The Graveyard Shift / Saturday Night / Pirate Radio with Dave Callan on Triple J

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Welcome carnies, motherflippers, and jerkburgers to the (as far as we know) one and only fanpage for "The Graveyard Shift" with Dave Callan, an Australian radio program hosted on the Triple J station on Saturday night / Sunday morning (1am-6am Sydney time). Dave's previous show was entitled "Saturday Nights" / "Pirate Radio", and usually ran on Saturday evenings (6pm-9 or 10pm Sydney time). Note that Dave also appears on the "Robbie, Marieke & the Doctor" breakfast show every Friday, for five minutes, around 8.25am.

Visit the Triple J site for an online stream of the show and podcasts.

Click HERE to visit the official Graveyard Shift page. Contact Dave via the guestbook there. Or call 1300-0555-36 and let him know what's on your mind. Or send an SMS to 1975-7555.

If you or your mum have had any close encounters of the Callan kind, please do e-mail us and let us know.

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About Dave Callan

Single white furry Hagrid/Billy Connolly/Santa Claus/Aslan/Chewbacca/Paddle-Pop-Lion-but-hotter/The Dude from Big Lebowski/Wolfman/guy staring into restaurant window with urine-stained trousers/guy in a viking longboat being whipped/Charles Manson/pubic hair/Gandalf/Damir Dokic/Elvis Presley/Ross Noble/Jesus lookalike seeks companion...

Carny News

  • 8 January 2008: From Sunday 27 January Dave will be back on Saturday night / Sunday mornings between 1am-6am presenting The Graveyard Shift.
  • 7 January 2008: Dave will no longer be presenting Pirate Radio on Saturday evenings. The final show will go to air on Saturday 19 January.
  • 27 October 2007: Dave will not be on air on Saturday 24 November, due to Triple J's live coverage of the 2007 Federal Election, as hosted by HG Nelson, Stirling Addison and Steve Cannane.
  • 27 November 2006: Long time no update. To download a 100MB MP4 of Dave appearing on JTV on Friday 17 November, check out this link.
  • 25 August 2006: Do you want to see a cartoon Dave? We thought so. Image courtesy of Protozone.
  • 31 July 2006: Dave is back this week!
  • 25 June 2006: Dave is away in America, attending his cousin's wedding, for the next five weeks.
  • 26 May 2006: Click here for zombie Dave.
  • 9 April 2006: Just got kicked out of the last sound-file-hosting place :(. Dunno why. Temporary solution: I'll upload just some of the funniest files to the files section of the Yahoo! group. There won't be the complete archive there, but...
  • 22 March 2006: Triple J have finally got their act together and have started doing podcasts of the show.
  • 15 March 2006: Dave is doing a show at the 2006 International Melbourne Comedy Festival called The Sunshine Factory (Part Two). It plays at 7pm, 17 April to 1 May, at the Melbourne Town Hall.
  • 27 February 2006: How do you trick a spammer scammer into phoning national radio? Click here to find out.
  • 16 February 2006: Which venues does Dave frequent? Click here.
  • 31 January 2006: Click here for a blurry pic of Dave on stage in Sydney.

Sound files

Podcasts are available from the Triple J website.

We have an archive dating back to 2005, but it's not currently online. Available from the "Files" section of the Yahoo! group are just some of the funniest/most interesting files.

If you'd like any of the sounds from the archive, feel free to e-mail us for them.

If you want a particular extract from the lastest show, drop us an e-mail.

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Some playlists for the Shift, provided courtesy of Fromtheshadows, Terripsiakisfan, and Mr Krazy_Kalamari.

Up-to-date playlists for Dave Callan and other Triple J shows are available here.

If you want to get a request on the show, there were originally three ways, though now there's five.

For the record, one of the most popular songs seems to be a mashup of the Beatles, Aretha Franklin, George Michael, and the Scissor Sisters (might be entitled "No one takes your freedom"). You can easily find this by doing a Google search.

Also, the Elvis impersonator (who does covers of "Come as you are" by Nirvana, or "Under the bridge" by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers) is a postman from Belfast by the name of "James Brown". He was discovered while singing in a karaoke bar. He performs under the name "The King". His two records are "Gravelands" and "Return to Splendor", and both are available from, for instance,


What's a "carnie"? Find out more...


Steph from where? Pirate who? Answers to these questions and more...


We're disappointed at those of you who've chosen to get monted and write fucked up crap in Dave's guestbook...


Contact Dave?

  • Leave him a message on the guestbook at the official Saturday Night webpage. He probably receives the messages in e-mail format (he always calls the messages "e-mails"), and will probably read them on Friday morning after his Jay and the Doctor stint. He won't necessarily respond (if you've got crap all to say/if you're very rude), and sometimes he'll respond on air.
  • Or give him a call on 1300-0555-36.
  • Or SMS him on 1975-7555 (and he's been known, sometimes, to SMS a reply back!).
  • Wanna send him stuff? Try: "Dave Callan, c/o Triple J, GPO Box 9994, Melbourne".

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