LES THOMPSON Books, Music & Travel


SHORTCUTS: The Les Guide – Travel

Music:  A song from my time with a community rock band ‘back in the day’. IT KEEPS RIGHT ON A-HURTIN’

Books by Les Thompson


HELLO EGO 2016 Edition

By Les Thompson

$9.99 USD Paperback Update AVAILABLE NOW at AMAZON

Les Thompson’s ‘HELLO EGO’, the book that has taken readers on three continents for a walk through the world of wireless, is now UPDATED with photos from a broadcasting career spanning 35 years.

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eBook review by Barbara Lynch on April 1, 2014

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A wonderful record of media times in the city of Sydney as well as other cities in Australasia recording city life as well as revealing great stories of much loved media personalities.

The 2016 Updated paperback edition contains new information and examines  the role that radio stars and their managers and producers played in the success and failure of Australasian radio stations


Who was the real Patriarch of the 2UE Lamb Family Radio Dynasty?

The story behind the  2UE Nightwatch program achieving more than a quarter of a million listeners in one marketplace.!

Presenters, producers, journalists & support staff – how they mesh & clash in Talk Radio.

Alan Jones’ slow rise to ratings success.

The rise and fall of Kerry Packer’s 2UE – the CBC disaster seen from the inside.

Why Brian White failed as the C.E.O. and was a major success as a broadcaster.

How 2KY shocked Sydney in the Ratings Game!

What the Broadcasting Tribunal inquiry into Ron Casey failed to ask!

2UW becoming “Tragic Eleven” – where did the magic go?

Singo’s 2GB – changing fortunes by trial and error.

How Radio Hauraki helped to bust the Asian Drug Syndicate wide open.

The freeing of an innocent N. Z. prisoner  – Arthur Alan Thomas.

Plus station intrigues and the mess made by egocentric managers.

It’s all in this eBook – AVAILABLE NOW for USD9.99 ONLY at AMAZON.COM

By Barbara Lynch on April 1, 2014

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A wonderful record of media times in the city of Sydney as well as other cities in Australasia recording city life as well as revealing great stories of much loved media personalities.

Listen to  Les Thompson’s radio files! Click here

The secrets of professional speakers and writers revealed!

Proven methods to improve your personal speech or business communication ……your blog articles……your website videos…..your own voice…..your podcasts…..your relationship with the media


Australian & International award-winning broadcast journalist Les Thompson has produced a handbook for speakers, writers and programmers seeking success in mainstream & social media


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In his book, Les gives some invaluable advice as to how to improve one’s communication skills. Although the book is mainly aimed at people who want to try their luck in broadcasting and media, it proves virtually universal. Being an EFL teacher, I generally read methodology and linguistic books, but Les’s volume shows that one can also find useful answers outside the field. Les has convinced me how important it is to make people listen to what one needs to say (e.g. that certain ways of communicating are better than others, and that lazy speech will not be tolerated, while a foreign accent will). Les argues that good speech habits are easy to learn and apply – this is good news for everybody who was not born a great speaker/writer. Finally, the motto: “People who do what they enjoy are the most successful in the long term” will certainly appeal to everyone who likes doing things passionately and enthusiastically.

Hana Tichá, EFL teacher, Šternberk, Czech Republic

This is a paperback that can make a difference!

 NOBODY BELIEVED ME  – A true story! Click here

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One thought on “LES THOMPSON Books, Music & Travel”

  1. G’Day Les…love ya work…Awesome
    The DVD of Villa Maria has been released. I have ordered you a copy.
    All the best to you and your lovely wife. Hope to catch up when you return to OZ.

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