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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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  • 07/17/16--21:44: Rock n Rumble
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    This Saturday 'Rock n Rumble' lands at the Palmerston Magpies Football Club.

    Presented by Taminmin Boxing Club, the event will feature special guest appearances from Jeff 'Marrickville' Fenech, Jeff 'Hitman' Harding and Robbie 'Bomber' Peden.

    Local sporting clubs have been in training in preparation for the event with 20 amateur bouts featuring boxers from the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia.

    Following the fights, Australian rock music legend Angry Anderson will take to the stage supported by the Coffin Fits.

    Gates open from 2pm with fights in the main ring from 4pm.

     


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  • 07/18/16--19:13: Cycling for Simone
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    Simone Montgomerie’s loved ones set out on a journey to ride 3000km from her home town Streaky Bay in South Australia to Fannie Bay Racecourse, Darwin, where she was tragically killed almost three years ago. The brainchild of Simone’s father, Peter Montgomerie, the purpose of the ride is to commemorate the 26-days of Simone’s life with a 26-day journey, whilst raising funds for the National Jockeys Trust who provided the family with support following her tragic race fall.

    Cycling for Simone has already raised over $180,000 for the National Jockeys Trust, via the generosity of sponsors, donors and local communities and this is on track to continue as the team cycles across the outback throughout July. The team crossed the border with an overnight at Kulgera Roadhouse where they departed last Friday morning. The team are making their way towards Darwin where will arrive at Fannie Bay Racecourse on Friday 29 July.

    The team was delighted to be joined by Cycling for Simone ambassador Kerrin McEvoy ,who rode the entire first leg of the ride from Streaky Bay to Wudinna – a 133 kilometre journey. Local Community members have supported the Cycling for Simone team from the Eyre Peninsula through to the Northern Territory border.

    Over the eight race meetings of the carnival each female rider who finishes in the top three will earn the following donation for Cycling for Simone: • 1st – Donation: $300 • 2nd – Donation: $200 • 3rd – Donation: $100 “Without the jockeys, who put their lives on the line each and every time they ride, we wouldn’t have an industry so Ladbrokes feels it is important to support those who are so crucial to our sport,” Ladbrokes Head of Media Roger Aldridge said. Leading Darwin rider Vanessa Arnott said she was delighted with the news of Riding for Simone. “It is great to see Ladbrokes coming aboard and joining a great line up of supporters for the Cycling for Simone event. All of us in Darwin were deeply affected by Simone’s passing almost three years ago, in particular the group who shared the female jockey room with her.” Arnott said. “Riding for Simone will give us the opportunity to ride for extra – with every placing earning a donation to the event, which ultimately will be donated by Simone’s family and friends to the National Jockeys Trust.” After 3 meetings, the donation stands at $1800 thanks to Vanessa Arnott ($600); Melanie Tyndall ($500); Rebeka Prest ($300); Jackie Beriman & Kayla Cross ($200 each)

    Following Cycling for Simone is easy – check out the website –  Click Here- like the Facebook page @simoneslegacy and follow @cycling4simone on Twitter.

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    Human Nature 2007

    Australian foursome Human Nature have announced they're returning to Australian stages with their highly anticpated national tour and they're releasing a brand new album.

    Band member Andrew Tierney caught up with Greg and Ali to talk about The Ultimate Jukebox Tour and their album, Gimme' Some Lovin: Jukebox Volume II, which goes on sale nationally tomorrow. Take a listen to their chat here. 


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    Surviving Beatles members Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney have performed together only sporadically since their famous group broke up in 1970, but Starr says he now would love to hit the road with his former band mate. At a recent event in Los Angeles celebrating his 76th birthday, the drummer told Closer Weekly, "I would tour with Paul McCartney tomorrow!"

    Having said that Ringo noted, "I'm doing my own tours right now so we'd have to work it out."

    As for how he felt about reaching the ripe old age of 76, Starr quipped, "It would be nice to be 70 again! But you get up in the morning and you try to have the best day you can. And be in the best spirit that you can be!"

