great Asian experience and is becoming a favourite of many travellers.

You could win $1000 voucher in our bingo

Tax scams prompt ACCC warning

Hang up on and delete tax scams says professionals

Book your ticket and have a ball

News

Tickets are on sale now for the 2016 Jacaranda Ball

Latest deals and offers

Drowning Pool gig review at Max Watt's

Drowning Pool played Brisbane with A Breach of Silence and She Cries Wolf at the Max Watt's House of Music.

Drowning Pool prove that 'bodies' hit the floor when they play

#SaveMarinaJoyce: How ISIS theory took over youtube channel

One young Youtuber accidentally gave rise to a conspiracy theory

Talking whiskey with Jack Daniel’s master distiller

It all comes down to the distillery

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started