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Take 5 magazine announce Australia’s top 20 radio hunks

We've scoured the nation for the hottest DJs and have some surprising contenders from young rock jocks to silver fox veterans.

When it comes to what Aussie radio listeners consider hunky, it would seem that one person’s idea of a ‘face fit for radio’ is someone else’s Number 1 Hot Hit!
Leading weekly magazine Take 5 conducted an Australia-wide search, with the Top 20, just announced, ranges from more classic lookers like Hamish and Andy, to radio veterans like of Ray Hadley and Eddie McGuire. Even shock jock Kyle Sandilands gets a look-in.
With 2978 readers casting their votes, the mix was eclectic, with a broad range of ages.
“We’re getting some fascinating voting trends, and it’s fair to say that beauty is definitely not skin deep, and that some of our announcers are maturing like fine wines,” notes Take 5 Deputy Editor Kate Kirsten.
“Looks do count but making people laugh – or being kind – definitely rates high on the hotness scale … which sees our hunky contenders ranging in age from their early 20s to their 60s.”
Aussie women love a silver fox.
TOP 20 HOTTEST RADIO HUNK FINALISTS (in alphabetical order)
• Hamish Blake, 35, Fox FM Melbourne and the Hit Network syndicated.
• Josh Buckle, 29, KROCK Geelong.
• Fitzy (Ryan Fitzgerald), 40, Nova 969 Sydney.
• Ben Fordham, 40, 2GB Sydney.
• Mark Geyer, 49, Triple M Sydney.
• Osher Gunsberg, 42, Southern Cross Austereo syndicated.
• Ray Hadley, 62, 2GB Sydney.
• Dave Hughes, 46, KIIS Melbourne & syndicated.
• Matty Johns, 45, Triple M Sydney.
• Brendan Jones, 48, WS-FM Sydney.
• Ed Kavalee, 37, 104.5 Triple M Brisbane.
• Andy Lee, 35, Fox FM Melbourne and the Hit Network syndicated.
• Elliott Lovejoy, 25, Star FM, Gippsland, Vic.
• Eddie McGuire, 52, Triple M Melbourne.
• Shaun McManus, 40, Nova Perth.
• Kyle Sandilands, 45, KIIS Sydney & syndicated.
• Mark Soderstrom, 45, MIX FM Adelaide.
• Dave Thornton, 37, FOX FM Melbourne.
• Merrick Watts, 43, Triple M Sydney.
• Wippa (Michael Wipfli), 37, Nova 969 Sydney.
Aussies are encouraged to share who they think should win and why via the Take 5 Facebook page. The final shortlist will be decided before the announcement of Australia’s No 1 Hottest Radio Hunk.
“We’ll be culling the list to a Top 10 before the end of February, and soon after we’ll be declaring Australia’s No 1 Hottest Radio Hunk,” adds Kate Kirsten. “So make sure you head to our Facebook page and get your votes in for the big radio Countdown!”

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