    Speaking about good spirits, the rock legend is known for encouraging people to spread the message of peace and love around the world, as he did at his public birthday celebration in L.A.

    At the event, he told Closer Weekly, "I think it is important with all the violence that there is peace and love! And maybe we can have more as the years go on!"

    Starr recently posted a video recap of the celebration, which took place in front of the Capitol Records Tower and featured a variety of celebrity guests, on his official YouTube channel.

    Meanwhile, Ringo is scheduled to hit the road with his All Starr Band for a brief tour of the western U.S. in October. The group also will visit Japan and South Korea in the fall.

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    kongskullisland

    Get ready for the 21st century version of King Kong. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts previewed the trailer at San Diego Comic-Con and said, “We tried to tell a new mythology. We’ve seen the beauty and the beast tale.” The new movie is set in the 1970's. There have been comparisons to 'Apocolypse Now' with the helicopter scenes and 'Aliens' that featured soldiers fighting creatures. The film has an all-star cast with Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L.Jackson, John Goodman and Oscar winner Brie Larson leading the pack. 

     

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    The AFLNT has unveiled the top 40 footballers for the Northern Territory Government AFLNT Team of the Century at the historic Gardens Oval.

    Featuring in the Top 40 is Michael Long, winner of two AFL Premierships with the Essendon Football Club, a Norm Smith medallist and Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee.

    Three members of the Rioli family, two familiar LewFatt names, and Ilett brothers Jarred and Cameron feature in the list plus Australian representatives Andrew McLeod, Michael McLean, Cadji Dunn and Central Australian Joel Bowden.

    The Team of the Century Selection Committee comprised of Shaun Hardy, Lincoln Jenkin, Charlie King, Bennie (Walter) Lew Fatt, Grey Morris and Jenny Sinclair.

    A gala dinner will be held on Friday 2 September when a 22 man team and coach is named as the inaugural Northern Territory Government AFLNT Team of the Century.

    The Top 40

     

    Jimmy Anderson 1954 - 1971

    Michael Athanasiou 1979 - 2000

    Joe Bonson 1953 - 1970

    Joel Bowden 1993 - 2009

    William 'Ninny' Briston 1979 - 1991

    Nathan Buckley 1990 - 2007

    Peter Burgoyne 1994 - 2010

    Ted Cooper 1953 - 1969

    Reuben Cooper Snr. 1917 - 1939

    Joe Daby 1969 - 1982

    Bill Dempsey 1958 - 1976

    Cadji Dunn 1980 - 1995

    Dennis Dunn 1981 - 1999

    Michael Graham 1971 - 1987

    Cameron Ilett 1997 - current

    Jarred Ilett 1993 - 2016

    Russell Jeffrey 1980 - 2001

    Edmund Johnston 1952 - 1969

    David Kantilla Snr. 1958 - 1973

    Clifford 'Gympie' LewFatt 1960 - 2004

    Walter LewFatt Snr. 1930 - 1947

    Michael Long 1980 - 2001

    Noel Long 1982 - 2000

    Kelvin Maher 1990 - 2005

    Gilbert McAdam 1985 - 2000

    Michael McLean 1978 - 2010

    Andrew McLeod 1991 - 2011

    Mark Motlop 1975 - 2010

    Henry Peckham 1946 - 1958

    Mike Poulter 1962 - 1982

    Ronald 'Barney' Quall 1970 - 1985

    Maurice Rioli 1974 - 1995

    Cyril Rioli Jnr. 2005 - current

    Cyril Rioli Snr. 1982 - current

    Billy Roe 1951 - 1971

    Mathew Stokes 1999 - current

    John 'Bubba' Tye 1968 - 1980

    Iggy Vallejo 1997 - current

    Benny Vigona 1975 - 1986

    Darryl White 1990 - 2016


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    GoT 1

    WARNING...BEWARE>>>LANGUAGE AHEAD.  Seriously....if you're a fan of Game of Thrones you don't give a flying F*>K. So enjoy Season 6 Bloopers.  

