The Northern Territory news Wed 22 Feb 2012
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16 NT NEWS. Wednesday, February 22, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 2 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 6 C O L O R : C M Y K RADIO Joel signs off in style Hot 100 morning announcer Joel Gelding will finish up this week after being offered a job with Perth Nova Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Whenwegot to interview the dude fromPolice Academy . . . my life was complete HOT 100 breakfast announcer Joel Gelding will broadcast his last show with the station on Friday before heading to Western Australia to take up an on-air gig with Perth Nova. Gelding told ConfideNTial he feels as if he has accomplished everything he can in Darwin. The team at Nova have offered me the chance to work under some of the best in the business and its an offer I couldnt refuse, he said. Gelding leaves the Territory with experiences most only could dream of. The outgoing host lists Anthony LaPaglia as one of his best celebrity interviews. (I got) him to act out a scene from one of my favourite movies, So I Married An Axe Murderer, and he was an absolute champion, Gelding said. Also, interviewing Ricki Lee while she took a bath naked comes in at a very close second. Ive interviewed all the big Australian acts but when we got to interview the dude from Police Academy who makes the funny noises with his mouth, my life was complete. With the good came the bad. Theres been a couple of stinkers (bad interviews) but Id have to say the most uncomfortable Ive felt was interviewing Seth Enslow from The Crusty Demons, Gelding said. I think hes taken a few too many handle bars to the face if you know what I mean. Gelding said he had learnt several important lessons while working in radio. Coffee doesnt have to be a once a day thing and the CDs in the prize cupboard make great Christmas presents for people you dont like, he said. Whats his most memorable experience? Watching a woman throw her dads ashes off a giant crane to win free plane tickets, he said. GRID GIRLS Territory beauties a top choice for Finke AS THE days count down to one of the biggest off-road races in the world, another hotly contested race was decided on Sunday. The young ladies who will be known as the Finke Desert Race Grid Girls have been chosen, with the Territ ory occupying seven of the 10 positions. Xhenita (Jenny) Zendeli, 21, (pictured) was one of two Tennant Creek girls selected and said she understood the importance of the role. We are the ambassadors of the race, she said. Were the face of Finke. Although Ms Zendeli said she had no idea what to expect and was a bit overwhelmed at being chosen, the excitement was steadily brewing. Grid girls organiser Claire Ryan said cutting 57 appli cants down to 10 was a difficult process but felt positive about the outcome. Ms Zendeli finished on top of the Finke Grid Girls Facebook poll with 814 votes, narrowly beating Darwins Naryssa Edwards (801). Racing begins on June 10. MUSIC Kellys tribute ONE of Australias most prolific singer-songwriters flew into Darwin to pay his respects to a leading Territory writer and friend . Hundreds of people gathered at Darwin Railway Club on Sunday to celebrate the life of author, journalist and music writer Andrew McMillan, including his good friend Paul Kelly (pictured). Kelly performed a stirring rendition of his song Nukkanya which means see ya with support from NT musicians Shellie Morris and Leah Flanagan. Long-time friend Chips Mackinolty said Kelly and McMillan had known each other for many years. Andrew knew Paul from his early days as a music reporter and through Pauls many visits to the Territory, he said. Mr Mackinolty said the wake was a party his good mate would have loved. It was a fun tribute, he said. There were a few tears and a lot of laughs. He said McMillan would be remembered as a gentle person and by some as a mentor. McMillan lost his bowel cancer fight on January 28 and will be buried at Larrimah. He was known for his book Intruders Guide to East Arnhem Land and as a member of musical act Darwins Fourth Estate. Who hairs what others think? Hairfree are Australias largest hair removal specia Who hairs what others think? CURRENT OFFERS: Ladies Bikini $90* Underarms $75* Mens Chest $275* Female Br Mens Br *per treatment
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