Residents wake up and tune in to him every morning, but now Pablo Miller has officially been crowned the radio king of Karratha. The host of Triple M’s Breakfast show had the most listeners in his target demographic, the 40-plus age group, with a share of 31.3 per cent, and overall came in second behind Hit 106.5 in the 10-plus category. Triple M also scored equal first with the male 25-54 age group with 28.1 per cent of the market. Meanwhile, ABC Pilbara’s breakfast show finished third with an 11 per cent share. Miller said a 30 per cent share of target demographic was the aim for any breakfast announcer. “I’m really proud of the Triple M family and all the hard work behind the scenes to make the show possible each day from 6,” he said. “It’s nice to see my 4am starts in the studio pay off. “To be honest, awards and ratings are nice, but I get more of a kick out of someone in the street coming up and sharing a laugh about something that was on the show that morning.” Miller said having conversations on-air had led to some funny interactions with the community. “I often say things on air and then completely forget I’ve said it,” he said. “Like, I mentioned that due to the pandemic, I hadn’t seen my mum for two years so therefore no new undies from her visits. The next week the post office crew pitched in and got me some new briefs. “The perks of radio, right?” He said the last 18 months had seen an influx of incredible Pilbara stories going to air. “We’ve had some many incredible stories come through, and the whole town coming together and dobbing each other in, like Karratha’s oldest fisherman, births on RDFS, the first person to have a beer at the brewery, the 1989 Kats premiership captain and a classmate from Karratha primary back in 1971 to name a few,” he said. Miller said hosting the show for the last 10 years meant the audience had become a part of the show. “Having a consistent host that embeds themselves in the community is key to having that connection in the town and that’s something that I really pride myself on,” he said.