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Mix 104.9 - Everything Top End featuring Wake Up with Greg and Ali, 360 with Katie Woolf and Jac Bowie!

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    Alex

    The Barra Nationals is a catch and release tournament on the Daly River with all barramundi over 40cm scoring points. All fish must be photographed and the anglers name tag must be in the photo whilst the fish are on the measuring board.

    Territory fishing guru Alex Julius spoke to Greg and Ali ahead of the tournment this weekend.

    Listen to their chat here.


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    Canteen

    Pull our your sneakers and get ready to run or walk with CanTeen to raise awareness and funds to support young Territorians living with cancer at the annual NT City 2 Surf.

    There is a race for everyone ... 2km, 4km and 12km and its easy to register. 

    Just visit NT City 2 Surf and register using the code: CANTEEN2016 *Register before April 30 to receive 20% off registration fees.

    We look forward to seeing you there!


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  • 04/21/16--11:59: Prince dead at 57
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    Music icon Prince has died suddenly at the age of 57 at his home in Minnesota.

    Its believed he was rushed to hospital a few days ago suffering from the flu. His body was discovered at his home on Thursday morning.

    "It's with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," his publicist said in a statement.

    "There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time."

    Another legend in music passes.

     

     


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    An Anzac day Public holiday has proven to be beneficial for the season return of Game of Thrones. The epic series pulled a whopping 396,000 viewers for its 10.30am premiere. Another 285,000 watched a primetime screening later in the evening. Adding up all the playouts (including +2 channel) it amassed 727,000 viewers, the biggest series premiere in Pay TV history. Showcase also enjoyed its second largest overnight share ever with 3.6%.

    The Season 6 opener managed to outrank the traditional Collingwood v Essendon ANZAC Day match at 321,000.

    TorrentFreak reports after many people failed to find a GoT copy of a rumoured leak, the first pirated copies of the episode appeared online shortly after the official broadcast. A few hours later, hundreds of thousands of people already grabbed a copy. Data gathered by TorrentFreak estimates that after half a day, over a million people have downloaded the episode via BitTorrent. By Tuesday morning (26/4/16) more than 200,000 people were actively sharing one of the three most-popular torrents.

    Despite the Foxtel ‘simulcast’ with the US,  Australia topped the piracy (12.5%) followed by India (9.7%), United States (8.5%) and the United Kingdom (6.9%). TorrentFreak notes its numbers are also timezone-affected. No doubt the public holiday also drew out the pirates.

    I'd be looking over my shoulder if I was illegally downloading. Mate of mine recieved a warning of his downloading habits a few years ago and he was genuinely packing it. We've heard it all before but I reckon there's a big crackdown on piracy happening next year.  Little birdy told me.    ------ Greg

     

     


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    Every Wednesday we challenge Judy Anictomatis from the Country Women's Association and Sean Kildare of Inpex to serve up a receipe using three ingredients as chosen by you.

    Today it was mushrooms, proscuitto and leek.

    Unfortunately Judy was absent due to a family commitment but Sean's dish got us salivating. 

    Take a listen. 

    Here's Sean's recipe.

    Prosciutto, Leek and Mushroom Bruschetta

    Does bruschetta always have to have tomato?....which is nice, but so many other things go so well with this great entrée or snack.

    Key Ingredients:

    1 Leek

    300 gm mushroom (most will do, I prefer Swiss brown or Portobello)

    2 to 3 slices of Prosciutto

    To serve:

    1 peeled garlic clove cut in half

    Crusty loaf of bread

    Preparation time: about 20 minutes

    Serves 2 to 3.

    To cook:

    Pick the stalks off mushrooms and then slice the caps thinly.

    Remove the head and root from the leek stalk and the outer leaf layer. Slice leek stalk in to 5mm rounds and then slice them in half.

    In a saucepan over medium heat add olive oil and then fry strips of prosciutto.

    Set aside on a paper towel to cool.

    In the same saucepan add a large knob of butter or olive oil margarine and melt over medium heat.

    Add the sliced mushroom and leek, season with salt and pepper to your taste.

    Keep stirring to ensure the mix softens and reduces.

    The mushroom will give off water and if you add some more butter, a nice gravy will form.

    When cooked, take off the heat, leave in the pan.

    To serve:

    Cut crusty bread into 15mm slices and toast on both sides to your liking.

    Rub the bread all over with the garlic clove, gently so as not to tear the toast.

    Place on a plate and spoon the leek and mushroom over the toast.

    With your hand, crumble the prosciutto over the leek and mushroom.

