John Blackman has been a visible part of Australian radio and television for over 34 years, achieving national recognition through his pivotal role as the voice behind Australia’s longest running variety show Hey Hey It’s Saturday
John has endeared himself to audiences of all ages with his droll, spontaneous humour and his laconic sardonic outlook on life.
Recognised for his versatility as the “master of the one-liner”, John is in constant demand as compere/host for a wide range of formal, social and corporate occasions.
He is equally in demand as a facilitator for conferences and seminars as well as endorsement of advertisers’ products, both on radio and television.
It is John’s humour, familiarity and excellent rapport with listeners and viewers alike that have made him one of the most visible personalities in Australian show business, with widely acknowledged acclaim from his peers and associates.
He has also immersed himself in numerous other media-related ventures including several international animation projects with his wife Cecile.
John Blackman Radio Career
2GN Morning Show 1969
2CA Morning Show 1970
3AW Evening Show 1972
3AK Breakfast Show 1975
2UE Night Show 1977
2GB Breakfast 1977 – 1 week!!
3AK Breakfast Show 1979
3AW Breakfast Show 1981- 1986 (Number One for 5 years)
3AK/2UE CBC Network Breakfast Show 1986 – 1987
3UZ Breakfast Show 1987 to 1990
3AK Breakfast Show 1997 to 2000
John Blackman Television Career
HEY HEY IT’S SATURDAY 1971 – 1999 (Nine Network)
FAMILY FEUD – announced over 1500 shows (Nine Network)
DAYTIME NEWSREADER – TCN 9
PENTHOUSE CLUB – HSV 7
PAUL HOGAN SHOWS – GTV 9
DARYL & OSSIE SHOWS – ATV 10
PERSONALITY SQUARES – ATV 10
DARYL SOMERS SHOWS – GTV 9
BLANKETY BLANKS – GTV 9
HOLIDAY ISLAND – ATV 10
PRISONER – ATV 10
SAFEWAY NEW FACES JUDGE – GTV 9
WORLD’S CRAZIEST INVENTIONS – GTV 9
– AND MANY MORE!
John Blackman as Dickie Knee
Dickie Knee is the best known a head on a stick in Australia, was created by John over 20 years ago and developed a cult following on the Nine Network Australia’s extremely successful and longest running weekly variety show – Hey Hey It’s Saturday
Dickie’s character has been described as cheeky, sexist, impertinent, irritating, tacky and annoying – but above all, loveable
Dickie has charmed audiences, advertisers and consumers throughout Australia with his anarchistic demeanor and has created a style of humour (with a little help from Blackers) that is unique to Australian television
Corporate Golf Days with John Blackman
John Blackman & Wilbur Wilde are probably best known for being an integral part of Australia’s longest running variety show Hey Hey It’s Saturday.
But did you know both are total golf nuts and have enjoyed great success hosting hundreds of Corporate Golf Days and Pro Ams around Australia?
Their fee includes pre-game mingling, wise-cracking their way around the course with the group of your choice or playing through the field with a different four on each hole.
At the end of the round, your clients then enjoy a highly amusing, user-friendly post game dinner presentation that will be remembered for many years to come.
Take advantage of John & Wilbur’s national profile and give your next Corporate Golf Day or Convention that individual edge!
John Blackman Past Performances
Bayer CropScience Annual Dinner (Adelaide)
Motorola Trivia Night (Melbourne)
Kialla Country Golf Club opening (Shepparton)
C B Richard Ellis Golf Day (Huntingdale)
Carlton Football Club Presidents Dinner (Telstra Dome)
Australian Trucking Association Awards (Gold Coast)
Snowy Hydro Southcare Dinner & Auction (Canberra)
Leagues Clubs Association of NSW Conference (Wollongong)
First National Real Estate Conference (Hobart)
Sunraysia Auto Group Gala Ball (Mildura)
OAA Golf Day (Yarra Yarra Golf Club)
TYCO Golf Day (Huntingdale Golf Club)
A.L.D.E. Golf Day (Victoria Golf Club)
Yallambee Stud Gods Zone launch (Melbourne)
Suncorp Conference (Sunshine Coast)
Gembrook Football Club 100th Anniversary Dinner (Melbourne)
IPP Consulting 20th Anniversary Dinner (Melbourne)
Clive Peeters In Store Appearances (Melbourne)
Stockdale & Leggo Annual Awards (Melbourne)
Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation Fund Raiser (Sydney)
MPRE Real Estate Awards (Melbourne)
Fronditha Gala Greek Ball (Melbourne)
Widex 50th Anniversary Dinner (Melbourne)
Australian Bulk Handling Awards (Melbourne)
Delphin Lend Lease Awards (Adelaide)
Lonsdale Financial Services Conference (Hamilton Island)
Masters of Dentistry Conference Gala Dinner (Melbourne)
Make A Difference Gala Ball (Melbourne)
Masters Builders Australia National Awards (Canberra)
Camp Quality Cherry Ball (Adelaide)
Lloyds List Shipping Awards (Melbourne)
Co-Invest 30th Anniversary Dinner (Melbourne)