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Thursday, 31 May 2018
Page: 5158


Ms MARINO (ForrestChief Government Whip) (13:35): Congratulations to the voice of the South West, Cliff Reeve who today celebrates 25 years on Triple M Southwest. Cliff knew he wanted to be a broadcaster at the age of 14. He started his dream in Bridgetown at 17, and he's never looked back. He got his first full-time gig in Katanning a little while later. After a stint in Kalgoorlie and Queensland, Cliff arrived in Bunbury in 1993 and has called this city home ever since. He has gone on to win several ACRAs, the Logies of Australian radio. He's done breakfast and worked for sister station Hit FM when it was called Hot FM.

After so many years and early mornings, he put the alarm clock forward when his breakfast show with co-host Doug Terry finished at the end of 2015 and he switched to the way home drive slot in 2016. On his 40th radio anniversary in 2016, the station named their green room after him. His most memorable interview was with actor Kirk Douglas, which took him six months to get. His hardest interview was with Walter Mikac, who lost his wife and children in the Port Arthur massacre. The Australian radio landscape has changed significantly in the last decade. Twenty-five years at one station and 42 consecutive years on radio is extraordinary. Congratulations and thanks to the amazing, passionate voice of the South West, Cliff Reeve.