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Gold Coasters jump on board for Voice of the Tram

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A cowboy and the voice of the New York City subway are just two early entrants in GoldLinQ’s Voice of the Tram competition so far.

The competition, run by GoldLinQ with the help of radio station 1029 Hot Tomato, has received 50 online entries in its first week at

GoldLinQ’s operations partner KDR Gold Coast is searching for a Gold Coast person to be heard on its 14 trams running on the light rail network from mid-2014.

KDR Gold Coast Managing Director Vivienne King said she was excited to see so many entries in the first week of the eight-week competition.

“I didn’t know how many entrants to expect in the first week but it is wonderful to see so many talented Gold Coast people recording our scripts and wanting to be involved,” Ms King said.

“We’ve got a few entrants who have given us a laugh ¬- one with a cowboy accent and a man who is the voice of the New York subway but most are serious contenders for the role.

“We have a huge task ahead of us to get a final five for the public to vote on but we would love to see more Gold Coasters enter at”

GoldLinQ Communications Director Jason Ward said this was the Gold Coast’s chance to have some fun and get their voice heard.

“We only know of this sort of competition being run once before in Nottingham in the UK and it is a great way to get involved with the Gold Coast light rail project,” Mr Ward said.

GoldLinQ will choose five finalists to receive $200 to spend at Hilton's Salt Grill Restaurant and will hand over the final decision to the people of the Gold Coast.

The winner will be chosen by the public through Hot Tomato and in the final competition week. The best voice will be heard on all Gold Coast trams from 2014 and will also receive a mini mal surf board.

Visit for details and tune into The Mal and Luke show on 1029 Hot Tomato each Friday afternoon to hear some of the entries. The major winner will be announced by Mal and Luke during their show on Friday, August 10.