Jars celebrates 21 years on air at Triple M Adelaide

Andrew ‘Jars’ Jarman – one of radio’s great characters – today celebrates 21 years on air at Triple M Adelaide.

To mark the milestone, his co-hosts Bernie Vince and Greg Blewett are looking back on Jars’ incredible radio career with a special montage of his biggest moments over the years.

Jars has had many roles at Triple M including footy commentating and boundary reporting, however he made his greatest impact working across Breakfast and Drive shows for 104.7 Triple M.

Starting his career in 1996 at Triple M on the Big Breakfast, Jars covered the Adelaide Crows’ back-to-back premierships as well as major historic world events including September 11.

In 2004, Jars left radio to take up a stint in the coach’s box with the North Adelaide Football Club before moving to WA to coach the Perth Demons.  In 2011, Jars returned to the airwaves on Triple M’s Dead Set Legends and formed an iconic partnership with KG Cunningham.

In 2014, Jars joined The Rush Hour, where his connection with listeners was second to none – despite getting listeners’ names wrong from time to time!

Reflecting on his 21 years on air, Jars says “It’s not a job, it’s a privilege.”

Bernie says “He creates chaos during the show, he never knows where he’s trying to get to with the story, what he’s trying to say and when he does say it, it makes no sense but that’s what makes great radio!”

“Working with Jars has developed my career, because I realised that chaos, no planning and mistakes makes for great entertainment, and Jars is an entertainer – he’s been an entertainer his whole life. Whether that be footy, coaching, media, Rush Hour, he’s an entertainer, he gets radio and that’s what makes him unique.”

Blewey says “My fondest memories of working with Jars have been the laughs. The amount of times my head and abdominals are aching from the amount of laughter is too many to remember. His live reads are legendary!”

Breakfast show host Chris “Ditts” Dittmar adds “Can I mention the Pyramid of Giza, The Great Wall of China, the Seven Wonders of the World? Jars is one of them!”

Reflecting on her first memories of Jars, Laura ‘Loz’ O’Callaghan says “Jars was supposed to be in for Dead Set Legends, he was nowhere to be seen for a pre-recorded interview, or the first half an hour of his show, and eventually he rolled in with his arms in the air and said ‘The king is here. We can start the show.’”

“It really broke the ice, it made me realise I didn’t need to act very professional at all to be more professional than him!

“Jars is so himself, in a way that’s quite rare, he doesn’t change to appease anyone, he’s very unique and true to his own quirk, like it or not, I personally like it.”

Jars will celebrate as any 21 year old would – with a 21st on November 10th at Henley House with 100 Triple M listeners.

104.7 Triple M – The Rush Hour with Bernie, Blewey & Jars can be heard from 4-6pm Weekdays

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