Sam Mac

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Sam "Sam Mac" McMillan is an Australian radio and television personality.


After starting at local Adelaide radio station, Fresh FM, McMillan scored a job doing swing announcing on SAFM & TripleM Adelaide. In December 2002, he began hosting the evening shift on SAFM.

In April 2003, he was moved to hosting afternoons on SAFM. Triple M Adelaide changed from Classic Hits to a CHR/Pop radio format in November 2003. As part of this format change, McMillan was moved to Triple M where he hosted 'The Freq Show' with model Imogen Bailey. When Triple M Adelaide and SAFM changed back their original formats in December 2005, McMillan began hosting afternoon drive. He was promoted once again in 2006, to anchor SAFM Breakfast program "Milly and Lehmo". He subsequently left this position and moved to Sydney.

In Sydney, McMillan hosted the National "Hot 30 Countdown" on the Austereo Network in late 2006 and was known for his off-the-wall questions and stunts with celebrities.

In 2008, McMillan hosted various shows (including "Wild Turkey") on Sydney's Triple M station and was a panel operator/segment contributor on the Wil & Lehmo national drive radio show airing on Triple M until the shows cancellation at the end of that year.

In January 2009, Sam became full-time host of 92.9 Em and Sam Mac Show in Perth. The Breakfast show contained celebrity guests, listener phone-in's, short comedy segments and stunts.[1]

In 2010 Sam continued to co-host the 92.9's Breakfast show, now titled Lisa, Baz and Sam[2] Sam also became a regular contributor to Network Ten's 7PM Project.[3]

He has also produced two seasons of Sam Mac's Single Bed,[4] a low-budget comedy/variety television show hosted from Sam's actual apartment in front of a small audience in his kitchen, which aired on Channel 31 and Foxtel on Aurora Community Television.

In December 2011, McMillan resigned from 92.9's Lisa, Baz and Sam Breakfast show and moved to Sydney to pursue Television opportunities. He can be seen regularly on Network Ten's The Project. A show that has showcased Sam as a field reporter, segment host and studio desk host in the absence of regular host Charlie Pickering.

On 20 August 2013, it was revealed via their official Twitter account that Mac would join Network Ten on its new morning show, Wake Up, as their roving reporter.

Sam also has his own YouTube series titled 'Lights, Camera, Maction!'. A Comedy series that contains guests such as Andy Lee, Charlie Pickering, Dave Hughes, Pete Helliar, Tom Ballard, Bondi Vet and others.

On top of Sam's regular appearances on The Project, he also presents a weekly comedy soccer segment with Jules Schiller on Fox Sports called The B-League.

McMillan was the roving reporter on Channel Ten's now defunct breakfast show, Wake Up.

On June 2, 2015, John Oliver's wildly popular Last Week Tonight aired a segment lambasting Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The segment featured Mac in his international television debut as the guy who encourages kids to call Mr Abbot silly names.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2010, speaking on 92.9, McMillan paid an emotional tribute to close friend and former radio colleague Richard Marsland who took his own life in December 2008. McMillan spoke about the tragedy to help raise awareness of Depression.[6]


  1. ^ Cann, Linda (27 August 2009). "Radio hosts Em and Sam Mac take up Perth's monkey man fight". Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Daile Pepper. "Radio rumour – who is replacing Hamish and Andy?". Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Election night coverage in review". 20 August 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Former Idol ties the knot". 6 September 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
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