Hi there and welcome to this weeks edition of Breakfast with Baker.

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  • This is going to be a ground breaking sort of a post because i’m going to be LIVE POSTING from the studio on tomorrow mornings breakfast show! Yes i’m sat writing this on my sofa at 9pm Wednesday night planning the rest of this show.. Oh the life of a Radio announcer hey :)

    I’m going to put a few things on here to kick thing off and then i’m going to live post any breaking news, the songs i’m playing and any other things that are relevant to the show or the station.

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    Just before I crack on with things there are a couple of giveaways I have to tell you about:

  • The first is you can Win signed copies of George Elliot’s best selling books here: Win Signed Copies
  • The second is you can win a cool gadget that replaces your computer mouse: Win a Logitech Wireless Touchpad
  • If that wasn’t enough there’s a new Furby that’s being released for Christmas called Furby BOOM and here’s the first glimpse and also a review of the little critter: Read the Furby review


    So, here are the things that have caught my eye this week:

    We’ll start with Sport and the Tour de France.

    Now I know Team Sky’s Chris Froome won the race and destroyed all other challengers but it’s this guy that really caught my eye. Lieuwe Westra quit the race only 39km from the finishing line!

    Liewe Westra quits
    Poor old Liewe. Fancy having to quit the Tour..

    Can you imagine riding 3,404 kilometres – including over some of the most brutal mountains you could imagine and not be able to cross the finishing line.. I for one can understand why he threw in the towel but I really believe that they would have let him finish despite the time rules and I truly believe that the crowd would have totally carried him around the final lap or so.

    To give you some idea of how close to the finish that is, it would be the equivalent of running a marathon then having to give up with about 500m to go.

    How hard can a sport be?” Westra wrote on Twitter.I kept going for three days while sick just to finish the race then I got dropped on the finishing circuit.”

    Therefore, poor old Lieuwe Westra deserves a mention after a heartbreaking tale unfolded at this year’s Tour.

    Read the whole story here


    Now it’s some local news and the Pacific highway has been voted the worst road in NSW

    See the original article here

  • Here’s the interview with George Elliot from the show
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    Mike Hussey talks Simon Katich and Ashes with Johnny Greco

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    Rovin Van Persie was in town last week with his Man Utd team mates and heres what he had to say..

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    The section below is going to be the live section but keep going further down to add any comments you may have or stories you would like to share.


    If anyone has any great stories that they care to share please leave them in the comments below and i’ll happily give you a shout out on air aswell as talking about the topic! Funny, happy, sad, interesting.. all of these are welcome as are birthdays and song requests, so don’t be shy and say hello below!


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