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Has ABC announced who’s hosting its election night coverage yet?

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last election all they did was take the TV audio

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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)

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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

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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

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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.

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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):

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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.

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Berwick is located in the federal seat of La Trobe, a marginal Liberal seat.

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Virginia hosted Sunday morning election special.


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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.

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ABC’s metropolitan stations’ websites had a refresh this week. This is the homepage for ABC Melbourne.

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Virginia Trioli will be broadcasting Mornings on location tomorrow morning.


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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.

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As well as Afternoons, and Nightlife.

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Suzanne Hill is the go to for Nightlife

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Hopefully they can make sure their daily schedules are up to date.

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How does AM and PM rate on local radio? They feel like programs that would be better suited to RN.

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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.

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