    Add cracked pepper and shaved parmesan or regiano cheese as you like.

    Enjoy with a nice chilled rose or Riesling!

     

    You can nominate your three ingredients via our show page here.


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    cicada lodge

    If you’re seeking the ultimate escape this May Day long weekend, I strongly encourage you consider our own backyard and pay a visit to the stunning Nitmiluk National Park.

    Nestled along the mighty Katherine Gorge sits luxury eco-resort Cicada Lodge, a beautiful property which opened in 2013 with the blessing of traditional landowners, the Jawoyn people.

    You’ll have an intimate experience here, with just 18 elegantly furnished rooms making up the lodge.

    During the day you’ll love the outdoor pool and chilling on the deck on one of the many daybeds. Guests are encouraged to lie back and relax as the world passes by.

    Late afternoon sink into a large king bed or relax on your own private balcony and soak up the sights and sounds of the native bush.

    Australian and Indigenous design elements with artwork from local Jowoyn painters are features you will appreciate. The ancient stories within the paintings blend the modern with the traditional that is unique to Cicada Lodge.

    On your travels you’ll most likely see wildlife like wallabies and lorikeets living together and you’ll be spoilt for choice with the amazing evening sunsets.

    A highlight is the nightly sunset drinks and canapés by the pool. The local region influences the dinner menu and if you’re lucky you may be served Cicada Lodge’s signature dish, seasoned crocodile tail.

    Katherine Gorge is a short stroll, comprising a system of 13 gorges carved over the millenia by the Katherine River through the ancient stone country of the region. For a memorable experience book the Sharing Our Country 3 Gorge Safari. You'll travel through time and the three gorges of Nitmiluk Gorge. 

    Overall your experience will vary depending on whether you stay at Cicada during the Wet or Dry seasons. But for guest services manager Charlie, one thing remains the same all year round.

    “Cicada is not your standard hotel, no guest is treated as a number. We provide a very intimate service to all our guests and we are blessed to showcase what the Jawoyn culture has to offer.”

    For more on Cicada Lodge take a listen to my chat with Charlie here. 

    To make a booking or enquire about staying at Cicada Lodge phone (08) 8974 3100, email reservations@cicadalodge.com.au or visit Cicada Lodge - Ali 

     


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    Personally there’s no better way to absorb the beauty of what is widely regarded as the most scenic area in Katherine than with a cruise of the spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge.

    Located about three hours from Darwin, it features some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northern Territory with diverse flora and fauna, rich cultural history and breathtaking views of the Jawoyn country.

    The Jawoyn people are traditional owners of the area and for thousands of years have maintained their traditions and culture through Dreamtime stories.

    Comprising 13 gorges, Nitmiluk Gorge stretches 12km and is sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine River.

    Access is by guided tour or canoe. I chose to book the Sharing our Country 3 Gorge Safari and was pleasantly surprised.

    Setting off early from the Nitmiluk Boat Jetty gave me plenty of time to enjoy the crisp morning, a welcome relief from the warmer weather in Darwin.

    First up was a cruise to Gorge One where we stop and marvel at ancient Aboriginal rock art. Our pleasant guide Chris explains the significance of the area and interprets the images painted thousands of years before.

    Chris is attentive and engaging. His love and knowledge of the area is infectious for all ages.

    Time for a sumptuous ham and cheese croissant and then its onto Gorge Two where we learn about Bula – The Creator who came from the salt water country in the north and is regarded as the most important figure in Jawoyn dreaming.

    From here we board another boat and make our way to Gorge Three where we hike to the Lily Ponds, a gorgeous swimming hole at the base of a waterfall.

    It’s an amazing place to chill out, take a refreshing swim and marvel at the scenery under the morning sun. We had the waterfall to ourselves and it was blissful.

    On the return journey, we learn about basket weaving, didgeridoo playing, spear throwing and storytelling. Jawoyn elder Jane introduces us to her family, who spends the remainder of the day fishing the gorge for barramundi.

    Overall, it was a memorable way to spend a morning and truly appreciate the history, rugged beauty and culture of this majestic region.

    For more, take a listen to my chat with tour guide Chris - Ali

    The Sharing Our Country 3 Gorge Safari is both educational and intimate. We were the only ones on the cruise. Make sure you allow about 4.5 hours. Breakfast is included and tours depart Monday, Thursday and Sunday 07:15 - 11:45 return.

    To make a booking phone 1300 146 743, email reservations@nitmiluktours.com.au or visit www.nitmiluktours.com.au

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    Alex Julius

    Territory fishing guru Alex Julius spoke to Greg and Ali this morning live from the Daly River for this year's Barra Nationals, which is proving tough for anglers.

