John Burgess (host)

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John Burgess
Born (1943-06-04) 4 June 1943 (age 71)
Australia
Nationality Australian
Other names Burgo
Baby John Burgess
Occupation Australian television presenter & Radio personality
Known for

Various (2UW)
Turning On ... at 5.30 pm (Seven Network)
Breakfast (3AK)
Breakfast (3MP)
Breakfast (6PM)
Wheel of Fortune (Seven Network)
Burgo's Catch Phrase (Nine Network)
Breakfast (2CH)

Breakfast (3MP)

John Burgess (born 4 June 1943) is an Australian television and radio personality, often referred to as "Burgo" and "Baby John Burgess".[1] He is best known for his hosting duties on Wheel of Fortune.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Burgess was host of the Australian version of Wheel of Fortune on the Seven Network, from 1984 to 1996. He later hosted Burgo's Catch Phrase, shown on the Nine Network.

John Burgess joined the cast of Balls of Steel Australia on The Comedy Channel in 2012.[1]

Radio[edit]

On 25 September 2006 he started as breakfast show announcer for easy listening radio station 3MP in Melbourne.[2]

On 12 December 2011 he took over from Johnny Young at 6IX Perth

Burgess has also hosted numerous radio shows throughout the years:

John Burgess Radio Timeline
2UW 1965–1970
3AK 1970–1974
2UW 1974–1976
3MP 1976–1978
6PM 1978–1988
2CH 1997–2004
3MP 2006–2009
6IX 2011–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "'Baby' John Burgess signs on for Foxtel's Balls of Steel with The Chaser's Craig Reucassel". The Daily Telegraph. Sydnet, New South Wales. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Baby John Forever, The Daily Telegraph, 4 September 2006.

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