Has ABC announced who’s hosting its election night coverage yet?
last election all they did was take the TV audio
Actually back in 2019, Election night was anchored by Raf Epstein, Fran Kelly and Sandy Aloisi. Rafael Epstein, Sandy Aloisi and Fran Kelly - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Raf Epstein said it is him and Sabra Lane from 6pm AEST with Virginia Tiroli as the Sunday Recap at 10am for Victoria Regions just 10minute ago on ABC Melbourne
ok - it might have been the last qld state election where they took the TV audio than. i remember it pissed me off because of the “as this graph shows” comments
Quentin Hull was on ABC Brisbane this morning and revealed he has COVID. He will be still calling a couple of games but ‘reinforcements’ have been sent up from Sydney for the Magic round of the NRL.
Sounds like Quentin won’t be calling any games this weekend at all, based on a tweet to his Melbourne colleague Tamara Oudyn (7pm news presenter who is isolating at home after two of her kids tested positive to COVID):
A fan’s response:
Brett Sprigg is one of those being sent to call some games.
Andrew Moore, Luke Lewis, Ralph Tucker and John Gibbs have also gone to Brisbane for the weekend.
Berwick is located in the federal seat of La Trobe, a marginal Liberal seat.
At the end of Tuesday evening’s program, Brisbane and Queensland Evenings presenter Kelly Higgins-Devine announced she would be taking time off the program, as she prepares to have heart surgery. She anticipates to return to work in a few months time.
In the meantime, Evenings presenting duties she said over the next couple of months will be shared by Joel Spreadborough and Ashwin Segkar.
ABC’s metropolitan stations’ websites had a refresh this week. This is the homepage for ABC Melbourne.
Not mentioned by James Valentine tested positive to covid mid-last week, was a close contact and under ABC rules had to do a show from his home earlier in the week. James O’Loughlin filled in for him and probably will again this week.
I don’t think James O’Loughlin has done this much radio since he did Evenings. He seems to be the go-to fill in for Mornings.
As well as Afternoons, and Nightlife.
Suzanne Hill is the go to for Nightlife
Hopefully they can make sure their daily schedules are up to date.
How does AM and PM rate on local radio? They feel like programs that would be better suited to RN.
Better than they do on RN. Haven’t seen a breakdown for a few years but I recall an article where 7:45 to 8:30 (news and AM) was the highest rating portion of the breakfast slot in most markets.
Don’t know about PM.