Andrew Haug, the former host of Triple J Australia’s “The Racket” radio show (originally “Full Metal Racket”; 2001-2011), has just unveiled plans to launch Australia’s first-ever dedicated 24/7 rock and metal online radio station via AndrewHaug.com.
With several months in the planning and innvovation to create the ultimate listening experience to connect rock and metal fans worldwide.
In a statement, Haug said: “Well, folks, I did mention I would continue spreading the message of our beloved heavy music! I am mega-excited to be launching Australia’s first-ever 24/7 dedicated rock and metal online radio station! Cool, huh? This new exciting venture will feature:
* The freshest local and international rock/metal streaming 24/7!
* High-quality audio and easy access
* Exclusive competitions!
* Dedicated specials/programs.
* Requests and tributes.
“You name it, we’ll have it covered. Or simply suggest it and we’ll try it out.”
Haug‘s radio background goes back to 1993, when he started out with a local demo segment on Melbourne’s “3RRRFM” metal show.
In 2001 he was offered the national spot to host Triple J‘s weekly metal program. Over his decade-long run he conducted a staggering 612 interviews with the likes of James Hetfield (METALLICA), Ozzy Osbourne, Maynard James Keenan (TOOL), Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), and even interviewed Steve Harris of IRON MAIDEN onboard the band’s very own plane Ed Force One.
In 2011 Haug had the daring task of announcing to a rowdy crowd of SLAYER fans at the Soundwave Festival in Sydney that the band would not be playing — minutes before they were due onstage! And then there’s his daring and hilarious face-to-face impersonation of METALLICA‘s Lars Ulrich.
For more information, visit AndrewHaug.com.