HG Nelson back on radio with sports show We Was Robbed with new partner Chris Taylor

HG Nelson back on radio with sports show We Was Robbed with new partner Chris Taylor

HG Nelson will be back on the airwaves again, but this time he's found a new sidekick.

The comedy sports radio and TV commentator, real name Greig Pickhaver, was one half of the beloved Roy and HG radio show This Sporting Life from 1986 to 2008 and will be back on the air every Saturday morning with new partner Chris Taylor from The Chaser.

Greig Pickhaver is finally back on the airwaves every Saturday.

Greig Pickhaver is finally back on the airwaves every Saturday.

Pickhaver and Taylor will present a sports show with a difference. We Was Robbed will be aimed at children and their parents and will broadcast on children's digital radio station, Kinderling.

"We'll be looking at the issues of the week and I'd say kids as young as six are across a lot of the issues of sport," Pickhaver said from Kinderling's broadcast space in Sydney.

Chris Taylor.

Chris Taylor.

Photo: Edwina Pickles

It will be pitched to children and their parents with a particular focus on those early Saturday morning car journeys between matches.

"The idea is that parents are in the car with kids on a Saturday morning going to and from sport, to and from the shops," Pickhaver said.

"We started realising that kids are the very people in this country who play sport," Taylor said.

"Most adults don't play sport whereas kids do and so many stories come out of that."

Long-time co-hosts Roy and HG.

Long-time co-hosts Roy and HG.

While the pair will be scrutinising the back pages of the week's newspapers they will also bring sports news at a more local level, with plans to involve news from local clubs and teams.

"We will be looking at ways kids can get involved at community sports programs and the various really fun local stories that emerge from that. Whether it's a barney over where to build the goalposts or whether to get council permission to put up a grandstand," Taylor said.

They're hopeful it won't just be their voices people will tune in to every week. For each show there will be a guest, starting this Saturday with former Wallabies breakaway Simon Poidevin.

The station itself is something of an anomaly as it's the only one in the country aimed at children. It runs 24 hours a day playing a mix of music to match a child's routine and segments on parenting issues.

And now it has its very own sports show.

"This is a program that encourages the kids to think about sport because obviously it's more important than life and death," Pickhaver joked.

But there's no avoiding the elephant in the room: this is a sports show with HG Nelson that doesn't involve John Doyle, aka "Rampaging' Roy Slaven".

The comedy duo hosted This Sporting Life for over a decade on triple J and triple M, one of the longest-running and most successful radio comedy programs, and were the soundtrack to nearly every Olympic games or sporting event.

They transferred their successful radio show to TV, hosting programs on ABC, the Seven Network and Network Ten from 1988. Club Buggery, which ran for two series, won the TV Logie for Most Outstanding Achievement in Comedy in 1997.

Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like Roy and HG will be reuniting any time soon.

"I'm not sure that we could put the band back together because if we offered to do it, it would come with so much baggage which is too hard to duplicate," Pickhaver said.

"It's better to be a moving target in all of this, you don't want to stay too long. Roy and I were very lucky to stay that long in the one spot. In the end, we outgrew the place just by maybe six months, so then you have to look around for new things to do."

However, there is one very large event looming in Rio that has the potential to reunite the popular pair.

"I'm sure something will come along for the Olympics and if it doesn't I've got Chris," Pickhaver said.

We Was Robbed will air on Kinderling Kids Radio on Saturday mornings (8am to 10am) from February 6


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