smoothfm Weekends

LISTEN TO SMOOTHFM WEEKENDS YOUR EASY PLACE TO RELAX

Weekends are a busy time for smoothfm listeners - whether they’re heading out to do grocery shopping, catching up with family and friends or running errands – weekend time is precious. Melissa Doyle, Richard Wilkins and David Campbell know how important weekends are – so every Saturday and Sunday the weekend team deliver a smooth blend of more music with less talk, the easy place to relax.

Melissa Doyle eases listeners into their day every Saturday and Sunday from 6am to 10am. Whether it’s running around doing chores, driving the kids to sport or just relaxing at home, Melissa makes sure her listeners start their day with a blend of great music.

As well as her weekend breakfast show on smoothfm, Melissa is an award winning journalist; host of the Seven Network’s Sunday Night, a Senior News Presenter with Seven News and hosts the 6pm News on Friday and Saturday nights in Sydney.

Melissa is also kept busy with her charity work.  She is the National Patron for the Make a Wish Foundation and an ambassador for the Westmead Children's Hospital, World Vision, Children's Cancer Institute and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Richard Wilkins creates an easy place for listeners to relax on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10am to 1pm on smoothfm.

Richard joined smoothfm in 2012 and is the winner of two Australian Commercial Radio Award (ACRA) awards for Best Music Special – firstly in 2013 for his John Farnham special, and again in 2015 for his co-host with Michael Bublé.

New Zealand born Richard made the move to Australia in 1980 with his band “Wilde and Reckless”. After playing every dive in the country, performing on ‘Countdown” and touring with Grace Jones, he had a brief stint in radio and on Satellite TV. In 1987 Richard landed his big break as the host of MTV Australia, helming the ground-breaking show through its six year run.

In 2006 Richard returned to the stage in “Grease: The Arena Spectacular’, winning acclaim for the role of Vince Fontaine. In 2010 he released two CDs “39 #1 Hits of the 1980’s” and “38 More Smash Hits From the 80’s” with both albums hitting the ARIA Top 20.

In September 2011 Richard released “Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms” documenting some of the amazing, bizarre and hilarious episodes of his illustrious career. The book was critically acclaimed, becoming publisher New Holland’s #1 best seller for the year.

His extraordinary career made him a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for ‘significant service to the community through a range of charities, and to the entertainment industry’ in 2014. In 2017 Richard celebrated 30 years at Channel Nine, as regular on the Today Show and Today Extra, as well as filing stories for A Current Affair, reporting for National Nine News, Ninemsn and a multitude of other outlets as the Nine Network’s Entertainment Editor.

Richard has interviewed the biggest stars in film and music including Billy Connolly, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Robbie Williams, Britney Spears, Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, Barry Humphries, Neil Diamond, Elton John and Billy Joel.

Richard Wilkins is an ambassador for The Sony Foundation Australia, Dr Charlie Teo Foundation, Volvo, Ticketek and The Star, and earlier this year he welcomed his first grandchild from one of his five children, Isabella Rose. 

David Campbell can be heard on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, from 1pm to 4pm, on smoothfm.

David has featured on TV, starred in theatre and cabaret and is also a multi-platinum selling recording artist, having recorded three Top Ten albums, and performed sold out concert tours from coast to coast. He currently co-hosts Channel Nine’s ‘Today Extra’ from Monday to Wednesday with Sonia Kruger, and in 2018 became co-host of Weekend TODAY.

David was performing at the STC and Sydney Opera House by the age of 22 and in 1997 starred in a major revival of Les Miserables in Sydney. Shortly after, David moved to New York, where his downtown cabaret show attracted major crowds and he became the youngest performer ever to headline the iconic cabaret room Rainbow & Stars.

With this success, David was soon in demand from Broadway’s most prestigious writers and directors. Stephen Sondheim cast him in his musical Saturday Night, and he played leading roles in shows like Babes in Arms and South Pacific.

In 2001 he was tempted back to Australia for the role of Johnny O'Keefe in the musical Shout! and toured Australia with the show for over a year. David went on to star in Australian productions of classic musicals like the Pirates of Penzance and Sunset Boulevard, which won him a Helpmann Award in 2005 for Best Actor. In 2016, he performed to sold out crowds as the lead in the stage show Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical in Sydney, and in 2017-18, he helmed the show for the return of the Summer Musical at Melbourne’s State Theatre, making history as the highest selling show of all time at the Arts Centre.

David has established himself as one of Australia’s biggest-selling recording artists. His albums The Swing Sessions (2006), The Swing Sessions 2 (2007), and Good Lovin’ (2008) On Broadway (2010) all hit the top ten and achieved platinum sales. He has also mounted five sell-out concert tours - for which he has received a further two Helpmann Awards. In 2009, his live concert DVD Good Lovin’ Live hit number one on the ARIA chart. In October 2018, he celebrated the release of his debut Christmas album Baby It’s Christmas featuring 12 eclectic and memorable Christmas classics, making it his 11th studio album.

Campbell’s position in the Australian entertainment industry has expanded with his appointment as Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, becoming a founding member of the Independent Music Theatre, and establishing Luckiest Productions, the production company he runs with his wife Lisa. Outside music and theatre, David is a proud ambassador for the Charlie Teo Foundation and Backpacks 4 SA Kids. David is father to Leo and twins Billy and Betty.

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