12 Reasons Why You Loved Triple J In The '90s
It was the decade Helen Razer and three kids called Silverchair ruled the airwaves.
They gave this little whipper-snapper his first job out of high school.
We woke up to these two loudmouths every morning and loved it.
Merrick & Rosso were given their big break, with no grudges held when they switched to commercial two years later.
There was Groove Train conductor Catriona Rowntree before her shiny television days.
They let us come on air and grieve when Kurt Cobain left this earth ...
... because they loved him just as much as we did.
Nikki Gemmell and Liz Foschia made us realise we actually cared about the news.
And all the presenters were giant music geeks.
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.
They plucked these talented young Newcastle boys out from obscurity.
Back then Hottest 100 covers looked like this.
Which come to think of it, isn't that different from now.
And you didn't actually know who might top the Hottest 100.
Although chances were the act would be white, male and playing rock.
But still, it was very often great white, male, rock.
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