    Take a listen to their chat here.

     


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    Michael Solomon AFLNT

    AFLNT CEO Michael Solomon has sent a formal application to the Adelaide Football Club to be part of next year's first national women's league.

    Greg and Ali spoke to Michael about the potential joint venture this morning.

    Listen to the interview here.


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  • 04/28/16--18:54: GARRMALANG FESTIVAL
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    The Garrmalang Festival is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and knowledge.  It brings vibrant, modern, Indigenous culture right into the heart of the Darwin for locals and visitors alike to experience, while also providing a world-class stage for local Indigenous performers.

    Held over three days from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd May 2016, it features dance, song, storytelling, food and art – with both free and ticketed events.

    Dan Sultan

    Robbie Mills Album Launch

    Go Home Cheeky Animals Book Launch

    Indigenous Recognition in the Constitution: Discussion Panel

    Spun

    Inspired by Gary Lang NT Dance Company

    WildWater & Rayella

    Djuki Mala

    Garrmalang is a Larrakia word for the Esplanade region and it’s used with the kind permission from the Larrakia Nation.

    As the Larrakia say Garrmalang lives because we live.

    Grab your tickets HERE

     

     


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    If you crave adventure then a helicopter flight over Katherine Gorge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that lets you enjoy some of the most majestic views of the Northern Territory.

    Setting out from the Maude Creek airfield in Nitmiluk National Park my heart skips a beat as we descend over the Katherine River and cruise across the Arnhem Land escarpment.

    In the distance I see the magnificence of all thirteen gorges and the butterflies in my stomach rapidly increase.

    If you haven’t been let in on the secret, Katherine Gorge is about 30km northeast of Katherine. It is carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River and is the central attraction of the area.

    Characterised by dramatic gorges, waterfalls and a myriad of wildlife, the gorge is a sight to behold. And there is no better way to take in the full scope of this majestic region than by helicopter. The views of this grand landscape are some you will never forget.

    Take a listen to my chat with HeliSpirit pilot Steve.

    HeliSpirit flights depart from Maude Creek on Gorge Road in Nitmiluk National Park.

    Prices start from $95 per person. I flew the Thirteen Gorges flight which takes approximately 20 minutes.

    For bookings phone 1800 833 722 or visit www.helispirit.com.au


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    Running is a great way to take in the sights especially when you're in another city.

    News.com.au has just released the Runner's Bucket List and the Conoco Phillips NT City2Surf has made the top 10 routes around the world.

    With just over a month to go, now is the perfect time to start training if you wish to compete in the 12km challenge from the Darwin Esplanade to the Nightcliff Pool or the Donate Life NT 4km run-walk.

    For more details and to register visit City2Surf

     


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    jam

    Wednesday mornings Sean Kildare from Inpex and Judy Anictomatis from the Country Women's Association join Greg and Ali for Food Jammin'.

    They are given three ingredients and must come up with a recipe. Today Judy was absent but Sean whipped up a sensational treat using sweet potato, bacon and thyme.

    Get the recipe here.

     


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    Mary Linnell

    Do you know an outstanding Northern Territory business woman?

    Nominations are now open for the 2016 Telstra Business Women's Awards. Over the past 20 years the awards have shared and celebrated the stories of Australia's brilliant business women.  

    Every win started with a nomination so if you know an outstanding Northern Territory businesswoman who deserves recognition, nominate her today.

    For more visit Telstra Business Women's Awards


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    skippy

    Is there a longer-running locally produced show still in reruns, than Skippy The Bush Kangaroo? Remarkably, as the show reaches 50 Years since it was first produced, it is still on air on Nine if at the overnight time of 3:00am, and 6:00am on GEM. It haunts me everytime I walk into the Mix studio and see it showing on the studio TV. 

    Skippy was produced from 1966 – 1969, with 91 episodes airing from 1968 – 1970. It went on to become our first international TV hit.

    Producer John McCallum first offered the show to Australian Frank Packer, father of Kerry Packer, who bought the show after a brief screening (in fact, one that wasn’t even complete due to projectors breaking down). He paid a one-off fee for the show in perpetuity.

    While that deal was fortuitous for the Packers and Nine, it wasn’t so good for the cast, who signed on without any thought of payment for something called DVDs that had never been invented. Actor Tony Bonner later failed in a courtcase to win residuals.

    At least I still have a Skippy dinner plate which brings back fond memories of childhood. .......Greg

     


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  • 05/07/16--00:39: 2016 Logie Awards
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    Organisers of the Logies haven't managed to get a big name artist to perform at Sunday's event.

