Gilly goes live from UOW studios

Gilly goes live from UOW studios

Cricketing legend Adam Gilchrist hosted the live broadcast from the University's state-of-the-art facilities

Cricket superstar and University of Wollongong (UOW) ambassador Adam Gilchrist AM hosted a live radio show today (21 May 2021) from the University’s state-of-the-art Jillian Broadbent building (Building 29).

Gilly and Goss for Breakfast is a bi-weekly show presented by Adam Gilchrist and Tim Gossage broadcasted on Sports Entertainment Network (SEN). The show is usually broadcasted from Western Australia and the presenters talk about “all things sports”.

Adam Gilchrist has been a Global Brand Ambassador for the University of Wollongong since 2008 and is committed to building stronger relationships with government, business leaders and alumni while raising the University’s international profile.

Mr Gilchrist said hosting the live broadcast from the University’s state-of-the-art studio was a seamless experience.

“It was an amazing experience presenting the show from one of UOW’s technologically advanced studios,” he said.

“Having experienced it myself, current and aspiring journalism and arts students are going to get world-class audio and video production facilities that are unmatched and exclusive to the region.

“My special thanks to students who have worked behind the scenes to get the broadcast up and running, and making the entire experience smooth and effortless.”

Mr Gilchrist hosted the two-hour live show which was attended by journalism students to get a closer look at running the broadcast from a technical and content creation perspective.

UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings CBE said the University was delighted to host the Gilly and Goss show and to use its world-class facilities for the broadcast.

“UOW welcomes Adam Gilchrist hosting his show from our studios and experiencing the high standard of audio and video production facilities at the University,” Professor Wellings said.

“Journalists play a critical role in empowering people with information through news, which impacts people directly and enables them to take informed decisions.

“The University is committed to producing talented students in the journalism and arts field by providing world-class facilities and unique opportunities such as the one they had today, enhancing their overall learning experience.”

UOW fourth-year journalism and creative arts student Lleyton Hughes is interested in creative writing and said this was his first time experiencing a live radio broadcast with a major channel and that his interaction with Mr Gilchrist were insightful and a great learning experience.

“It was a great experience observing the live broadcast and understanding the process that goes behind putting a show together,” he said.

“During my interview Mr Gilchrist shared great insights about his experience as a sports personality and hosting a podcast.

“I love films and creative writing and looking forward to pursuing creative writing as a career after I graduate from UOW.”