Devastating news for music lovers who have Foxtel with reports stating Channel V and MAX will cease to exist as of Friday. The popular music channels which we all grew up with haven’t been rating as much as they used to in recent years and higher ups have decided to give them the flick in what would seem to be a cost cutting exercise.
The former dream team consisting of long haired presenter formerly known as Andrew G (now referred to as Osher Gunsberg) and Yumi Stynes shared their thoughts on twitter:
Andrew G Osher and Yumi were part of the original and arguably the best line up of presenters who reigned supreme back in the 2000’s when Channel V took over from the old music channel Red and featured the likes of younger versions of Chloe Maxwell, James Mathison, Jabba, Maynard and James Kerley and lets face it, those guys got up to some awesome shit that made us all want to work for Channel V at one point in our lives. Who could forget the time Jabba teamed up with Regurgitator to record their album Mish Mash! inside a Bubble at Melbourne’s Federation Square.
And lets not forget the times when V played awesome as fuck music on shows like Jabba’s Morning Glory and whatUwant with playlists consisting of Korn, Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Blink-182, Sum 41, Marilyn Manson and so much more. We all wished at the time we could have lived in Sydney so we could have been there when Slipknot first came to our shores and got up close and personal with fans at Fox Studios
On the topic of us all wanting to work for Channel V, one lucky fan who got the opportunity to do just that was Danny Clayton who has been on our screens for the better part of the past 13 years. He was one of a handful of successful presenter search winners who remained at the station for longer than a year, mainly because he’s a legend in real life too.
With that much airtime and the amount of bands he’s met over the years we asked him what some of his favourite moments were: