The biggest radio stunts of 2012

In this roundup from the Encore and  Mumbrella Annual, we look at the best radio stunts of the last 12 months.

1. Nova Sydney, Dangi

Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa brought the world’s smallest person, Nepal’s Chandra Bahadur Dangi, to Australia.

The house the Melbourne built

2. Mix101.1, The House that Melbourne Built

Partnering with property group Lend Lease and building development company Burbank, Mix101.1’s Jane and Chrissie gave away a house valued at $450,000.

3. Triple M Drive Time, Nullabor Nymph

The Nullarbor Nymph, directed by Matthew J Wilkinson, was destined for the Back-of-Bourke Film Festival (not a real festival) when Triple M’s Merrick and the Highway Patrol intervened to give the B-grade flick a sell-out red carpet premiere.

4. Nova Brisbane, Ash The Musical

Ash Bradnam: The Musical came about when the Nova presenter turned 40 and didn’t want anyone to ‘make a song and dance about it’. The show involved song parodies by the Nova team.

5. Today Network, The Greatest Radio Ad Ever Made

A four-minute spot on the Fifi and Jules show for iSelect was dubbed “the greatest radio ad ever made”.It was directed by The Castle’s Rob Sitch, written by Bryce Courtenay and voiced by Steven Zirnkilton, best known for lending his dulcet tones to the opening sequence of Law & Order.

Triple J Surprise Party

Triple J threw a surprise party for Grace Frank. After two years’ volunteering in Africa, she arrived home to a marching band, acrobats and a party with DJ sets from Missy Higgins and Illy.

7. Fox FM Melbourne, Wheely Good Wedding

More than 700 entrants applied for Matt and Jo’s Wheely Good Wedding, which saw the bride walk down the aisle in a hessian sack and Crocs.

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