Known for his quick wit honed from many years on the radio he is a very popular after-dinner speaker sharing his anecdotes about radio and television and is equally successful, conference or award/presentation host.
Shawn Cosgrove has lost count of the number of times he uttered that catchphrase "Come on Down": during Channel 9’s “The Price is Right”, so its just as well he has many more strings to his bow.
Shawn worked on Melbourne radio station 3MP for 24 years as host of the ‘Afternoon Show’. As well as voiceovers for radio and TV commercials, he has hosted on Gold FM Radio and is the chief voiceover announcer on SEN1116 in Melbourne.
"Cossie" as he is affectionately known can be heard on Sky Sports Radio which is heard across New South Wales. His keen interest across the three codes of racing is apparent with his quick wit and broad knowledge he portrays. "Racing HQ", which Cosgrove and Andrew Bensley share hosting, is the main program from which he can be heard - airs from 9:30 am weekdays. Regular segments include the popular "Chinwag with Cossie" on Tuesdays, where many of racing's true characters are regularly interviewed.
A race caller since leaving school, Shawn specializes in corporate and celebrity race calls which he can personalise for your club, or workplace to include all of your ‘local heroes’.
An accomplished auctioneer with many years of experience, he always extracts the last dollar from the crowd, whilst incorporating fun and humour into his call. No one hosts an auction quite like Shawn who once extracted $1,100 from a bidder for a bunch of bananas in a mystery auction!!
A passionate Collingwood supporter and a long-time supporter of Brainwave, a charity that helps kids with brain cancer, Shawn entertains audiences with his razor-sharp humour and hilarious anecdotes.