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    Australian rock icon Peter Garrett has released the video for 'It Still Matters', the closing track to his debut album, A Version of Now.

    Directed by Paul Elliott the video is part composition of daily life and part performance, with Garrett straddling his guitar whilst delivering a passionate, spoken word vocal.

    As a pungent, evocative reflection on the world around us, 'It Still Matters' is attracting plenty of interest from viewers.

    Garrett's solo album 'A Version of Now' made its debut on the national ARIA album charts at number 3 as he and his touring band The Alter Egos wrapped up the west coast leg of their national tour.

    Shows across the country have sold out and fans are now eagerly awaiting Peter Garrett's performance at the Darwin Ampitheatre on Sunday 7 August as part of the Darwin Festival.

    Watch It Still Matters here.

     

     


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    Indonesia

    Persona Indonesia returns to the Top End offering a special celebration, displaying the rich cultural traditions of Indonesia.

    You're invited to enjoy traditional Indonesian music, dance and food from the local Indonesian community at the Darwin Waterfront this Saturday 30 July from 4pm to 8:30pm.

    You'll witness how our closest neighbours contribute to the Territory's multicultural diversity.

     

     


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  • 07/28/16--02:53: Lock up your Chocolates
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    The managers at Kmart in Melbourne's north have been forced to lock the stores Cadbury chocolate blocks in DVD style security cases to avoid them being stolen. Apparently a larger number of customers open the blocks & treat themselves to a snack as they browse the store. Now customer's have to take the blocks to the counter to be unlock upon purchase. 

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    Garma

    Award winning artists Archie Roach and Clare Bowditch top a star studded line up talent set to perform at Garma 2016 this long weekend.

    With numerous albums and awards to his name, Roach has made a significant impact on the Australian musical landscape. 

    ARIA award winning artist Clare Bowditch also known for her acting and singing will release her eighth album this year.

    Also playing at this year's Garma are Radical Son, Warren Williams, East Journy, Jessie Lloyd, Sol Nation, Gawuura and Wild Water.

    Garma 2016 runs from today until Monday 1 August at the Gulkula ceremonial grounds near Gove.

    For more information visit Garma


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    beer

    If you’re looking to make a career change, consider throwing your hat into the ring to become a beer historian at the Smithsonian.

    They are currently looking for a candidate to travel and drink craft beers all over the country for the next three years – and get paid for it.

    The yearly salary is a staggering $64,650 plus benefits.  What’s not to like here? 

    If you wish to apply for this position click HERE


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  • 08/01/16--20:19: PGA swings into Palmerston
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    The Northern Territory will be the newest destination on the PGA Tour of Australasia and will provide the perfect platform for local golfers to launch their international careers.

    The Palmerston Golf Course will host the Northern Territory PGA Championship from August 11-14 with 150 golfers from across Australia, New Zealand and Asia headed to Darwin to take on the best locals.

    The 72-hole tournament will see local hero Aaron Pike face off with some of Australia’s biggest golfing names such as Peter Lonard, Peter O’Malley as well as the next wave of emerging talent including Callan O’Reilly, Deyen Lawson, Mark Brown and Jarryd Felton.

    The inaugural Northern Territory PGA Championship champion will pocket $150,000 in prizemoney plus Official World Golf Ranking points and a full exemption onto the PGA Tour of Australasia until the end of the 2017 season.

    The Northern Territory PGA Championship brings the PGA Tour of Australasia schedule to 14 tournaments in 2016 played across five countries.


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    acca dacca

    Could AC/DC's September 20 concert in Philadelphia, which brings to a close the band's Rock or Bust tour, actually be the legendary rock group's farewell show? AC/DC's founding lead guitarist Angus Young says he isn't sure.

    "At this point, I don't know," Young tells Rolling Stone when asked what his plans might be after the current trek. "We were committed to finishing the tour. Who knows what I'll feel after?"

    Angus discussed a variety of topics with the magazine, including the condition of his older brother and longtime band mate, Malcolm Young; how Axl Rose has been doing as a replacement for frontman Brian Johnson; and longtime bassist Cliff Williams' decision to retire from the band following the current tour.

