Where is the Spoonman?

No sign of Brian “Spoonman” Carlton on air at Triple M Hobart again this morning, and no word about where he has gone from station management.

The veteran radio presenter launched onto the national stage as the youngest News Talk host on Sydney’s 2UE in 1990 and rated #1 within a year.

By the late ‘90’s Brian was covering the US Presidential press conferences in Washington DC and hosted the first News Talk show on Australian commercial FM radio as ‘The Spoonman’ on Triple M in 1998.

In 2008 ‘The Spoonman’ was iTunes’ #1 News and Politics podcast, and by 2011 he was nominated for the Brian White Memorial Award for journalistic excellence. Brian was also the first metro FM broadcaster to be nominated for an ACRA for Best Current Affairs Commentator.

In 2015 Brian decided to permanently relocate to, and settle in, Tasmania, and led the Tasmania Talks team to six ACRA wins from 12 nominations.

He moved onto breakfast at Triple M Hobart in late 2019, and according to some who listened to the program this morning, the station will make an announcement about the Spoonman tomorrow morning.