Join host Andrew Dewhurst for a show with a
difference. What makes Grant Dalton want to sail
around the world half a dozen times? What does it
take to climb the highest mountain in the world?
What sacrifices are required to be a world champion?
What drive and determination is needed to succeed at
the highest level of sport, business and unusually
demanding professions? The Hyundai High Performance
Hour set out to explore the achievements of the
world's top athletes, sportspeople, adventurers and
businesspeople by talking to them to find out what
makes them run faster, jump higher or push
themselves further than anyone else.
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the Sunday Roast edition of the HPH.
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In 2000 Jon Ackland had an idea; it was to
interview the very best in the world to better
understand high performance strategies and
performance. After all, what better way to learn
than to talk to those who have reached the mountain
top in their chosen sport or vocation?
But Jon worked as an
exercise consultant and was not familiar with the
art of radio or indeed interviewing. So came the
first of many 'lunches' with acquaintance and
broadcaster Andrew Dewhurst, known to Jon after an
attempt on Ironman in 1999.
Andrew shared Jon's dream
and vision of a show that would stand out from your
typical lowest common denominator talk back radio
show. This one had to inform, entertain and educate
all at the same time.
Two years of discussions
and many BLT's later came the High Performance Hour.
The show has interviewed a galaxy of global stars in
many different fields and disciplines and has
evolved over the past 11 years to where it is today,
a high quality hour of radio that you will not hear
elsewhere with a guest list the envy of Oprah
Winfrey, Michael Parkinson and just about any other
talk show host the world over.
Andrew Dewhurst is
an award winning journalist and broadcaster -
amongst many other things. Andrew is Director of
Gracie Productions Ltd, a company formed and run
with his wife Karen.
Gracie Productions carries
out work in the areas of Media Training, Media and
PR consultancy, Event Management, Broadcasting,
Freelance Writing, Public Speaking and MC work,
Retail Seminars, Motivational Seminars.
Having qualified as a
journalist in the early 90's, Andrew promptly went
to work in retail management with the then largest
privately owned retail management company Centre
Broadcasting was always
lurking however and it was no surprise that Andrew
went back into journalism full time in the mid
nineties as morning sports news anchor with the
Radio Network in Wellington before moving to
Auckland to take up a hosting role with the new
Radio Sport station in 1999.
Andrew is now a freelance
broadcaster with the Radio Network, filling in on
shows on Radio Sport and Newstalk ZB while also
hosting his own shows Sport Lately (Tuesday to
Fridays 8pm to midnight).
Jon Ackland is an
exercise consultant for Performance Lab, who has
been training athletes (Novice to Elite) for 18
years. The author of a number of books including
"Personal Best"; the best selling "The Power to
Perform", as well as "The Performance Log",
"Precision Training" and "Spinning". Jon is the
director of Performance Lab where he tests and
consults people of all levels helping them to train
for sport, recreation and health...
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