12 Reasons Why You Loved Triple J In The '90s

It was the decade Helen Razer and three kids called Silverchair ruled the airwaves.

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3. Merrick & Rosso were given their big break, with no grudges held when they switched to commercial two years later.

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In this 1999 interview Merrick Watts said of the station, "Everybody expects Triple J to be cool and laid back and fun, and that's exactly what it's like. It's a big happy place and you don't have somebody running in and saying, 'Right, in 30 seconds you have to do a Coke ad'. Instead they run in and say, 'Right, in 30 seconds, you have to do cocaine'. (Extended pause.) Um, that's a joke."

5. They let us come on air and grieve when Kurt Cobain left this earth ...

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... because they loved him just as much as we did.

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8. For a lot of kids living in the country, the arrival of Triple J to their area meant the first time they had access to alternative music.

9. They plucked these talented young Newcastle boys out from obscurity.

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12. But still, it was very often great white, male, rock.

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YES.

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MORE.

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HELL, YES.

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DEFINITELY, YES.

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