Gordon Elliott began his broadcast career as a law student at Sydney University in his native Australia. Late as usual for his essays on media and society, he thought a shrewd piece of public opinion research would give him the grade he needed.
Gathering opinions about Australia's leading media personalities from people in the street, Gordon presented his findings to the personalities themselves. Several offered him an opportunity to interview them, and one made the mistake of putting Gordon on his radio show. What started as a five-minute guest spot turned into two hours of co-hosting. The station owner offered him a job on the spot. Gordon had found his calling.