Australia’s top 20 radio hunks revealed

A nationwide search for Australia’s hottest radio hunk is on, with the Top 20 finalists now decided. And it would seem that one person’s idea of a ‘good face for radio’ is someone else’s Number 1 Hot Hit!

Conducted by leading weekly magazine, Take 5, 2978 readers and radio listeners have already cast their vote to narrow the field to an eclectic offering of 20. Contenders range from more classic lookers like Hamish and Andy, through to the likes of Kyle Sandilands, Ray Hadley and Eddie McGuire.

Aussies are encouraged to cast their vote and have their say via the Take5 Facebook page here.

“We’re getting some fascinating voting trends, and it’s fair to say that beauty is definitely not skin deep, and that some of our announcers are maturing like fine wines,” notes Take 5 Deputy Editor Kate Kirsten.

“Looks do count but making people laugh – or being kind – definitely rates high on the hotness scale … which sees our hunky contenders ranging in age from their 20s to their 60s.”

TOP 20 HOTTEST RADIO HUNK FINALISTS (in alphabetical order)

  • Hamish Blake, 35, Fox FM Melbourne and the Hit Network syndicated.

  • Josh Buckle, 29, KROCK Geelong.

  • Fitzy (Ryan Fitzgerald), 40, Nova 969 Sydney.

  • Ben Fordham, 40, 2GB Sydney.

  • Mark Geyer, 49, Triple M Sydney.

  • Osher Gunsberg, 42, Southern Cross Austereo syndicated.

  • Ray Hadley, 62, 2GB Sydney.

  • Dave Hughes, 46, KIIS Melbourne & syndicated.

  • Matty Johns, 45, Triple M Sydney.

  • Brendan Jones, 48, WS-FM Sydney.

  • Ed Kavalee, 37, 104.5 Triple M Brisbane.

  • Andy Lee, 35, Fox FM Melbourne and the Hit Network syndicated.

  • Elliott Lovejoy, 25, Star FM, Gippsland, Vic.

  • Eddie McGuire, 52, Triple M Melbourne.

  • Shaun McManus, 40, Nova Perth.

  • Kyle Sandilands, 45, KIIS Sydney & syndicated.

  • Mark Soderstrom, 45, MIX FM Adelaide.

  • Dave Thornton, 37, FOX FM Melbourne.

  • Merrick Watts, 43, Triple M Sydney.
  • Wippa (Michael Wipfli), 37, Nova 969 Sydney.


“We’ll be culling the list to a Top 10 before the end of February, and soon after we’ll be declaring Australia’s No 1 Hottest Radio Hunk,” adds Kate Kirsten. “So make sure you get your votes in for the big radio Countdown!” 

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