A Life of Muzza

MuzzaPower  A commercial free online station in Auckland. Its all curated by veteran broadcaster (Murray(Muzza) Inglis.

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In Australia and New Zealand,he was known as Murray The I during the 60s and 70s

 

.Murray Anthony Inglis was born in New Plymouth and attended St John Bosco primary school in Fitzroy and then New Plymouth Boys High

Back in the early 60s Muzza knew exactly what he wanted to do .. driving the rest of the Inglis family crazy as he sat up at night listening to great Radio D.Js like John Laws,Bob Rogers,Ward (pally)Austin,Allan(LapLap) Lappan and Ken Sparkes on   and a man who was to become a mate Stan(theman) Rofe on Australianradio stations 2UE,2SM,2UW,2GB and 3UZ Melbourne

 

Muzza was told by The late Ken Green and the management at2ZA Palmerston North...NZBC that he would never make it in radio,as he sounded to Kiwi with a dark l and bad dipthoongs ....so he moved to Australia,where he met up with his Aunt and Uncle Hilda Skerr and Ron Roberts who worked for Grace Gibson (Ron was the voice over guy for radio serials like Dr Paul,Portia Faces Life and many more..it was a lucky break Ron took Mujrray into 2UW and with the help of tech they made a scoped skyte tape which landed a gig working on-air at 5RM Berri S.A. then  3BO Bendio and 7HO Hobart, then back to NZ and a stint at 1ZH in Hamilton then as Murray the I  then he was approached by the legendary Mike Baker to take himself tp the new  Radio I in Auckland presenting The Radio Revolution at night where he was the first person in New Zealand (possibly the world) to play Elton John, the track was Your Song ,thanks to Dick James in London who was a great mate of Mark Ackerman the P.D at radio I he sent Mark an advance copy.

 

 

From there it was back to Oz and 4AY Townsville followed by a gig at 4BK Brisbane  after turning down an offer by Rod Muir to stay in Townsville for 12 months under his tuition and the chance of a job at 2SM

Later he reinvented himself as Muzza in TheMorning at Radio Avon in Christchurch.In 1977 Muzza won an international Billboard Magazine award voted one of the top 10 Radio DeeJays n the World and the outright winner for The Southern Hemisphere .which allowed him to spend some time at WHBQ where he was taught more tricks of the trade by Ric Dees who later became the top rated morning man at KIIS in L.A.

 

After that he moved to Radio Hauraki in Auckland and later was the first breakfast presenter at 2ws Sydney (Now WSFM) followed by a gig at DB Music in Melbourne where he also made regular appearances (Thanks to Stan Rofe )on Channel 9's Hey Hey its Saturday in a jukebox Jury segment review panel on Saturday Mornings.

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Muzza achieved top ratings at Radio Avon in Christchurch,Radio Hauraki,3DB Melbourne 91FM in Auckland and later 89fm in Auckland, Muzza was presented with a services to New Zealand radio award in 2016. when he was volunteering as Content Director and afternoon presenter at The FleaFM in Devonport

Auckland.

 

Muzza retired from Mainstream radio  after a stint at SolidGoldFM And is having fun putting together music and entertainment on-line.working from home with this website and his Internet station MuzzaPower

Muzza is currently working on a podcast as well.

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