Shock Jock

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Shock Jock
Genre Comedy
Created by Tim Ferguson
Marc Gracie
Written by Chris Thompson[1]
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Mockingbird
Mondayitis Productions
Original network TV1
Original release 2001 – 2002

Shock Jock was an Australian television comedy series on TV1. The series lasted for two series between 2001 and 2002 and was created by comedian Tim Ferguson.

Ferguson starred along with Matthew Dyktynski, Michael Veitch, Tom Budge, Rod Mullinar, Sancia Robinson, Fiona Todd and Cassandra Magrath, with many well-known Australian actors and comedians in guest roles. Tiriel Mora joined the second season.[2]

It focused on an Australian talkback radio station, CHAT-AM, in the 1980s. The introduction of FM radio in the early 1980s was leading to the slow demise of the AM band. CHAT-AM discovered shock jock Barry Gold (Matthew Dyktynski) and its fortunes were reversed as the station transformed into a popular tabloid show.[3]

Shock Jock was the first original series produced for TV1.[3]

The series was produced by Mockingbird and Mondayitis Productions[4] and was distributed by Foster Gracie TV.[5]


  1. ^ "Chris Thompson". Australian Plays. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Brady, Nicole (6 June 2002). "Finding the funny in shocking jocks". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Moran, Albert (2009). The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television. Scarecrow Press. p. 310. ISBN 9780810868564. 
  4. ^ "TV1 orders Aussie sitcom for pay-TV". C21 Media. 10 August 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Screen Guide - Shock Jocks". Screen Australia. Retrieved 15 August 2017. 

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