The Doug Aiton's Friday Drive Podcast

Here is a list of every episode in the podcast in the order that they were released. You can listen to these episodes by clicking on the blue play button, or download them by clicking 'Download'.



Join Doug on a Friday for his Interview program which includes editorial comment from and an examination of Geelong issues.

  • Friday Drive - Keith Scott
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    During one programme, Doug played a recording of an interview he conducted while hosting Drive on 774 ABC predecessor 3LO in 1991. The interview was with impersonator and voice actor Keith Scott, who has been one of the people responsible for Warner Bros. cartoon voices since the death of Mel Blanc. The reaction we got to that archive interview prompted us to trace down Keith for a follow up - 24 years later! Keith readily agreed. Ladies & gentlemen - Keith Scott! First broadcast: 21 August 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Izzy Losi
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    Geelong singer-songwriter Izzy Losi has had a long association with 94.7 The Pulse and was happy to come into the studio and chat with Doug. First broadcast: 10 April 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Sam Whitehead
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    While attending various ANZAC Day events in 2015, regular programme contributor Bob Appleton met Sam Whitehead. Sam has been involved with the ANZAC Day celebrations in Bealiba for over 40 years. Doug wanted to find out more, so he had a chat with him on the show. First broadcast: 19 June 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Jessie Aiton
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    In a surprise visit, Doug talks with his daughter Jessie, who is now a producer at 3AW. First broadcast: 19 June 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Daryl McLure
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    Doug had a chat with old friend, colleague and former Editor-in-Chief at The Geelong Advertiser, Daryl McLure. First broadcast: 8 May 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Chris Couzens
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    In our series on local Geelong politicians, Chris Couzens came in to tell Doug about her history and what lead to her election at the end of 2014. First broadcast: 1 May 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Rieny Nieuwenhof
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    With the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in the news, we thought we would take a slightly different look at ANZAC Day. Rieny Nieuwenhof, a Vietnam veteran from Geelong, came in to talk with Doug about what ANZAC Day means to him. First broadcast: 24 April 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Andrew Katos
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    In our series on local Geelong politicians, Andrew Katos, state Liberal member for South Barwon, came in to chat with Doug. First broadcast: 24 April 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Richard Marles
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    In our series on local Geelong politicians, Richard Marles, federal Labor member for Corio and current Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, came into the studio to have a chat with Doug. First broadcast: 17 April 2015

  • Friday Drive - Paul Sheahan
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    With the news of the passing of Australian cricket legend Richie Benaud, Doug spoke with former Australian cricketer Paul Sheahan and got his recollections of the former Australian cricket captain. First broadcast: 10 April 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Sam Newman
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    Doug had a chat with Geelong football legend and Footy Show personality Sam Newman about his history and career. First broadcast: 27 March 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Sarah Henderson
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    This year, we are aiming to have as many of the local Geelong politicians as we can in the studio to talk about their history, regardless of which level of government and which political party they are in. Sarah Henderson, federal Liberal member for Corangamite, came into the studio as part of this series. Here are the highlights. First broadcast: 20 March 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Brian Cook
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    On Friday 13 March, Brian Cook, CEO of the Geelong Cats Football Club came into the studio (a rare thing for him), to have a chat with Doug. The discussion was wide-ranging, from new Geelong recruits, through to Brian's own personal history. This chat took place after Geelong's win in the NAB Cup on Thursday 12 March 2015, so there is some talk about that game as well. This is a compelling interview and one not to miss. First broadcast: 13 March 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Peter Downie
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    On Friday 6 March, Peter Downie, owner of the iconic Geelong business Barwon Booksellers, came into the studio to talk with Doug and reveal some history of both the business and himself. First broadcast: 6 March 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Lisa Neville
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    On Friday 20 Febuary, Doug had a chat with the state MP for the seat of Bellarine, Lisa Neville. First broadcast: 20 February 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Keith Fagg
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    On 20 February, Doug spoke with former Mayor of Geelong Keith Fagg. Doug got Keith's views on the current crisis involving Geelong Council and was able to talk with him candidly about his time as Mayor. First broadcast: 20 February 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Denis Scanlan
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    On 13 February, Doug caught up with old radio mate and fellow Pulse presenter Denis Scanlan. Amongst other things, they compared notes on interviewing Australian Prime Ministers. First broadcast: 13 February 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Matthew Penny
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    After reading an article in The Guardian newspaper about how the younger generation are going back to things like paper books instead of tablets and vinyl records instead of CDs or downloads, Doug had a chat with Matthew Penny, who runs a shop in Geelong that specialises in selling new vinyl records. First broadcast: 6 February 2015.

  • Friday Drive - Frank Costa
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    "The King of Geelong is retiring" ... so started Doug's chat with Frank Costa, who is gradually easing away from the fresh fruit and vegetable business. This also marked the return of Doug Aiton to the airwaves of 94.7 The Pulse after an absence of 15 months. First broadcast: 30 January 2015.


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