born 1934 in Imst, lives in Maria Enzersdorf in Lower Austria. He is a well-known Austrian radio host, journalist and actor. In 1967 he founded the radio station Ö3 – after the legendary broadcast reform by Gerd Bacher – and has marked the Austrian media with his distinctive and unmistakable voice. Between 1979 and 1990 he was appointed as broadcasting director several times and was in charge of reforming the most heard cultural radio station in Europe, Ö1. He has received numerous awards.