Maynard Crabbes

Running away to join cabaret legends The Castanet Club he saw London, Edinburgh and Twin Towns.Radio ready, the manic mic man started at 2NUR in Newcastle then took his “Radio Stupid” show to 2SER in Sydney.JJJ foolishly liked what they heard and soon he was on weekend breakfast leading to weekday breakfast for 3 1/2 years during which he slept a total of 5 hours.He started the “MADD Club” at the Piccadilly Hotel in Kings Cross in 1987 and it ran inexplicably on a Monday night till 1994 peaking with a support tour with Bjorn Again in London. Best described as “a food fight with a DJ”, public liability won’t allow you to see that kind of thing anymore in this country.And there’s probably a good reason for that.Moved to “Sunday Afternoon Fever” he introduced Australia to Japanese Ska and Mrs Fred Sinatra of Las Vegas. Maynard worked on NEW-FM in Newcastle doing breakfast where he enjoyed ringing Torana owners at ten past six in the morning to explain themselves.The station was sold and went for that safest possible format known to music, even Ace Of Base were considered “far too edgy” and Maynard moved back to Sydney to begin a career on cable TV after making a pilot TV show “Fist Me TV” on stage at Kinsela’s in Sydney. Try getting that through as a “reality” show.He started on day 1 of Foxtel’s FX channel doing “Planet Fx” a sci-fi variety show that ran for 2 years before being moved to Red the music channel where he frightened the viewing public with Red Retro six days a week.Maynard moved to Channel V where he was until 2001Maynard hosted the breakfast show on 2SER-FM with DJ Sveta as well as breakfast on FBI Radio & FREE-FM during their test broadcasting periods, a golden time for radio in Sydney with a different radio station on the FM band every 3 months.He worked at the ABC, until 2014, as their Online Goose.The ABC was closed in 2015 due to lack of interest.Against all advice Maynard still DJs and even presents The Madd Club.
These days he produces and hosts a podcast with Tim Ferguson called 'BUNGA BUNGA!' the international award-winning Podcast



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