Graduate Diploma Commercial Radio Broadcasting, 2001
Broadcaster Tim Blackwell started his radio career at Nova 100 as Melbourne’s late-night announcer before moving to Perth to host Nova 93.7’s local drive show. Two years later, he moved to Sydney to host Nova 96.9 in the same time slot.
In 2009, he became the co-host of Nova 106.9’s Brisbane breakfast show. The team was promoted to Nova Network’s national drive team in 2011, and the show became the Kate, Tim & Marty drive show when Kate Ritchie joined the team. Kate, Tim & Marty won seven Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Networked Program, and Tim also won an ACRA for Best Entertainment/Music Presenter in 2015.
Tim travels the world as a reporter for the travel show Getaway, regularly appears on Nine’s Today Show and has appeared on Channel Ten’s The Project since it began in 2009.
His podcast Introducing sees Tim interview some of the most popular and intriguing musicians from Australia and around the world and was launched in 2020.
Meeting the people. From the guys I shared a class with every day to the immense pool of talent that came to speak with us each week. One day Brendan Jones was teaching me to splice tape on reel to reel, the next Alan Jones came to speak, insisting his tea be brought to him in a china cup, and everything in between! Radio has always been about the people and AFTRS gave me the best seat in the house.
Getting my job with Nova before I graduated. And I haven’t been fired once…!