Radio jocks in challenge for Gold Gumboot Award


Former champion pie eater, Matt Seiter, Triple M Albury, gives it his all in the Radio Challenge.

Field day visitors will be able to see their favourite breakfast announcers tackle a series of farm activities in an effort to win the 2019 HMFD Radio Challenge.

The inaugural challenge was held last year and is back this year due to popular demand from the participants and exhibitors who took part.

There is no Golden Microphone for the winner but instead boasting rights plus the Golden Gumboot trophy.

Lining up to defend their 2018 title will be the 2AY team, up against Triple M Albury and Wagga, and Flow FM.

The teams will compete in a tractor pull at the Hutcheon & Pearce site at 9.30am on Tuesday, September 17.

The “tractor pull’’ will involve using a special harness to pull a ride-on lawn mower over a set distance at the fastest time.

The teams then move onto the Riverina Institute of TAFE site where entrants will be scored out of 10 on flowing a fleece across a wool table.

The third challenge involves the “Big Crack Off’’ at The Stump, when the radio jocks will be scored out of 10 for whip cracking technique.

The CWA will host the final challenge on the Country Lifestyle stage where entrants will attempt to scoff as many scones as possible in a minute.

Former Bethanga Gymkhana pie eating champion and Brock-Burrum ruckman Matt Seiter, Triple M Albury, was hot favourite going into the scone eating challenge last year, but was outclassed by Maria Foundas, 2AY, on the day.