    With regard to Malcolm, who had to retire from AC/DC because of dementia, Angus reveals, "It's hard to communicate," adding, "I do pass on messages. I can't be 100 percent sure it goes in there. But I let him know there are a lot of people missing him."

    As for Axl, who began performing with AC/DC in May after Johnson was sidelined with major hearing-loss issues, Angus says, "He's been really good. He prepares himself, ready to go. We sit and chew the fat before we get on, work out what songs we want to do."

    Young says Johnson's hearing was giving him trouble while the band was rehearsing for the tour kickoff shows at the 2015 Coachella festival and just kept getting worse.

    Young also explained that Williams, who joined AC/DC in 1977, "made it known before we'd even started touring [that] this would be his last."

    Asked whether he'd like to collaborate with any other musicians if AC/DC calls it quits, Angus says, "I'd sit down with Keith Richards...He's a rhythm guy like [Malcolm]."


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    One of the greatest frontmen in Australian rock Peter Garrett is back on the scene with brand new music, a debut solo album and the support of an awesome band The Alter Egos.

    The legendary Midnight Oil singer caught up with Greg and Ali on Wake Up ahead of his show at the Darwin Ampitheatre this Sunday as part of the Darwin Festival. Listen to their chat here. 


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    Katherine races

    Following a successful eight day Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival all eyes will turn to Katherine this weekend for the running of the Carlton Mid Katherine Cup incorporating National Jockey celebrations day.

    Don't miss any of the excitement with full bar and food available, Ubet and bookies on course, Fashions on the Field and free kids entertainment.

    Back again is the ever popular Stockhorse racing plus special guest appearances from Sky Racing's Russell Leonard, Jockey Mal 'Miracle' Johnson and veteran race caller John Tapp.

    Greg and Ali will be broadcasting live from the Silver Screen Cafe in Katherine ahead of the racing action and encourage you to join them for a coffee tomorrow morning.

    Be part of all the fun at the Carlton Mid Katherine Cup at the Katherine Showgrounds this Saturday. Entry is $15.


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    Internationally renowned dangerous animal expert, wildlife relocator, chopper pilot and star of the National Geographic's hit series Outback Wrangler, Matt Wright brings us an adrenaline fuelled selection of stories that have shaped his incredible life of adventure.

    Matt joined Greg and Ali on Wake Up to talk about 'True Tales of Crocs, Choppers and Shockers' and how he fell into his wild life in Australia's rugged Top End.

    Take a listen to their chat here. 


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    One of Australia's most enduring singers launches the Mix 104.9 Spotlight Lounge Series at The Lost Arc this Friday.

    Russell Morris, aka 'The Real Thing', will perform an intimate gig at the Darwin nightspot as part of his national tour. He spoke to Greg and Ali on Wake Up about his musical journey and influence of Australian stories in his music.

    Take a listen here.


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    boxing

    According to Boxing Association NT vice president Shauna Mounsey fighing sports have a terrible stigma which is why there are so few female competitors.

    But Ms Mounsey is encouraging women to get involved in combat sports, such as boxing, to improve their overall health and fitness and self defence.

    An oil and gas lawyer, Ms Mounsey has spent one and a half years living and training in fight camps in Thailand and the Phillipines and when not working coaches boxing and competes.

    She joined Greg and Ali on Wake Up to talk about boxing as a viable form of self defence and how it can provide the skills needed to defend yourself.

    Women interested in joining a club should contact Boxing NT Incorporated via their Facebook page.

     

     


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    careflight

    Next month, CareFlight NT will open its hangar for a very special 30th anniversary celebration.

    The hangar will be transformed into an evening of opulence for the CareFlight NT Gala Ball on Saturday 3 September to acknowledge the emergency aeromedial response service and its commitment to the Top End.

    Highlights will include fine food and wines, great entertainment and fabulous prizes while making a meaningful contribution to CareFlight NT.

    To purchase tickets visit Stickytickets Proudly supported by Mix 104.9.


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