    They were reportedly trying to get chart-topper The Weeknd but negotiations fell through at the last minute because of a scheduling conflict. 

    In previous years acts like One Direction, Kate Perry and Ed Sheeran have performed.

    “We were expecting someone to potentially be announced this week,” Logies spokeswoman Sally Burleigh confirmed to News.com.au.

    “A record company was trying to move schedules to get them out. It just didn’t happen.”

    Organisers say no overseas act is in Australia at the moment and the cost of bringing somewhere here would have been huge. 

    That doesn't mean that this year won't see anyone performing. Jimmy Barnes, Delta Goodrem and Conrad Sewell are set to take the stage. 

    Good luck to our good mate Dave Hughes who has to break the ice with the Logies (overpaid) audience with his opening/closing monologue. Hope he rips into them. They deserve it.

    No doubt there'll be jabs at 60 mins. Hope no children are left in vehicles in the carpark. Tara Brown and filmcrew might be there to film the whole thing.

    It's on the tele Sunday night from 7.    Enjoy...Greg 

     


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  • 09/13/15--18:28: Burning Man Festival 2015
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    Burning Man is an annual festival that takes place at Black Rock City—a temporary community erected in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. The event is described as an experiment in community and art, influenced by 10 main principles, including "radical inclusion" and community cooperation, "radical self-expression", "radical self-reliance", gifting and decommodification, and leaving no trace. First held in 1986 on Baker Beach in San Francisco as a small function organized by Larry Harvey and a group of friends, it has since been held annually, spanning from the last Monday in August to the first Monday in September.

    Burning Man plays host to various forms of artistic expression created for the event by its attendees and others, including experimental and interactive pieces, performance, and art cars among other mediums, often adhering to a yearly theme chosen by organizers. The event takes its name from its culmination, the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy ("the Man") that traditionally occurs on the Saturday evening of the event.

    Burning Man is organized by the Burning Man Project, a non-profit organization that, in 2014, succeeded a for-profit limited liability company (Black Rock City, LLC) that was formed in 1997 to represent the event's organizers, and is now considered a subsidiary of the non-profit organization. In 2010, 51,515 people attended Burning Man. Attendance in 2011 was capped at 50,000 participants and the event sold out on July 24; the attendance rose to 65,922 in 2014. Smaller regional events inspired by the principles of Burning Man have been held internationally; some of these events are also officially endorsed by the Burning Man Project as regional branches of the event.

     

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    Kate Ceberano is celebrating 35 years in the music industry and the 30th anniversary of the release of I'm Talking's 'Bear Witness'.

    To celebrate Kate has launched the Kate Ceberano Anthology which comprises a comprehensive look at Kate's impressive back catalogue including a collection of new songs and never before released tracks.

    Greg and Ali caught up with Kate to discuss her impressive career. Take a listen here. 


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    There's no stopping Tim Omaji aka Timomatic.

    When he's not wowing audiences on stage with his hit music he's an ambassador for the Starlight Children's Foundation, who seek to improve hospital experiences for children and chronically ill teenagers.

    Greg and Ali caught up with Tim ahead of his performance at Friday's Paspaley Darwin Star Ball at the Darwin Convention Centre. Take a listen to their chat here. 

     


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    The reviews are in for the first gig with Axl Rose replacing Brian Johnson as singer for legendry Aussie rockers AC/DC. The concert was in Lisbon. Here's how a few of the reviews went.   

     Rolling Stone magazine reported, 'Rose actually seemed happy to play a different role here. From his opening greeting of "Nice to meet you!" – just five minutes later than billed – he was a deferential and pleasant presence between songs and an energized, brooding one during them. He remained seated throughout the main set, his leg still encased in a brace, but even his perch was more low-key than during the recent Guns N' Roses shows: It resembled a humble office chair that had been jazzed up at the last minute with a few lumps of metal and some devil horns. But while Rose's body might be ailing, his voice remained in great shape. From the opening salvo of "Rock or Bust," "Shoot to Thrill" and "Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be," it was clear that, musically at least, the GN'R man is a great fit for AC/DC.

    The Guardian's Michael Hann even gave the gig five stars, noting Rose added "menace" to several Bon Scott-era classics. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap loses its cartoonish aspect, and becomes the bar-room chatter of a psychopath," he wrote.

    Maybe AC/DC aren't quite yet ready to travel the Highway to Hell....according to the latest reviews. 

    KEEP ROCKIN'. 

     


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