Mike from Good Morning Country

Good Morning Country's new presenter

CBAA Web Articles., 12th February 2015

The latest addition to the GMC stable is 2MCR's Mike Stewart, who will debut his regular Friday breakfast show on 6 February 2015.

This will see reshuffle of the line-up, beginning the week of 2 February. The full line-up will be as follows:

Monday - Bill Beerens
Tuesday - Rod Thomas
Wednesday - Kevin Walsh
Thursday - Jane Kellaway
Friday - Mike Stewart

Good Morning Country is hosted live every weekday from 05:06 to 09:00 EDT. Find out more about the show and its network of stations here.

Mike Stewart's full bio

As far as music is concerned, I started learning piano at age 7, played with school mates in a band at 15, became a DJ at 17 playing at clubs, pubs and private functions. I, like many other UK teenagers, got my fix of great music from listening to the pirate ship stations like Radio Caroline and Radio Luxemburg. Then I got a chance to be a casual DJ on local BBC Manchester, which started my love affair with radio, and now I had the opportunity to be on that side of the microphone. I headed off to Germany in 1974 to work on American Army and Air Force bases, got back to the UK and 2 months later was on a plane to Australia.

I continued DJing,  joined 2RRR at Ryde in the early 80’s, and made Campbelltown NSW home. Joined the old AM station 2CT and then in 1989 answered the call in the local paper to start an FM station in the Macarthur region. Spent 4-5 years with the fledgling 2MCR, then joined 2RDJ at Burwood before returning to 2MCR around 2005. I’m still there presenting all kinds of programs plus still doing the occasional DJ gig - 48 years and counting!

My musical tastes include old school soul, 60’s through to current music, and after spending a little time co-hosting ‘Overnight Express’ from the CRN studios I found a growing appreciation for Country music from both Australia and the USA. And after visiting the US I felt even more connected to Country music.

With social media opening up the world as far as music is concerned, I can luckily I can use this medium to bring so much more great Country music to listeners around Australia.

I feel honoured to have been asked to join the ‘Good Morning Country’ team. The other presenters are all dedicated Country announcers who seriously love what they do. I hope I can meet the high standard of quality music they broadcast each week and look forward to making a lot of new friends across Australia.

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