Welcome to Breakfast with Baker, the breakfast radio show page with all the very best from the FM99.3 community radio station for the 11th July.
You can tune in live in Sydney by turning the dial to FM99.3 or if you’re not that close then you can listen via FM99.3 Live Streaming from 6am – 9am.
July 11 is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 173 days remaining until the end of the year.
Today is also World Population Day.
This is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program in 1989. It was inspired by the public interest on Five Billion Day on July 11, 1987, approximately the date on which the world’s population reached five billion people.
The world population on July 9, 2012 (As of 6.31 UTC), was estimated to have been 7,025,071,966.
On this day in History courtesy of Wikipedia
1576 – Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.
1776 – Captain James Cook begins his third voyage.
1848 – Waterloo railway station in London opens.
1859 – Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time.
1914 – Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth made his major league debut as a pitcher for the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.
1930 – Australian cricketer Donald Bradman scores a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England. On his way to most runs ever in a series at 974 (7 innings) Donald Bradman v England, 1930 which still stands today!
1960 – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.
1962 – First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
1962 – Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announces Lunar Orbit Rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.
1977 – Martin Luther King, Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1979 – The abandoned United States space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.
2012 – Astronomers announce the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.
Born this day
1274 – Robert the Bruce, Scottish king (d. 1329)
1767 – John Quincy Adams, American politician, 6th President of the United States (d. 1848)
1916 – Gough Whitlam, Australian politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia – 97 today
1918 – Venetia Burney, British schoolgirl and subsequently teacher who named the dwarf planet Pluto (d. 2009)
1920 – Yul Brynner, Russian actor (d. 1985)
1926 – Peter Bennett, Australian footballer (d. 2012)
Bennett was a full forward and topped St Kilda’s goal kicking five times, with a best of 59 goals in 1950. In 1952 he took a year off football in order to represent the Australian water polo team in the 1952 Summer Olympics at Helsinki. After two more seasons at St Kilda he decided to retire from football to concentrate on water polo, and captained the Australian water polo team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics where they finished ninth.
1934 – Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer, founded the Armani Company – 79 today!
1958 – Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer – 55 years young today
1959 – Dave Bennett, English footballer – 54
1959 – Richie Sambora, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Bon Jovi) – 54 today
1959 – Suzanne Vega, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer 54 today
1965 – Tony Cottee, English footballer is 48 today
1966 – Mick Molloy, Australian comedian, writer, and producer – 47 today
1972 – 2 time Bathurst winner and son of Australian Touring car Legend Jim, Steven Richards, Australian race car driver is 41 today
1984 – Morné Steyn, South African rugby player – 29 Today
1990 – Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player – 23 today
1937 – George Gershwin, American composer (b. 1898)
1989 – Laurence Olivier,British actor (b. 1907)
2000 – Robert Runcie, English Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1921)
And Now for the News..
Sydney Fuel Prices
The price of fuel in Sydney is set to rise again as industry analysts are predicting record high fuel prices for Australia in the coming weeks, linked in part to the downward spiral of the Australian dollar in the past quarter.
Our dollar has lost almost 15cents against the US dollar since May, recording a 33-month low at the beginning of this month…
Car Manufacturing Solution
Would be Australian Prime minister Clive Palmer suggests a novel solution to Australian car making by bringing all three manufacturers – Toyota, Ford and Holden together under one roof.. Would you buy a Toyforden??
Summer Bay Legend Returns
Sally Fletcher is returning to Summer Bay! Kate Ritchie is to return from her time in Phuket to pick-up where she left off.. for now.
Yes, Perth has become Australia’s most expensive city and in the top 10 most expensive cities worldwide a study has discovered. The top ten taken up by cities in Switzerland and Norway – with Trondheim classed as the most expensive place to live in the world.
Layne Beachley helps..
NORTHERN beaches sporting icon Layne Beachley loves inspiring young females who dare to dream.
After achieving countless accolades in her amazing career, the seven-time world surfing champion is offering other young Australian women the opportunity to do the same.
She is founder of the Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation which is offering $80,000 worth of grants in 2014.
The Queenscliff resident is inviting all Australian females aged 12 to 26 years who need funding to achieve goals in their sporting, academic, community or cultural pursuits.
Spend Your Lunch Well
A great idea from ING Direct is to spend your lunch well in cities around Australia. Apparently far to many office workers are eating lunch at their desks and so ING are providing a treat for you all by organising a series of events. Non other than UK magician Dynamo is going to be in Martin place, Sydney! COOL!! See the video below of the man himself..
England fought back brilliantly with the ball after disappointing with the bat on an astonishing opening day of the Ashes series at Trent Bridge.
In a riotous final session, the hosts lost their last four wickets for two runs in crumbling to 215 all out before tearing through Australia’s top order with the new ball to reduce them to 75-4…
Peter Siddle took 5 wickets on the opening day for the second time in his career
Local Footballer Flying High
Monday marked young Tom Slater’s first day as a professional footballer, when Central Coast assembled for pre-season training.
The Manly United FC junior, whose best position is left winger, knows if he impresses he will be given opportunities by Mariners head coach Graham Arnold.
“Hopefully if I train well I’ll get a shot,” Slater said.
“I can see that he’s (Arnold) done that with young players before.
“It is all up to me, I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity.”
Arnold said the recruitment of Slater was in line with the club’s successful philosophy of grooming elite young talent for the big stage.
Tom is the son of former Socceroo great Robbie Slater.
Johnny Greco’s Sports Report
Shane’s Movie Reviews for this week
That’s all for today’s show guys, I hope you enjoyed it if you listened in and if you didn’t then there’s always next week!
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If you have any music requests for next weeks show or funny/interesting stories, please put them in the comments below.
Have a great week and i’ll be back on next Thursday from 6am – 9am on 2NSB FM99.3