Voted “International Radio Personality of the Year” at the 2012 Worldwide Radio Summit, Byron Cooke hosts the nationally syndicated new music show “Radar” & DJ’s for “The Fifi & Jules show” across Australia. Both shows are broadcast weekdays on over 80 stations including no.1 hit music stations Fox FM Melbourne, 2DAY FM Sydney, B105 Brisbane, SAFM Adelaide & 92.9 Perth. He is also a regular contributor on the weekly US syndication “Passport Approved”.
Having worked on-air at influential music stations XFM in London, England & Indie 103.1 Los Angeles, Byrons passion for music & respect for the artists is what stands him out from the crowd.
Off the air, Byron’s format development & programming flair gave birth to the “Revolution” Active CHR radio format in Northern California.
The 103.9 Revolution (KMBY FM) mixed the genres of rock, hip-hop and alternative for a target audience of 18-34 year old men in the Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz market when it launched in 2006. Within a year, Monterey County Weekly readers voted it “Local Radio Station of the Year” and the format went to equal #1 in its target demographic (equalling the 18-34M audience share of giantsized competitor & iconic local radio brand K-DON) Version 2.0 of this format is currently being developed for distribution across a major US platform in 2012.
Career highlights to date include face-to-face music interviews with U2, Metallica, Coldplay, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga & Red Hot Chilli Peppers. From his Los Angeles base Byron also presented “Movies that Rock” specials for the Triple M Network, going one-on-one with Hollywood stars including Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Orlando Bloom, Steve Carell and Chris Tucker.
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Byron is the face & voice of the national “Pepsi Max Top Mates” campaign across all media platforms in Australia as well as Destination NSW’s “Sydney.com” US radio campaign on the world famous KROQ Los Angeles.
His TV credits include Metro Whip presenter for “The Project” on Australia’s Ten Network as well as regular guest on the Nine Network’s “Pyramid” & “20 to 1″. Byron is also the host of Sydney Swans TV in the AFL. 4 year old Zephyr Cooke can already sing the Swans team song word for word.