Ash Bradnam is a game changer. Ash started with Nova Brisbane in early 2005, and by the end of that year was a part of their first #1 breakfast result with Mishel Laurie, Kip Wightman and David 'Luttsy' Lutteral. Nova Brisbane has been a strong and durable brand since it’s launch in 2004, and Ash has been at the heart of that success. In 2017, Ash hosts Nova's Brisbane breakfast show, Ash, Kip and Luttsy.

Ash Bradnam is a game changer. Listen to his interview with Craig Bruce on Game Changers: Radio.
Ash Bradnam is a game changer. Listen to his interview with Craig Bruce on Game Changers: Radio.


3:39 Discussing his exercise regime (swim squad, no less)

4:59 Recalling how close he was to defecting to Triple M when Craig tried to poach him

6:28 Talking about his recovery for addiction

7:20 Choosing between pop and rock

8:29 Remembering his early radio influences 

9:55 Doing a sports show at 4BC Radio

11:42 Moving from 4BC to Triple M

12:17 Standing behind Ray Hadley as he called Jane Saville’s disqualification

14:17 Being sacked from 4BC by Steve Price

15:22 Returning to hosting 

17:06 Auditioning for Nova Brisbane

18:40 Remembering Meshel Laurie as a stand-out

20:22 Starting Meshel, Ash, Kip and Luttsy

21:04 Knowing when a show is getting traction

21:32 Managing expectations when hosts want different things for the show

24:00 Craig describing Nova Brisbane as the best new radio launch in Australia

24:26 Making it to #1

26:10 Craig outlining the long term success of the program

26:49 Worrying about the 'kids in the car'

28:57 Craig asking about the 'It could only happen to Ash' segment

34:16 Turning 37 and getting done drink driving

37:35 Realising he had a drinking problem

38:58 Drinking vodka in the morning before starting work

39:28 Taking two years out of radio and trying to get back in

41:10 Listing his many regrets…

42:02 Sharing how honesty is the way to get sober

43:45 Waiting on Kip to 'get the band back together'

44:36 Describing Howard Stern

45:30 Discovering that he wanted to be on radio and feeling at home

46:12 Craig asking if he would do a show with his brother, Luke Bradnam

47:20 Competing with his radio host brother on a rival station

48:48 Not listening to the competition but hoping for good ratings results.