Sam Mac

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

As of 2016, McMillan is currently weather presenter on Sunrise.

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

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

In April 2003, McMillan 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, Sam 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.

McMillan hosted the Hot 30 Countdown nationally 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] In December 2011, McMillan resigned from 92.9 and moved to Sydney to pursue television opportunities.

TV[edit]

In 2010, Sam became a regular contributor to Network Ten's 7PM Project (now The Project).[3] On the show McMillan has been a field reporter, segment host and fill-in co-host.

In August 2013, Network Ten announced that McMillan would be a roving reporter on their new breakfast show, Wake Up. He remained with the show until it was axed due to poor ratings.

In January 2016, Sam was announced as the new weather presenter on Sunrise replacing Edwina Bartholomew. McMillan will also narrate the Seven Network series First Dates[4] and host Best Bits.[5]

McMillan has also produced two seasons of Sam Mac's Single Bed,[6] 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.

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.

Personal life[edit]

In June 2010, McMillan paid an emotional tribute to close friend and former radio colleague Richard Marsland who took his own life in December 2008. Sam spoke about the tragedy to help raise awareness of depression.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cann, Linda (27 August 2009). "Radio hosts Em and Sam Mac take up Perth's monkey man fight". Perthnow.com.au. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Daile Pepper. "Radio rumour – who is replacing Hamish and Andy?". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Election night coverage in review". Mediaspy.org. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Iannella, Antimo (24 January 2016). "Single Sam Mac opens up about his love life ahead of dating show First Dates". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Knox, David (21 March 2016). "Airdate:Best Bits". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Former Idol ties the knot". Adelaidenow.com.au. 6 September 2007. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/sam-macs-personal-plea-20100603-x2lx.html

External links[edit]

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Preceded by
Edwina Bartholomew
Sunrise
Weather Presenter

February 2016 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent