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Michael "Wippa" Wipfli (born 29 September 1979) is an Australian radio presenter and comedian living in Sydney who is on the Nova 96.9 breakfast show Fitzy and Wippa with Ryan Fitzgerald.

Wippa
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Wippa in August 2015
Born
Michael Wipfli

(1979-09-29) 29 September 1979 (age 40)
Spouse(s)
Lisa Robertson (m. 2013)
Children2
Career
ShowFitzy & Wippa
Station(s)Nova 96.9
StyleBreakfast show
CountryAustralia

Early lifeEdit

Wippa is the son of John and Christine Wipfli. He has two sisters: Louise and Kate. [1]

Wippa completed building management certificate at TAFE and was part of a freelance building crew, which gave him the freedom to do some casual work in entertainment.

Wippa married Lisa Robertson in 2013. They have two children named Theodore and Jack.

CareerEdit

 
Fitzy and Wippa

After completing a short radio course, Wippa worked in Port Augusta. He returned to Melbourne and become a regular on the "Hamish and Andy" Saturday morning show. [2]

Wippa got his headlining start on the Em, Wippa and Ollie breakfast show on 92.9 (Perth radio station) in 2005.[3]

In 2009, Wippa joined Nova FM's drive show Ryan, Monty and Wippa. During an on-air stunt seeing Wippa eat 12 'whopper' burgers over the course of a show, he gained the alternative nickname 'Whopper'. Ryan Shelton left at the end of 2010 to focus on television, and Monty moved to Nova Sydney's Merrick, Dools and Monty breakfast show.

In November 2010, it was announced that Wippa would be joining Ryan Fitzgerald to host Fitzy and Wippa in 2011.[4] Fitzy and Wippa were nominated for the 2011 Australian Commercial Radio Awards in the best on-air team, Metro FM category.[5]

On 27 November 2015, Wippa joined radio co-host Fitzy to host a one-off special Up Reasonably Late with Fitzy & Wippa on Network Ten.[6]

In 2016, Fitzy and Wippa were team captains on All Star Family Feud. Wippa's mother, sister and grandmother Norma were on his team.[7] They also appeared in Shark Tank Australia to spruik Wippa's product the "Mup", a mint in the bottom of a coffee cup.[8] Fitzy and Wippa also hosted the Nine Network show 20 to 1 for one season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://showandtellonline.com.au/whats-on-our-mind-today/tight-five-with-michael-wippa-wipfli
  2. ^ http://www.profiletalent.com.au/michael-wipfli.html
  3. ^ "Wippa heads for the royal wedding". Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  4. ^ "'Fitzy' and 'Wippa' to drive FM radio war". Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  5. ^ 2011 ACRAs, finalists
  6. ^ Knox, David (27 November 2015). "Airdate: Up Reasonably Late with Fitzy & Wippa". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  7. ^ http://rynostv.com/wippa-whips-fitzy-in-all-star-family-feud/
  8. ^ https://www.nova969.com.au/fitzy-wippa/shark-tank-pitch