He was also seen on Sky Television's "Deaker's Profiles" and on TVNZ's "Straight Talking With Deaker."
He is the author of the best selling "Deaker on Sport" from 1985 to 1990 was the Chief Executive of FADE, Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Education. In 2009 he received the award Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for Services to Broadcasting. His radio programmes consistently rated number one.
Murray has interviewed every top New Zealand sports personality and investigated most of the recent sports controversies, he is not reluctant to express his views which makes him an ideal, entertaining after dinner speaker.
At the end of 2013, Murray then aged 68 years, announced he would move on from his position at Newstalk ZB and from his Sky TV programme, Deaker on Sport.
Next time you're looking for a controversial speaker with a sporting bias you should really think of Murray Deaker. His "no nonsense" style is exciting and entertaining, his behind the scenes anecdotes make for riveting listening and his insight into what makes for success in sport can be paralleled to business situations. He is also a great MC to front your event. Your audience won't forget him in a hurry.