Three Wishes

So I heard today they are remaking “Aladdin” as a live action film, it got me thinking what would I have wished for if I had found a genie?


First off I would have hoped that it was more of a genie-like in “I Dream Of Jeannie” but hey I am a big fan of Blondes and the bottle.


So in the 1992 Disney classic Aladdin makes these wishes:
1. Make me a Prince
2. To be saved from drowning
3. To free the Genie

Now I have never been one for riches and wealth, I’m more a content with the lot you got kind of guy, so I don’t want to be a Prince.

Saved from drowning… Now this is a bit of a situational wish from Aladdin but here is something you might not know about me. I cannot swim to save myself, I can’t even float, put me in a pool with some floaties and it is still touch and go if I will sink to the bottom or not. The no drowning thing isn’t a bad one in my books…

Freeing Genie, a total act of selflessness on Aladdin’s behalf, makes you question yourself would you be a total legend like Aladdin or not? After all, Aladdin got the girl and beat the bad guy and didn’t need any more wishes. Was it selflessness or lack of imagination?


Ok, so I have been sitting here in front of my computer trying to think of what I would wish for. The problem is I can’t think of anything I want. Over time something comes into my mind, I question it, disregard it and move on.

World peace? We saw how well that went for them in The Simpsons

Riches? Like I said before not what I am into, my mother taught me never to lend a friend money because it never works out for anyone, I feel like with riches you would have a lot of friends that needed “help.”


Super strength? X-ray vision? Super speed? Flying? Who has time to be a hero? I gotta make dinner tonight.


So I am left stumped and without any wishes. I’d probably just ask Jeannie if she wanted to go for a drink with me…

What do you think, what would you wish for?

Let us know in the comments below.


Outraged in Leederville.

A longtime reader sent me an email the other day, to say they we upset would have been an understatement.

Here is the email i received:

“Dear Jake.

I thought I would bring to your attention an act of injustice, something that made me red in the face, something that made me so distressed I literally threw up!

I know little dramatic, but this is something I want the whole of Perth to know.

The Royal Show has always seen an increase in ticket prices and ride prices year after year and this i understand.

But I will not sit idol and watch as the cost of the Bertie Beetle bag doubles!

They keep these out of our reach during the year and the only time you can get these delicious treats is during the show.

Jake I must know what is our next step to see the perpetrators of this crime against the citizens of Perth brought to justice?

Outraged in Leederville”

Well Outraged,

Firstly thank you for your email and thank you for bringing this to my attention.

I, like you agree that Bertie is a crowd favourite and is hidden better than Jimmy Hoffa’s body during the rest of the year.

Here is the thing though, you and I both knew this would happen, sure we both hoped we would be long since passed through the veil by then but time moves much quicker these days and here we are at the day we (and I am sure more) dreaded.

You can’t fear change you must embrace it.

So for the time being we will have to deal with the $4 price tag.

I guess $5 is the new $2, head to the bank and ask for one of those flash new ones and grab a Bertie bag and remember the good times.

– Jake










Internal is SAFIA’s first full-length album which is out now! the album will feature previous single  ‘Over You’, alongside previous singles ‘Make Them Wheels Roll’ and ‘Embracing Me’.

Written and self-produced by SAFIA in their native Canberra and in London,Internal was then by in-demand mixer Eric J Dubowsky, whose worked his magic on LPs from Flume, Flight Facilities, and Chet Faker.

Starting later this month SAFIA is going on tour around Australia and they’ve said to expect much more new stuff during the shows. Joining SAFIA will be breakout producer Running Touch and Sydney house duo Set Mo. If you’re looking forward to the band here’s where you can catch them!

Friday 23 September – UC Refectory, Canberra (all ages)

Sunday 2 October (long weekend) – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (all ages)

Friday 7 October – The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)

Saturday 8 October – The Nightquarter, Gold Coast (18+)

Friday 14 October – Odeon Theatre, Hobart (all ages)

Saturday 15 October – Festival Hall, Melbourne (all ages)

Saturday 22 October – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (all ages)

Friday 21 October – Metro City, Perth (18+)

Get your tickets now on Ticketmaster!



Hey Boom-ers!?

Sorry for the delay in post, it has been pretty hectic lately around the station, but The Big Boom Barbecue is only a couple of days away! We’ve spent the day planning out how everything is going to run on the day which has proved to be quiet a challenge. Christina, Naomi and Chen are our on-air team on the day and will be crossing to the street team to have a chat and keep you up to date (if you’re not there). Make sure you follow our hashtags #BOOMSBIGBARBEQUE and #BOOMRADIO and keep an eye on our Facebook page we’re going to be live streaming!


Bouncy Sausage Castle

Hey Boomers!

It’s Charlton for your Booms Big Barbie update! It’s been an incredibly busy week at the station- the stress levels have been insane. This week we had to deal with some set backs but the none the less we also had a success. We got our hands on the best sausage for the BBQ -Terranova in Leederville agreed to supply us with meat for the day and they are seriously juicy sausages. Now if you’ve read this far you’re probably wondering about the title, well…. WE GOT OFFERED A BOUNCY CASTLE! But the sad news is it won’t fit in our BBQ area but never fear we have plenty up our sleeves. Watch this space.


The Big Barbie Is Back!

That’s right- you are not mistaken. One of our biggest events of the year ‘Booms Big Barbecue’ is back in action. In just three weeks you can wrap your chops around our fantastically juicy hot dogs.

Can’t you just taste it? The mild American mustard, accompanied by the tomato sauce, golden crispy onions, fresh bread rolls and last but not least, that mouth-watering delectable herb-infused beef sausage.

It’s been all systems go this week here at Boom. Our team have working hard to get their hands on the best produce for our loyal Boom listeners. This year we will be catering to our growing community of vegans. On the day our hard working street team will be on hand feed you snags; keep an eye out for our official sausage mascot.

If you want memorable taste bud stimulating action then make sure you like us on Facebook and keep an eye out and prepare for a day that’ll sizzle!




Film Review: Hitchcock & Truffaut

In 1962 a conversation took place between two men…

Wait a lot of conversations took place in 1962, let’s be a little more specific: On the Universal Studios lot in Hollywood, California in the office of Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock with French Director François Truffaut a conversation took place.

Over 8 days Truffaut, with the help of an interpreter, questioned Hitchcock about his movies and his process of directing them, Truffaut would later turn what was taken from these conversations in to a book called Hitchcock/Truffaut that would be released in 1966 by Éditions Robert Laffont and become a bible of sorts to many filmmakers.

This book would go on to inspire generations of film makers including Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, The Wolf Of Wall Street) Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confussed, Everybody Wants Some!!) just to name a few.

With audio from the taped conversations and interviews with the above directors and more, the film shows sequences from Hitchcock films letting the audience see what the directors were talking about almost like a panel masterclass from the best in the biz.

This is required viewing for any Hitchcock fan or movie buff and for those who enjoys knowing more about how everything works behind the silver screen.

50 years after “Hitchcock/Truffaut” was first published a film of the same title has come to Australia and will premier in the Alfred Hitchcock film showcase “My Own Film Festival Finally!”

“My Own Film Festival Finally!” will be showing Hitchcock films from “Rebecca” (1940) to “Birds” (1963). With 12 films including “Hitchcock/Truffaut” being screened at Windsor Cinema between July 28 and August 10.

For more information head over to:

Watch the trailer here: