A weekly Q&A with interesting people in the Australian Media Industry
Justin Hill
  • Name Justin Hill
  • Company Southern Cross Austereo
  • Position The SCOOPLA Show
  • Interviewed by Social Diary on 18/3/2015
  • Q
    How long have you been in your current role?
    A
    Well 'The Justin Hill Show' has been happening for 31 years...but when it comes to Scoopla on the Hit Network, it's only been almost ten years and I've been hanging out on red carpets for about 5 years.
  • Q
    How did you get into radio?
    A
    Well, I started in my hometown of Hobart, Tasmania and as with everything in Tassie I knew someone who knew someone...who knew someone. Next minute I'm working in the Promo department of the radio station I grew up listening to. Which practically made me a celebrity...in my family.
  • Q
    Describe a typical day?
    A
    I have a team of stylists and hair and make up experts who come in every morning to prep me and select my bow tie... but in the real world... I dress myself.

    Scrolling through my news feed for inspiration and content and working with my fabulous Scoopla team to distribute what's trending to our audience across the country... there's almost HALF A MILLION of them listening to us. #justsayin

    My entourage and choreographer promptly arrive for another styling session, before I sashay down to the studio in a cloud of hairspray and fake tan... and the odd impromptu dance move. Everything is true in that statement... apart from the entourage.

    Before I know it I'm on a red carpet that night, pulse racing as a celebrity makes their way to me... but this is what I live for. Let's do it all again tomorrow!
  • Q
    What is your secret to a celebrity interview?
    A
    I have no idea.

    To be honest, I'm more concerned about having fun with them than shocking them or making them feel uncomfortable. I like to think of them as one of my girlfriends and we're just having a little chit chat... there just happens to be a camera there. I chat with their fans (our audience) all the time and this is what they love to see. Just a celeb, being normal, having fun.
  • Q
    How much of your content comes directly from PRs (whether from an agency or a brand)?
    A
    Heaps of it. Everyone is getting so clever when it comes to promoting their client. So, MORE please! #callme
  • Q
    What do you love about PRs?
    A
    Free stuff.

    But really, the ones who understand what Scoopla's about. The sky is the limit when it comes to ideas, talk to me about what you would LOVE to do? If we can do it - then we'll make it happen!
  • Q
    Whats the best day of the week for PRs to pitch a story to you and how?
    A
    Any day, that ends in... day. You can call me, Tweet me, send me a Snapchat, carrier pigeon, page me, fax me... paper in a bottle. **please note there may be a delay in my response for the latter.
  • Q
    Twitter/Instagram
    A
    @jus_hill